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Smallbore Silhouette Invitational set for Sept. 29

LINCOLN, Neb. – Young rifle shooters will compete for trophies and medals at the annual Smallbore Silhouette Invitational on Sept. 29 at Pressey Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

This free competition is for ages 11 and older who have passed hunter education but not yet graduated from high school. Proof of hunter education is required. Competitors, who will shoot steel silhouette targets, will be grouped in classes according to age, rifle weight, sight type and experience level. There will be individual and team competition.

Shooters must bring their own rifles and ammunition. Only equipment authorized by NRA Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Rules are allowed. Only standard or high velocity .22 short, .22 long or .22 long rifle ammunition may be used.

Register early or the day of the event. Early registration is encouraged, and may be done only at the following links: individual, goo.gl/forms/cU2q7ht9egvbR0sm1; team, goo.gl/forms/sxoRoGEWEEGXgkvR2. The early registration deadline is Sept. 27 at noon.

Pressey WMA is located 17 miles south of Broken Bow in Custer County. For more information, contact Matthew Haumont at 308-872-2348 or nebraskasilhouette@gmail.com.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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