The mission of the Wolf Creek Gun and Bow Association is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment to promote the use, training and education for all shooting disciplines in the Pagosa Springs area.
In the summer of 2019, a group of citizens formed to discuss the development of a dedicated shooting facility in Pagosa Springs. That group held a town-hall meeting in October 2019 in the Pagosa Springs Middle School gymnasium. Approximately 100 community members attended and expressed support for the concept.
The Wolf Creek Gun and Bow Association was officially incorporated in late 2020 and is operating as a 501(c)(4) corporation (C #20201745591). Since then our organization has grown to include over 200 members. The club is now working to incorporate a second 501(c)(3) entity for a range so donations may be tax deductible.
NOTE: The Wolf Creek Gun and Bow Association is currently operating as a 501(c)(4) corporation. Donations to the Wolf Creek Gun and Bow Association are NOT tax deductible.
Our Overall Goal…
The emphasis of the club will be to provide a safe environment conducive to both firearm instruction and the practice of recreational handgun, rifle, and shotgun shooting, as well as archery. Since Pagosa Country is comprised of a significant percentage of firearms owners, it is envisioned that the sports club would provide a range location for a large portion of the area residents, as well as meeting the needs of the many hunters from outside the immediate area.
While there are places to shoot in Archuleta County, there has never been a site dedicated exclusively for such purpose to the general public. The benefits of a dedicated location include:
- Enhanced safety for participants and those in the surrounding area by ensuring projectile containment with appropriate bullet traps/backstops.
- Environmental benefits: cleaner forests and reduced soil and water hazards.
- Greater educational opportunities for students, residents, and hunters. It is envisioned that a classroom structure would provide an instructional environment for firearms safety, concealed handgun, and hunter education courses.