BASF’s 300-yard range to reopen Friday by online reservation only
Posted October 21, 2020
Shooting facility to maintain public health, safety protocols
PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced the world-class Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) will reopen its 300-yard range Friday — by online reservation only. Customers can begin reserving shooting times at www.azgfd.gov/scheduleashoot.
To ensure public health and safety protocols are observed, and to maximize opportunities for all who choose to utilize the 300-yard range, customers should become familiar with the following:
- Visit www.azgfd.gov/scheduleashoot now to reserve one of seven paper-target or seven steel-target lanes, based on availability beginning Friday, Oct. 23.
- The range will be open from 6:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. (1 p.m. is the latest shooting start time) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 29, then Saturdays and Sundays only beginning Dec. 5.
- A shooter will have one hour, 45 minutes, which includes 15 minutes to set up and 15 minutes to pack up. A shooter can expect a minimum of three 15-minute shooting periods, with the possibility of more depending on how much time shooters spend downrange. Note: Reservations are time-certain.
- Steel targets will be placed between 120 and 315 yards.
- Only rifles ranging in caliber from .223 to .300 Win Mag will be allowed. Fully automatic rifles are not permitted. As a reminder, all firearms must be cased before entering the range. The picking up of spent brass is the shooter’s responsibility.
- Shooters can purchase eye and hearing protection, as well as paper targets, when making a reservation.
- Staff will be conducting sanitizing procedures on the range based on CDC recommendations.
- A “zero tolerance” policy will be strictly enforced. Any shooter who operates his or her firearm(s) or acts in an unsafe manner will be required to leave the facility.
Other operational guidelines can be viewed online at www.azgfd.gov/scheduleashoot.
For more information about BASF, visit www.azgfd.com/Shooting/BASF or call (623) 582-8313.