Target shooting has caused 21 fires in Utah this year!!! Plus they cause horrible noise pollution. Target shooting is dangerous and stupid. Utah Bans Target Shooting Utah Bans Target Shooting In First-ever Initiative of Its Kind July 12th, 2012 Utahs state forester announced a ban Tuesday on target shooting in some rural areas in the first-ever initiative of its kind. Dick Buehler said the ban will take effect Wednesday for specific target-shooting sites on public or private land in Cache, Davis, Summit and Utah counties. The forester says much of Utah remains tinder dry and ready to burn. Buehler previously banned the use of exploding targets, fireworks and steel-jacketed bullets on unincorporated private and state lands in Utah. Steel-jacketed bullets can give off sparks when they hit rocks. Five major wildfires were burning on national forests or range lands in Utah on Tuesday, half as many as a week ago. Fire crews were keeping the active fires largely contained. Buehlers order comes as another hot and dry week settles over Utah, raising the fire danger. With sparks from bullets blamed for 21 of Utahs wildfires this year, Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders last week empowered Buehler to restrict activities outside of cities and towns, except for on federal lands that make up much of Utah. The U.S. Forest Service says it isnt prohibiting shooting.