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Ben Avery Clay Target Center to reopen sporting clays course Wednesday

Posted May 22, 2020

Operational changes include scheduling shooting times online 


PHOENIX — The targets soon will be flying again on at least one of the sporting clays courses at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center (CTC).

For fans of one of the fastest-growing shooting sports, the 15-station “Rattlesnake” course will be available — by online reservation only — beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 27. In the meantime, customers can reserve a shooting time by visiting 

At this time, CTC and the rest of the ranges are unable to accommodate walk-in customers. Any changes to this policy will be based on reopening guidelines for businesses and customers, as outlined by the Governor’s Office.  

“We would like to thank all of our customers who have taken advantage of the new reservation system,” said Jonathan McCraw, CTC range manager. “Their cooperation, along with their willingness to embrace new operational changes, has allowed us to move forward and offer sporting clays.”

To ensure public health and safety protocols are observed, and to maximize opportunities for all who choose to shoot sporting clays, customers should familiarize themselves with the following:

Note: In another effort to maximize opportunities for all shooters, CTC has made bunker, international skeet and doubles trap available Wednesday through Sunday (they previously were offered Friday through Sunday).           

Again, visit to make a reservation.