Continental Shoots

For novice shooters to master marksmen!


Photo © John Hoffman


Many companies in the shooting, hunting and outdoors industry support the Ducks Unlimited Shooting Program. These companies generously donate products and make this program successful. Thank you to all of our major program sponsors, Fiocchi Ammunition, Browning, Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, Winchester Ammunition and Remington for all you do for the Ducks!

Our program has two components:

1) The large multiple-day NSCA-registered Continental Shoot event held in Las Vegas, Nevada

2) The smaller, local one-day DU Camo Class shooting events held throughout the U.S.


Greetings Fellow Shooters! On behalf of Ducks Unlimited and the National Shoot Committee, we thank you for your participation in the 2016 Ducks in the Desert Continental Sporting Clays Tournament. CONGRATULATIONS go out to our HOA CHAMPION: SETH PICANSO for his winning score of 195 in the 200 bird Main Event. Our final numbers show that we had 488 entries in the Main Event and a Whopping 522 total in the sub-gauge rounds! That far eclipses any previous year in any of the venues we have used. We had 37 States and 4 countries represented!

Thank you to our title Sponsors: BROWNING ARMS, FIOCCHI, and of course the ALIANTE Hotel + Casino + Spa! We also Thank all of our other supporters that were listed in the Shooter's Program, and whose banners hung throughout the weekend. Without the support of these many generous people, we could not have had such a successful time. 

I am also pleased to announce that the dates for the 2017 Shoot are: 16-19 February and that the room block at the Aliante is currently open. The rate code is DUCKS17. Early reservations are advised as the rooms will go very quickly. Don't get left out!!

After due consideration and consultations, we have identified one necessary need as well as at least one addition to shooters' desires. The need is to PRE-SQUAD the Sub-Gauge events. With 522 shooters in this class there is no other option. This should help alleviate problems caused by those who jumped stations and thereby causing further delays. In line with this and to facilitate movement, all sub-gauge shooting will take place on one course. Instead of having stations closed we will open up them up and have .410 & .28 shot from the same cages and .20 from another set of cages. That doesn't seem quite fair does it? Well, that is because also being shot with the .20 will be a new category: PUMP-SHOTGUN. That's right, we are going to be offering a new category. The pump will be open to all in ANY Gauge! Pump .410 will be different from the .410 we have been offering.

We look forward to seeing all next year and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at

Click here for more Continental Shoot information. 

The Camo Class program consists of 30 one-day events geared toward the occasional target shooter to participate in a less competitive environment. We encourage you to bring your favorite hunting shotgun and prepare to have a great time and win some great prizes! Currently scheduled Camo Class events »

Everyone is welcome to participate in both programs! If you have questions or want to know which program is right for you, please call Joe Rowan at 410-758-3145 or email him at

Thanks to our other DU Shooting Program sponsors: Action Products, Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, Alps Mountaineering, Americase, APL Logistics, Barbour, Battle Lakes Outdoors, Birchwood Casey, Briley, BRM, Brownells, Bushnell,Camp Chef, Carlson's, Cerf Brothers Bags, Columbia River Knife&Tool,  DAC, Daisy, Duck Commander,  SealSkinz, Doskocil, Drake Waterfowl, Dry Mates, Edgemaker, EES, Egana, ESP, Essential Gear, E-Z Mount, Evans Sports, Faulk's, Feather Flage, Fiocchi Ammunition, Fountain Creek, Gorilla Glue, Grohmann Knives, Hammerhead, Hardig Industries, HotHands, Henry, High Maintenance, Hornady, Hunter's Specialties, Icebreaker, Innotek, Jaccard, Jackite, Kalispel Cases, Lansky Sharpeners, Leapers, Leatherman, Limbsaver, Polar Max, Loon Lake Decoys, Lyman, Masterbuilt, McGowan Mfg., MCM, Mendota Products, Midland Radio, Mojo, Motorola, New Innovative Products, Neilsen-Kellerman, Norcross Safety, North Pass/HiViz, Optronics, Otis, Outdoor Cap, Peet, Pelican Products, Pentax, Plano Molding, Princeton Tec, Pyramex, Quaker Boy, Randolph Engr., Remington, RPM, Santa Fe Stoneworks, Savage, Silencio, Sitka Gear, SOG, Smith's Abrasives, Stack-On, Stearns, Streamlight, SRB, ThermaCELL, Tool Logic, Tri-Star, Tru-Glo, Vanguard USA, VibraShine, Walker's Game Ear, Walls, Wild Wings, Winchester Ammunition, Wrangler