Posted February 24, 2016 11:56 am by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Portion of Arizona Sonoran Desert National Monument Closed to Recreational Shooting

BLM to conduct public meeting Wednesday at AZGFD headquarters

Portion of Arizona Sonoran Desert National Monument
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Game and Fish Department

Phoenix, AZ -( Constituents who are interested in recreational target shooting are encouraged to provide their input for the Bureau of Land Management’s revision of a portion of the Resource Management Plan for the Sonoran Desert National Monument near Gila Bend.

The first of three public meetings, scheduled by the BLM, will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Quail Room at Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix.

Under a March 2015 federal court order, the BLM’s Phoenix District Office is required to reanalyze the impacts of recreational target shooting on monument objects. A 60-day public scoping period is underway through March 21 to help guide the BLM in the development of land-use management alternatives related to recreational target shooting.

In addition, two other public meetings have been scheduled:

  • Thursday, Feb. 25: 4-8 p.m., Gila Bend Community Center, 202 N. Euclid Ave., Gila Bend, 85337
  • Friday, Feb. 26: 4-8 p.m., Estrella Mountain …Read the Rest

    Source:: AmmoLand

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