Tri-State Shooting Park is Formally Dedicated
March 13, 2013
New shooting range serves Bullhead City/Fort Mohave area
The Tri-State Shooting Park was formally dedicated on March 13, 2013, and brings new opportunity to the Bullhead City and Fort Mohave region. The 200-yard pistol and rifle range, a 50-yard pistol range, along with a trap and skeet range promises to draw many outdoor enthusiasts to this new shooting venue.
An Honor Guard Presentation of Colors, remarks by Gov. Jan Brewer and other guests, and a ceremonial “ribbon-shooting” instead of the traditional ribbon-cutting were the top features of the dedication. The event was hosted by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and Tri-State Shooting Park, Inc.
Tri-State Shooting Park is open to the public, although operations are limited. The facility will support hunter education programs, promote safe hunting and shooting practices, and provide a well-controlled 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. The range is located about two miles west of Boundary Cone Butte, a significant geological feature in the area. Many of the features of the range are designed to significantly reduce noise and minimize ground disturbance. The facility is 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.