Re: Recent Denver area trip!
taken for the US forest service website
"Target Shooting Regulations
Hunters must have the appropriate license issued by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
The Code of Federal Regulations (title 36) states that discharging a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, causing injury or damaging property is prohibited:
* In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area; or
* Across or on a Forest Development Road or adjacent body of water; or
* In any manner or place where any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result of such discharge.
In other words, shooters must be at least 150 yards away from campgrounds, trailheads or any area already being used by other recreationists. This gives shooters a safety margin and prevents conflicts with other forest users. Do not damage property, including trees, telephone poles or signs. Any violations will result in a fine and/or court appearance."