Gun enthusiasts should set their sights on Fredonia. The 50 plus acre pistol/rifle/bow shooting range, situated on BLM land just east of the town cemetery, is considered a well-organized range.

Kanab residents Jim Willison and Mike Avant are primarily to thank for its construction. “Mike and I talked to the town council, and said we’d like to help get the range operational,” explained Willison.

In conjunction with the town’s grounds crew, berms and covered benches (shooting platforms) were built. There are two 100 yard benches and two on the long range.

The city fenced it in, and used a grant to buy the crushed asphalt for the drive.

“We started out with straight steel for the metal targets,” explained Willison. “But they just got shot up. We then got the armor plate from Page Steel.”

Willison said that since completion, the Fredonia Shooting Range has been popular. “We’ve had a number of hunters who come to sight their guns and practice here. They say it is one of the nicer ranges they’ve seen.”

Those wanting to use the practice range can go to the Fredonia Town Office and pay $25 for the year and get a key to the gate. For $10, hunters can get a one day pass to sight their guns at the range.