Clay Target Center Games
Experience the fun and excitement of clay target shooting by trying out the variety of games available at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center. View safety rules
Trap shooting is designed to simulate the flushing game bird, with the target launched flying away from you. The field layout provides the shooter with 25 flushing targets, creating an exciting challenge from five different shooting stations.
Skeet shooting dates back to the 1920s. It was created to offer the sportsman something to sharpen skills during the off-season. The field moves shooters in a semicircle, presenting them with a combination of 25 high and low targets that are launched to cross in front of the shooter. It is a great game for an individual or a group of five.
Often called “golf with a shotgun,” sporting clays is a fun and rapidly growing sport. Targets are launched in many different directions, some in the air and some rolling on the ground. Some stations include elevated platforms or scissor-lift stands. There are three different sporting clays courses geared toward shooters of different abilities.
- Quail course – Six stations for beginner shooters
- Rattlesnake course – 15 stations for intermediate shooters
- Roadrunner course – 12-15 station master-level course
Walk or take your personal side-by-side ATV on the trails connecting the stations of each of these scenic courses. The granite pathway takes you through the Sonoran desert landscape for an unforgettable shooting experience.
Targets are shot in rounds of 25 from five stands, with each shooter rotating from station to station. Targets are thrown in a predetermined pattern which is indicated on a menu. 5-Stand uses six to eight machines and simulates game bird hunting.
Bunker (Olympic) Trap
Bunker trap (also known as Olympic or international trap) is a challenging game. The bunker houses 15 machines – 3 throwers for each shooting station. The shooter stands on top and behind the bunker, shooting from an elevated position at targets that can go left, right, or straight randomly by a computerized thrower at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.
International skeet is the style shot in the Olympics. It has an eight-station format like American Skeet but with faster targets. The shooter is required to hold the butt of the gun at hip level until the target is seen, which may be delayed for up to 3.5 seconds after the target is called for. Single and double target sequences are slightly different from American Skeet.
Wobble trap is similar to standard trap shooting, but a bit more challenging. Targets travel at a faster speed and on a more variable flight path because the trap target throwing machine oscillates up and down, as well as side to side. Shooters have no way of anticipating in what direction and angle their next target will be moving.
Wheelchair-Accessible Trap/ Skeet
Check out the fully-paved and wheelchair-accessible trap and skeet field. This ADA-compliant combination field features a smooth concrete surface for barrier-free shooting in an exceptionally maneuverable area. There is generous shade, close-in parking, and a convenient accessible portable restroom.
When not in use by shooters using mobility assistance devices like wheelchairs and scooters, this multi-use field is open to all range patrons.
Archery at BASF
Outdoor Archery – The Ben Avery Clay Target Center is also the check-in point for the Ben Avery Archery Ranges, which are located on the grounds of the 1,650-acre Ben Avery Shooting Facility. There are 10 ranges that cater to recreational archers and also host state, national and international competitions. More information.
February 6-7, 2016 – Desert Bowhunters 3D
February 13-14, 2016 – Full Draw Bowhunters 3D
Feb 20, 2016 – Airgunners of Arizona Shoot
February 27-28, 2016 – Game and Fish 3D Fun Shoot
March 5-6,2016 – Full Draw Bowhunters 3D
March 12-13, 2016 – Desert Bowhunters 3D
March 19, 2016 – Airgunners of Arizona Shoot
May 21, 2016 – Airgunners of Arizona Shoot
April 7-10,2016 – AZ Cup/FITA
April 16 – Shoot for Hope – FITA Range/ Broadhead Brotherhood
April 30 – May 1, 2016 – JOAD State Championship/ FITA
May 14-15, 2016 – Game and Fish 3D Fun Shoot