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  • Shooting Sports

    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department has three shooting ranges, two archery ranges and a clay target center. Shooting is a safe, fun and challenging sport.

    Try one of our ranges:
    • Southeast Regional Park Shooting Range (SERP Shooting)
    • Southeast Archery Range (SE Archery)
    • Southeast Clay Target Center (SE Clay Target)
    • Tucson Mountain Park Rifle and Pistol Range (TMP Shooting)
    • Tucson Mountain Park Archery Range (TMP Archery)
    • Virgil Ellis Rifle and Pistol Range (Ajo Shooting)

    For more information about the above facilities click through the tabs below.

    For more on shooting ranges view www.tucsonshooting.org, or call Dave Daughtry or Butch Jensen (520) 877-6000.

    If you are interested in taking a class at our shooting range please see our classes page.

    2014 Annual Archery Range Pass

    The Pima County NRPR 2014 Annual Archery Range Pass is available at the following sites:

    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
    3500 W. River Road, Tucson, AZ
    (520) 877-6000

    Southeast Regional Park Shooting Range
    11296 S. Harrison Road, Tucson, AZ 
    (520) 877-6036

    2013 Annual Pass is $25 for calendar year

    Shooting and Archery Range Information

    map to Southeast Regional Shooting RangeSoutheast Regional Park Shooting Range

    11296 S. Harrison Road, Tucson, AZ 
    (520) 762-1533
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    Hours

    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursday – Sunday
    January 1 – December 31
    The range will be closed on all Pima County holidays.

    Admission

    $8 per shooter/day, youth under 16 years of age may shoot free (must be accompanied and supervised by an adult)

    Southeast Regional Park Shooting Range is supervised for safety. The range offers 18 shooting positions from 5 to 50 yards for small bore and handgun and 12 shooting positions for rifle/big bore at 100 and 200 yards. Target frames are provided, targets may be purchased. Some rental equipment is available.

    Our Goal is to provide Safe and Responsible Public Shooting and excellent customer service.

    SE Shooting RangeShooting range staff supervises the shooting with the assistance of approximately 60 volunteers. The staff and volunteers enforce range rules while helping shooters. This all enables all participants to have safe and enjoyable shooting experience.

    Firing periods will be 15 minutes in duration followed by a cease fire for shooters to change or retrieve targets. There is no gun handling allowed during a cease fire period. Firearms may only be moved to the shooting tables during a firing period.

    All uncased and unholstered firearms must be carried with the muzzles pointed up at all times.

    map to Southeast Archery RangeSoutheast Archery Range

    11296 S. Harrison Road, Tucson, AZ 
    (520) 762-1533

    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department welcomes archers to Southeast Archery Range, the range is located at Southeast Regional Park Shooting Range at 11296 S. Harrison Road.

    The Southeast Archery Range offers 30 shooting positions from 10 yards to 100 yards.

    Archers visiting the range will pay their day fee at the main shooting range.

    Daily Fee: $3 per archer, we also honor the Archery Annual Pass which is available for $25.00 per calendar year.

    Hours: Thursdays through Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    SE Archery RangeSoutheast Archery Range Safety Rules

    1. All archers must pay prior to use. Archers who have already purchased an annual pass may proceed directly to the archery range. Failure to pay or present annual pass will result in prosecution.
    2. This range is closed to all uses other than archery target shooting.
    3. Hunting broadheads are prohibited.
    4. All shooting must be perpendicular from shooting positions into archery targets.
    5. All range users are personally responsible for range safety and safe shooting. No shooting or drawing a bow is permitted while archers are down range.
    6. All shooting will be from the firing line into the target backstops only. Archers may only go down range when coordinated with other shooters and it is safe to do so.
    7. All children under 16 must be supervised by parent or responsible adult.
    8. Alcohol is prohibited. Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited from shooting.
    9. All trash must be placed in containers provided.
    10. Glass containers are prohibited at this facility.
    11. Any Archers shooting arrows over the berm will be expelled immediately.

    This facility is closed to the taking of wildlife.
    All laws and rules are enforced at this facility.
    All laws and rules will be enforced per A.R.S. 13-1501.

    map to Southeast Clay Target CenterSoutheast Clay Target Center 

    11295 S. Harrison Road, Tucson, AZ
    (520) 762-5047 

    Hours

    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Note New Hours beginning May 1)
    Saturday and Sunday

    Facilities

    The range has 6 fields 3 of which are for trap shooting. The other 3 fields are combination fields for shooting either trap or skeet. Only shotguns 12 gauge and smaller are allowed and shot must be size 7.5 or smaller. Eye and ear protection is required.
    Rangemasters are NRA certified as both rangemasters and instructors. Rangemasters are available to answer questions and give some instruction.

    clay target shootingDaily Range Fees

    Day Pass: $8 per 25-target round
    Discount Multi-Use Pass: $140 per 20 25-target rounds

