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 (WCGBA) was officially incorporated in late 2020, operating as a 501(c)(4) corporation (C #20201745591). Over 200 people joined in the first year. Unfortunately, donations given to the organization as a 501(c)(4) were not tax-deductible.
In November 2022, the Association applied for recognition as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity organization so donations may be tax deductible. Wolf Creek Gun and Bow is now recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity entity retroactively effective August 26, 2020.
The Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association has offered land for WCGBA to lease and construct an archery range. A grant application has been submitted to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife in hopes of starting construction of this range in late summer or fall of 2023.
Wolf Creek Gun and Bow Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity entity. Donations are eligible for tax deduction.
Our Overall Goal…
The emphasis of Wolf Creek Gun and Bow Association 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 Association 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.
- Amateur shooting competitions for adults and youth programs.