2020 Events at Shooters Sporting Clays (DATES AND EVENTS MAY BE ADDED)
January 5 - Winter League Start - All Shotgun Disciplines - 6 weeks/scores in by Saturday March 14, league awards March 16. Teams of 2-4 shooters, top 2 scores count. This league will be a fun league so lower scores or new shooters are not discouraged.
DON'T HIBERNATE - PARTICIPATE!
January 11-12 - Open shooting
January 18 - Saturday Private Party 3PM Start, Open and League shooting available before 3PM on Saturday
January 19 - Open shooting noon - 3PM
January 19-24 - Reserved, call ahead for times available
January 25 - Saturday Private Party 3PM Start. Open and League shooting available before 3PM on Saturday.
January 26 - Open shooting
January 27 - Monday Night 6:30 PM - NSSF First Shots Class - for new shooters that want to try shotgun shooting
February 1-2 - Super Bowl Sunday / Open and League Shooting Available / Side Shotgun Games
February 8 - Saturday Private Party, Reserved.
February 9 - Open Shooting
February 15-16 - Open Shooting / Valentines Special
February 22-March 1- NSCA registered event - Winter Shotgun Games Week - Yes, this tournament is available for 9 straight days. All Kinds of Shotgun Games including Wobble Trap, 5-Stand, 3-Bird, etc. Curious about NSCA tournaments? Perfect time to shoot some registered targets. If you are new to NSCA (National Sporting Clays Association) registered targets, ask us about free 1st year memberships and Join Up!
February 29 - March 1 - NSCA registered event - Winter Shotgun Games Week Continues. Open and League Shooting Available with NSCA event going on. Curious about NSCA tournaments? Perfect time to shoot some registered targets if last weekend didn't work for your scheduled or if weather didn't cooperate. Will the end of winter be in sight?
March 6 - "Formulation Friday" - March tournament bracket is formed up and released for March Big Bracket Blast
We'll create a bracket for a March "Big Bracket Blast" fun side tournament, our version of the March college basketball tournament thing....only ours is with shotguns, shotshells, and clay targets flying through the air. We can create Four regions named "Ducks", "Geese", "Doves", "Pheasants". Random assignment to regions, all for fun and bragging rights too!
"Bracket Breakdown" contest for the person who picks the most correct winning shooters of the tournament? All for Fun!
March 7 - Big Bracket Blast starts....Ends Sunday April 5th
March 7-8 - Open and League Shooting Available
March 14-15 - Winter League - Last Day Saturday March 14. Awards Monday March 16. Open Shooting Available.
March 17 - St. Pattys Day
March 21-22 - Open Shooting Available
March 28-29 - NSCA registered event - Postponed for May 2-3 ........ Smoothbore 150 & 3-Bird Fun Challenge
ALL APRIL EVENTS in holding pattern due to COVID-19.
April 1 - Prairie Grain Partners event - postponed
April 4-5 - Canceled.....Big Bracket Blast ends Sunday April 5th; Cottonwood Firearms Safety Field Day (weather dependent)
Governor may extend stay at home executive order. We are trying to see if we can be open since we are outdoor activity like fishing or hunting.
On Wednesday, April 8, 2020 the Executive Order 20-33 was issued in Minnesota. It was an extension of the governor's previous "stay at home" order. Section 6.o.ii of the new executive order also mandates that “gun ranges and clubs” be closed down for the duration of the order - currently that is until May 4, 2020.
We foresee clubhouse access will be limited. Trying to get clarification on if we follow social distancing and wipe controls after use .....can we throw targets for a group of people 4 or less.....10 people or less ?
April 11-12 - (Easter Sunday) HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE. BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING ALL THIS VIRUS STUFF
April 18 - CANCELED Cottonwood Firearms Safety Field Day (rescheduled date if necessary from April 4-5);
April 19 - CANCELED Camden Conference Invitational Shoot (checking on school interest/participation; not finalized)
April 25-26 - CANCELED SCTP High School Spring Shoot (checking on schools interest/participation; not finalized)
May 2-3 - NSCA registered event - .......Smoothbore 150 & 3-Bird Fun Challenge POSTPONED again due to exec order. Was originally March 28-29.
