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Tildon Downing Challenge

Durham County Wildlife Club

General Information - This is a registered tournament and will be conducted according to the NSSA rules.  It is open to all paid-up members of the NSSA. All participants must wear safety glasses and hearing protection.

The shoot will be held rain or shine.  It will be officiated by experienced referees; their decisions will be final. Shooters are urged to register for rotations as soon as possible. Full squads will be given rotation preference. You must submit all squad members names when registering a squad. Entries will close when management feels it has a sufficient number of entries.

Please bring your own ammo to the shoot. Our shop has limited open hours. Reloads are permitted subject to inspection. Hulls become club property once they hit the ground.  Management reserves the right to accept or reject any entry and to change or alter the program as deemed necessary.  Spectators and entrants assume all risk resulting from any accidents or loss of property occurring on the club grounds. Dinner will be served Saturday evening after the shoot-offs for participants and their spouse.

There are seven electrical camper hook-ups available at Durham County Wildlife Club.  These are available for the nominal fee of $15.00 per night and are available on a first reserved basis.  Hook-ups should be reserved when pre-registering.

PRE-REGISTRATION is encouraged as the shoot will fill up. Please email requests to  beginning 8:00am on May 1, 2017. Requests received prior to that time will not be honored. If you must phone in, call Karl Grimm between 6:30pm and 8:30pm, Monday thru Thursday beginning May 1, 2017.  

Cost -  $50 per event, NSSA & State fees included.

Awards – $8 per entrant goes to class awards. Gun Champion will receive $2 per entrant and Runner-up and Third will participate in their class purse. The class purse split is 100% for 5 or fewer entries, 60/40 for 6 to 10 and 50/30/20 for 11 or more entries. Gun Champion cannot win a class award. All ties for Gun Champion, Runner-up, Third, Class First, Concurrent First and class money will be shot off, doubles at 3 - 4 - 5, miss and out by station.  All other ties will be settled by long run. HOA shoot offs will be with the 410. Shooters are responsible for providing shoot-off shells. Awards  will be mailed to winners. An Optional Class HOA purse is offered with the $10 entry fee returned to winners. 

Entrants must state their entry in all concurrent events at the time of registration. Concurrent events are honors only.

Contact information: Karl Grimm, phone 919-219-0252

email address:

Shooting order will be 410 & 20ga on Saturday, 

28ga & 12ga on Sunday

Rotation Schedule

410 - 20ga28ga - 12ga
Rotation 19:00 - 1:3010:30 - 3:00
Rotation 210:30 - 3:0012:00 - 4:30
Rotation 312:00 - 4:309:00 - 1:30

Doubles available at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, & 4:00 Friday

Shoot-offs for Doubles, 410 & 20 will be held Saturday evening.

Shoot-offs for 28, 12 and HOA will be held Sunday evening.

If shooting with a squad, please indicate shooting position and squad-mates when you pre-register. Let us know your first and second choice of rotation for doubles and singles.

If you find you cannot attend after you have pre-registered for the shoot, please contact Karl Grimm  by email at or phone 919-219-0252 so someone on the waiting list can shoot.

Earlier Event: May 26
Hungry Jack Open - Dbls, 20 & 28
Later Event: June 11
Club Shoot