Posted September 18, 2015 10:00 pm by Comments

By Vanessa Torres

Portion of Arizona Sonoran Desert National Monument Closed to Recreational Shooting

Court-ordered closure does not affect hunting

Portion of Arizona Sonoran Desert National Monument Closed to Recreational Shooting
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Game and Fish Department

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The Arizona Game and Fish Department assures hunters that a court-ordered closure of a small portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument to recreational shooting will not affect licensed hunting in accordance with state regulations.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been ordered by the U.S. District Court in Arizona to close roughly 10,600 acres near the monument’s northern boundary to recreational shooting while an analysis of the environmental impacts of such shooting is conducted. About 98 percent of the monument near Gila Bend, or 475,801 acres, remains open to recreational shooting.

The closure began Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.

The scheduling of a 60-day public scoping period and four public meetings in the Phoenix area is pending. Comments and/or recommendations can be submitted in writing to the BLM Phoenix District Office, or via e-mail at: [email protected].

For more information about the closure, including a map and video, visit the BLM’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BLMArizona.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department recognizes the importance of protecting public access …read more

Source:: AmmoLand

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