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Events Sponsored By The Northern Arizona Shooting Foundation

Free Rifle and Archery "Sighting In" Days September TBA AND October TBA

Hunters, now that you have your tag, it's time to get your bow and your rifle sighted in.  The Northern Arizona Shooting 100 Yard Range and the archer target range will be free to use from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. .  Targets will be provided at no charge.  So, come on out to the range to sight in your weapons.   Here are the directions to the range:

  • Range is approximately 5 miles south of I-40 at the Winona Exit, proceed south on FR82, turn right onto FR128, at approximately 4 miles, turn left on FR128A, or just follow the signs from I-40 Exit

  • Remember speed limit on Forest Roads is 25 MPH, please keep the speeds and dust down and respect the neighboring landowners

Other Events

Sponsored By Outside Groups

Arizona Hunter Education Program:

The purpose of Arizona’s Hunter Education Program is to promote safe, knowledgeable and responsible hunter conduct, to emphasize the importance of wildlife management, laws and regulations, and to encourage the safe handling of firearms and bowhunting equipment.

Any individual nine years of age or older may complete a hunter education course offered through the Department.  To hunt big game, youth under the age of 14 must complete hunter education.  While you must be 10 years of age to hunt big game you may complete Hunter Education at the age of 9 however, the hunter education completion card and certificate does not become valid until the child’s 10th birthday.

The Arizona hunter education program is not just for children or hunters.  This educational program is a valuable experience for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and has an interest in conservation. Parents are encouraged to participate in the course with their child.  For veteran hunters, the course serves as an excellent refresher.

You may take Hunter Education in Arizona two different formats; through a classroom setting or an on-line curriculum.  Both courses require a hands-on field day and exam.  Classroom setting courses are a minimum of 12 hours of classroom learning.  Classroom courses are generally offered during weekends and week nights across the state.  Field days are conducted at the Northern Arizona Shooting Range and other local ranges throughout Arizona.

At a minimum your Hunter Education Course will include the following topics:

  • Responsibility, safety skills

  • Funding sources

  • Conservation, fair chase, fair share, hunters’ ethics and hunters’ image

  • Planning and preparation, maps and compasses, survival skills, coping with extreme weather and basic first aid

  • Firearm safety, nomenclature, function, handling and shot-selection

  • Basic muzzleloading, bowhunting, handguns, use of boats in hunting and use of off-highway vehicles

  • Wildlife conservation, management and identification

  • Marksmanship, rifle and shotgun shooting, hunting strategies, vital shots and care of game

  • Arizona hunting laws and regulations and licensing

The classes and field day exercises are presented locally by certified volunteer Hunter Education Instructors. These dedicated instructors, many who have been teaching for several decades, give of their own time to provide this important information. This year there will be at least two classroom sessions and 4 Field Day opportunities for those who are interested in the program.

Additional information is available at:

Project Appleseed
AZ Hunter Education Program
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