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Second Knoll Days & Third Anniversary

Come on out to Second Knoll Days and help celebrate the third anniversary for the Second Knoll Target Range, August 24-26.

Annual Membership Meeting

The Annual Membership Meeting of the White Mountain Shooters Association, Inc. will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6:30pm at Show Low Cafe.

Learn what has happened this past year and what will be happening in the future. Raffle Tickets for a Dillon 650 Reloader will be available for purchase as well as bidding on two silent auction items.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win a Dillon XL650 Press in Our Raffle

Tickets are available at:

  • Mogollon Safe & Gun LLC
    5486 Bear Run Rd, Lakeside, AZ 85929
    928-537-4260
  • Second Knoll Target Range

Raffle runs from June 12 through August 14. See details below.

Remembering Bud Dwyer

One of the founding members of the White Mountain Shooters Association has died. Edward “Bud” Dwyer passed away on May 9th at 83 of congestive heart failure.

Bud was one of the original dozen or so who met at “Pat’s Place” for pizza and the formation of WMSA in order to create a range in the Show Low area. He gave of his time, experience, and wisdom when the concept of a range was but a dream. He did not say much, but when he spoke we all listened.

Let us remember Bud, one of those who laid the groundwork for the range we enjoy today.

 

Second Knoll Target Range Adopts MP 345-346 for Road Clean-up

WMSA has joined the AZ Department of Transportation in adopting a mile for road clean-up. We have adopted MP 345—346 on Hwy. 60, starting at Little Mormon Lake Road, and heading towards the Second Knoll Target Range. Our next clean-up will be this fall.

Linda Gilbertson, Publicity

Moving Forward

AZ Game and Fish Range Administrator Matt Schwarzkopf answered questions at January’s meeting. He did announce that a contract has been let for the engineering of the caretaker/campground host pad . . . AND the 300-yard range! These are the first steps, required by the Forest Service, for construction. While the caretaker is coming first, the only “educated estimate” for the 300-yard range was around $300,000. So construction may be a ways off.

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. . . .

Rentals

The training and competition bays are available for rent for private events. Contact the club for details.

Help Wanted With Publicity for Second Knoll Target Range. Volunteer Position.

If you have the ability and time to write press releases, plan publicity activities such as Raffles and Silent Auctions, make rack cards and business cards available to the public, and coordinate activities with the Chamber of Commerce, your assistance is greatly needed and appreciated. Contact Linda Gilbertson, Publicity Director at 928-521-4821 or lindapeo@wildblue.net.

The Big News

We now have overhead cover on the 100- and 50-yard range firing lines! The Game and Fish Department paid for a solid, well-built cover on both ranges. This is a result of the volunteer hours by the RSOs, Board members, and the membership, and our willingness to abide by the rules of the Forest Service and Game and Fish.

Bill Weldon, our outgoing Vice President, got to fire the first shot under the new covers. And, rather than protect us from the sun, they kept the (welcome) rain off our heads while the Mountain Riflemen, the Muzzleloaders, the Bullseye shooters, and the general public shot! Come on out and enjoy it yourself!

Range Safety Officers Needed