John Moen RIP

We are very sorry to report that John Moen, President of Mesilla Valley Shotgun Sports, passed away at his home Saturday of natural causes.

A celebration of his life will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 23, at Baca’s Funeral Home on Boutz.


Lions Club Trap Shoot October 30

The Lions Club Trap Shoot will be October 30.  We’ll need 10 volunteers for that morning — call John Moen at (575) 644-3936 or email him at

Final Skeet Shoot and Luncheon October 31 – Canceled

Out of respect for John Moen and his family, the skeet shoot and luncheon planned for October 31 has been cancelled.

Youth Benefit Shoot November 6 — Bosque, NM

2021 Shoot For The
Future Of Ag

Information for competitors is at

We rely on our sponsors’ generosity!  Information for sponsors is at

New Email List!

A new email list has been created at, so we’ll able to get timely announcements to members of the club.  The list will only be used for announcements from the club to the membership — members will not be able to post to it, and if you reply to a message your response will only go back to the club.  To join the list, enter your email address in the box below and press the Subscribe button:


After you subscribe, you should receive a confirmation email. If you don’t, send me an email at and I’ll try to figure out what’s going on.

If you prefer, you can just send me an email and I’ll add you.


Welcome to Mesilla Valley Shotgun Sports!  We are a group of shotgun enthusiasts engaged in building, operating, and maintaining the trap, skeet, and sporting clays ranges at Butterfield Trail Shooting Park, outside Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Location, hours, prices, and other information about the organization can be found in the page menus on this site.

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