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Nestled in North Phoenix is the renowned Ben Avery Clay Target Center, a professionally managed public shotgun-shooting facility offering a plethora of games such as trap, skeet, and sporting clays. An ideal destination for families, it caters to both beginners and experts. Whether you’re a novice eager to learn or an expert looking for a challenge, this facility has got you covered. Moreover, it serves as the check-in point for the Ben Avery Archery Range.

Facility Features:

  • Owned by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and managed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
  • Located on a massive 1,650-acre area of the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, one of the country’s largest publicly operated shooting sites.
  • Established in 1957, its storied history showcases its commitment to providing quality recreational experiences.
  • Has been bestowed with a Five Star rating by the National Association of Shooting Ranges.
  • Includes 16 illuminated trap/skeet fields, 4 sporting clay courses designed for varying skill levels, and a wheelchair-accessible field.
  • Equipped with voice-activated trap releases and a shotgun patterning board.
  • Offers facilities like an air-conditioned clubhouse, shade ramadas, water stations, and RV spaces with full hook-ups.
  • A membership is not mandatory to access the public range.
  • Reserve your spot for trap or skeet in advance to ensure availability.
  • Due to inventory constraints, shooters are advised to bring their own ammunition: 7.5, 8, or 9 lead shot.

Visitor Reviews:
Most visitors have lauded the facility for its friendly and courteous staff, cleanliness, and its variety of shooting games. The Ben Avery bunker, in particular, has been highlighted as a favorite. First-timers have found the staff extremely helpful, making the experience enjoyable and comfortable. Seasoned shooters praise the facility for its international skeet, Olympic trap, and sporting clays. The consensus is that it offers an affordable, fun-filled day for friends and family. However, some visitors have expressed a desire for more frequent upkeep of the skeet fields. On the whole, it’s evident that the majority of guests have had a positive experience at this facility.




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Opening Hours

  • MondayClosed
  • Tuesday 07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday 07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Friday 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Saturday 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Sunday 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM