The Ben Avery Clay Target Center is a professionally managed public shotgun-shooting facility in north Phoenix offering games such as trap, skeet, sporting clays, and more. Fun for the whole family! It is also the check-in point for the Ben Avery outdoor archery ranges.
Shooters of all ages and abilities are welcome. New shooters will find rental shotguns and a courteous staff eager to offer informal coaching. Experts and competitive shooters will find top-notch challenges to match their skills in traditional games as well as advanced games like international skeet and Olympic (bunker) trap. The center hosts many well-known registered shoots and is a favorite venue for some of the world’s most accomplished shooters.
The Ben Avery Clay Target Center is located on the grounds of the 1,650-acre Ben Avery Shooting Facility and is owned by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and operated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Surrounded by scenic Sonoran desert landscape, it is easily accessed off Carefree Highway about 1.5 miles west of Interstate 17, just a short drive from popular tourist destinations like Scottsdale and downtown Phoenix. View Map.
Due to sanctioned registered shoots and other public or corporate events, on occasion, some field and course availability is limited. For future planning, visit our shooting events page for listings.
Public range – no membership required
16 lighted trap/skeet fields
Three sporting clay courses for all skill levels
Voice-activated trap releases
Gun patterning board
$10 rental shotguns
Air-conditioned clubhouse, shade ramadas, water stations
RV spaces with full hook-ups
The Ben Avery Clay Target Center and Ben Avery Shooting Facility are open to the public and are funded by shooters’ fees and by federal excise taxes on firearms, ammunition and shooting sports equipment through the Federal Assistance in Wildlife Restoration Program. The Arizona Game and Fish Department does not receive dollars from Arizona tax revenues (general fund).
The Ben Avery Shooting Facility has a Five Star rating from the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is has been named a Phoenix Point of Pride.