Ben Avery Shooting Facilities
- 67-point covered main range and specialty ranges
- Five field archery ranges
- FITA range
- Clay Target Center
- 99-site improved Campgrounds
Public ranges are available throughout the year, including the clay target center. Specialty ranges are for user groups only.
Public Use Range
Ben Avery Shooting Facility Reopens
Main Range – This range is used by the general public for recreational shooting. It has 67 positions at distances from 5 yards to 200 yards. All types of firearms may be used with the exceptions of .416 Barrett Round, .50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun) Round, Tracer Rounds, and Armor Piercing Rounds. This range is restricted to public use only.
Clay Target Center – The Clay Target Center has the traditional games of trap and skeet, as well as sporting clays and five-stand. Visit the Clay Target Center page for more information, including hours and fees.
Range 1- Upper Hill Animal Range
This public range provides archers the opportunity to practice their hunting skills by shooting at animal silhouette targets at a variety of distances and angles. 14 burlap animal targets are set amid steep terrain with challenging shots of up to 60 yards.
Range 2- Lower Hill Animal Targets
This public range provides archers the opportunity to practice their hunting skills by shooting at animal silhouette targets at a variety of distances and angles. 14 burlap animal targets are set amid steep terrain, challenging shots of up to 80 yards.
Range 3- Field Range
This public range provides archers the opportunity to practice shooting at bulls-eye targets at fixed distances, with 14 targets and shots of up to 80 yards.
Range 4- Animal Range
This public range provides archers the opportunity to practice shooting at 14 burlap animal targets set within flatter terrain, with shots of up to 60 yards.
Range 5- Hunter Range
This public range provides archers the opportunity to practice their hunting skills by shooting at targets at fixed distances.
Range 6- Known Distance Practice
This public range provides opportunity for archers to practice at fixed distances from 15 to 60 yards. You will also find broadhead and crossbow targets here. This range has a covered area and lighted tables.
FITA/World Archery Practice Range
This public archery range is for FITA practice.
Specialty Ranges – User Group Agreement Required
Indoor Airgun/Archery – The indoor airgun and archery building is an air conditioned configurable building that can meet a variety of shooting needs. It has firing positions for 40 Air Guns OR 24 Archery OR 12 Air Gun and 24 Archery positions available. This building may also be reserved for large events or ceremonies. Note: Extra fees apply for use.
Smallbore Range – This range features lighting for night shooting and a covered concrete shooting pad with wooden shooting tables. This is primarily a rifle range, although pistols may be fired on this range with some restrictions. Target holders are located at 50 feet, 25, 50 and 100 yards, and 50 meters.
High Power Range – This range features shooting positions at 100, 200, 300, 500, 600, 800, 900 and 1,000 yards, and is used for competitive shooting as well as training purposes. .
Frank L. DeSomma Range – A covered cement shooting pad featuring steel targets at 200, 300, 400 and 500 meters. Equipped with the capability of placing silhouette animals at 200/300/400/500 meters, for the rifle silhouette shooting discipline. Applicable restrictions are outlined within the User Group Terms & Conditions.
DPS – Uncovered 100 yard range with target holders available to use at 100 yard position only located at the backstop. The firing line can be backed up from the target holders to meet the distance needs of your event. Covered bleachers are available for shade.
Benchrest Range – This range has a maximum distance of 300 yards, and although it is designed for benchrest competitive shooting it can be used for other types of shooting disciplines approved by a Rangmaster.
Pistol Ranges 2,3,4 – Open 25-yard bays, with canopy, no tables and 15 target positions located at backstop only. Pistol only.
Practical Pistol Bays –
- 6 available bays, A, B, C, D, E & F
- Bays A, B, C & D are 100 yards
- Bays E & F are 15 yards
- Bays C & D have cement pads, a canopy, wooden shooting tables and stools. Lights are available for night shooting on bays C & D.
Pistol Silhouette Range – A covered cement shooting pad featuring silhouette animals at varying distances out to 200 meters, specifically designed for the pistol silhouette shooting discipline.
Mounted Shooting Arena – Two enclosed riding areas for practicing the discipline of Cowboy Mounted Shooting.
Rifle Ranges 1 & 2 – This range features a covered concrete shooting pad with wooden shooting tables, stools, 15 shooting points with 50 meter, 50 and 100 yard target distances.