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  • AZGFD Outdoor EXPO 2024

    AZGFD

    The largest hands-on outdoor expo in Arizona is at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Outdoor Expo will feature everything from wildlife exhibits and family fishing tanks and trying out firearms in a safe, controlled environment on the range. March 23-24, Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free. "We're not aware of any other free event that combines conservation, recreation and industry into such a... Full story

  • Arizona Outdoor Hall Of Fame

    AZGFD

    The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation (WFT) is soliciting nominations for inductees into the 26th annual Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 8, 2024. In 1998, Wildlife for Tomorrow and the Arizona Game and Fish Department joined forces to establish the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. This prestigious award honors individuals and organizations that have made remarkable and enduring contributions towards the conservation of Arizona's wildlife, the preservation... Full story

  • Downstream Events Calendar September 2023

    Carol L Allen

    Current The Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) has announced new hours of operation, which became effective Aug. 29, for its rifle and pistol ranges, archery ranges, and Clay Target Center. Friday, Sept. 1 Dove hunting season begins; see story on page 1 of this issue. Friday, Sept.1 Lake Havasu City Educators, bring your school ID for a free local brew at Yard City, plus a raffle just for you. Stop by KAWS for another sweet Educator raffle, live music and kid's crafts!...  Website

  • Arizona Game and Fish Outdoor Expo Registration is now OPEN 2024

    Arizona Game and Fish Outdoor Expo Registration is now OPEN

    AZGFD

    March 23-24, 2024 Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The largest hands-on outdoor expo in Arizona is at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Outdoor Expo will feature everything from wildlife exhibits and family fishing tanks and trying out firearms in a safe, controlled environment on the range. Sponsorship opportunities also available on the registration site. Register HERE... Full story

  • Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association Shotgun Division

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2023

    Phoenix, AZ -Intimidated by clay target competitions? Need some practice with the gals? ASRPA Shotgun Division of Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association (ASRPA) invites you to a "Ladies Only" sporting clays shoot on Sunday, August 27th, where the scores don't matter, but shooting with other women and girls does. Winners are determined by a raffle ticket received with each paid registration. Registrationsfor ASRPA members are $35 each; non ASRPA members are $40 each. Approximately one out of... Full story

  • AZGFD Outdoor Hall Of Fame

    AZGFD|Jul 1, 2023

    The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation and respected outdoor journalist Craig Boddington will honor the 2023 class of inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame at the 25th annual Hall of Fame banquet Saturday, Aug. 19. The event will take place at The Wigwam Resort, 300 Wigwam Blvd., in Litchfield Park, Ariz. This year's inductees represent a diverse range of experts and advocates dedicated to preserving Arizona's natural heritage. These organizations and individuals have demonstrated... Full story

  • BASF Target-Shooting Experience

    BASF Target-Shooting Experience

    Jul 1, 2023

    Appeal of steel being offered to recreational pistol shooters. "Clang!" That distinctive sound of a bullet hitting steel soon will be ringing out at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) in north Phoenix. Nathaniel Seward, a senior range master for the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), hopes a new target-shooting experience that begins July 9 will hit the mark with recreational pistol shooters of all ages (5 and older), and of all skill levels. Steel Appeal "There's nothing quite like... Full story

  • On The Cover May 2023

    Carol L. Allen

    You - the people, the citizens, the patriots, the Americans - all are the wind beneath our country's wings. With your loyalty and support, our eagle flies free, unencumbered by a divided citizenry, destructive politics, and weak leadership. It is up to you: Be a strong wind beneath our country's eagle or let it falter and fall. This Memorial Day we salute those who did not let the eagle fall: our veterans. Be Heard! These are five ways to get help when you need it. Lake Powell, Lake Mead Rising... Full story

  • Ben Avery Shooting Facility

    AZGFD|May 1, 2023

    The Ben Avery Shooting Facility's (BASF) rifle and pistol ranges, archery ranges, and Clay Target Center have switched to summer hours of operation through Aug. 28. • Monday: CLOSED • Tuesday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Wednesday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Thursday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Friday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. • Saturday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Sunday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Note: Archery ranges open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. "These summer hours of operation provide for the facility to be open during the coolest parts of the... Full story

  • Arizona Outdoor Hall Of Fame

    AZGFD

    This year marks the Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary. The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation (WFT) is soliciting nominations for this year's inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 28, 2023. The Outdoor Hall of Fame annually recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions toward Arizona's wildlife, the welfare of its natural resources, and the state's outdoor heritage. To Submit A Nomination Visit h... Full story

  • AZGFD Driver Training

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2023

    AZGFD offers ROV side-by-side driver training course on April 22 Includes closed and open trail experiences PHOENIX - If you enjoy riding recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV) side-by-sides, you shouldn't pass up this unique opportunity to enhance your skills and learn from an expert. AZGFD Offers Unique Training The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is offering a unique side-by-side training class on Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the department's OHV Education Range... Full story

  • AZGFD Expo 2023

    AZGFD Outdoor Expo 2023

    AZGFD

    Admission and parking are free. Mark your calendars: March 25-26, Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The largest hands-on outdoor expo in Arizona is at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix.The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Outdoor Expo will feature everything from wildlife exhibits and family fishing tanks and trying out firearms in a safe, controlled environment on the range. Supporting Outdoor Passions "We're not aware of any other free event that combines... Full story

  • Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame Inductees

    AZGFD

    The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation will honor the 2022 class of inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame at the annual Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event will be held at the Hilton Resort at the Peak, 7677 N. 16th Street in Phoenix. This Year's Inductees Dr. Tom Boggess III, of Camp Verde, is a retired veterinarian and long-time outdoorsman who has been involved with wildlife organizations for more than five decades. He was heavily involved in fundraising for wildlife... Full story

