2023 Sooner State Safari

//2023 Sooner State Safari

2023 SOONER STATE SAFARI Presented by: FOUNDATION STOCKS & IMPACT PRECISION SHOOTING

MD: Jim See

Location: Wetumka, Oklahoma

Dates: March 10-12, 2023

Cost: $150 Skills, $250 Individual, $500 for teams (early bird pricing up to 2/25/23)

Range Location: 2094 – 2176 SH-48, Wetumka, OK 74848

Coordinates to Gate: 35.259171, -96.405673

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Range is approximately 1.75 miles north of the intersection of Hwy 9 and Hwy 48. East into the double gate and follow signs. It will be a rough pasture road to the shooting location. The road could be very slick if we have rain. The intersection of 9 and 48 is approximately 9 miles west of Wetumka, OK, for reference.

Welcome to the 2023 Sooner State Safari!

Peeping into a bygone world, “Sooners” is the name given to the settlers racing to claim unassigned land in what we call Oklahoma today. Imagine preparing yourself for a race to the wild interior of that land where you will claim your new homestead. From the firing shot, the odds are against you; a run with other settlers, and a wildland needing to be tamed, await you.

Oklahoma is abundant with game. Elk, Bison, and Antelope wander the open plains, while deer, coyotes, and turkey inhabit the river bottoms. The bounty is endless, yet the great outdoor adventure awaits at every corner in the frontier. You must tame this wild land, hunt, build shelter, and survive.

Now, imagine you are being transported back there in time with your current gear and the advantage to succeed where others have failed. Are you up for the challenge?

These hunting simulated stages will be themed based on the Western Frontier. It will consist of 16-18 stages, so prepare accordingly. Round count will be ~72-144 rounds, depending on your skill level completing each stage with either 1st round impacts, vs misses/2nd round impacts, but bring extra for getting velocity/PF for your tiebreaker, and zero’ing your rifle. The average target distance will 350 yards, but expect anywhere from approximately 150-800 yards.

Expect to be fed lunch both days via an onsite chuck wagon. A primitive camping area will be available, with an evening community fire pit. Port-a-Potties will be on-site. Be prepared to change plans if weather forecast looks severe.

There are no refunds, Transfers will be accepted via email only. The slot owner must email me the new shooter’s name and email address, no later than 14 days prior to the match, no transfers will be accepted after the 14-day window.

SEEKING ROs:

IF you’re interested in ROing this event, please submit to the following RO Application: bit.ly/Sooner-State-Safari_2023ROApp. Anyone may apply, however, space is limited and not guaranteed.

To help us reward quality ROs during the 2-day event, vetted individuals will be offered a complimentary slot for an opportunity to complete all stages in 1-day timeframe (on the RO Shoot Day). This will be for points amongst the other hunters and for prize eligibility. The opportunity at this is set to take place on the competitor Check-in Day.

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We’re looking forward to hosting you and helping you gain every ethical edge!

Match Fees

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Hunters who signup prior to February 15th will receive an early bird discount. $50 off per individual entry and $100 off per team. Skills division is $150 regardless of signup date.

Early Bird (Up to Feb. 15, 2013):

Skill Division (formerly Basic) – $150 (Individual)

Individual Hunter – $250

Team Hunters (2) – $500

Feb 16, 2023 and forward:

Skill Division (formerly Basic) – $150 (Individual)

Individual Hunter – $300

Team Hunters (2) – $600

There are no refunds. Transfers will be accepted upon MD approval and via email. The slot owner must email see1elite@gmail.com the new hunter’s name and email address, no later than 14 days prior to the event, and wait for approval. No transfers will be accepted after the 14-day window.

 

Schedule

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH

  • Early Morning RO Shoot Day (for points & prizes amongst all hunters)
  • 2PM-6PM: Hunter Check-in/Weigh-in/Velocity/Zero Range/Some Steel Targets

SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH

  • 7:30AM – Hunter Arrival
  • 8:00AM – Settlers Safety Briefing
  • 8:30AM – Intended time to begin hunting steel
  • Lunch Provided (onsite chuck wagon)
  • Evening Community Fire Pit

SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH

  • 7:30AM – Hunter Arrival and go straight to Stage
  • 8:00AM – Intended time to begin hunting steel
  • Lunch Provided (onsite chuck wagon)
  • Awards begin immediately after match completion
  • Awards Location: On Range
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TARGET ACQUISITION (identity type / amongst terrain)
PHYSICAL (walking/hiking/distance)
OVERALL CHALLENGE (difficulty level)

Weather

The weather can vary a bit this time of the year so be prepared for colder temps in the morning.

Food

Multiple places in Seminole and Shawnee, OK.

Travel

AIRPORT:

OKC will be the best recommended Airport option with Tulsa, OK as another.

LODGING:

WETUMKA, OK

There will be on-site camping and RV (no hookups) spots available.

SEMINOLE, OK

Best Western Plus

1525 N. Milt Phillips Ave., Seminole, OK 74868

SHAWNEE, OK

Holiday Inn Express

4909 N. Union Ave., Shawnee, OK 74804

 

 

 

 

Rifle Supplies

NRL Hunter Loaner Gear Program

On-site (pre-book)

F&D Defense

Seminole, OK

*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!