Sporting Clays Courses Are Open!
Are you ready to try the sport that some people say is “like golf with guns?” Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Cameo Shooting and Education Complex (CSEC) has two new sporting clays courses that are now open to the public.
These courses were crafted by legendary designer Neil Chadwick, who was inducted into the National Sporting Clays Association Hall of Fame in 2016. Chadwick and equipment guru Corey Howell of Howell Shooting Supplies thoughtfully laid out the two courses to challenge all levels of shooters. The South Course has 15 shooting stations, while the North Course has eight stations. Each station features trap shooting launchers which are hidden by the rugged terrain at Cameo making for an exciting outing for shotgunners from around the world.
The sporting clays course cost is 40 cents per clay (plus tax) or 30 cents per clay for annual pass holders.
“This is really a world-class shooting facility right here in the Grand Valley,” said Walt Proulx, CPW Range Coordinator. “Because COVID restrictions have limited international visitors and postponed some of the national events at the site, now is a great time for people in the area to check out what we’ve got to offer.”
Sporting clays courses are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations are not currently needed and courses are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Side-by-side OHVs which seat six people are available to rent for $25 plus $5 per additional adult. Shooters will need to bring their own shotguns and ammunition (7 1/2 or smaller shot, 2 3/4 inch shells – no magnums). Full Sporting Clays Range Rules are available here.
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Sporting Clays Hours
Open an hour later and close an hour earlier than regular business hours.
Summer Hours: 8am-6pm
Winter hours: 9am-3pm
The Next LRP Jackpot Match is Scheduled for July 12th
June 22, 2020: The Cameo Shooting and Education Complex is holding Long Range Precision Jackpot rifle matches, hosted by Action Pistol Group , on the second Sunday of each month, starting at noon. On the LRP Jackpot Page you can find more information about the matches and how to get registered. You will need to sign up and have your spot reserved for each match in advance. To maintain compliance with COVID-19 safety measures, only 8 shooters will be allowed at each relay, plus 2 range officials. Relays will be held at 12:00 noon and 2:00 PM. If the demand is there, additional relays will be added as needed. To sign up for the next Long Range Precision Jackpot match, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number or call Jim Burnell at (914)419-4987.
LRP Ultimate Challenge
May 5, 2020: Do you seek the ultimate long-rage and extreme long-range challenge? Come try the LRP Ultimate Challenge. In this contest you will be required to get a hit on each and every target on the LRP range. 27 targets range from 100 to 2,003 yards. And that last target is an 18″x24″ IPSC torso.
For more details, check out the LRP Ultimate Challenge page.
IDPA National Championship at CSEC has been Postponed until 2021
May 5, 2020: The IDPA National Championship, originally scheduled to be held at CSEC on September 23-26, 2020 has been postponed until September 22-25, 2021 due to the corona virus pandemic. Joyce Wilson, Executive Director of the IDPA has announced that the points period has been extended from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2021 for entry into the 2021 match.
Long Ranger Club
May 2, 2020: To celebrate the long-range and extreme long-range achievements of our shooters we have instituted the Long Ranger Club. Shooters achieving hits on select targets that are witnessed by a CSEC RSO or CSEC staff will be awarded a certificate as follows:
- Gold – 2,000 yards
- Silver – 1,760 yards (one mile)
- Bronze – 1,000 yards
In addition, their achievement will be recorded and listed on the Long Ranger Club page for bragging rights.
Update: 2020 Wilson Combat Rocky Mountain Regional IDPA Championship Postponed Until August 22nd
April 22, 2020: As a result of the Colorado State Covid-19 restrictions, Action Pistol Group has been forced to postpone the WCRMR to the weekend of August 22nd. Details on Practiscore have been updated. We are still planning a two day format, and hope you will able to change your schedule. If not, your match fee will be fully refunded. We apologize for the inconvenience.
President, Action Pistol Group
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Fired brass available for sale at CSEC office
March 30, 2020: CSEC has fired range brass in 10 pound bags available at the range office. The brass is available in a number of pistol and rifle calibers. See the Range Office page for details.
Surefire World Multi-Gun Championships to be held September 4-6
February 20, 2020: On September 4th through the 6th Surefire is sponsoring the World Multi-Gun Championships at CSEC. This will be a Level 4 United Shooting Sports Leagues event. There will be 15 challenging stages that encompass several styles of Multi Gun. Trophies and Plaques will be awarded to the top shooters as well as an order of finish prize table after the match. The top shooters in each division will be called to the final stage/shootoff on Sunday to have the chance to change their place in the match and get additional prizes beyond those for the main match. For event details and registration, see the Practiscore Page.
Hornady Precision Hunter Steel Challenge Match to be held August 8-9, 2020
February 18, 2020: On August 8th and 9th Hornady is sponsoring the Precision Hunter Steel Challenge at CSEC. The First Match Dedicated to Hunters… Set up in the terrain park at Cameo SEC the stages will provide a uniquely Western Colorado hunting experience. Steep angles and cross canyon shots in the high desert. This match will be fired on the LRP range, utilizing the rolling hills, cliffs and canyons that make up the terrain of the LRP. Targets will be 12″ diamonds hung from a T-post, ranging in distance from 300 to 1,000 yards. Competitors will carry their rifles and associated equipment through the course of fire. The minimum round count to complete the course of fire will be 65 rounds. A detailed description of the match can be found on the Hornady Precision Hunter Steel Facebook Page. Registration opens March 1st on Practiscore.