20th Annual Smugglers' Notch Primitive Biathlon

January 24th and 25th, 2015


Safe and responsible firearms handling is mandatory!!!

Muzzleloading firearms only.

Overall prize eligibility is limited to entrants who observe the following restrictions:


Participants are to follow marked trail.

Along the wooded route will be three target shooting areas. At each target stage, participants will load and fire two shots at designated targets. At the finish will be a fourth, open shooting range at which participants will take three additional shots. All nine shots, including the finish line stage, will be 'on-the-clock'. All shooting will be from a standing position, unaided by 'shooting sticks' or other external aids. As in the past, we will be using steel 'gong'-type targets - either a hit or a miss. A misfire will be considered a miss.

This event will be held regardless of the weather - Remember the concept of Primitive!!! In the event that there is insufficient snow for snowshoes, please bring good walking boots.

All times will be adjusted based on shooting scores.

In the spirit of the event, and in the interest of fairness, the use of round-ball ammunition is requested.


Good firearm safety practices are to be observed at all times. Participants are to traverse the course with their firearm unloaded.

Please observe the instructions of the event officials at all times.

In the event of a question regarding rules, regulations, or results, the decision of the organizers is final.



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