$175.00 – $250.00
Purchase this product if you’d like to compete as an Individual in any of the existing divisions. If you’d like to compete with another competitor as a Team, instead purchase this product:
MD: Eddie Noland, Tyler Payne
DATE: February 10-12, 2023
LOCATION: Blakely, Georgia
Welcome back to the Leupold Southern Hunting Challenge in the Arena for our NRL Hunter series event! The match will be held at Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia.
Arena has over 2300 acres available, so hunters can expect a wide variety of stages. This match will be 80% natural terrain with targets ranging from 180 yards out to ~900 yards and will be based off realistic hunting you would expect here in South Georgia (Whitetail Deer, Wild Hogs, Coyotes, Turkeys, Squirrels, Rabbits).
With 18 planned stages, the max round count will be 144, but bring extra for getting velocity/PF for your tiebreaker, zero’ing your rifle, and potential side-matches. A tripod is highly recommended.
Hunters will be driving to stages, so it will be helpful if groups carpool as much as possible. This time of year is likely to have rain/mud, so pack accordingly.
*PLEASE COMPLETE ARENA TRAINING FACILITY’S ONLINE LIABILITY WAIVER, HERE. This must be completed to attend.
FACTORY – any factory configuration with no modifications from SKU, weighing 12 lbs. or less (with scope, bipod, and all dedicated support equipment), chambered in 6mm/.243 or greater, with a cartridge overall length of 2.700″ or greater (per SAAMI-ANSI Max cartridge length standards), with a maximum muzzle velocity of 3275, and be from the pre-approved Factory manufacturers list
OPEN LIGHT – any configuration weighing 12 lbs. or less (with scope, bipod, and all dedicated support equipment), velocity max of 3275 fps, with minimum PF of 380,000
OPEN HEAVY – any configuration weighing 16 lbs. or less (with scope, bipod, and all dedicated support equipment), velocity max of 3275 fps, with minimum PF of 380,000
SKILLS – is for anyone that wishes to compete at a NRL HUNTER match purely for the experience. There will be a discounted match entrance fee. Skills Division hunters may use any rifle weight or caliber that they choose that does not exceed .30 caliber or 3275fps. Skills Division hunters do not need to meet the minimum Power Factor (PF) requirements. Skills Division hunters may be coached on the clock after they have had the opportunity to try the stage on their own. Skills Division hunters will not be competing for points nor the opportunity for awards, nor prizes.