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  • County shooting range receives new clay target machine

    Jul 27, 2017 | Read More News
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    Shotgun target shooting enthusiasts will have a new challenge at Pima County’s Southeast Regional Park Clay Target Center, thanks to a grant from the National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation to fund a new Wobble trap machinewobble trap machine.  

    The $8,668 grant to the County’s Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department funded purchase and installation of the new machine, which features clay targets thrown in a more-challenging, two-dimensional trap field, Leonard Ordway, program manager for the county’s Shooting Sports program, said.

    “The recently installed wobble trap machine has only been in place now since mid-July, and we are averaging over 600 targets thrown from it per half day,” Ordway said. “Shooters are expressing satisfaction for the new acquisition, and enjoying the unique clay target challenge that it provides.”

    Since its establishment in 1990, the NRA Foundation has awarded nearly $335 million in grant funding in support of the shooting sports, funding programs such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, conservation, firearms and marksmanship training and safety, and more.

    NRPR has three shooting ranges, two archery ranges and a clay target center. They are:
    • Southeast Regional Park Shooting Range (SERP Shooting), 11296 S. Harrison Road
    • Southeast Archery Range (SE Archery), 11296 S. Harrison Road
    • Southeast Clay Target Center (SE Clay Target), 11295 S. Harrison Road
    • Tucson Mountain Park Rifle and Pistol Range (TMP Shooting), 2500 S. Kinney Road
    • Tucson Mountain Park Archery Range (TMP Archery), .4 miles northwest of Gates Pass Road on Kinney Road
    • Virgil Ellis Rifle and Pistol Range (Ajo Shooting), Ajo Regional Park, Ajo.
    For fee details, facility directions and hours, visit the County’s Shooting and Archery Range website. 

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