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By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department
Outdoor enthusiasts: Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this year’s Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo, being held Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix.
Formerly known as the Shooting Showcase, this year’s event is expanding to include a wide range of outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, archery, off-highway vehicle recreation, boating safety, camping, live wildlife exhibits and more.
You can attend educational workshops, view demonstrations, and visit with sportsmen’s/conservation groups and commercial vendors in our exhibitors’ tent.
You’ll still have the same opportunity to experience hands-on recreational shooting on the range as in past years, including the chance to try out various specialty shooting disciplines (cowboy action, black powder, rifle and pistol silhouette, and more) hosted by local shooting organizations.
The Scholastic Clay Target Program Sporting Clays State Championships will be held at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center on Saturday. The Archery in the Schools Program State Championships will be held at the Ben Avery archery ranges.
Vendors and sportsmen’s/conservation groups interested in exhibiting at the Outdoor Expo can obtain more information by clicking here or by calling Tristanna Bickford at (623) 236-7241.
The Outdoor Expo is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Trolley transportation is provided throughout the 1,690-acre complex for all activities. The Expo entrance at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility is located off Carefree Highway, on Long Shot Lane, about 1/2 mile west of I-17. For more information, visit azgfd.gov/expo or call (623) 236-7241.