2016 Idaho State Sniper Stalking Match Rexburg, ID
The STALK Match #1 is designed to test the competitors skill at blending in and moving undetected.
STALK Match #2 is designed to test the shooters ability to detect and engage a camouflaged target.
Whether you are a former government sniper, private sector sniper, history buff, hunter or fan of JW Rawles or LaVoy Finicum, there is great intrigue in the art of sneaking around undetected and then shooting your enemy. Come watch, come compete, come have a blast!
Any rifle/scope combination. 2 blank rounds for STALK MATCH #1 will be provided. A Ghillie would be a big advantage. Not required though. You will fire 1 or more rounds in STALK MATCH #2. You may use any equipment you think you will need.
CONDUCT OF THE MATCH:
- Scott Austin – 1st Place
- Steve Marstellar 2nd Place
- Shepard Humphries 3rd Place
Competitors will try to move, undetected, from the entry point to a predetermined point. The total distance from the entry point to the “shoot line” will be approximately 400-500 yards. There will be 2 “shoot lines”. The first will be between 300 and 250 yds from the Spotter. The second will be 200-175 from the SPOTTER. If the competitor moves, undetected, to that point he may choose to engage the SPOTTER with 1 BLANK round. The SPOTTER will move a WALKER into the area he thinks the shot originated. The SPOTTER will direct the WALKER to where he thinks the shooter is. The SPOTTER will say “sniper at your feet” If the WALKER can touch the shooter without moving, the shooter is “BUSTED” and will be finished with match #1. If the WALKER can not touch the shooter, the shooter will fire a second BLANK round, and the SPOTTER will move the WALKER to where he thinks the shot originated. The SPOTTER will move the WALKER as before and say “sniper at your feet”. As before, if the WALKER can touch the shooter, he is BUSTED. If the WALKER can not touch the shooter, the SPOTTER will hold up a card with a letter or number printed on it. The shooter MUST correctly identify what is printed on the card. At this point, the shooter is finished and will receive points as noted in the “scoring section”. If the shooter decides to move past the first “SHOOT LINE” he will continue on to the second “SHOOT LINE”. The procedure is the same but the point value is doubled as per the scoring section.
- Shepard Humphries 1st Place
- Scott Austin – 2nd Place
- Steve Marstellar 3rd Place
When the shooters have completed MATCH #1, they will move to a shooting point. Match #2 will be a FIRED match. There will be 2 camouflaged targets. The shooters will be given the general area in which the targets are located. The shooters will move to a staging area near the firing line. On signal, the shooters will move to the firing line, detect either target and engage the target until it is hit. The first shooter to hit either target will be the winner and will receive points as per the scoring section. The shooter that hits the remaining target will be second and receive points as per the scoring section.
The OVERALL MATCH WINNER will be the shooter with the most points from Match #1 and Match #2
- Crossing the first Shoot Line undetected 10 points
- Firing blank round #1 without being detected (at first shoot line) 20 points
- Firing blank round #2 without being detected(at first shoot line) 20 points
- Correctly identifying the card without being detected 20 points
- Total possible 70 points
- If the shooter chooses to shoot from the first shoot line, he will be finished With Match 1.
If the shooter chooses to continue to the second shoot line he will get the 10 points for crossing shoot line 1 plus points as follows:
- Crossing the second shoot line without being detected 20 points
- Firing blank round #1 without being detected 40 points
- Firing blank round #2 without being detected 40 points
- Correctly Identifying the card without being detected 40 points
Total possible points 150 points
When a competitor fires a blank round, all other competitors will be FROZEN which means they can not move.
The walkers will not assist the SPOTTER or the STALKERS. They are neutral and will only move as directed by the SPOTTER after a blank round is fired.
TIME: 0800 AT THE COWBOY RANGE
All competitors must pre register
Last year the top 3 competitors were Elden Dalley, Scott Austin & Shepard Humphries. Elden, the match organizer & course designer, humbly removed himself from the pool, making legendary long range precision shooting instructors Scott Austin and Shepard Humphries tied for 1st place. It was technically agreed that Austin should have won 1st, but because he slightly crossed a boundary line, Humphries was technically slightly ahead. All parties, including Humphries, agreed: Scott Austin was the winner!