****Shoot is now postponed to Sept 19-20, 2020. We Will see you in Fall 2020 for this one!
May 9-10 - The MN State 5-Stand and Smallbore Shoot held with Shooters and South St. Paul Rod and Gun Club has been rescheduled to May 29-31.
May 16-17 -
May 23-24 - Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 - Memorial Day
May 29-31 - NSCA registered event Shooters is hosting the MN State 5-Stand shoot at South St. Paul, in conjunction with the MN State Smallbore Shoot hosted by South St. Paul Rod and Gun Club. Should be a great spring shoot! May demo the 3-Bird game at South St. Paul for the ones who haven't seen it yet. This shoot was moved from original dates of May 8-10.
June 1 - Start of the 2020 Social Distance Summer Shotgun Games
June 6 -
June 7 -
June 13-14 -
June 20-21 -
June 27-28 - Saturday Private Party
July 4-5 - Independence Day (on Saturday)
July 11-12 -
July 17 - Saturday Private Party
July 18-19 -
July 25-26 - NSCA registered event - MN State Super Sporting & Dead Bird Open
August 1-2 -
August 8-9 -
August 15-16 -
August 20-23 - NSCA registered event - MN State Sporting Clays Championship at Shooters Sporting Clays (Great Event - lots of NSCA targets & competitors)
August 29-30 - 2020 Social Distance Shootout (Fall tune up and fun shoot) Different shotgun games for the shootout, end of the Social Distance Summer Shotgun Games. Regular sporting clays. Super Sporting. European Driven Bird simulation - practice for Dove Season. Super Skeet from 25' and 12' towers. 5-Stand. Duck Flurry. Make-A-Break. Around-The-World. Tactical Shotgun. Trapshooting.
Sept 1 - Fall League Start
September 5-6 - Labor Day Weekend
September 7 - Labor Day
September 8-12 - HEROES Week....leading up to Patriot Night
September 11 - Patriot Night at Shooters - Sneak a peek for Mustang Shootout replacement
September 12 - Friends of NRA Mustang Shootout - Sorry to say canceled by chapter committee due to COVID-19 scheduling problems that arose with other shoots.
We are working with another organization to host a great event for veterans. May call it "Independence Cup"
September 13 - Shooters Club Championship
September 17 - Shooters Ag Open Funshoot
September 19-20 - Lakeview Trap Team Fun Shoot Fundraiser - (Come support our local high school trap team, win prizes, shotgun side games) ALSO: NSCA registered event Smoothbore 150 & 3-Bird Fun Challenge
September 25-26 - Note Friday/Saturday . MN High School FFA Shoot - Hosted by Marshall FFA, Shooters, Redwood River Sportsmen's Club
October 2-3 - Friday-Saturday Private Party
October 4-11- Fall Shotgun Games - fun shoots - maybe come out and get a few practice shots in before Minnesota Pheasant Opener Oct. 10 ?
Other 2020 Events for our Shooting Sports Community around the region:
March 29 - MN High School Clay Target League Starts - Practice Week #1
May 9-10 - Shooters is hosting the MN State 5-Stand shoot at South St. Paul, in conjunction with the MN State Smallbore Shoot hosted by South St. Paul Rod and Gun Club. Should be a great spring shoot! May demo the 3-Bird game at South St. Paul for the ones who haven't seen it yet.
May 16-17 - Leinie's 200 - Game Unlimited - Hudson, WI - NSCA registered Shoot (Great Event - lots of NSCA targets & competitors)
May 31- June 7 - NSCA U.S. Open - Claythorne Lodge - Columbus, KS (Great Event - lots of NSCA targets & competitors)
*****POSTPONED NOW DUE TO COVID-19. Moved to June 7-13, 2021. Hosted at Claythorne Lodge.
Will be called "2020 – 2021 U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship"
June 13-14 - Wern 200 & Signicast FITASC - Wern Valley Sportmens Club , WI - NSCA registered Shoot (Great Event - lots of NSCA targets & competitors)
June 27-28 - Fiocchi Cup Central - Hunters Pointe, Humboldt, SD (3rd year & growing - lots of NSCA targets & competitors)
July 30 - August 2 - SD State Sporting Clays Championship - Hunters Pointe, Humboldt, SD (Great Event - lots of NSCA targets & competitors)
Click here for the 2020 Minnesota Sporting Clays registered shoot schedule.