What is a Nomad Rifleman Steel Hunting precision shooting course?
A brainchild of Shepard Humphries, Nomad Rifleman courses are an adventure inspired by sporting clays, golf courses and PRS events. Shepard does not hunt animals, so he invented a new kind of hunting! Hunting steel with Shepard in the wide open spaces of the West is a unique activity for those seeking a new challenge!
Shooters travel between shooting locations, sometimes by foot and sometimes by rented SUV, a newly purchased Legacy Classic Truck, or Yeti Jeep or by ATV. Shepard offers these bespoke shooting adventures nationwide and assists shooting instruction schools as they develop their unique Nomad Rifleman courses.
Our Nomad Rifleman Precision Shooting Course offerings start at $2,800 for a 6-hour day of fun in the Wyoming high desert within 90 minutes of Jackson Hole. With numerous additions available up to our ultra-exclusive events at $84,000 for 2 hunters, our bespoke shooting adventures are a great fit for successful people with varying budgets.
Depending on the location and customization of your event aspects will vary.
Training frequently begins with an educational session in which ballistics and rifle shooting skills are taught. To make this experience more affordable, we have options in which we reduce the number of targets and eliminate ATVs as well as extra options. You simply arrive in your SUV, and we have a blast shooting!
You will drive your SUV to our ranch less than 90 minutes from Jackson, Wyoming, arriving at 10am. You will be greeted by your instructor who will lead you to the shooting locations. You will begin at station #1 by confirming your 100 yard zero (using your guns or renting ours) You will then plink at a steel target at 500 yards, getting more comfortable with your rifle and your skills.
You will then pack up your gear and follow the instructor as you drive to a new shooting location less than a mile away. You will set up and shoot at a series of targets, one at 850 yards , another at 990 yards, a third at 1400 yards and a fourth at 1650 yards.
Some of our students get hits on target at the longer ranges and other do not connect. Much like taking a golf lesson from Tiger Woods, you will have a great time, learn a lot and improve your skills, however you are not promised a hole in one.
This experience includes shooting up to 4pm, with some shooters choosing to leave after a hit at 1650 and others choosing to stay at closer targets and learn more details about ballistics. Please bring a sack lunch & water. (A store within 10 miles of our ranch offers great sandwiches)
Cost: $2,800 for the first shooter and $600 each for up to three additional shooters. Targets, instruction, eye and ear protection are included. Bring your own ammo and our loaner 6.5 Creedmoor Ruger Precision Rifle is available at no additional charge or you may use your own guns and ammunition.
You will drive to a meeting location within 90 minutes of Jackson,Wyoming (or elsewhere as customized) arriving at 9am. Your instructor will lead you to a starting location where you will mount ATV’s and and head out on ranch trails. You will begin at station #1 by confirming your 100 yard zero (using your guns or renting ours) You will then plink at a steel target at 500 yards, getting more comfortable with your rifle and your skills. Then, you will mount back up on your ATV and move out.
Upon arrival at the next shooting location, Steel Hunters must locate the target, which may be as close as 100 yards or over 1,000 yards away. You will then determine the range, estimate the wind and other variables and makes the shot, typically at a steel target(s). Your coach will be by your side with a spotting scope and expert advice. You and your coach then move to the next location, then the next and so on until you are exhausted, run out of ammunition or the clock strikes 6pm.
Cost: $6,500 for the first shooter and $2,900 for each additional shooter. ATV’s, targets, instruction, eye and ear protection are included as is use of our 223 Remington rifle, our 6.5 Ruger Precision Rifle, 7mm Rem Mag, and 300WM. 60 rounds of 223, 50 Rounds of 6.5, 40 rounds of 7mm and 30 rounds of 300 WM are included. If you add a donation of $10k to your experience purchase, we will have a .375 Cheytac Intervention available. A sack lunch is included as are water, snacks and a Boonie Hat.
While Shepard Humphries coined the term “Nomad Rifleman” he encourages and assists competitors and other shooting experiences nationwide as they develop new ideas and variations. Shepard did not Trademark Nomad Rifleman because he wants to “encourage young shooting instructors to enter the industry, learn from the experienced old goats and then surpass us in skill and quality of offerings!”
