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AZGFD seeks input on proposed pricing adjustments for BASF 

Posted September 16, 2019

Public comment period runs through Oct. 15


PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) encourages the public to provide its input on proposed pricing adjustments for the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF).

A web form has been posted on the department’s website at All public input will be accepted through Oct. 15.   

BASF range manager Christopher Dean said the proposed pricing adjustments are necessary to keep pace with the rising costs of maintaining the world-class facility, located on 1,650 acres in north Phoenix.

“All of the fees collected — 100 percent — go back into the operations, maintenance and expansion of opportunities that are made available to the public at BASF,” Dean said.

Founded in 1957, BASF is one of the nation’s largest publicly operated shooting facilities. The world-class range is a City of Phoenix Point of Pride. It has received a five-star rating from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

BASF is funded by the revenues generated by user fees and federal dollars appropriated through the Pittman-Robertson Act.