Archive for the 'Shooting Sports' Category

Free Indoor Air Gun & Archery Clinics in December

To coincide with the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Indoor Air Gun & Archery Range, free clinics will be offered on multiple days seen below. Registration is required and you must email KROUNTREE@AZGFD.GOV with your name, phone, date you would like to attend, and how you heard about the program. Free Indoor Air Gun […]

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Stay and Camp at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility

LONG-TERM STAYS NOW AVAILABLE TO THE SHOOTING PUBLIC Make your Reservation Online …or contact our Main Range Office at (623) 582.8313 UTILITY SITES NON-UTILITY SITES Daily Rates $25 $12 Weekly Rates $100** $50** Monthly Rates $300** $150** **The monthly purchase of a BASF Main-Range (MR) 10-Day Shooting Pass for $70.00 is also required (Allows 11-Daily […]

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Grants available for public shooting ranges in Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to continue to improve and expand public shooting ranges across the state by providing grant funding to qualified applicants involved in the development, improvement or maintenance of public shooting and archery ranges. The department is accepting grant applications now through Jan. 15 by 5 p.m. (MST). Shooting clubs, […]

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Target archery shooters and bowhunters: Expand your skills, try 3-D targets

Arizona Game and Fish offers fun shoots Step off the range and into the field and expand your archery skills in judging distances, terrain, and identifying the target zone on a variety of life-sized 3-D targets in a natural desert setting. All ages and skill levels are welcome, so bring the entire family out to […]

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New program teaches the fun sport of archery to families

Looking for a great activity the whole family can learn and enjoy? The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a Family Archery Program at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix beginning Oct. 12. This introductory program is designed to give families a hands-on experience to learn more about archery and possibly start a […]

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Ben Avery Shooting Facility sets winter hours and new late arrival check-in

Recreational shooters are reminded that the Ben Avery Shooting Facility is operating on winter business hours as of Oct. 15. In addition, shooters arriving near closing time are required to check-in 30 minutes before closing time to allow shooters and archers ample range time. Arriving with less than 30 minutes could leave customers in the […]

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Improve your marksmanship: Summer evening shooting leagues offered at Ben Avery Shooting Facility

PHOENIX — If the recent NRA convention in Phoenix got your American spirits pumping, or you just recently bought a new firearm to replace that old hand-me-down, then now is the time to join one of the summer recreational shooting leagues at the renowned Ben Avery Shooting Facility. Beginning in June and running for eight […]

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First Cowboy Mounted Shooting Action Arena in the World Available for Public Use

The first public use Cowboy Mounted Action Shooting Action arena (also refured to as action shooting or mounted shooting) has opened at the Arizona Game and Fish Ben Avery Shooting Facility. The Arizona Game and Fish Ben Avery Shooting Facility is located at Carefree Highway and Interstate 17 just north of Phoenix, Arizona. The first […]

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Archery 3-D fun shoot and Archery in the Schools 3-D regional shoot to be held May 9

April 27, 2009 A 3-D archery fun shoot will be held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility’s archery range Saturday, May 9, 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. No registration is required. The cost […]

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Air gun range improvements offer safe introduction to growing shooting sport

PHOENIX — After hearing this news, Ralphie, the 8-year-old boy from the movie A Christmas Story, would be grabbing his trusty Red Rider BB gun and fixing his sights on the Ben Avery Shooting Facility’s Air Gun Range – and he won’t have to worry about shooting his eye out. The Arizona Game and Fish […]

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Game and Fish Commission to discuss Northern Arizona Regional Shooting Facility

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission (Commission) will be provided a presentation on the Northern Arizona Regional Shooting Facility (NARSF) including the current issues, planning efforts and pending decisions on the proposed Willard Springs land exchange at its March 2009 meeting. If you are interested in providing public input on the proposed NARSF, you are […]

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Increased firearms sales set a positive trend for upcoming outdoor events in Arizona

PHOENIX – The recent reports of increased firearms and ammunition sales across the nation set a positive note for upcoming shooting events and outdoor shows in Arizona despite the nation’s challenging economic downturn, said Arizona Game and Fish Department officials. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, firearms sales in the nation jumped 28.8 percent […]

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See early American history come to life at the Western National Muzzle Loader shoot

See early American history come to life at the Western National Muzzle Loader shoot PHOENIX – Get your coonskin caps, flintlock rifles, powder flasks and tomahawks ready for action or just come as you are to witness an historic bygone era when stalwart frontiersmen hunted with smoke-belching muzzleloaders or hand-carved bows and arrows. The Western […]

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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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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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