September 23rd 2017
Preparations for the 2017 Prairie Dell Shootout are well under way. We have ten challenging stages that have been approved, and we are actively soliciting potential match sponsors. Like last year, our goal that all who come shoot with us have a 1/20 chance to win a gun in the door prize drawing. The 2016 match yielded 1/8.5 odds. This may be a hard number to duplicate, but we are trying!
We have, again this year, made arrangements with the Hampton Inn in Litchfield, IL. They have graciously offered us a match rate of $89 per night. You can make your reservations by clicking here.
Match Sponsors: These are both local and national companies that support our sport as well as our local club. Please favor them with your business whenever possible!!!!!
The Sportsmans Choice, Litchfield, Il 217-324-1911 – The owner of the SC has been a sponsor if the Illinois State IDPA match as well as the Prairie Dell Shootout ever year they have been held in this area. Jeff Harbough (the owner) is not just a gun shop, but a fellow shooter. Each year he not only transfers firearms for winners, her brings guns to the prize table. He plays an important part in the success of the prize table.
Piasa Armory, Alton, Illinois 618-433-2715 – The owner, Scott Polaski, is relatively new to the gun business. But over the past several years has been building a fist class gun shop in Alton. He is currently on the cusp of opening his new indoor range at his facility, and we have a match director on the hook to establish an IDPA affiliate there within the year. Like the Sportsmans Choice, Piasa Armory is also bringing a great deal of support to the prize table. Scott is also very active with the local Boy Scouts, you’ll see him at our event interacting on many different levels.