Ducks Unlimited’s inaugural Eastern Continental Shoot for competitive sporting clay shooters drew nearly 80 people to the world-class Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy from Oct. 9 to 13, to support wetlands conservation.
The shooting competition featured thousands of dollars in prizes and was presented by Weatherby and Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters. The Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy offered a state-of-the-art shooting sports experience featuring the stunning backdrop of Table Rock Lake.
The Eastern Continental Shoot had 76 competitive shooters from 15 states take part in the four-day event. Mickey Lyn Roberts of Missouri was crowned the High Overall champion in the 200-bird Main Event. Jim Konkel, chair of DU’s National Shooting Committee, said the comradery among shooters makes the event enjoyable for a wide variety of sportsmen and women.
The Eastern Continental Shoot offered a 100-target preliminary and 200-target main event, sub-gauge and Super Sporting squad events and other regular events including 5-STAND and several other side games. All events are governed by National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) rules, but membership in the NSCA is not required for a shooter to participate in this tournament.
This event is patterned after Ducks Unlimited’s popular Ducks in the Desert Las Vegas Continental Shoot, held each February since 1986. The 2019 Las Vegas event was its most successful ever, thanks to 450 participants from 27 states and multiple countries taking part in the five-day tournament. The 2020 Ducks in the Desert Las Vegas Continental Shoot will take place March 4 to 8 in Las Vegas. For additional information, visit https://www.ducks.org/ducks-unlimited-events/continental-shoots or email email@example.com.
All proceeds will benefit Ducks Unlimited, which has protected, enhanced or restored more than 14.5 million acres of wetland habitat across North America since 1937.
Welcome from the chairman
Fellow Shooters, I welcome you to Branson, Missouri and to the Ducks Unlimited Eastern Continental Shoot. If you have been to our "Ducks in the Desert" shoot in Las Vegas, you know how fun these shoots are. This one is no exception. Nestled along Table Rock Lake, our friends at Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy have put together a magnificent new facility for which we have exclusive use. We have 50-target sub gauge events, a 50-target Super Sporting event, as well as a 100-target Prelim and a 200-target Main event.
Our prize package will be very generous. A listing of our hotels with special pricing appears is available below. The Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy is looking forward to hosting us. Don’t forget our Saturday night gala shooters dinner and auction.
A very special “Thank You” to our Presenting Sponsors, Weatherby and Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters, and our Major Sponsor, Big Cedar Lodge. We look forward to seeing you Sept. 16 to 20, 2020. We also recommend that you register early by mail or online (winscoreonline.com). We look forward to seeing you in Branson. – Jim Konkel, National Shoot Chairman