The Ben Avery Clay Target Center is offering dove hunters a great opportunity to sharpen their wing-shooting skills before the season opener Sept. 1. With a valid state hunting license and a migratory bird stamp, a shooter can purchase one round (25 targets) of trap, skeet or sporting clays for $5. The deal is valid through Aug. 31.
“We want Arizona’s dove hunters to have a successful and enjoyable season,” said Jonathan McCraw, range manager. “We’re pleased to be able to offer them an opportunity to come out and break some targets, while saving a few dollars when they show their valid hunting license and migratory bird stamp.”
“This is a great way to dust off the shotgun and squeeze in a little preseason practice.”
The Ben Avery Clay Target Center is a professionally managed public shotgun-shooting facility, located at 5060 W. Skeet St. (about 1.5 miles west of Interstate 17 on West Carefree Highway) in north Phoenix. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday (closed Mondays through September). For more information, call (623) 434-8119, or visit https://www.azgfd.com/Shooting/BACTC/.
All dove hunters 18 and older must possess a valid Arizona hunting license, as well as a migratory bird stamp. Both can be purchased online now at https://www.azgfd.com/license/. But don’t just buy a hunting license. Go online and select a combo hunt and fish license that will be valid for the next 365 days — and for only $20 more (for state residents) than the price of an individual hunting or fishing license.
For more information about dove hunting, visit www.azgfd.gov/dove.