Arizona tribes appeal transfer of land for shooting range
The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe and the Hualapai Tribal Nation are opposing the transfer of federal land to the Arizona Department of Game and Fish.

The Bureau of Land Management wants to transfer several hundred acres to the state. The Tri-State Shooting Recreation Center, Inc plans to operate a shooting range at the site.

But the tribes have appealed the decision. "We feel that they have not consulted with the Hualapai Tribe properly," Loretta Jackson-Kelly, the director and tribal historic preservation officer for the Hualapai Tribal Nation Department of Cultural Resources, told The Mohave Daily News.

The issue will be heard by a mediation group within the Interior Department, the president of the recreation center said.

Get the Story:
Tribes’ objection muzzles shooting range (The Mohave Daily News 4/15)