Discharging a firearm during the restricted period is prohibited to provide for public safety. The Pole Mountain unit is one of the most highly used recreation areas on the National Forest. Visitor safety is of the utmost concern and stray bullets pose an unnecessary hazard. This is an annual renewal of a special order which has been in effect since the late 1990’s.
There will be an increase in Forest Service Law Enforcement presence as the prohibition takes effect. For more information on the shooting prohibition, please see the attached map of the restricted area.
Additionally, Forest users are reminded that due to wet conditions and illegal off-road travel, roads on the north side of Wyo. Highway 210 (Happy Jack Highway) have been temporarily closed on the Pole Mountain unit. Roads will reopen as soon as conditions allow.
For additional information on recreational use of the Pole Mountain area or for current road status, please contact the Laramie Ranger District office at 307-745-2300, visit http://fs.usda.gov/mbr orfollow the MBRTB on Twitter, @MBRNFsTBNG.