    Retail Purchases

    Safety glasses $2.00
    Ear plugs $1.00
    Water $0.50

    Rental Equipment

    Ear Muffs $1.00
    Shell pouches $1.00

    Clay Target Center Safety Rules

    1. Obey range rules and Range Master commands at all times immediately.
    2. All shooters must sign in at the office before shooting.
    3. Only shotguns fired from the shoulder may be discharged on CTC fields.
    4. Only shotguns designed to use shotshells no larger than 12 gauges shooting lead shot and fired from the shoulder are permitted.
    5. Maximum lead shot size is limited to No. 7-1/2.
    6. Shotshell loads must be standard trap or skeet loads. Hi-velocity or magnum loads, incendiary or tracer ammunition are prohibited. 
    7. All shooters are responsible for their firearms and safe shooting.
    8. All shooters are responsible to immediately correct any unsafe conditions. 
    9. All shotguns must be unloaded with actions open. Non-break action shotguns must be carried muzzles pointed up. 
    10. Shooters and observers must wear hearing and eye protection.
    11. Shooters must be sure your gun is safe and operational and only the correct ammunition is used. 
    12. Shooters keep your finger off of the trigger until you are in position and ready and it is your turn to shoot. 
    13. In the event of a malfunction, when a live round remains in the gun, the shooter must keep the gun pointed in a safe direction and seek assistance.
    14. Deposit all trash in containers.
    15. Respect others and their equipment.
    16. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas.
    17. Alcohol is prohibited at this facility. Any persons who have been consuming alcohol or are under the influence of drugs are prohibited from shooting.
    18. Guns must be unloaded and actions open at all times, until the shooter is on the proper shooting position and it is their turn to shoot. 
    19. All firearms unloaded and actions must be opened immediately after shooting and before the shooter turns to leave the station.
    20. Trap shooters only load one shell at a time, unless doubles are thrown.
    21. Skeet shooters may load doubles except on station 8. 
    22. Picking up empty shotshells during a round of trap or skeet is prohibited until the squad has concluded shooting and firearms are unloaded and placed in a gun rack. 
    23. No one is allowed past the most forward shooting positions at any time while the field is in use. 
    24. Shotguns with Damascus or twist steel barrels are prohibited. 
    25. A range officer may inspect ammunition and reject its use if it does not conform to range rules. 
    26. Tracking targets with an unloaded gun is prohibited, unless the shooter is on a station and ready to shoot. 
    27. The retrieval of unbroken clay targets is prohibited. 
    28. Food is not permitted on any fields. 
    29. Wash your hands after shooting. 
    30. Please follow these rules while using the range. Violators may be asked to leave.
     

    location map TMP Shooting RangeTucson Mountain Park Rifle and Pistol Range

    The rifle and pistol range is located approximately 2.5 miles north of Ajo Way on Kinney Road, 0.3 mile from the south Tucson Mountain Park entrance.

    Hours

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    The range will be closed on all Pima County holidays.

    Daily Fee

    $6 per, shooter; youth under 16 years of age shoot free (must be accompanied and supervised by an adult)

    The rifle and pistol range is open for target shooting only. The range offers shooting distances from 5 to 100 yards. Semi automatic pistols and rifles, muzzleloader and center fire calibers are permitted. No fully automatic firearm shooting, .50 cal. BMG or equivalent, incendiary or tracer ammunition are allowed.

    TMP Shooting RangeTucson Mountain Park Shooting Range is supervised for safety. All shooters must register prior to shooting and abide by the Range safety and Gun handling rules. Eye and Ear protection is required. Targets are available for purchase.

    Firearms may only be taken from vehicles and brought onto range after the shooter registers. Firearms may only be moved on and off range during firing periods. All range rules must be followed. 

    location map to TMP Archery RangeTucson Mountain Park Archery Range

    The Tucson Mountain Park Archery Range is located in Tucson Mountain Park, 0.4 miles northwest of Gates Pass Road on Kinney Road.

    Hours

    7:00 a.m.-dusk, daily

    Daily Fee

    $3 per shooter

    The facility includes a practice range set up with targets from 20-70 yards and three14-target trail courses. Water and restrooms are available for your convenience. 

    www.desertarchers.com

    TMP Archery Range Safety Rules

    1. This is an honor pay target archery range only. Failure to pay will result in prosecution.
    2. This area is closed to hiking, bicycling, hunting, horseback riding, shooting of firearms and off-highway vehicle use.
    3. No hunting broad heads may be used.
    4. All range users and shooters are personally responsible for range safety and safe shooting.
    5. All shooting is to be into the target backstops only.
    6. All children under 16 must be supervised by parent or responsible adult.
    7. Alcohol is prohibited. Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited from shooting.
    8. All trash must be placed in containers provided.
    9. Glass containers are prohibited.
    10. All laws are enforced on this Range.

    location map to Virgil Ellis RangeVirgil Ellis Rifle and Pistol Range

    Ajo Regional Park
    Ajo, AZ 85321

    Hours

    Daily, Sunrise to dusk

    Daily Fee

    No charge 

    The Virgil Ellis Rifle and Pistol Range is located in Ajo Regional Park approximately 6-1/2 miles north of Ajo off of Ajo Well 1 Road. There no range staff at this range, shooters are responsible for their own safety and that of others and must communicate with other shooters before going down range to check or set up or retrieve targets. All shooting must be at targets only and must be into the impact berm.

