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Campfire restrictions remain in some areas

Target-shooting ban lifted for most state Fish and Wildlife lands

OTHELLO — While the state Department of Fish and Wildlife is lifting it's ban on most agency-managed lands, some restrictions will remain in place in South-Central Washington.

According to agency Lands Division Manager Cynthia Wilkerson, the target-shooting ban was lifted Oct. 1 in North-Central and Northeast Washington.

But a campfire ban remains in place through Oct. 15 at all agency-,managed wildlife areas in Yakima and Kittitas counties, she said. A campfire ban also remains in place through Oct. 31 at the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area in Grant and Adams counties, and Klickitat Wildlife Area in Klickitat County.

"We welcome people to build campfires and responsibly sight in their hunting firearms on most of the lands we manage, but we continue to urge hunters, target shooters, campers, and all others heading outdoors to be cautious when doing activities that could spark a wildfire,""she said.


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