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Ben Avery dedicates new shooting range

Staff Report~ 2/18/2015

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department, Berger Bullets, and Nightforce Optics hosted an event on Feb. 14 to dedicate a newly constructed building and parking lot at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.

The dedication ceremony included a forward by AZGFD Commission Chairman Robert Mansell and the National Anthem played by Dr. Jesse McGuire, supported by the Color Guard from Carl Hayden High School, a fireworks display, and an aerial presentation by vintage World War II planes.

The 1,000-yard shooting range was dedicated to U.S. Air Force Veteran and World Champion rifle shooter Middleton “Mid” Tompkins. Tompkins has dedicated his life to shooting sports and has been a director of the matches held at the 1,000-yard rifle range since Ben Avery opened in 1957.