The Southern Hunting Challenge In The Arena

//The Southern Hunting Challenge In The Arena

Southern Hunting Challenge in The Arena

MD: Eddie Noland & Tyler Payne

Location: Blakely, GA

Dates: April 1-3, 2022

Cost: $175-$250 per person

Dates: April 1-3, 2022

Range Location: 200 SHERMAN ROAD, BLAKELY, GA 39823

Welcome back to the Leupold Southern Hunting Challenge in the Arena for our first NRL Hunter Series match. The event will be held at the Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia.

Arena has over 2300 acres available, so you can expect a wide variety of stages.

This match will be 80% natural terrain with targets ranging from 180 yards out to 1000 yards, and will be based off realistic hunting you would expect here in South Georgia. A tripod is highly recommended.

Round count is 150, but bring extra for zero and potential side-matches. We will have a zero bay available on Friday.

Competitors will be driving to stages, so it will be helpful if squad mates could carpool as much as possible.

This time of year is likely to have rain, mud, and bugs, so pack accordingly.

Upon registration, please look for the online waiver that you’ll need to have completed.

*IF you’re interested in RO’ing for this event, please apply via the RO APPLICATION. Range Officer space is limited and not guaranteed.


Friday, April 1

  • 1200 – 1700 Check-in (rifle inspected, weighed/tagged, chronograph for velocity and power factor) and Zero
  • Potential Side-Matches

Saturday, April 2

  • 0800 Safety Brief
  • 0900-1700 Shooting 10 Stages minimum

Sunday, April 3

  • 0800 On your next stage, ready to shoot
  • 1200 Rounds Complete
  • 1500 Awards and Match Complete



Local Restaurants

  • The 4th Out
  • Village Pizza
  • The Log Cabin
  • Funny Girl
  • Blakely Chicken
  • White Oak Pastures





  • The Arena has 6 campsites on-site with hook-ups
  • Kolomoki Mounds State Park
  • White Oak Pastures


  • Atlanta is the largest airport and is approx 2 hours and 45 mins from match location
  • Tallahassee airport is roughly 1.5 hours
  • Columbus Regional is roughly 1.5 hours
  • Dothan Regional is 45 minutes

Rifle Supplies

  • Blakely Feed and See Lead Dispensary

*All information provided as a service, we strongly advise that all potential competitors do their own travel planning and research to find what works best for them individually!