2017 Las Vegas Continental Shoot draws record number of participants

Ducks Unlimited’s 31st annual Ducks in the Desert Las Vegas Continental Shoot wrapped up in late February with 1,090 individual event participants, a new record for the tournament.

Participants from 35 states and two different countries took part in the five-day event at the world-class Clark County Shooting Complex in North Las Vegas. California’s Ben Courtemarche  was crowned the High Overall champion for his winning score of 198 in the 200-bird main category.

“After 31 years, we are incredibly proud to continue to grow and provide a great event for shooters supporting our conservation mission,” said Jim Konkel, chair of DU’s National Shooting Committee.   “This year’s event was a grand way to usher in Ducks Unlimited’s 80th anniversary. Thank you to all sponsors and participants who continue to make this a premiere shooting competition.”

Created in 1986, the Las Vegas Shoot featured more than $75,000 in prizes and included title sponsors Browning Arms, Fiocchi, and the Aliante Hotel + Casino + Spa. Final registration numbers included 456 entries in the main event, 474 entries in the sub-gauge rounds, 265 entries in Five Stand, and 251 entries in the brand-new Super Sporting category.

The 2018 Ducks in the Desert Las Vegas Continental Shoot will take place Feb. 21-25, 2018, with special room rates available at the Aliante (rate code: DUCKS18). Early reservations are advised as rooms fill up quickly. For additional information, visit www.ducks.org/shoot or email shoot@ducks.org.


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