The Jackson Hole Shooting Experience offers Nomad Rifleman courses that are a perfect graduation gift, corporate retreat, team-building event or a safe, fun and educational way for a family to learn something new while enjoying the great outdoors. You may customize your experience specifically for your group at ranches in Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, Texas, Montana & Idaho. Several locations are within a 2 hour drive of Jackson, Wyoming and within 30 miles of a runway or airfield.
Speak with our booking guru to customize your Nomad Rifleman Precision Shooting Course:
- Add a 1 mile attempts with a 7mm Remington Magnum, 300 Winchester Magnum or .338 Lapua.
- Use our guns, ammunition and gear for an additional fee or use yours.
- Bring your ATVs or Yeti Jeep or allow us to handle arranging for rentals
- Transportation to ranches
Gear list (Upon request, we are able to rent all or part of this list):
- Long range rifle capable of 1MOA or smaller groups and ability to stay supersonic beyond 1,200 yards.
- Optional mid range rifle for shots 100 yards to 600 yards. (AR platform or similar)
- Optional extreme long range gun for shots 1,200 to 3,500 yards.
- Above firearms must have quality glass capable of large adjustments. Learn more HERE.
- Ammunition for your guns.
- Bipod, shooting sticks, rear squeeze bags and other gear to build positions.
- Comfortable shooting clothing, many clients choose ACU / BDU uniforms.
- Weather-Prepper clothing, ie rain gear, wool underwear, gloves etc, dress for the weather.
- Sunglasses & clear shooting glasses.
- Electronic hearing protection.
- Quality range-finder capable of 2,000 yard reads.
- Kestrel wind reader.
- Ballistics program or DOPE sheet.
- Shooting mat (if desired).
- Camera (if desired)
- ATV, Jeep or other off road vehicle that will have it’s sides scraped by branches.
- Water, snacks & lunch.
Every Nomad Rifleman shooting adventure if different and your coach makes mid-course adjustments to ensure each shooter is challenged, successful and is learning / experiencing shooting as they individually prefer. A single person that seeks to learn advanced technical technical aspects of long range shooting will have a very different experience than a group of three competitive brothers and their father who care only about fun and do not seek to learn. Both of the above parties in this example will have an excellent time and their needs will be met.
Shepard’s Nomad Rifleman Precision Shooting Course can also be included as part of the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience’s Journey to One Mile Bespoke Shooting Adventure at our leased luxury private shooting ranch near Jackson Hole.
You arrive via ATVs on a ridgetop with your shooting coach and your son. The quarter flip as you left the last shooting point determined that you shoot first this time. Your coach directs you to a target hidden on a hillside, and using your rangefinder you determine that it is 736 yards away and below you at a 9 degree angle. You select the 6.5 Creedmoor rifle, and check the wind with your Kestrel. It is blowing 6 MPH from left to right. Your coach continues to assist as needed as you adjust your elevation turret to 17 MOA and hold 2 MOA to the left of the target.
“Shooter ready” you say as your finger moves to the trigger. “Send it” responds your coach and the hiss of your suppressed rifle sounds off. Your rifle jumps and then settles back into place as you see the target bounce from the bullet impact a second later. Your son grins and says, “Nice shot old man” as the sound of the ding finally makes it back to you.
Just as your pride swells, your coach yells, “you are still being timed” and points to a steel target hidden in the brush between 100 yards and 200 yards. You are only allowed to use a nearby rock as support. He hands you the AR-15 and you put three shots downrange, with the third one hitting the target. 2 minutes 16 seconds total time, and now it is your son’s turn to see if he can beat his old man. After he shoots, you mount up and drive your ATV’s to the next shooting position. This time, your son loses the coin toss and goes first.
*Legal eligibility: The US Dept of State does not allow us to teach “military firearms skills” to non-US citizens. Our owners very much enjoy not being water-boarded at Guantanamo, so we obey the Dept of State. We no longer train military, law enforcement or anyone else from the US or any other country that is likely to initiate violence. If you are NOT a US citizen, contact us to learn more, while we will not teach you military strategies, we will nonetheless have a wonderful time sport shooting!
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