Boulder County seeks locations for target shooters

BOULDER, Colo - Boulder County is working with federal, state and local officials to identify locations where future recreational target shooting would be most appropriate on public lands along the northern Front Range.

Several county commissioners on Tuesday said their goal is to provide safe and responsible sport shooting.

According to the Longmont Times-Call, target shooting inside western Boulder County's national forest lands is a topic that has drawn crowds of recreational shooting advocates and critics to commissioners' meetings over the past several years.

Some residents have expressed alarm about the safety of allowing sport shooting to continue in some areas close to public access.