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Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Shooting Range

Please visit Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association (ASRPA) for complete information.

The Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association manages and operates the General Joe Foss Public
Shooting Range in Buckeye under a Special Use Permit granted by Maricopa County Parks and
Recreation. Membership in ASRPA entitles you to discounted range fees when you shoot at the
range.

The General Joe Foss Shooting Complex will be open for the public to use every Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM as noted below.

October November December
  • Saturday, October 1
  • Sunday, October 2
  • Saturday, October 8
  • Sunday, October 9
  • Saturday, October 15
  • Sunday, October 16
  • Saturday, October 22
  • Sunday, October 23
  • Saturday, October 29
  • Sunday, October 30
  • Saturday, November 5
  • Sunday, November 6
  • Saturday, November 12
  • Sunday, November 13
  • Saturday, November 19
  • Sunday, November 20
  • Saturday, November 26
  • Sunday, November 27
  • Saturday, December 3
  • Sunday, December 4
  • Saturday, December 10
  • Sunday, December 11
  • Saturday, December 17
  • Sunday, December 18
  • Saturday, December 24
  • **Sunday, December 25**
  • Saturday, December 31

** CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY

 

To download a hardcopy of the October thru December schedule, click here.

  


First time shooters will be asked to watch a safety and instruction video when they visit the Joe Foss Shooting Range. 

PLEASE NOTE:  There is no landline at the range.  If you have questions not addressed on this page please email them to:  asrpajoefossrange@gmail.com.

The General Joe Foss Shooting Complex is located in the Buckeye Hills Regional Park, just five (5) miles south of Buckeye, Arizona. The park is located about 10.5 miles south of I-10 on S.R. 85. For those with a GPS, the Lat and Lon is 112.64255 and 33.27679.

About the General Joe Foss Shooting Complex

Operating hours
 

Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Directions

The Joe Foss public range is located in the Buckeye Hills Regional Park, located 10.5 miles south of I-10 Exit 112 on SR85. The exit is immediately after Mile Marker 144. To download directions, click here.

Daily Public Fees

  • Adults - $7 per shooter
  • Active Duty Military and Law Enforcement - $5 per shooter
  • Adults (non-shooting observers) - $7
  • Under 18 - Free
Trap and Skeet 

Site also includes a Trap and Skeet field.

Prices for a round (27 clays) of Trap or Skeet are:

  • Adults - $7
  • Active Duty Military and Law Enforcement - $6
  • Under 18 - $6

Shooting distance

Maximum distance of 200 yards at the Main Rifle and Pistol Range (which is dedicated to the memory of, and honors Ensign John C. Butler)

Allowable firearms

All except for the .50 BMG cal. Full auto is allowed. Shotguns shooting slugs only on the Main Rifle and Pistol Range; i.e., no birdshot or buckshot is permitted.

Ammunition

All except armor piercing, incendiary, tracer and exploding ammunition. No birdshot or buckshot is allowed on the Main (200 yard) and Training (50 yard) ranges.

Targets

Users may bring their own paper targets. Target frames are provided. Steel targets are not allowed. Targets may also be purchased at the range from the Retail Store and Check-In located inside the Main Building, if necessary.

Other

Ear and eye protection is required. These items may also be purchased at the range from the Retail Store and Check-In located inside the Main Building, if needed.

All firearms must be cased.  If you do not have a case for your firearm they may be rented in the store.  Upon arrival, leave the firearm in your vehicle and proceed to the store to rent a case.

Drawing and shooting from a holster are not permitted on the 200-yard Ensign John C. Butler Main Range.

No more than two persons are allowed at a shooting bench. 

Concessions

The facility does have a drink vending machine in the retail store. The machine contains soft drinks and water - no food or snack items are available to date.

Range contact information

Email: asrpajoefossrange@gmail.com

Volunteers needed

The General Joe Foss Shooting Complex is owned by Maricopa County Parks & Rec, operated by the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association, and run by an all-volunteer staff. This is a great opportunity for people who have time to help others enjoy the shooting sports. Please email asrpajoefossrange@gmail.com for information and details regarding volunteer opportunities.

Fee Payment Options Credit/Debit cards ONLY are accepted for payment of fees and merchandise at the General Joe Foss Shooting Complex. 
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