March 27, 2020 – Ducks Unlimited’s Ducks in the Desert Continental Shoot sporting clays competition took place March 4-8 in Las Vegas, crowning Raymond Brown of California as the High Overall (HOA) champion with a score of 188/200.
Held at the world-class Clark County Shooting Complex in North Las Vegas, the competition, now in its 34th year, hosted 337 clay shooters from around North America in the name of supporting wetlands conservation. Brown finished the competition tied with Bobby Fowler of Texas with 188 points in the Main Event, forcing a shootout in which Brown emerged victorious.
“This was a phenomenal weekend, from the weather to the way people have enjoyed themselves,” said Jim Konkel, chair of DU’s National Shooting Committee. “We thank our competitors and supporters for coming out and supporting us. We’d also like to thank our sponsors who continue to make this a premiere shooting competition. This was one of the best years we’ve had.”
Created in 1986, the Ducks in the Desert Shoot featured title sponsors Browning Arms, Fiocchi Ammunition and The Plaza Hotel.
The 2021 Ducks in the Desert Las Vegas Continental Shoot will take place March 3-7, 2021 in Las Vegas. For additional information, visit https://www.ducks.org/ducks-unlimited-events/continental-shoots or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’ll once again be here at the Clark County Shooting complex in beautiful sunny Las Vegas and we’re looking forward to a record turnout in 2021 for our 35th Anniversary,” added Konkel. “We’re going to shake some things up and start a few new things. We hope you come out.”
Ducks Unlimited will also host the second year of the Eastern Continental Shoot Sept. 16-22, in Branson, Mo., at Bass Pro Shops’ Shooting Academy. Registration information will be posted on www.winscoreonline.com.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14.5 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.