Held in cooperation with the Cody Shooting Complex. Shootout proceeds benefit the Center’s Cody Firearms Museum.
The Shootout is a 350-target shoot where competitors of all skill levels shoot skeet, trap, five-stand, and sporting clays with all gauges of shotguns. There are three categories of awards: Top Gun, Top Discipline Shooter, and Top Team. Extraordinary prizes and auction items are also on tap.
All prizes will be awarded on a Lewis class system with a minimum of four classes. Competition begins at 9 a.m.
Friday, August 9 at the Cody Shooting Complex, approximately five miles north of Cody on Wyoming Highway 120. Competition continues Saturday with an awards dinner that evening. Spectators are welcome at the actual shooting competition which takes place regardless of weather.
Shootout registration begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at the Center of the West with a cocktail party for shooters and their guests, as well as, a Calcutta with teams determined on a random draw basis.
To learn more about the Shootout, check out www.centerofthewest.org/
Since 1917, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, weaves the varied threads of the western experience—history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms, and the nature and science of Yellowstone—into the rich panorama that is the American West. The Center of the West has been honored with numerous awards, including the prestigious 2012 National Tour Association’s Award for “favorite museum for groups” and, most recently, the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
The Center is open daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. For additional information, visit the Center’s Web site or its page on Facebook.