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    Prairie Spring Shoot! Non-Restricted Fun

    Of course living in Alberta and wanting to host a shoot means I should plan two shoots, each eight hours from me in opposite directions :P

    This is the Prairie Shoot, which I think probably means it takes place in Saskatchewan. Come out, bring some camping gear and a rifle, and have fun shooting all over that flat-ass countryside.

    This shoot is not fixed in stone. I would love some input from Sask guys as to what we should do and where we should do it.

    Location: Personally I would love somewhere similar to the Cypress Hills (although obviously not in the park) but I recognize that's pretty far south for some people. Is there a river valley or other good public land for a shoot anywhere around Kindersley or Meadow Lake? I'd love to do a little longer range stuff here too. A 300-800 yard range would be awesome to use. (Cue joke about how saskatchewan is a great rifle range, but its hard to find a backstop)

    Rules Not that we need to set a limit for ourselves, but I think this one needs to be smaller. Between six and twelve people would be ideal, but I don't think we're prepared to have a 30-50 person shoot unless we find the perfect venue. Bring your black rifles, bolt guns, shotguns, what-have you. We'll have events plenty.

    Time I'm flexible on this too. Way I see it: we could do some shooting Easter weekend. Unless ya know: people still go home and spend time with their families on Easter weekend. If not then, maybe the second weekend of June? 8th 9th 10th perhaps?

    Why You Should Go There will be cool things in attendance. I can say no more.

    Prizes: There'll be some prizes based on either showing up or shooting straight. Depends on how many people and how many straight shooters there are. As of right now prizes will include:

    - Some soft cloth gear from Tasmanian Tiger. Something between a $20 mag pouch and a $500 backpack. Maybe several somethings

    - Some firearms accessories from Fab-Defense. I'm hoping this will be some Vz58 stuff and maybe some Ar15 stuff too.

    - Kestrel wind meter of some kind. I'm hoping to secure a 4500 (the nicest one) as a give-away.

    - Black spec ops seal team six delta operator laser!! Depending on how convincing I am, we could have a laser unit available as a give-away for this shoot. Might be IR, might be red-visible, definitely remote operated. I'll know more in 30-60 days.

    -Any other ideas? I've got a bunch of catalogs from Shot Show that need a home. The Magpul one is pretty much a coffee table book of gun porn!

    That's all for now. If I could get a rough estimate of people who are in and those who might be interested, that would go a long ways. And please throw ideas out here!

    This thread will be where I update news, rules and specifics for the Prairie shoot! Hope to see some of you there!

    (Someone find us a place like this!)

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    I'm in once a date has been nailed down. The 7th and 8th of June look open to me.

    I like the cypress hills area myself, but I'm open to whatever.

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    If that area is anything like Suffield in April, it can still be pretty damn cold at night. Weekend on the 7th of June might be better!

    Is there crown land around Cypress Hills that isn't a provincial or national park? Time to bust out the backroads maps I think . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TV-PressPass View Post
    If that area is anything like Suffield in April, it can still be pretty damn cold at night. Weekend on the 7th of June might be better!

    Is there crown land around Cypress Hills that isn't a provincial or national park? Time to bust out the backroads maps I think . . .
    There's essentially no crown land in that area on the Saskatchewan side. Most good pasture type areas will already be full of cows by that time too, and most farmers won't want anyone hanging out and shooting in and around their cattle.

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    Easter weekend, there's still too much snow in the Cypress area,, ask me I have a 5 foot drift on the east side of my trailer, but anywhere around the 7 of June works
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    I would be totally into this if it was near Calgary!!

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    Going to take the steel out this weekend and scout some! Needs to warm up here.

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    If all goes well, I'll be purchasing a very particular NR rifle of my dreams tomorrow. So I'm in!

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    I'm just a couple hours south now - any updates?

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    I'd be willing to help set a shoot up like this for early summer 2014 ! As me and killer Kane are wanting to set up a long range shoot of some sort

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