Ducks Unlimited hosted its inaugural Eastern Continental Shoot for competitive sporting clay shooters Oct. 9-13 at the world-class Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy in Branson.
The shooting competition featured thousands of dollars in prizes and is presented by Weatherby and Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters. The Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy offers a state-of-the-art shooting sports experience in front of the stunning backdrop of Table Rock Lake.
The Eastern Continental Shoot offered a 100-target prelim 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 for the past 33 years. 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.
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 October 9-13, 2019. 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