2023 Bayou Ballistics

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2023 Bayou Ballistics

MD: Robert Brantley

Location: Pioneer, LA

Dates: April 14-16, 2023

Cost: $150 Skills, $250 Individual, $500 for teams

Range Location: 3849 Prince, Rd Pioneer, LA 71266

Welcome to the 2023 Bayou Ballistics, the first ever NRL HUNTER event in Louisiana! This match will provide realistic hunting scenarios as seen with alligator, hog, black bear, whitetail, bobcat, coyote, and rabbit hunting. This event will take place on a square range of a square range / flat landscape with targets ranging from 200 – 850 yards with average targets at 500 yards. The challenge will be in the finding, ranging, engaging portion of the match. Hunters will not be far from their vehicle at any time. To keep things blind we don’t want to hunters coming and going from them too much though on certain parts of the range. Weather should be fairly good, however, may be rainy during that month. It likely won’t be too hot or cold. We aim to offer you some good eats and hoping Crawfish will be doing good then. Expect some natural and manmade props and some shooting from side by sides and deer stands/blinds.

This hunting simulated event will consist of 15 stages, so prepare accordingly. Round count will be 60-120 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. 

COMPLIMENTARY YOUNG GUN SLOT available per a paid adult match fee. Please email brittney@nrlhunter.org with Subject Line: “2023 Bayou Ballistics – 1 Young Gun Slot”, and in the description please provide the following: 1. the Order # of the paid adult slot, 2. Name of the Parent/Guardian responsible for the Young Gun, 3. the Name of the Young Gun, 4. the intended Rifle Division (Factory, Open Light, Open Heavy) for the Young Gun.


IF you’re interested in ROing this event, please submit to the following RO Application: https://bit.ly/Bayou-Ballistics_2023ROApplication. 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.


When sharing images of your pre- or post-event experience, please utilize hashtags #BayouBallistics #NRLHunter #EveryEthicalEdge

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


Friday April 14th 

Hunter Check-in, RO Competition

  • Location of Hunter weigh-in, velocity/PF, and squadding will be at 396 Burkett Rd., Pioneer, LA 71266
  • 8AM: Range Officer meeting at Rifle Range (3849 Prince Rd., Pioneer, LA 71266); RO Shoot Day (for points & prizes amongst all hunters)
  • 12:00PM-5:30PM: Hunter Mandatory Check-in/Weigh-in/Velocity/100-yd sight-in (396 Burkett Rd., Pioneer, LA 71266) 

Saturday April 15th

  • Location of Day 1 will be at Prince Rifle Range (3849 Prince Rd., Pioneer, LA 71266)
  • 7:00AM: Hunters’ Mandatory Safety Briefing
  • 8:00AM: Stages go Hot and begin Day 1 (9 Stages)
  • 12:00PM: Lunch provided (Sandwich/Chips/Cookie)
  • 4:00PM: Day 1 complete/ Fish Fry provided 

Sunday April 16th

  • Location of Day 2 will be at Prince Rifle Range (3849 Prince Rd., Pioneer, LA 71266)
  • 7:30AM: Stages go Hot and begin Day 2 (6 Stages)
  • 12:00PM: Lunch provided (Jambalaya)
  • 2:30PM: Day 2 Complete 
  • 3:00PM: Awards Ceremony
TARGET ACQUISITION (identity type / amongst terrain)
PHYSICAL (walking/hiking/distance)
OVERALL CHALLENGE (difficulty level)



  • Wide variety of restaurants in Oak Grove.



Oak Grove Inn – Oak Grove , LA they also offer camp sites.

Monroe, LA



Monroe, LA

Jackson, MS


Rifle Supplies

Simmons Sporting goods in Bastrop

*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!