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Tucson Adventures in conjunction with Arizona Game and Fish Commission have joined forces to offer you this exhilarating experience for beginners and masters alike. Your experience takes place, on the grounds of the 1,650-acre Ben Avery Shooting Facility.

Clay Target Shooting Sport shooting was originally developed, in part, to augment bird hunting and to provide a method of practice for bird hunters. Use of targets, was introduced as a replacement for live pigeons. Indeed, one of the names for the targets used in shooting the games is clay pigeons. The layout of a modern sport shooting field differs from that of a Skeet field and/or a Trap course.

Sport shooting has been a sport since the late 18th Century when real birds were used; usually the Passenger Pigeon, which was extremely abundant at the time. Birds were placed under hats or in traps which were then released. Artificial birds were introduced around the time of the American Civil War. Glass Balls (Bogardus) and subsequently "clay" targets were introduced in the later 1800s.

Surrounded by beautiful Sonoran desert landscape and mountain backdrops, the Clay Target Center provides a southwestern recreational venue for skeet, trap and sporting clays shotgun shooters. Men, women and children of all ages and experience levels, including beginners, are welcome. Our courteous staff members oversee safety and offer informal coaching when needed. We will make every effort to make your visit to the Clay Target Center an enjoyable and memorable one.

The center has three sporting clays courses guaranteed to meet every shooter's needs, from a beginner-level shooter to the seasoned competitive shooter, including the latest target presentation from an elevated scissor-lift.

 

 

 

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