Archive for January, 2009

Application deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 10; apply early to avoid long lines

Ten tips when applying for elk and/or antelope hunting permits Jan. 29, 2009 If you have visions of elk steaks on the grill or sending those trophy horns of a 70-class pronghorn to the taxidermist, don’t forget the most important step – applying for a hunt permit-tag before the deadline. The final deadline to submit [...]

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Elk and antelope hunting permit applications are due by Feb. 10

Beat the rush and take advantage of Jan. 22 “grace” period to correct errors Jan. 9, 2009 PHOENIX — The 2009 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information booklets are now available at all Arizona Game and Fish Department offices and license dealers statewide. Applications are now being accepted by mail only. Apply before Jan. [...]

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Archery 3-D fun shoot open to all

Hey Shooters, A 3-D archery fun shoot will be held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility’s archery range Saturday, Jan. 17 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. This fun shoot is a 20-target course designed to be fun, exciting and challenging. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Additionally, the course is open to all [...]

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Shooting range grant application deadline is Jan. 15

Arizona Game and Fish Commission offers monies to assist public shooting ranges PHOENIX —  Shooting clubs, sportsmen’s groups and government agencies involved in the development, improvement or maintenance of public shooting ranges, including archery ranges, have until 5 p.m. (MST) on Jan. 15 to submit their applications for grant funds from the Arizona Game and [...]

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Shotgun shooting

The recent renovations to the Clay Target Center feature the latest in throwing equipment and facility technologies, from voice-activated throwers to electronic play card devices. The new Business / Visitor Center is now open and offers a comfortable retreat between shoots. In addition, all of the trap/skeet fields have stadium lighting offering evening shoots as [...]

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Rimfire leagues

If you got a new .22 for Christmas or are just itching to get out and shoot your trusty rimfire rifle, then come out to the Ben Avery Shooting Facility for an evening rimfire league, starting Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. Rimfire rifle (.22/.17) league is every Tuesday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight weeks. Participants [...]

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Archery leagues

Finding a safe and challenging place to shoot your bow and arrow is getting tougher each year. To help archers keep their skills sharp, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility is offering an eight-week long winter archery league starting Jan. 7, 2009. Every Wednesday night, under stadium lights on the FITA Range, shooters can safely shoot [...]

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Ben Avery Shooting Facility has shooting programs for all

Whether you enjoy shooting rimfire rifles, a bow and arrow or sporting shotguns, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility is the place to go for a safe and controlled target-shooting experience. Target shooting is self-rewarding, builds hand-eye coordination skills, and teaches patience, discipline and knowledge of firearms and bows. League shooting offers a slight competitive edge [...]

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New Apprentice Hunting License offers a “test drive” at no cost

License encourages sportsmen to mentor others, assist hunter recruitment effort in Arizona PHOENIX — Effective Jan. 1, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a new “Apprentice Hunting License,” at no charge, to encourage existing hunters to become mentors and introduce a friend, neighbor, relative, or co-worker to the traditions and importance of hunting. [...]

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Archery leagues for the New Year at Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Brackets offered for men, women and children PHOENIX — Finding a safe and challenging place to shoot your bow and arrow is getting tougher each year. To help archers keep their skills sharp, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility is offering an eight-week long winter archery league starting Jan. 7, 2009. Every Wednesday night, under stadium [...]

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