Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick will unveil the winner of an archery-themed children's art contest at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the archery range at the Clark County Shooting Complex at 11357 N. Decatur Boulevard.
The contest winner will have their art wrapped around a Conex box that is at the public archery range at the Shooting Complex.
"I am very excited to recognize our first art contest winner and see what they created to decorate our Shooting Complex," Chair Kirkpatrick said.
"The Archery Range is a great asset to the shooting complex," said Steve Carmichael, program administrator of the County Shooting Complex. "Congratulations to the young artists who participated in the art contest and thank you to the winner whose artwork will be on display for all of us to enjoy."
More than 20 children under 13 years old submitted artwork for consideration. All of the entries will be on display on Saturday, and awards will also be presented to the runners up and those receiving honorable mention.
The top 10 artists will receive an archery shooting package. Also, there will be an Archery Fun Shoot for the participants following the awards presentation.
Located where North Decatur Boulevard ends, at 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, 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. 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.
- 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.
- 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 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, 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 June 1 through Sept. 30 are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. From Oct. 1 through 31, opening hours of operation change to 8 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The shooting complex is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except for special events. Call (702) 455-2000 or go to www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/shootingcomplex for more information. The facility's address is 11357 N. Decatur Blvd., about five miles north of the 215 Beltway, where North Decatur ends.