Outreach Campaign Launched for Nevada’s Only 5-Star Outdoor Shooting Facility
Residents and tourists around the Las Vegas Valley today began seeing billboards and other advertisements touting the Clark County Shooting Complex.
Officials launched a public outreach campaign today to raise awareness of Nevada’s only five-star outdoor shooting facility using billboards, television spots, print and digital ads, and social media.
“This is one of the best-kept secrets in Las Vegas, this beautiful jewel of a facility just north of the 215 on Decatur,” said complex Administrator Steve Carmichael. “Those looking to try a new experience and have a good time in a safe and controlled environment will enjoy an impressive menu of shooting options -- everything from sporting clays, dubbed ‘golf with guns,’ to trap and skeet, rifle and pistol, and even archery. You can bring your own guns and equipment or rent ours. Not only is the Clark County Shooting Complex one of a kind for our state, but it also boasts a 270-degree panoramic view of the Las Vegas Valley due to its elevated setting. What better time than during the winter Olympic Games, where the world’s best shooters are competing now, to launch a campaign to the public and invite them to come shoot with us!”
Commissioner Tom Collins, who represents the area where the Complex is located, agreed. “This is an incredible 5-star facility that residents and tourists really have to see to appreciate. Seasoned sportsmen love it and shooting novices are surprised by how much they enjoy what the Shooting Complex has to offer. Our community is really blessed to have this facility here.”
The facility also has a new logo that is more modern and localized than the old one. It features a new color scheme and the Sheep Mountains, toward which shooters shoot, and it denotes the facility’s 5 star rating.
Located where North Decatur Boulevard ends, in the furthest north end of the valley, the 2,900-acre shooting complex offers an unparalleled shooting experience. Whether you’re a novice or expert, you’ll enjoy the complex’s 30-station sporting clays course (“golf with guns”), a shotgun center featuring 24 combination trap and skeet fields, a rifle-pistol center and a known-distance archery range. The complex also offers 80 full-service RV hook-ups and a work camper host program.
The 5-star designation is from the respected National Shooting Sports Foundation, which awarded the Clark County Shooting Complex its highly sought-after 5-star rating in 2010. The Complex is one of only 11 outdoor facilities around the country with this designation (there are 40 total with the designation in the United States). Facilities can earn up to five stars based on an evaluation of six criteria: appearance, customer/member focus, customer/member development, management, community relations and amenities.
Details about Clark County Shooting Complex offerings:
- Archery - The Archery Center is equipped with two outdoor archery ranges. The first is a known- distance range with a large canopy providing adequate shade for archers and spectators. It hosts 80 shooting lanes with targets ranging from 20 feet to 100 yards. The second range is a 3D Animal Archery Course. It is a beautiful, all-natural desert landscaped, 2.4-mile trail. The trail features shooting lanes with distances ranging from 15 yards to 60 yards. Some of the shots are uphill or downhill to simulate true hunting scenarios. The 3D animal targets are as small as coyotes or javelina and as large as big horn sheep and full-size mule deer.
- Sporting Clays - The 75-acre, 30-station sporting clays course features three shooting positions at each station for a total of 90. Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting that is designed to simulate the unpredictability of shooting live birds, offering numerous target flight presentations with variations in speed, distance, elevation and target size. Two of the stations offer targets running on the ground such as rabbits, while the others simulate birds in flight. The course design involves subtle rolling hills developed around each shooting station, providing each with its own intimate environment.
- Shotgun Center - This feature contains 24 combination Trap and Skeet fields, a 5,443-square-foot shotgun center with a reception area, a pro shop, shotgun storage lockers and a cafeteria. It also features 80 full-service RV sites, a clay target storage building, lit ranges and shade ramadas.
- Rifle-Pistol Center - The public Rifle-Pistol Center offers 30 shooting points up to 50 yards; 15 shooting points up to 200 yards; 15 points up to 100 yards, night lights, shade ramadas, concrete shooting tables, covered shooting areas, a 3,000-square-foot building with a convenience store, a reception area, a 30-seat classroom, restrooms and a pro shop.
- Education Center -This 4,400-square-foot building contains three 30-seat classrooms expandable up to one 90-seat classroom, two offices for Nevada Department of Wildlife use and restrooms. It also features night lighting, a 100-meter archery range with 10 positions, a 100-yard range with 10 positions, and a 50-yard range with 20 positions. It includes a shotgun range and two walking field courses for hunter education.
- Camper Host Site - The Host Site consists of a 30-full-service RV hook up area for the Host Program.
The Clark County Shooting Complex regular hours of operation from March 1 through Oct. 31 are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays. It is closed Monday and Tuesday except for special events. Winter hours of operation from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28 are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. For additional information, call (702) 455-2000 or go to www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/shootingcomplex. And be sure to follow the complex on Facebook and Twitter! The facility’s address is 11357 N. Decatur Blvd., about five miles north of the 215 Beltway.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.