In addition to rifle and pistol ranges, the facility has several areas for clay shooting, including sporting clays, trap, skeet, wobble trap, and five-stand. This range is the site of the 2013 Missouri State Sporting Clays Championship.
Clients can rent shotguns or purchase new and used handguns and long guns.
The staff at Ozark Shooters Sports Complex turns clay shooting into a special occasion. It hosts regular events, including couples' nights, ladies' nights, and a monthly cowboy-themed shoot. The surrounding woods creates an ideal setting for various types of clay shooting, and the furnished clubhouse gives visitors a place to relax. Ozark's experienced instructors also teach shotgun and handgun classes for individuals and groups.
A largely digital publication, The Bowfisher magazine champions piscine bow-hunting with recommendations on nationwide chartering businesses and guided ventures in the Ozarks. The editor-in-chief also charters his own local trips, immortalizing each adventure with complimentary digital-photo packages and toasts over a basket of quick snacks and beverages. As bow-fishers engage in a thrilling test of skill, they also take aim at invasive species such spotted gar, buffalo fish, and swamp things. Archers across the country can keep abreast of the sport's latest happenings in The Bowfisher's six digital issues a year, and peruse the online store for polarized glasses and promotional wear.
Kids of all ages descend excitedly upon Jumpin' Joey's seven Australia-themed bounce houses, flooding every inch of the 8,000-sqaure-foot indoor space with a symphony of giggles and delighted squeals. Intent on helping kids let loose while maintaining high standards of safety and cleanliness, Jumpin' Joey's crew of Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization (SIOTO)–certified lifeguards keep their eagle eyes and whistles trained upon playing youngsters at all times. A toddler unit affords tykes aged 2 and under a controlled place to play, and the inflatable pirate ship grants big kids a chance to hone their swashbucking skills, as long as neither of their hands are hooks. The onsite arcade, replete with shuffleboard and air hockey, bustles with cheering game winners, and the concession stand sates post-play appetites.
The moss-colored fishing pond at Mountain Springs Trout Park is always rippling. Sometimes, the minor currents that wrinkle its surface come from the underwater movements of shimmering fins. Other times, they're from the line of a child excited to have felt a fish's pull. An armory of fishing poles, lines, hooks, nets, and bait saves visitors the trouble of buying their own gear or climbing the mountains that worms live on top of. Nearby, the staff cleans and fillet the fish, scraping away their rose and emerald scales and packing the fish on ice to be fried, baked, or broiled at a later date.
The river's shallow waters ripple as you wade in to cast your reel. There's a calm here that can't be found anywhere else, but there would be no enjoying this moment without the proper gear. That's where Reading's Fly Shop comes in.
Reading's is the difference between fly fishing like a pro and merely getting your shoes wet. The shop stocks all the essentials necessary to haul in a prized bass or that monster that's been terrorizing the town for years. Its selection includes rods, reels, flies, and waders handpicked by the shop's owner, Charlie Reading, who's been fishing for more than three decades.
Equipped with likenesses of military-issue firearms, masked marksmen maneuver throughout a 16,000-square-foot warehouse, pelting each other with plastic BBs as they strafe down halls and overtake rooms. This is the home base of So Go Airsoft, where team members welcome combatants of all skill levels into 20- to 25-minute games that range from classics, such as Capture the Flag, to scenario matches, such as VIP Escort, Hostage Rescue, and Car-Key Find. The facility also organizes at least one scenario event each month, which is designed for beginners, but challenging enough for experienced players as well, plus a twice-monthly airsoft pistol and shotgun night. So Go Airsoft also engages large groups by opening its spacious arena to private parties.