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Clay Target Center Goals

 

The Department’s long-term goal
The Arizona Game and Fish Department believes the Clay Target Center has huge potential in serving the needs of our local shooting community. Our goal is to one day turn it into the finest trap, skeet and sporting clays facility in the country

The Arizona Game and Fish Department supports shooting sports programs, firearms safety, hunter safety and shooting range development, in addition to its wildlife management and conservation responsibilities.

What can customers expect?
Customers will notice several things, both immediately and over the next year:

Facility upgrades
The Clay Target Center is undergoing extensive renovation. Once the Department takes over management, customers will immediately notice:

  • Extended hours year-round - 7 a.m. until 9 p.m., Wed. - Sun.
  • Refurbished trap/skeet fields with new towers
  • New sporting clays shooting stations
  • New target throwers
  • Outstanding customer service in a safe, friendly recreational shooting environment

By early 2007, the center will include:

  • 18 fully functional trap and skeet fields (14 overlays with four additional trap fields)
  • Upgraded electrical service and lights for night shooting
  • Full-service RV spaces
  • Refurbished clubhouse

Personalized customer service
We’ll provide the same outstanding level of customer service that we deliver to customers at the other Department-operated shooting ranges at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. Our staff serves the needs of recreational shooters of all experience levels. Beginners are welcome and will receive expert instruction in a safe, controlled environment.

Competitive events
The Department has developed a strong schedule of events for the 2006-07 season, including two major competitions and a number of registered events. The Ben Avery Shooting Facility also hosts other large events, such as Winter Range and the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo.

Youth programs
The center is integral to continued development of our youth programs, such as the rapidly growing Scholastic Clay Target Program. The center will serve as a venue for state championship events and as a practice facility for area youth.

Send us your questions or suggestions – we want to communicate with you
As with any change, there are bound to be concerns and questions. Please forward your questions or suggestions to bactc@azgfd.gov and we will make every effort to respond to you in a timely manner. We will also post some of the more prevalent questions (and answers) on this Web site, as well as significant updates as they occur. We want to work with our shooting community to maximize the potential of the Ben Avery Clay Target Center.

For more information
Contact the Clay Target Center at 623-434-8119 or Anthony Chavez, statewide shooting ranges coordinator, at (623) 236-7395 or aechavez@azgfd.gov

 
 
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