  • Arizona Outdoor Hall Of Fame NOMINATIONS

    AZGFD

    Nominations Sought For Arizona Outdoor Hall Of Fame Inductees are recognized for their contributions to the state's outdoor heritage. The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation (WFT) is soliciting nominations for this year’s inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The Outdoor Hall of Fame annually recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions toward Arizona’s wildlife, the welfare of its natural resources, and the state’s outdoor herit... Full story

  • Become A Better Shot

    John Anderson|Nov 1, 2021

    Don't Miss! There Is Only One Way To Become A Better Shot No matter how much you scout, no matter how well you spot and stalk, no matter how long you prepare for your hunt, it's all for nothing if you miss the shot. You may only get one chance – do you really want to blow it after investing all that time and money? There is only one way to become a better shot, and that is to practice. Taking your rifle to the range and shooting a target at 100 or 200 yards over and over until you c... Full story

  • Danger Outdoors

    Margie Anderson|Sep 1, 2021

    When I was a kid, the only things I worried about when I was camping or hunting were bears and mountain lions. As it happens, I've only seen lions two or three times in my life, and each time the lion was hightailing it away from me. And sad to say, I've never seen a bear in the wild. However, I have had plenty of narrow escapes and a few times when I didn't escape some of the dangers that you might run into when you're enjoying Arizona's great outdoors. Most can be avoided if you simply pay... Full story

  • How to Keep Your Guns

    John Anderson|Jul 1, 2021

    Bob Corbin, former Attorney General of Arizona, is a staunch supporter of our constitutional right to bear arms. He served as AG from 1972 to 1991, the longest of any other elected official. Mr. Corbin served as President of the National Rifle Association from 1992 – 1993 and is currently one of the ten board members who serve on the NRA Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund board. Mr. Corbin met with Pastor Ryan Rice, who is now heading up the AZ Quail Today website (www.azquailtoday.com) , and we l... Full story

  • AZGFD Outdoor Hall of Fame Nominations

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2021

    Deadline to submit nominations is April 30. The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is soliciting nominations for this year's inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The Outdoor Hall of Fame annually recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions toward Arizona's wildlife, the welfare of its natural resources, and the state's outdoor heritage. Nominations will be accepted through April 30, 2021. To submit a nomination, download a form,... Full story

  • Gun Owner Classes

    John Anderson|Mar 1, 2021

    Learn And Feel More At Ease With Your Firearm According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), over five million Americans became first-time gun owners in 2020. That's great news for the sport! In fact, in the first seven months of 2020, over 12 million guns were purchased, up more than 70 percent over the same period in 2019. The numbers might have been higher if gun shops hadn't been scrambling to meet the demand. And you were wondering why ammo is so scarce? Seriously, it's not a... Full story

  • Ben Avery Shooting Facility Now Open

    AZGFD|Jun 1, 2020

    Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) customers should expect some operational changes when they visit one of the nation's largest publicly operated shooting facilities. It re-opened on May 13. To ensure public health and safety protocols are observed, and to maximize opportunities for all recreational shooters, only online reservations will be accepted. BASF customers can reserve shooting times on the rifle and pistol ranges, as well as the Clay Target Center (CTC), by visiting... Full story

  • Gifts For Dads Who Shoot

    John Anderson|Jun 1, 2020

    It's June and you know what that means – time to celebrate Dad! Here are some ideas for you to give to your hunting/shooting buddy. There is a wide range of prices to suit any wallet and dad is sure to love any of them. Grizzly Targets If you dad likes to go out in the desert to target practice, he probably already knows that the Forest Service says you must take your targets home with you. Personally, I think the targets that are the most fun are the metal ones because you can hear whether y... Full story

  • AZGFD COVID-19 Updates

    AZGFD

    Editor's Note: The following information was applicable as we went to press. For updates, call (602) 942-3000, or email customerservice@azgfd.gov The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is committed to staying connected with its customers and continuing to provide exceptional service. As updates related to the COVID-19 situation become available, AZGFD will share any new developments or changes to processes. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Q: Is the Ben Avery Shooting Facility open? All r... Full story

  • Ben Avery Shooting Facility To Reopen

    AZGFD|May 1, 2020

    Operational Changes Include Scheduling Shooting Times Online PHOENIX - Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) customers should expect some operational changes when one of the nation's largest publicly operated shooting facilities reopens at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 13. To ensure public health and safety protocols are observed, and to maximize opportunities for all recreational shooters, only online reservations will be accepted. BASF customers can reserve shooting times on the rifle and pistol ranges,... Full story

  • Here's What To Expect At The Range

    John Anderson|Apr 1, 2020

    If you are new to shooting, going to the range may be a bit intimidating. I know my girls were nervous the first time, and they wanted to know all about it before they went. Just knowing what to expect and how to act takes a lot of the apprehension out of things, so here's what you need to know about going to the shooting range. Outdoor Range I usually visit Ben Avery Shooting Range on the Carefree Highway, but shooting ranges will all have very similar rules. Safety, obviously, is the... Full story

  • AZGFD Clay Target Center

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2020

    New health protection strategies being implemented at Ben Avery Shooting Facility The Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) will reopen its Clay Target Center and archery range Thursday, March 26, after temporarily closing last Friday to implement new health protection strategies. Here's what recreational shooters need to know: • Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. • To minimize personal contact between customers and staff, the cus... Full story

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