Sportsman’s Challenge

On range, eye & ear protection is required at all times by both participants & observers.

When & Where

Please note:  This activity is temporarily on hold.  Please check back for future updates.  You may also contact the Activity Chair.

R3 (300-yard rifle range)

Registration: 11:30-12:00
Safety briefing and shooting: 12:30 p.m.
Duration: 2-3 hours, depending on the number of shooters

The second Sunday of even numbered months (Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec)

Range Map

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.

Chairman: Johnny Keplinger


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.


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)