    All shooters’ range rules must be followed.
     

    Ajo Shooting RangeHistory

    The Virgil Ellis Shooting Range in Ajo received a make-over in 2005 with berm renovations, ramada renovations, and signage and restroom improvements. The Ajo range became known as the Virgil Ellis Range in 2005.

    In the early 1930s an Army camp was established north of Ajo about six miles. A shooting range was built by the military to support training exercises for the camp. The camp was soon abandoned, and then used as a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. The shooting range was used by the CCC and the community of Ajo. Later on the range was used by the Air Force, and then abandoned once again, except the shooters of Ajo kept shooting at the site.

    In the 1960s Pima County acquired property near the original range site and developed a shooting range using county and community labor to construct a two-hundred yard berm, covered ramada and restrooms. Since its construction the range has been used by Ajo shooters and several law enforcement agencies.

    The shooting range has been used and abused for years. Illegal off-highway vehicle traffic wore deep ruts into the berm; the site has been vandalized and has even been used as a driving range. It has suffered from illegal dumping and other thoughtless acts.

    An Ajo man, who enjoyed silhouette shooting and hunting, a volunteer Arizona Hunter Education Instructor who taught most of Ajo’s youth on the safe and responsible use of firearms for over thirty years took the range under his watchful eye and built steel shooting tables and silhouettes for the range, yard markers and voluntarily visited to shoot with his friends and three boys and cleaned and cared raised three sons in the community served as an example to others.

    Today, the Virgil Ellis Shooting Range provides shooting opportunities to shooters who enjoy their ability to hone their marksmanship skill. The Ajo Lions Club provides several turkey shoot competitions for area shooters.

    Ajo shooters enjoy the relaxed informal atmosphere and an opportunity to tune up their hunting rifles and practice their pistol skills. In the southwest Arizona setting, shooters have twelve shooting positions out to 200 yards.

    Since the range is an informal shooting range, shooters must cooperate and work with other shooters to commence and cease fire to go down range. For years informal ranges throughout Arizona have functioned very well in an unsupervised atmosphere. Shooters respect others and can easily come to agreement on shooting periods and down range safety protocols.

    Range Administrative Rules

    1. Alcohol is prohibited on the firing ranges. Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited from shooting.
    2. Shooting is allowed on designated areas and at approved targets with lawful devices only.
    3. The use of tracer, armor piercing, incendiary ammunition, and 50 Caliber BMG and derivative calibers are prohibited.
    4. All youth under 16 must be supervised by parent or responsible adult.
    5. Firearms shooting is restricted to the designated ranges.
    6. Driving off paved roads or parking lots is prohibited.
    7. The speed limit is as posted.
    8. All trash must be placed in containers provided.
    9. Glass containers are prohibited.
    10. This facility is closed to the taking of wildlife.
    11. All laws are enforced on this range per Arizona Revised Statutes 13-1501. Violators will be prosecuted.

    Gun Handling Rules

    1. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
    2. Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction.
    3. Be sure of your target and beyond.
    4. Always keep your finger off of the trigger until you are on target and ready to fire.
    5. Always keep your firearm empty and action open until the range masters give commands to load and commence firing.
    6. Be sure your gun is safe and operational.
    7. Know how to use your gun safely.
    8. Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
    9. Never use alcohol or drugs before shooting.
    10. Shooters need to monitor and store their own guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized shooters.

    Rifle and Pistol Range Safety Rules

    1. Obey all commands from range masters and line safety officers.
    2. All range users and shooters are personally responsible for range safety and safe shooting.
    3. All shooters are responsible to immediately correct any unsafe conditions. 
    4. If you observe any unsafe facility condition, report it immediately to a range master. 
    5. Shooters and observers must wear ear and eye protection. 
    6. Firearms must be carried with the muzzle up, and actions open. 
    7. Muzzles must always be pointed up or down range. 
    8. Firearms will be kept unloaded until on the firing line. 
    9. Firing is permitted when all persons are behind the firing line and safe conditions exist and range master commands are given. 
    10. Firearms are not to be handled during “cease fire” periods, or when people are in front of the firing line. All shooters must remain behind the yellow safety line, unless going down range to set up, take down or inspect target or pick up brass in front of the red firing line. 
    11. All shooting is to be into impact berms only. 
    12. No shooting at unauthorized targets (cans, bottles, boxes, etc.) or anything on the ground. 
    13. No shooting at target frames. 
    14. All shooting will be in authorized areas only. 
    15. All shooters are responsible to pick up their brass and deposit in the brass buckets nearest their shooting position and pick up and place all trash in containers before leaving the facility. 
    16. Respect others and their equipment. 
    17. Alcohol beverages are prohibited on all ranges. 
    18. Persons who have been consuming alcohol or are under the influence of drugs are prohibited from shooting. 
    19. Smoking is ONLY permitted in designated areas. 
    20. Wash your hands after shooting. 
    21. Please follow these rules while using the range. Violations will be enforced. Violators may be asked to leave the facility, and subject to criminal and civil sanctions.

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