Firearms shooting is banned on all federal land in the County of San Diego until further notice due to fire danger.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued the new shooting guidelines Thursday.
Areas like Bee Canyon and other federal land that is popular for shooting will be off limits “until advised to the contrary” the BLM stated in a written release.
“…other than in defense of person, it shall be unlawful for anyone to discharge any pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle, or any other firearm or device fired or discharged with explosives during any period in which a high-fire hazard has been declared by the California Department of Forestry,” according to the BLM statement.
For now, San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies will increase patrols around the BLM areas known for shooting and will cite shooters when appropriate, officials said.