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Tri-State Shooting Park hosts ATA Turkey Shoot

November 10, 2016 GMT

FORT MOHAVE — Tri-State Shooting Park is giving thanks to a special partner this November, hosting an Amateur Trapshooting Association governed 800-target event in honor of Wakimoto Farms.

“We’re giving special thanks to Victor Wakimoto and Wakimoto Farms for all they do for the shooting park,” said Robbie Love, Tri-State Shooting Park Inc. vice president. “We’re also thanking our individual, business and agency partners, as well as our terrific volunteers.”

The ATA is a national organization which tracks shooting scores at every level, through ATA-sanctioned events, Love said. Scores are collected and archived by the association no matter where in the country individuals participate in an ATA sanctioned event.

The Turkey Shoot begins at 9 a.m. daily Nov. 18-20 at the range, 4831 E. Boundary Cone Road, and features rifle, pistol, trap, skeet and five-stand competition for singles and doubles. There will be an additional trophy for the high-overall shoot champion.

In conjunction with the sanctioned shoot, the event will host a swap meet open to anyone with sports-related items, Love said. For more information on pre-squadding, classification and practice shooting or about the swap meet, call Love at 702-371-1532.

The special event will also feature a bake sale by the shooting park’s Tri-State Quick Shots to benefit its youth Scholastic Clay Target Program.

SCTP is a program through Arizona Game and Fish which provides children ages 8 and older the opportunity to participate in the sports of trap, skeet and sporting clays, Love said.

“Kids can join anytime during the school year and essentially shoot for free,” he said. “The program meets two times a month and we provide everything they need to get started.”

The facility, which opened in 2013, is owned by Arizona Game and Fish Department and is run by Tri-State Shooting Park, Inc., a nonprofit sportsmen’s organization.

The range offers four trap fields with two skeet overlays and a five-stand field, as well as a shaded 200-yard pistol/rifle range and 50-yard range. In addition to regular use by members and the general public, the shooting park is frequently used by area law enforcement agencies as a practice range.

Recent developments include the completion of new construction on the tri-stand, Love said.

“The ground has been prepared for our future archery range and in just a few weeks the city will begin construction on a new 50-yard range,” he said.

TSSPI also hosts NRA-certified firearm safety, concealed carry, and AZGFD hunter safety courses.

In addition to ATA-sanctioned competitions, the group hosts United States Practical Shooting Association, International Practical Shooting Confederation and Steel Challenge competitions for shooters of all levels.