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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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Archers and BowHunters Expand Your Skills with 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 Arizona Archery Program Teaches the Fun Sport 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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Join a youth shotgun shooting team this fall

Scholastic Clay Target Program offers fun outdoor recreation Students, are you looking for fun, competition, and the chance to meet new friends and be part of a team? The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s 2009-10 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) season is ready to get underway, and students interested in learning about and competing in […]

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Community Archery Program targets Phoenix and Tucson metro areas

Partnership focuses on providing healthy activities for Arizona’s youth The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Archery Trade Association have teamed up to increase archery and bowhunting programs for youngsters throughout Arizona and enhance facilities in the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas. Through the agreement, the ATA will provide funding to the Game and […]

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Summer evening shooting leagues offered at Ben Avery

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 weeks, these […]

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Arizona’s young shotgun shooters continue to rise in clay target competitions

Many teams qualify to compete in the national competition in July Intense wind, pouring rain, hail, a touch of sun and a perfect 100 score in skeet from intermediate shooter Tanner Bissell of the Ben Avery Clay Crushers, were some of the highlights from this year’s SCTP Commissioners’ Cup championships. Another success story was the […]

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

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 in January, […]

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Cowboys to show off their six-shooters at Winter Range

The Old West will come alive once again when more than 600 men, women, and juniors gather for the 18th annual Winter Range hosted at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Ben Avery Shooting Facility from Feb. 25 – March 1. Winter Range is an exciting “Old West” style, five-day event that provides the backdrop […]

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New range offers great opportunities for West Valley shooters

Buckeye Hills complex and range renamed after local World War II heroes On Friday, Jan. 16, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department hosted the grand opening of the Joe Foss Shooting Complex, formerly known as the Buckeye Hills Shooting Range, located in Buckeye, Ariz. The facility is a self-sufficient “green” complex operated by on-site […]

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Archery 3-D fun shoot for all

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 Arizona Archery in […]

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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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Archery leagues for the New Year at Ben Avery Shooting Facility Brackets offered for men, women and children

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 3-spot […]

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Grants offered for public shooting range development Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2009

Shooting clubs, sportsmen’s groups and government agencies involved in the development, improvement or maintenance of public shooting ranges, including archery ranges, have an opportunity to apply for grant funds from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Grants are available through a competitive application process each year. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission determines how much […]

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Arizona Game and Fish offers grants for public shooting range development

Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2009 PHOENIX — Shooting clubs, sportsmen’s groups and government agencies involved in the development, improvement or maintenance of public shooting ranges, including archery ranges, have an opportunity to apply for grant funds from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Grants are available through a competitive application process each year. The […]

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Affordable wildlife-friendly gift ideas for those on your holiday list

Every year many people face the same holiday season challenge: what to buy for that family member or friend who seems to have it all? This year, make it affordable and rewarding by considering one of the many unique gift ideas the Arizona Game and Fish Department has to offer. “If you’re looking for an […]

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Archery-only deer hunters: Some hunting areas are not open during December nonpermit-tag hunts

The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to remind archery-only deer hunters with over-the-counter permits there are a number of Game Management Units that are not open hunting areas for the 2008 December hunt, as in past years. Game Management Units 17A, 20A, 22, 23, 37A, and 42 are not included in the December 2008 […]

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Mountain lion incident offers reminders to public

Mountain lion incident offers reminders to public In the aftermath of a recent human-mountain lion encounter in southern Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains, the Arizona Game and Fish Department offers tips for people who recreate or live in mountain lion country. An unusual-acting mountain lion that had been stalking a hiker and his dog in the […]

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High-power rifle competition sets sights for Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Competitive marksmen using vintage military rifles with open sights will be shooting at long-range targets starting Saturday in two premier national competitions. The 2008 Western Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches will take place at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix on Oct. 11-19. The CMP Games begin on Saturday […]

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Winter hours at Ben Avery Shooting Facility begin Oct. 15

The Ben Avery Shooting Facility main range, archery ranges, and the Ben Avery Clay Target Center will change to winter hours of operation for the public beginning Wednesday, Oct. 15. The new hours will be: Monday – Closed Tuesday – Closed Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. […]

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