2023 Snake River Outdoorsman presented by Nightforce

//2023 Snake River Outdoorsman presented by Nightforce

2023 Snake River Outdoorsman presented by Nightforce

MD: Seth Howard and Brian Neace

Location: Mountain Home, ID

Dates: April 21-23, 2023

Cost: $145 Skills, $290 for Individual, $580 for Teams

Dates: April 21-23, 2023

Range Location: Mountain Home, ID

This match is an opportunity to work on hunting situation shots. Target engagements will be between 100 and 1000 yards. This match is set up to mimic pressure situations of a Hunt. The terrain is a rocky desert hillside, overlooking the Snake River Plain. The Range is 30 minutes outside Mountain Home, and 30 minutes from the Boise Airport.

April 22nd and 23rd are the match days, with a varied and exciting course of fire. We have a cof setup with 300 degrees of fire around a central Camp location. All stages will be blind engagements, with a 2/1/dead scoring system. 

Match Title Sponsor: Nightforce

Associate Sponsors:

SIG SAUER, Kinport Peak rifles, Defiance Machine, XLR, Hornady, Anarchy Outdoors, HS Precision, Hodgdon, Eberlestock, MDT, Leupold, Henderson Precision, Masterpeice Arms, JK armament, Alpha Brass, and many more.

COMPLIMENTARY YOUNG GUN SLOT available per a paid adult match fee. Please email brittney@nrlhunter.org with Subject Line: “2023 Snake River Outdoorsman – 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.

Range Officers

We are still seeking a few more good RO’s for the match. If you’d like the opportunity to compete and RO the match, please contact your match director for details. precisionrifleidaho@gmail.com 

ROs WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR POINTS & PRIZES AT THIS EVENT. In the process of rewarding and securing quality ROs during the 2-day event, they have been offered the opportunity to complete all stages in a 1-day timeframe (on the RO Shoot Day), for points amongst the other hunters and prize eligibility. Their opportunity at this is set to take place on the competitor Check-in Day. ROs have been secured at least 30 days from the event, where the difference in the weather forecast between the days is unknown.


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

We look forward to hosting you at this awesome event

Match Director:

Seth Howard & Brian Neace


Match Fees

Match fee option 1 (SKILLS) will be $145. This option provides you entry to shoot the match but doesn’t allow you to be eligible for the prize table. This option includes lunch on Saturday and dinner on Sunday. We would like you to attend the awards ceremony and dinner at the end of day 2 to gain friendships and tell stories that will last a lifetime.

Match fee option 2. The prize table entry will be an additional $145 (a total of $290 to shoot and be eligible for prize table walk). Your entry fee includes an event entry, match t-shirt and SWAG, water and lunch Saturday, and dinner on Sunday with the awards ceremony and opportunity to walk a very generous prize table.

Team fee option. $580 for a team

*If you are an adult shooting the match and have a Young Gun that you would like to compete at the match as well, please contact the match director for information.

*There are no refunds, however, transfers will be accepted upon communication with your MD.


FRIDAY, April 21st

  • RO SHOOT DAY: The ROs will be shooting for score during this time on the COF.

    We will be running check in at this time. You must weigh your rifle and sign in. When you sign in, whatever stage you place your name at will be your starting stage. During this time we also have live fire demos from Kinport Peak arms, Defiance, Nightforce, Preferred barrels, and more. The Demo rifle is a 7PRC built by Kinport Peak Arms using Defiance, MDT, Preferred barrels, with a Nightforce scope on it, with Hornady Ammo. We will have many more vendors on site. We will also be running a Hornady rimfire experience. This is a mini hunter rimfire match with ammo sponsored by Hornady. Rifles are available from Savage, or you can bring your own. If you cannot make check in, you need to make arrangements to get your gear checked in.

SATURDAY, April 22nd

  • 8:00AM: Hunter Meeting in Parking Area

    You must be present at the Shooter meeting to shoot the match. From the parking area, there will be a trailer shuttle to get to the range, or the competitor may walk. The road to the range, is .5 miles long, with 200′ of vertical gain. The COF is roughly .3 miles long, or .9 miles around the circle, with 240′ of vertical gain. There will be water available during the COF, but feel free to bring your own and extra snacks. We will be handing these out as well, but if you are not prepared for physical exertion, it will be an issue. The range will go hot as soon as we all get to the shooting area. We will be shooting up to 12 stages on this day, so bring the ammo you will need (96 rounds). You will not be able to go to your vechicle during the COF. Lunch is provided by Preferred Barrels, and will be brought to you on your stage.

SUNDAY, April 23rd

  • 7:00AM: Shuttle will Start

    As soon as everyone is on stage, we will go hot. We will finish the COF. After The COF is complete, please join us for a late Lunch/ Dinner at American Legion post 26 in Mountain Home Idaho.  Awards will be given out after we have eaten.

  • Awards: American Legion Post 26

    515 E 2nd S St, Mountain Home, ID 83647

TARGET ACQUISITION (identity type / amongst terrain)
PHYSICAL (walking/hiking/distance)
OVERALL CHALLENGE (difficulty level)



Los Pinos for Mexican in Mountain Home,

Ynot Winery for a Steak or Burger in Glenns Ferry Stoneys in Mountain Home for American.

Lots Filipino orSavory Lane for BBQ, both in Mountain Home.



Any Mountain Home Idaho Hotel will be a good location for a base. No camping on site, but plenty of BLM ground around to find your own.

Ynot Winery in Glenns Ferry is nice.


Boise Airport (30min away)

Billings Airport (~3.5 hour drive)

Bozeman Airport (~3.5 hour drive).

Rifle Supplies

The Shooters Bench in Boise.

*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!