Catering to all Silhouette disciplines, Mile Coleman (Tacoma, WA) started the Steel Chickens website in 2004 for shooters who need information on how to enter and compete with entry-level equipment and to learn basic techniques. As the user forums were added, things blossomed to where new shooters met experienced competitors in a way that others could “listen in” on the conversation, albeit online. Knowledge is shared, questions answered and, best of all, a community of 1,000 active members look forward to meeting and competing together.
The forum is divided by Silhouette sub-disciplines―smallbore rifle, high power rifle, cowboy lever action, hand gun, black powder etc. There is also a marketplace, which can come in handy for those looking for great deals on used Silhouette equipment. Additionally, there is information available about the 2018 Silhouette Nationals, maps of different ranges that offer Silhouette, and other useful tips and tricks.
The website averages about 4,000 individual hits per day from members worldwide including Australia, Ireland, Scandinavia and South Africa.