Can you make a clean shot every time? This event tests your skills to successfully make a vital or head shot on 3 different animal silhouettes (deer, coyote, and groundhog) at 25, 50, 100, 200, and 300 yards. Mini clays are used for head shots, standard clays for vital shots.
For each distance, you will shoot from either standing, kneeling, prone, or simulated ground blind, tree stand, or fence post. Exact positions are determined the day of each event using a different shooting position for each distance.
You have 3 minutes to take a head or vital shot on each animal. You get 1 shot per animal, with 1 additional shot if you have a miss.
After each round, targets are reset and you advance to the next distance, skipping distances in between. For example if you start at 25 yards, you would then move to 100 yards, then 300 yards, then 50 yards, then finish at 200 yards. Exact sequence is determined at each event. After the entire cycle is finished by all shooters, final scoring is completed. On range, eye & ear protection is required at all times by both participants & observers.
WHAT TO BRING
- Eye protection
- Ear protection
- Any PA-legal hunting firearm
- Minimum 20 rounds hunting ammo per cycle, no target ammo
- Scopes and any PA-legal hunting aids
- Targets are provided
Adults are $6 per cycle
Juniors shoot free but are required to be accompanied by an adult, as per PA hunting regulations.
WHEN & WHERE
R3 (200-yard rifle range). This activity is currently on hold until further notice.
Safety briefing and shooting: 12:00 p.m.
Duration: 2-3 hours, depending on the number of shooters
February 24, April 28, June 23, August 25, October 13, December 8
Head shots are worth more than vital shots. Shot values increase as distance increases.
- 25 yards: vital = 5 points, head = 10 points
- 50 yards: vital = 10 points, head = 15 points
- 100 yards: vital = 15 points, head = 20 points
- 200 yards: vital = 20 points, head = 25 points
- 300 yards: vital = 25 points, head = 30 points
Maximum possible = 300 points (3 head shots per distance)