April 20, 2017
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Top 100 Shooting Competition, an initiative of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, is kicking off. This initiative is part of a larger effort to promote shooting sports across Wyoming. It is a “postal match” meaning it is scored on the honor system – scores can be entered online at the Game and Fish website. Amateur level competition is open to all shooters.
Representatives from the Governor’s office, the Wyoming Game and Fish, the National Rifle Association and Wyoming’s firearms industry will be attending workshops sponsored by local shooting ranges and clubs. All shooters are welcome. Workshops are scheduled for April 22nd in Laramie, May 18th in Douglas, May 19th in Lander, May 22nd in Newcastle, May 23rd in Gillette, May 24th in Thermopolis, June 12th in Rawlins, June 13th in Evanston, June 14th in Jackson and June 15th in Cody. Information on locations, times and dates is available on the Wyoming Game and Fish website.
“We are proud of our western heritage in Wyoming. This is the first round of the Wyoming Top 100 – I hope these workshops will encourage people to get out and take part in shooting sports,” said Governor Mead.
Shooting sports and outdoor recreation are among key sectors in Wyoming’s economic diversification efforts. The Governor has also launched the Open Ranges Initiative to increase access to public shooting ranges and the Magpul Governor’s Match – a national level 2-gun (semi-automatic rifle and pistol) match.
A Wyoming Conservation Stamp is required in order to participate in the Wyoming Top 100.