Re: Where to shoot in AZ?
You really need to get out quite a ways from Phoenix in order to shoot safely at 1000+ yards any more. Phoenix is just too big with too many people wanting to get out of doors. The rolling terrain in the desert makes it difficult to see hikers, horses or quads moving through a wash. More than once I have been surprised by someone moving through my "range".
Nowadays, I travel up I-17 and exit on Dugas Ranch road. Head east, but watch for campers. They usually stay within 1/2 mile of the main road. Head north off of Dugas and you will find some great open valleys with an unobstructed view of 1000 yards or more.