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  • Pima County shooting ranges to close due to COVID-19

    Apr 03, 2020 | Read More News
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    Shooting sportsDue to the COVID-19 pandemic causing severe staffing shortages in Pima County’s shooting sports program, the Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation ‚Ä®Department is closing Southeast Regional Park Shooting Range, Southeast Archery Range, Southeast Clay Target Center and the Tucson Mountain Park Rifle and Pistol Range, effective Monday, April 6, and until further notice.

    Many of the rangemasters and a significant portion of the  volunteer line safety officers are unable to continue to be out in the public for the duration of the pandemic.

    "The presence of qualified rangemasters and trained volunteers is essential to operating a safe shooting range," Shooting Sports Program Director Cliff Gyves said. "These highly trained individuals go through intense training and cannot be replaced with NRPR staff."

    The Virgil Ellis Rifle and Pistol Range in Ajo and the Tucson Mountain Park Archery Range will remain open since both are unstaffed.