It is considered one of the most highly regarded sporting clays events in the Midwest, the NILO Open. The event is in its fifth year and will play host to hundreds of clay target shooters of all skill levels who will compete for more than $35,000 in prizes. The event will be held June 9 and 10, 2023, at NILO, the iconic Winchester hunting and shooting sports facility located in Brighton, Illinois, (NiloFarms.com).
Individuals can elect to shoot one day or both days; registration fee per day is $145.
Squads will shoot the 15-station, sporting clay course during either the morning or afternoon session. (You can register as an individual and you will be paired with a squad, or, you can register a squad.)
To register: Call (618) 466-0613 or e-mail [email protected].
The NILO Open is a National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Registered Shoot but you do not need to be a registered shooter to participate.
Registration Fee Includes:
- 100 rounds of Winchester AA shotshell ammunition (for the 15-station course)
- A Winchester gift bag
Additional side shooting games will also be available: $20 for the flurry, and $60 for the 50-shot practice course. With each entry, individuals are entered into drawings for prizes.
Schedule (Same for each day)
7:30 a.m.: Doors-Registration Opens
8:00 a.m.: Side Games Open
8:00 a.m.: First Flight Begins Shooting
11:30 a.m.-12:30pm: Lunch is served
12:00/Noon: Second Flight Begins Shooting
5:00 p.m: Side Games Conclude
*The awards ceremony will be held between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
NILO Open Sporting Clays Event Sponsors: AllTrista, Browning, Ervin Industries, Farm & Home Supply, Foam Supplies, Inc., Industrial Chemicals, Purina Pro Plan, White Flyer, Wieland, Winchester
In 1952, John M. Olin took more than 600 acres of farmland joined by timber and turned it into a wildlife oasis. He created the ideal place to raise and train the best Labrador retrievers in the world. He called it NILO, dedicated to land and unsurpassed hunting, sport shooting, gun dogs and conservation education. Over the years, celebrities, political dignitaries, sports heroes and avid outdoorsmen of all kinds have enjoyed the hospitality at NILO. For decades, legendary AA shotshells have been used in the NILO fields and its ranges. This ammunition commemorates the legacy of John M. Olin and his commitment to conservation and the shooting sports. Learn more about NILO by visiting NiloFarms.com or connecting on Facebook at Facebook.com/NiloFarms.