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Use of exploding targets illegal on the Black Hills National Forest

While recreational shooting is allowed, it is unlawful to shoot at or use exploding targets anywhere on the Black Hills National Forest.

A regional closure order prohibits the use of exploding targets on National Forest System Lands. The order states, “The following act is prohibited in Region 2 – using an explosive, which is any chemical compound, mixture, or device that has the primary or common purpose of which is to function by explosion (including exploding targets). 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(b).”

Persons shooting at exploding targets can face a fine of up to $5000 or imprisonment of not more th...

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