The Tri-State Shooting Park dedication will take place at 11 a.m. on March 13, 2013. The new shooting range will feature a trap and skeet range, a 200-yard pistol and rifle shooting range, and a 50-yard pistol range when construction is complete. The dedication will feature an Honor Guard Presentation of Colors, remarks by dignitaries and other guests, and a ceremonial ribbon-shooting. The event will be hosted by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and Tri-State Shooting Park, Inc. The dedication ceremony is open to the public and free.
The range will be open to the public, support hunter education programs, promote safe hunting and shooting practices, and provide a safe shooting area. Hunters will have a place to become more proficient with their equipment. Law enforcement agencies will have access to the range where they can maintain their firearms qualifications.
Tri-State Shooting Park will offer education, training and enjoyment of shooting sports for a community that has been without a range for more than a dozen years.The dedication of Tri-State Shooting Park marks the culmination of long-term efforts by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, Department, Tri-State Shooting Park, Inc., in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management and other stakeholders, to establish a public shooting range to serve the Bullhead City and Mohave Valley area. Tri-State replaces a range in Bullhead City that was closed in 1999 because of development in the area. It is being built on more than 315 acres of land in Mohave Valley which was turned over to Game and Fish in 2010 by the Bureau of Land Management after more than a decade of negotiations, and is about two miles west of Boundary Cone Butte, a significant geological feature in the area. Many of the design features will help reduce noise and ground disturbance. It will be operated by Tri-State Shooting Park Inc., a non-profit sportsmen’s organization.
Directions: Tri-State Shooting Park is located about 10 miles southeast of Bullhead City. From Highway 95, go east on County Highway 153 for 6.71 miles. If using a navigation system, the GPS coordinates are: 34” 59’ 39.45”N and 114” 28’ 57.60” W.
Image courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department