Our purpose is to provide you, the shooting public, with the best shooting experience in the White Mountain area!
To do this we strive to ensure an environment that is clean and well managed, family friendly and above all, safe.
Covered Firing Line at Second Knoll Firing Range
Come on out and shoot!
Open to the public.
Aerial View of Second Knoll Target Range
Enjoying Shooting at the Target Range
Range Closure Due to Heavy Rain
Beginning July 23, 2021 the range will be closed for needed repairs after recent heavy rains. The road into the range has received damage and the range itself is very muddy.
Please check back for updates on the progress of the clean up and when the range will reopen before heading to the range to shoot.
Passing of Seth Nadel
On July 4th, 2021, we lost one of the founding and hardest working members of WMSA. Seth worked tirelessly to get and maintain a quality outdoor range on the Mountain.
On Seth’s passing Matthew Schwartzkopf, AZ Game and Fish Statewide Range Coordinator, said:
This is very sad news. Seth was instrumental in the creation and development of the Second Knoll Target Range, as well as the White Mountain Shooters Association. Seth, along with others, identified a need for a public shooting facility in the White Mountains and worked tirelessly with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the US Forest Service to make the Second Knoll Target Range possible and what it is today. I will truly miss working and swapping shooting stories with Seth when I visit the White Mountains. It was truly an honor to have been given the pleasure to get to know Seth. He will be missed dearly.
The White Mountain Shooters Association (WMSA) hosts a wide variety of shooting organizations, both competitive and non-competitive. These clubs welcome new shooters whether you like to compete or just want to see what it’s like. To learn more about a particular club, click one of the links below.
About Second Knoll Target Range
The Second Knoll Target Range is a nationwide model for range design in the National Forest. It’s a joint venture between the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the National Forest Service, ADOT, and the White Mountain Shooters Association.
Second Knoll Target Range is open for public use on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (weather permitting). See footer for winter and summer hours. The range is under the control of trained volunteer Range Safety Officers whose primary goal is to insure that everyone remains safe.
We currently offer a 100-yard all-purpose range for public use for rifles and pistols. The range complex also offers other facilities that are available through affiliated club activities. These are a 50-yard ”bullseye” pistol range equipped with turning targets and four 25-yard training and competition bays. The 50-yard range and competition bays are also available for rent for private events.
Our range is a public range under the auspices of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The department has 11 ranges throughout the state and ours is consistently ranked in the top 3. Moreover, we aren’t done. Future plans include a 300-yard range, a clubhouse, a classroom, and a resident caretaker.