The Big Medicine Precision Rifle Challenge (PRS)
The Big Medicine Precision Rifle Challenge (Precision Rifle Series Match)Match
Date: June 18-20, 2020
Check in and check zero starts June 18 at 1300-1900
The Old North Trail is Located along the Rocky Mountain Front. From long time past, beyond memory, the native peoples of this land, the Blackfeet, had used this trail with travois pulled by dog and horse. Medicine in the Native American idea is not just healing something but can mean the presence or power embodied in or demonstrated by a person, place, event, object or natural phenomena . To win this match you need to have Big Medicine.
Where: TRM Ranch – 388 Upper TRM Ranch Road, Dupuyer, MT 59432
Interesting Reading on the Old North Trail which runs throught the TRM.
Cost: $250 per person - Match, T-shirt, Friday and Saturday Breakfast, Friday Dinner (all shooters and RO's at the Rasmuson Center), and Saturday after match sandwiches included.
Equipment: Shooting bags are restricted to 1ft x 1ft individual size, no larger. Equipment may be restricted by stage, but otherwise unrestricted as long as the competitor wants to pack it all day. Tripods may be deployed on time, stage dependent.Course of Fire:The course of fire will consist of targets anywhere from 200 yards to 1800 yards. Competitors will traverse the course on foot. (Contact the Match Director if there are special considerations to be had). The COF will be 10 stages on Saturday and 8 stages on Sunday.The stages will be a mixture of natural terrain and built obstacles that will have to be considered and attacked on the clock. All stages will have given ranges and description of the stage found in the match book. Time limits will be stage dependent throughout the COF.
Safety Considerations: Firearms safety rules will be strictly followed and enforced. All weapons will be cleared before moving off the firing line. All weapons will have an Empty Chamber Indicator (ECI). If there is blowing dirt conditions, it will be addressed at that time.
1) Treat every weapon as if it were loaded
2) Never point your weapon at anything you do not want to shoot.
3) Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
4) Keep your weapon on safe until you intend to fire.
5) Always know your targets foreground and background.
Other Safety Considerations: This area of Montana has a very high Grizzly Bear population as well as mountain lions and wolves. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Stay away from lone walks into thickets and when you do walk make enough noise to alert the local wildlife that you are present. It’s a nasty thing surprising a grizzly.
Accommodations: The TRM Ranch does have accommodations to allow for shooters to stay onsite. There are 30 bunks in the Lodge, which will be rented out on a first come first serve basis. They are $TBD/night. Dry camping (recommend hard sided campers) will be permitted on site and will be $10/night.
Buffalo Wallow – Dupyer, MT 406-472-3399 (new 12 room motel)
Inn Dupuyer – Dupuyer, MT 406-472-3241 http://www.inndupuyer.com/
Bear's Den (Airbnb) - Valier, MT https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20017239?adults=1&source_impression_id=p3_1573929677_%2FIy3ZOmahNey%2F4FU
The Bunkhouse (Airbnb) - Dupuyer, MT https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/35832892?adults=1&source_impression_id=p3_1573929954_u6Mcpmf5YIe008jq
Lake Frances Inn – Valier, MT 406-279-3476 https://sites.google.com/site/lakefrancesinn/
Stone School Inn – Valier, MT 406-279-3796 http://stoneschoolinn.com/
Super 8 – Conrad, MT 406-278-6519 https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/conrad-montana/super-8-conrad/overview?CID=LC:SE::GGL:RIO:National:03279&iata=00065402
Stage Stop Inn – Choteau, MT 406-466-5900 http://www.stagestopinn.com/
Dupuyer is approximately an 8-10 minute drive from the TRM Ranch. Valier is approximately 20-25 minutes. Conrad is about 35-40 minutes and Choteau is about 20-25 minutes. Dupuyer, MT is located on HWY 89 and within about an hour you can be up to Glacier National Park.
Travel Considerations: Dupuyer, MT is a very small town. There are no gas stations or “regular” grocery stores. Dupuyer Cache is a small store with some grocery and convenience items. Please be prepared. There is a restaurant Buffalo Joes (next to Buffalo Wallow Motel). It has a bar and may be open for breakfasts. It is a very popular restaurant in our area. The nearest airport is Great Falls International, in Great Falls, MT (1.5 hours).
Weather Considerations: By mid-June, the weather should be nice with warmer temps, but will still be cool in the evenings. Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear. Some hiking may be involved.
Prizes: Prizes will be as follows:
1st – Trophy
2nd – Trophy
3rd – Trophy
Top Lady- Trophy
Top Junior – Trophy
Top Mil/ LE – Trophy
Top Production - Trophy
Most Awesome Crappy Marksman (Bad Medicine) – Trophy
Gas Gun - Recognized (no trophy)
Top Senior (65+) - Recognized (no trophy)
Any questions please call: (406)853-2723
Other Considerations:While not every shooter also hunts big game, there are ethical considerations when it comes to extreme long range shooting and hunting. Fair Chase is also Big Medicine within the hunting community. It has been the code of the sportsmen since Theodore Roosevelt nationalized this concept well over a century ago to define the true sportsmen, and distance them from the commercial market hunter whose only code was killing for profit. Honing one's shooting skills for hunting is one ethical choice we make. Understanding that game animals are not targets is another.
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NOTE: There will be no refunds if you cancel your entry into this match. If you sell/trade/give your slot to somebody else, please contact us and let us know so that we can get the match info and updates to them in a timely fashion. Thanks!
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