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Ben Avery Shooting Facility expanding opportunities  

Posted June 29, 2020

AZGFD continues to refine operations to better serve customers

 

PHOENIX — Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) customers will notice some changes that should make for a more efficient, enjoyable shooting experience beginning Wednesday, July 1.

On the heels of reopening the more challenging 15-station “Rattlesnake” sporting clays course last month, the Ben Avery Clay Target Center (CTC) will make available its eight-station “Quail” sporting clays course, which is geared for beginners. Customers can reserve shooting times at CTC, the archery range, or any rifle and pistol range, at www.azgfd.gov/scheduleashoot

As a reminder, 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.

CTC also will schedule start times on both courses in 15-minute increments, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday (for example, 7 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 7:30 a.m. . . . ). CTC’s objective is to provide more customers with shooting opportunities during the cooler morning hours.

“Quail” course customers also should note:

Gold Cards now accepted

The preloaded shooting cards, which are used to purchase targets for trap, skeet and sporting clays, are back. 

At checkout, CTC customers can type “goldcardmember” in the field that asks for a “coupon code.” This will allow those customers to book shooting times without being charged for any additional targets. 

In addition, customers now can have targets loaded on their Gold Cards by a customer service representative from 7-10 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The representative will be available just inside the OneAZ Credit Union Pavilion to assist customers one-on-one in accordance with  social distancing and health guidelines. After paying a one-time fee of $15 for the card, targets then can be loaded on the card, payable by credit card only. 

Meanwhile, the following opportunities will be available at BASF’s rifle and pistol ranges beginning Wednesday, July 1: 

All customers and staff are required to wear a face covering to enter any public restroom or building. A face covering is required for anyone who cannot maintain social distancing of six feet or more. 

To maintain social distancing, safety officers cannot provide personalized instruction. For everyone’s safety, 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 asked 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.