Ban on target shooting in Ironwood NMon may be overturned after Zinke order

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued an executive order Friday about hunting and target shooting in national monuments that could lead to a reversal of a 4-year-old target-shooting ban at Ironwood Forest National Monument northwest of Tucson.

The new order calls on Interior’s land management agencies to take a series of steps to open up monuments to encourage more hunting, which has been on the decline in recent years, as well as fishing and recreational target shooting.

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