Arizona Game & Fish Holds Special Ceremony At Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Arizona Game & Fish Holds Special Ceremony At Ben Avery Shooting Facility
Arizona Game & Fish Holds Special Ceremony At Ben Avery Shooting Facility
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

PHOENIX – -( The Arizona Game and Fish Department, Berger Bullets and Nightforce Optics on Feb. 14 2015 presented to the state of Arizona of a newly constructed building and parking lot at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.

The presentation was held during the SW Nationals long-range shooting competition that hosted 350 shooters worldwide.

“The Ben Avery Shooting Facility is recognized as one of the nation’s top venues for recreational shooting,” said AZGFD Director Larry Voyles.

“With the donation by Berger Bullets of a new multipurpose building at the 1,000-yard rifle range, and expansion of the parking area paid for by Nightforce, our long range recreational shooters will enjoy the addition of much needed facilities and a better shooting experience at a world class facility.”

Highlighting the dedication ceremony was a forward by AZGFD Commission Chairman Robert Mansell, and the National Anthem played by Dr. Jesse McGuire. Dr. McGuire was supported by the Color Guard from Carl Hayden High School, a fireworks display, and an aerial presentation by vintage World War II planes. Also during this event, the 1,000-yard shooting range was dedicated to U.S. Air Force Veteran and World Champion rifle shooter Middleton “Mid” Tompkins (above).

Tompkins has dedicated his life to shooting sports. His success as a shooter is matched only by his contribution to the shooting sports in his role as a member of the NRA Board of Directors and director of the matches held at the 1,000-yard rifle range since Ben Avery opened in 1957.

“We’re proud to partner with Arizona Game and Fish Department to improve recreational shooting facilities in Arizona,” said Eric Stecker, President of California-based Berger Bullets.

“Arizonans should be proud that their state is actively working to benefit the law-abiding shooting sports enthusiasts.”

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If that communist muslim in the white had his or her way, or should I say he/she, there would not be any ranges. When people with mental problems or full blown psychos are elected to office the country is doomed.