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Sheldon bill would open up recreational shooting

Sen. Tim Shelton, D-Potlatch, has proposed a bill that would allow target shooting on state Department of Natural Resources land.

According to a news release, Senate Bill 5865 bill would clear up liability issues for recreational target shooting on public land. The hearing for the bill was Jan. 27 and the bill would establish that the state would not be held liable for unintentional injuries.

“The liability issue has been the major obstacle in designating areas for target shooting,” Sheldon said in a news release. “We have many organized groups interested in leasing public lands for this purpo...


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