Rules for conducting an NWTF sanctioned still target shoot.
RULES: Distance to targets: 40 yards from the muzzle of the shotgun
Shooting position: Sitting
Barrel length: Not to exceed 32” including choke tube
Ammunition: Factory loads-12 ga. 3” & 20 ga. 3”
Shot size #6
Classes: 12 gauge Open, 20 gauge Open, Ladies 20 gauge, JAKES 20 gauge, 12 gauge and 20 gauge Hunter
Optics: Scopes are allowed
Sights: All styles
No mechanical rests are allowed
Ammunition is furnished by organizer
Target Scoring: Most shot in 3” Red Circle on official target
Must be an NWTF member
Must display the sanctioned shoot banner in a prominent place in shooting area.
There must be a range captain who is in charge of safety.
Must use official NWTF targets.
All shooters must wear eye and ear protection.
Determining Winner and Runner Up: Once the Winner has been determined by the Finalists shooting until an individual has won two squads, the remaining individuals will shoot another round, with high score being the Runner up. This method ensures that Winner and Runner up are different individuals.
The World Championship Shoot will be held at the NWTF National Headquarters the first full weekend in October each year. Qualifying seats for Hunter divisions will only be issued during the qualifying rounds of the World Championship Shoot. Shooters in these divisions must provide the shotgun they intend to use to NWTF designated inspectors to ensure a non-manipulated factory barrel will be used.
(Hunter Divisions can be included in any state or regional sanctioned shoot, however, the only competition where qualifying seats for the 12 gauge and 20 gauge Hunter Divisions will be awarded is during qualifying rounds of the World Championship Competition held at the NWTF National Headquarters.)
Squads of 5-10 shooters (this may be adjusted to suit attendance)
Winner of each squad qualifies for finals
Squads will be developed based on the number of qualifiers
Squads will be reduced to a final 4 and the winner will be the first participant to win two squads.
20 qualifying squads enter shoot
The twenty qualifiers would be squaded by random drawing in 4 squads of 5
The winner of each squad would advance to the final 4
The champion and the runner up for each class qualify for the World Wild Turkey Still-Target Championship
Shooters must fire from a sitting position
The World Championship event uses the Lo-Boy stool, however local events may substitute with some similar stool, or shooters may sit on the ground. It is important that the rules are the same for each shooter.
NWTF Chapter Cost $50
200 official targets
Official “Sanctioned Wild Turkey Still-Target Shoot” banner
The champion and the runner up from each sanctioned contest qualifies to enter the World Wild Turkey Still-Target Championship
Event Insurance is included
Non-Chapter Cost $200
Same as above
Must provide proof of insurance
Fees are nonrefundable and are due before the shooting package will be mailed. Please contact the NWTF headquarters at least one month prior to your event to allow time for shipping.
Additional targets may be purchased from the NWTF.
$20 per 100 or $5.00 per pack of 25
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To learn more or schedule a sanctioned still target shoot in your area, please contact Chris Piltz at cpiltz