Winchester’s First Shoot With The Pros Event Coming In June

Register now for the first-ever Winchester Shoot with the Pros event

posted on April 28, 2022
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Registration is open now for the first Winchester “Shoot with the Pros” event, to be conducted June 7-9 at both the Winchester headquarters in East Alton, Illinois, and the NILO hunting and shooting preserve in Brighton, Illinois. Both locations are located approximately 40 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri.

The cost to attend is $3,500 per person, with only 18 slots available.

The Winchester “Shoot with the Pros” experience includes training with six of the most accomplished clay target shooters in the world, spread across three disciplines:


  • Kim Rhode, Six-time Olympic medalist
  • Frank Thompson, Two-time Olympian


  • Matt Bartholow, Grand American Trapshooting Champion
  • Foster Bartholow, Grand American Trapshooting Champion

Sporting Clays

  • Zach Kienbaum, Sporting Clays National Champion
  • Desirae Edmunds, Sporting Clays National Champion

Additionally, inaugural “Shoot with the Pros” attendees will receive an exclusive tour of the Winchester shotshell facility, along with shooting at the NILO and Winchester trap and skeet facilities. Meals from Winchester, plus lodging, ammunition, clay targets and a Winchester gear package round out the experience.

“This is an incredible opportunity for 18 people to learn from the absolute best shooters in the world and experience the legendary Winchester brand,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “NILO is one of the most premier shooting and hunting facilities in the nation with a rich heritage, and we are proud to offer this unique, once-in-a-lifetime Winchester event.”

For more information and to register, contact Donny Ballard at 618-258-2000 or [email protected]. Learn more about Winchester at


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