2023 Caldwell Little Hunt on the Prairie

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2023 Caldwell Little Hunt on the Prairie

MD: Jim See

Location: Decorah, Iowa

Dates: April 28 – 30, 2023


Early Bird til March 31st: $150 Skills, $250 Individual, $500 for Teams

April 1st and forward: $150 Skills, $300 Individual, $600 for Teams

Range Location: 1838 Middle Calmar Rd, Decorah, IA 52101

The Caldwell Little Hunt on the Prairie will be a 3 day event for hunters and competitors to enjoy.

I wish to Thank Caldwell Shooting Supplies for being our 2023 Title Sponsor.

The match is located in the rolling hills around Decorah Iowa and Directed by Jim See of Elite Accuracy LLC.

We have consistently provided an event that includes great shooting, great food, and excellent customer satisfaction. Last year’s match reviews were phenomenal and I will be stepping up the event in 2023. 

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 COF will consist of vital sized steel plates and animal shaped steel plates with the added realism of animal placards to assist in finding vital steel targets. Some targets will be full sized animals with a vital sized “score” plate. No targets will exceed 800 yards and most will be between 200-600.

We typically conclude each days shooting around 2pm, we will have a dinner at awards Sunday. Saturday you may wish to bring snacks with you for nourishment if you need it. Decorah and Calmar have some great craft breweries, and excellent restaurants, the area also has numerous trout streams. I encourage you to do some research online for afternoon entertainment while you are in the area. 


IF you’re interested in ROing this event, please submit to the following RO Application: https://bit.ly/Little-Hunt_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-event or post-event experience, please utilize hashtags #LittleHuntOnThePrairie #NRLHunter #EveryEthicalEdge

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


Match Fees

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Hunters who signup prior to April 1st 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 March 31, 2023):

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

Individual Hunter – $250

Team Hunters (2) – $500

April 1, 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.



  • Early Morning RO Shoot Day (for points & prizes amongst all hunters)
  • 1PM-6PM: Mandatory Hunter Check-in/Weigh-in/Velocity/Zero Range/Some Steel Targets at the Lodge


  • 7:30AM – Hunter Arrival
  • 8:00AM – Hunter Safety Briefing
  • 8:30AM – Intended time to head to the ranges
  • Bring your own Snacks (pack out what you pack in)
  • 2:00PM – Intended Conclusion of Day 1 hunting
  • Decorah and Calmar have some great craft breweries and excellent restaurants for after Day 1.


  • 7:30AM – Hunter Arrival and go straight to Stage
  • 8:00AM – Intended time to begin hunting steel
  • ~2:00PM – Awards & Dinner begin immediately after match completion
  • Awards Location: At Lodge
TARGET ACQUISITION (identity type / amongst terrain)
PHYSICAL (walking/hiking/distance)
OVERALL CHALLENGE (difficulty level)



Decorah, IA and Calmar, IA have some great craft breweries, and excellent restaurants, the area also has numerous trout streams.


Chase the Adventure has a few rooms available, they will fill fast, call Dale.
Primitive Camping on Chase the Adventure property is permitted for free, bathrooms available in the Lodge.
Decorah Iowa has numerous hotels and rentals only 10 miles from the range.

Rifle Supplies

*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!