McAninch Attends Clark County Shooting Park Dedication in Las Vegas
The ATA contributed $40,000 this year and has committed to another $40,000 in 2010 to cost-share an archery coordinator position with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (DOW). Chris Cheff, the newly hired archery coordinator, will work from the Clark County Shooting Park in Las Vegas. Among Cheff’s first tasks will be implementing the National Archery in the School Program (NASP) and After School Archery Programs (ASAP) in nearby communities.
The new Clark County Shooting Park was dedicated Aug. 25 in a ceremony at Las Vegas. Among those attending were, from left, John McKay, outdoor education coordinator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife; Jay McAninch, CEO/president, ATA; Chris Cheff, archery coordinator for the NDOW’s southern region; and Doug Nielsen, conservation education supervisor for the NDOW’s southern region.
• 24 combination trap and skeet fields with a pro shop and cafeteria;
• An archery range and building with a 30-seat classroom and restrooms;
• A public rifle and pistol range with a pro shop and convenience store;
• A hunter education center featuring a 90-seat classroom with archery, rifle, pistol and shotgun ranges and a simulated hunting course; and
• A shotgun center with 80 spaces for recreational vehicles to house safety officers on-site.
The ATA helped sponsor the event to dedicate the park and its education facility on Aug. 25, while Jay McAninch, ATA’s CEO and president, attended the ceremony on behalf of the archery and bowhunting industry. Joining him were U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.; Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev.; Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons (R); Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid; and DOW Commissioner Tom Collins.
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Learn more about the Las Vegas shooting park and education facility, the ATA’s investment in archery programs and the impact these efforts will have on the archery and bowhunting industry in an upcoming news release.