Sport-shooting has deep roots in Wyoming’s past; undoubtedly having grown out of our state’s long history dedicated to conservation, and its reputation for holding ever-coveted hunting grounds. This year in Cody, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Cody Shooting Complex celebrated the 25th Annual Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout over the three-day exhibition over August 9th-11th.
By integrating firearms history and present-day shooting sports, the event draws a captivated crowd and talented exhibitors to Cody. It also provides the opportunity for gun enthusiasts and shooting-sportsmen and women to make connections and talk about their passions. As a major fundraiser for the Cody Firearms Museum, the weekend also provided a final opportunity for visitors to stroll the exhibit before upcoming renovation work commences, which this year’s proceeds will benefit.
The 120 selected participants were invited to demonstrate their skills in a 355-target shooting contest. By earning one point per target using any gauge shotgun, a breadth of different disciplines were showcased by contestants: skeet, wobble skeet, trap, wobble trap, double trap, 5-stand, and sporting clays. New operations to reduce waiting time between events and fun “side games” were implemented this year, as well as an increased prize pool, and High Overall awards to recognize distinguished shooters, designated in the categories of All Shooters, Ladies, Mens, Juniors, and for Individual events.
The foremost goal of 307 Real Estate is to bring people closer to nature, outdoor recreation, and rural land. Similarly, the Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout was organized with the intention to help showcase the importance of shooting sports and America’s firearms industry, one that also holds strong values in support of land conservation efforts. Both entities are thriving in a location that naturally accommodates their goals and purposes, and also call Cody, Wyoming home.
So if sport-shooting is among your hobbies, you love spending time outside, and you’re ready to step out of your own front door to experience both, it may be the right time to reach out to 307 Real Estate and find a place to lay new roots. We’ll be here to connect you with a community that shares your loves and interests as soon as you’re ready.