HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife has reopened the Byers Canyon public shooting range in Hot Sulphur Springs, with a reminder not to use any tracer rounds that could spark wildfires.
Wildlife officials say two fires were sparked last year by people using illegal tracer ammunition, which have a pyrotechnic charge built in to make the bullet visible.
The Byers Canyon shooting range closes every winter to protect big game seeking forage in the area.
It typically reopens in April.
The range features five centerfire rifle ranges, one rimfire rifle range, one shotgun range and one handgun range.
Learn about Colorado shooting ranges: http://wildlife.state.co.us/HUNTING/SHOOTINGRANGES/Pages/NWRanges.aspx