Welcome to 2022
It is our desire that your experience at the Second Knoll Target Range be an experience that you’ll long remember and return to enjoy.
We offer the opportunity to participate in eight different clubs. Each club is unique and has its own rules and regulations. Each club has a representative that sits on the Board of Directors for WMSA Inc., which manages the range. If you are interested in starting a club that is not represented, you are welcome to view the Bylaws page of this website. Please refer to Article II, 5 A-D for directions. We look forward to hearing from you.
Publicity Assistant Needed
Linda Gilbertson is currently publicity chairman. Due to recent events, she has taken on the role of VP as well. She needs assistance in writing press releases for the White Mountain Independent. If you have a “way with words,” your assistance is greatly needed as we enter our busy season when we want to highlight great events occurring at the range.
Please contact Linda directly at 928-205-2051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of the Range!
Large Improvements at the range, by AZ G&F have been put on hold until funding is available. Meanwhile, we have applied for an NRA Grant to fix an erosion problem that has occurred in the Competition/Training Bays. We will fix the problem whether we receive the grant or not, but we are being patient while the grant committee is deciding on which applications to accept and fund. Please be patient with us as we wait for the process.
Improvements Went On During Range Closure Last Year
Game and Fish continued to support WMSA and the Second Knoll Target range, even during last year’s closure. As many of you know, the road to the range, and the roads inside the fence, have not always been what we want them to be. So the G&F Development Branch sent their Heavy Equipment group to improve the situation. Jack, Jed, and Dan worked hard at it, and after just a few hours there was noticeable improvement on the road.
Using a loader, grader, and truck, they reshaped the road in to the range from US 60, so it sheds water and alleviates getting muddy in the wet season. They topped the road with cinders from the pile at the range. They also added cinder to the parking lots behind the 50 & 100 yard ranges, while creating more parking space on the East side. This should eliminate the mud issues we’ve had in the past.
We appreciate their hard work and improvements they made.
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Article on Second Knoll Target Range
Target shooting can be a fun and rewarding activity for the whole family and a great way to enjoy our public lands. As fire season progresses and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest moves into Stage II fire restrictions, opportunities for dispersed target shooting become limited. Fortunately there is a great facility for target shooting located on the National Forest that remains open despite the restrictions. . . .
The training and competition bays are available for rent for private events..