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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Hunters & Shooters: Help Prevent Wildfires

The target shooting and hunting community prides itself on being safe and responsible with firearms in all situations — from using them outdoors to storing them safely at home. Sometimes, however, unusual conditions such as extremely dry environments require an extra level of awareness and safety on the part of shooters.

Wildfires have many possible causes and during dry and hot weather conditions shooters' use of certain ammunition and targets could accidentally ignite a wildfire.

Target shooters and hunters, as well as other outdoor enthusiasts, should consider the potential consequences of their activities in fire-prone environments. Spread the message with NSSF's printable posters, audio PSA and pre-made social posts.

Shooters - Help Prevent Wildfires


Spread the Message!

Share these fire-prevention resources with others in the outdoors community at shooting ranges, firearms retail shops and outdoor-equipment stores, as well as sharing on websites, blogs and social media channels.

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Social Media Sharing
  • WOW! Did you know that there are around 62,000 human-caused wildfires annually? Target shooters and hunters -- Help prevent wildfires! http://nssf.it/wildfireprevention

  • Firefighting costs from wildfires amounts to roughly $2 billion annually. Wildfires have many causes, don't be one of them. http://nssf.it/wildfireprevention

  • During dry and hot weather conditions use of certain ammunition and targets could accidentally ignite a wildfire. Help prevent wildfires! http://nssf.it/wildfireprevention

  • Target shooters and hunters, as well as other outdoor enthusiasts, should consider the potential consequences of their activities in fire-prone environments. Help prevent wildfires! http://nssf.it/wildfireprevention

  • Make it a point to know the regulations and rules related to shooting in areas experiencing dry and hot conditions. Help prevent wildfires! http://nssf.it/wildfireprevention

  • Minimize the risk of fires by not using steeljacketed ammo, ammo with steel-core components, tracer rounds or exploding targets in fireprone areas. Help prevent wildfires! http://nssf.it/wildfireprevention

  • Equipment, such as cars and ATVs, can have extremely hot exhaust systems that could ignite dry vegetation, so park only in designated areas. Help prevent wildfires! http://nssf.it/wildfireprevention

  • Extinguish and dispose of smoking materials safely while shooting. Help prevent wildfires! http://nssf.it/wildfireprevention


Printable Wildfire Prevention Poster

available in two sizes--the standard 8.5 x 11 inches and a larger 11 x 17 size.

Wildfire Prevention Audio PSA

30-sec. fire prevention PSA

Wildfires have many possible causes, and target shooters and hunters who are aware of their surroundings, cautious and responsible can make sure they are not among them.

Learn what Smokey Bear
has to teach about wildfires
.