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Best spot to go shooting skeet and handguns after work?

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I want to go shooting in the desert; work a half day during the week and head out after.    Maybe some skeet shooting, but generally nothing more than a 50 yrd shot.  I work up in Scottsdale, and was wondering if it's better to go through Fountain Hills and out to Mt Ord and shoot there (about 1 hr drive) or better to just head up to 17 to Bloody Basin Rd and shoot there (about the same distance).

I never stop short of Cordes Junction on the 17 or Payson up the 87, so curious your thoughts.  Thx

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update:  talked with Tonto- all recreational shooting is banned up until 9/30.  no update if that is going to be lifted or extended.

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Plus, skeet shooting in the field?  Do you pick up all the shattered clays?  Because I hate seeing that crap.

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Agree.  Almost worse than beer bottles. 

I haven't shot skeet in probably 10 years, but yes.

 

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Coconino is probably the closest? Maybe somewhere north of Camp Verde.

Fire restrictions in place.. shooting is ok. 

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Now if the request was the best place to shoot skeet WITH handguns, that would be awesome!
Except the current ammo shortage prohibits me in taking part for now......

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Clarification question, are we currently allowed to shoot recreationally in the lower deserts (Florence for instance)? Where can I find this information at?

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On 10/1/2020 at 8:26 AM, PhxDT said:

Agree.  Almost worse than beer bottles. 

I haven't shot skeet in probably 10 years, but yes.

 

You really pick up all the clay pieces after shooting? 

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At least most clays are just that and disappear.  Beer bottles are there forever, usually part of why the state or blm says you can't target shoot in areas anymore.  

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On 10/10/2020 at 5:08 PM, azbirdhunter88 said:

You really pick up all the clay pieces after shooting? 

not that it matters, but we threw them at the direction of a backstop/canyon wall.  found out that my wife was a great shot.  good memories.

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