Recreational shooters encouraged to involve family, friends


The Arizona Game and Fish Department is inviting all recreational shooters to celebrate National Shooting Sports Month in August.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), formed in 1961 to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports, first created the nationwide celebration in 2017 to encourage participation in the shooting sports genres and emphasize firearms safety. 

“Recreational shooting is a safe, fun activity enjoyed by millions of Americans,” said Mike Raum, the department’s shooting sports branch chief. “Whether you’re new to recreational shooting, someone who shoots regularly or enjoys competing in tournaments, or just sighting in your firearm for a hunt, join us in celebrating the month by visiting a local shooting range.

“Better yet, take a friend along to enjoy the pastime with you.” 

The shooting sports can provide a lifetime of enjoyment with family and friends. It’s a safe, fun activity enjoyed by an estimated 50 million Americans, according to the NSSF. The following firearms facilities are available in Mohave County:

~ The Gun Shop, 4895 N. Bank St., Kingman, 928-692-4867

~ Shots Sports Ranch, 4628 N. Diamond M Ranch Rd., Kingman, 928-772-4781

~ Mohave Sportsman Club, 3155 W. Oatman Rd., Golden Valley, 928-753-8038

~ Seven Mile Hill Shooting Range, 3275 Oatman Rd., Golden Valley, 928-753-8038

~ Tri-State Shooting Park, 7 Mile Mark, Boundary Cone Rd., Mohave Valley, 928-704-0274

~ Lake Havasu City Sportsman Club, SARA Park, 9289-854-4500

~ Sam’s Shooters Emporium, 2183 McCulloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, 928-680-7000

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