Arizona is not all desert. we have two excellent ski resort within 4 hours of Phoenix. Three outstanding shooting ranges in the Phoenix Valley I prefer Usrey which is just north of Mesa.
Gun Laws are excellent with most Law Enforcement Agency's gun friendly. Avoid Tucson The Sheriff is definitely anti gun and works very hard to circumvent the laws.
Hunting opportunities range from varmints and Javilinia to Antelope, Elk, Big horn, some buffalo Cougars and bear.
Unfortunately, we are over run with attorneys.