Target shooting banned on the Eel River Bar near Fernbridge

FERNDALE, Ca. (KIEM) – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has been getting a lot of reports lately about illegal target shooting in the Fernbridge area.

It’s been happening on the Eel River Bar, and could put residents and livestock at risk of being harmed.

Humboldt County law prohibits target shooting in public places within half a mile of a state highway.

Areas that are used for target shooting are required to have a 20-foot backdrop of earth behind the targets.

The Eel River Bar does not meet these standards. Anyone shooting in the area could be fined up to $1,000 dollars and face potential imprisonment.

For more information on locations in Humboldt County where target shooting is banned, visit https://humboldt.county.codes/Code/915.