BRANSON, Missouri – -(AmmoLand.com)- 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.
“It’s a family-friendly environment,” Konkel said. “We have competitive shooters from 10 years old up to over 70 years of age. Some have just started shooting, some have been shooting a few years and some for their whole lives.”
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.
“We’re excited that our Eastern Continental Shoot