2023 Hornady Precision Hunter Challenge

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2023 Hornady Precision Hunter Challenge

MD: Verl Dallin

Location: Price, Utah

Dates: June 16-18, 2023

Cost: $155 Skills, $285 Individual, $570 for teams

Range Address: North Springs Shooting Range 5245 S 8000 W, Price, UT 84501

Welcome to the 2023 Hornady Precision Hunter Challenge event located in scenic Eastern Utah at the renowned North Springs Shooting Complex!

North Springs has been home to many national-level shooting events and its reputation as a venue, speaks for itself. It is harbored in the unique landscapes south east of Price, Utah. Eastern Utah is inhabited by Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule Deer, and Pronghorn. This event is an opportunity to work on hunting situation shots, where Hunters may expect natural terrain obstacles and thick cedars to navigate around and find shooting positions. 

This hunting simulated event will consist of 20-22 stages, so prepare accordingly. Round count will be 80-176, 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 be 375 yds, but expect anywhere from approx 200-895 yds, and angled shots between 0-10°.

Expect some hiking/walking to stages.

Water will be provided on stages.

On check-in/weigh-in day (Friday June 16th), we will have onsite vendors set up to demo products. Come check them out as this is a great time to get your hands on and demo the products they offer.

No Alcohol On Premises

COMPLIMENTARY YOUNG GUN SLOT available per a paid adult match fee (up to 2). Please email brittney@nrlhunter.org with Subject Line: “2023 Hornady Precision Hunter Challenge – 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/Hornady-Precision-Hunter_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 #HornadyPrecisionHunter #NRLHunter #EveryEthicalEdge

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

Match Fees

Skills Division (formerly Basic) – $155 (Individual)

Individual Hunter – $285

Team Hunters (2) – $570

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




  • RO Safety Briefing & RO Shoot Day (for NRL Hunter points & prizes amongst other hunters)
  • Lunch provided on-the-go for ROs who are shooting 
  • RO weigh-in/velocity PF mandatory immediately after completion of course 


  • 11:00AM-5:00PM: Hunter Check-in/Weigh-in/Velocity PF/100 yd Zero Range/ Steel Targets out to distance
  • Vendor Day
  • Side Match(es) 


  • 7:00AM – Hunters’ Safety Brief
  • 7:30AM – Hunters to Stages
  • 8:00AM – Intended time to begin hunting steel (12 Stages)
  • ~11:30AM: Lunch Provided (on-the-go)


  • Start on your next Stage and begin hunting at 7:00AM
  • Snacks/Water during the morning 
  • Awards & Lunch begin immediately after match completion 
TARGET ACQUISITION (identity type / amongst terrain)
PHYSICAL (walking/hiking/distance)
OVERALL CHALLENGE (difficulty level)



Local Restaurant Recommendations

  • Crosscut Brewery
  • Uptown Steakhouse


Airport Recommendations

SLC Airport

776 N Terminal Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84122


Hotel Recommendations

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Price, an IHG Hotel



On site dry camping available $8.00 per night (includes RV dump)

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!