A non-profit organizaton for the promotion of skeet shooting both in Mississippi and Nationally.

Will McKeon - HOA Champion, Doubles Champion (1st 100), 12 Gauge Champion

Will McKeon and Reynolds McCain - Doubles Champion and Doulbes Runner-Up

Doctor Barrett Gutter - 20 Gauge Champion

Clark Hartness - 28 Gauge Champion

Ralph Grasso and Mike Brown - 410 Bore Champion (99) and 410 Bore Runner-Up (99)

Karoyl McCain - Best Weekend Ever! Doubles (86), 12 Gauge (93), 20 Gauge (95), 28 Gauge (95), 410 Bore (90), HOA (373), HAA (459)

Holiday Open Results available: HERE in Shoot Results

A post from Connie Hollaway:

My best friend and love of my life passed away this morning. He suffered a massive heart attack Thursday afternoon. There was so much damage that despite best efforts he could not recover. We had 34 wonderful years together and great memories. I ask for your prayers while I learn to live without him.


Dick Hollaway
May 26, 1960 - November 04, 2017

Birmingham Ridge Community - Richard Thomas Hollaway, 57, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Saint Francis Hospital - Bartlett in Memphis, Tenn. after a short illness. A life-long resident of Lee County, he was born in Tupelo on May 26, 1960, to Lee Thomas and Mary Nelle Wages Hollaway. He graduated from Tupelo High School in the class of 1978. On June 4, 1983, he married Connie Smith. Dick won numerous skeet and trap open titles during his life time including, the 28 Gage World Skeet Champion in 1993. In 1995, he won the Champion of Champions Event, one of the most prestigious awards in the competition, and in 1994 and 1996, he was a member of the All American Skeet Team. In 1997, Dick opened Whitetail Ridge Outdoors. He was in the Inaugural Class of Mississippi Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 2014. Dick was also a licensed amateur Ham Radio operator whose call sign was, N5IPI. Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling with his wife. He was Baptist by faith and attended Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Smith Hollaway of the Birmingham Ridge Community; father, Tom Hollaway of Tupelo; sister, Michele Hollaway of Blue Springs; uncle and aunt, Ben and Joanne Burleson of Tupelo; sister-in-law, Susan Hankins (Charlie) of Tupelo; niece, Kimberly Hankins Neal (Aaron) of Catonsville, Maryland and their child, Caleb; nephew, Burris Hankins of Tupelo and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Nelle Hollaway.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2017, at W. E. Pegues, Tupelo.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Rev. Bobby Holland officiating. Graveside services will follow in Lee Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Burris Hankins, Pat Burleson, Taylor Moore, Murry Moore, Robert Frederick, Brian Rishel, Jim Costin and Caile Bradham.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Whitetail Ridge Outdoors and his hunting and fishing buddies.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.


Monday, November 06, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors
535 W Jefferson St
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804

Funeral Service
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
11:00 AM

Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues
535 W. Jefferson Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

Mike Schmidt claims the Bluff City Open HOA with 399x400 Results available Click: HERE

2017 Double Eagle iShoot

Ken Ford claims the HOA Championship at the 2017 Double Eagle iShoot

Results available Click: HERE

Caile Bradham Claims 2nd World Championship with the 2017 20 Gauge Championship

Van Boerner, Runner-Up and Mark Gay 3rd

Jeff Sullivan claims the 2017 Mississippi Skeet HOA Championship

at Coast Rifle and Pistol in Biloxi, MS.

For Full results Click: HERE

2017 Blast Furnace Open Results

Click: HERE

The 63rd Rebel Open

Capitol Gun Club
Matt Tyrone

The 63rd Rebel Open at Capitol Gun Club in Jackson, Mississippi looked to be in doubt. Tropical Storm Cindy chose that week to drop over eight inches of rain and topple several trees at the club. Nevertheless, 66 shooters from eight states braved the projected rains to fight for the title – and they were rewarded! Other than a brief, light sprinkle Sunday morning, shooters were treated to beautiful weather and temperatures in the low 80s.

Unfortunately, the weather did interfere with a preliminary doubles event, which was canceled. This event, which will be back next year, consists of 50 targets of shoot-off doubles, except that a shooter shoots two pairs on station four from each direction on each pass. It’s a fun event, and we look forward to incorporating it into future shoots. As the rain cleared on Friday afternoon, the Doubles Championship podium was set by Matt Tyrone (MS), David Thompson (AL) and Jeff Sullivan (MS), with class awards going to Jacob Young (LA – AA), William McKeon (MS – A), Katie Fichtner (OK – B), Dale Klein (AL – C), and Karoyl McCain (MS – D).

Matt Tyrone Doubles and 20 Gauge Champion

Saturday’s 12 gauge event saw 11 shooters vying for the title after posting scores of 99, with Sullivan outlasting David Hebert (LA) and John Howell (AR) for the remaining spots. Class winners were Caile Bradham (MS – AA), Ken Ford (KY – A), Hank Pollard (IL – B), Willie Taylor (MS – C), and Marie Callahan (MS – D). The 20 gauge had 3 perfect scores, with the podium consisting of Tyrone, Bradham, and Trip Jones (MS). Class winners were Sullivan (AA), Ed Hope (TN – A), Hebert (B), Marie Callahan (C), and junior shooter Robbie Ahlstrom (AL – D).

Jeff Sullivan 12 Gauge Champion

As has become custom for most Mississippi shoots, the B,C,D, and E shooters were hosted with a free shoot-off for Academy Sports and Outdoors gift cards, which were won by Andrew Howze (CH - LA), Sarah Davis (RU - MS), and Robbie Ahlstrom (3rd - AL). Another fun for-free event hosted by Capitol Gun Club, the two-man mixed team event, where a AA/A shooter and a B/C/D shooter team up, with handicapped misses, to shoot off for cash. Sarah Davis and Clark Hartness prevailed after a long 20 gauge team shoot-off. During and after the shoot-offs, participants were treated to a fantastic steak dinner (thanks to cooks Kent Moore and Mike Boyd, and club member Bob Crechale of Crechale’s Restaurant).

BCDE Championship
Sarah Davis (RU) - Andrew Howze (CH) - Robbie Ahlstrom (3rd)

Mixed Team Champions
Sarah Davis and Clark Hartness

Sunday morning dawned calm and still with a light drizzle for the 28 gauge. Clark Hartness (MS) posted the first hundred of the day and was joined by only one other shooter, Jeff Sullivan. Hartness bested Sullivan for the prize, and Katie Fichtner beat out 6 other 99s for third. Class winners were Jones, Dr. Jimbo Bearden (MS – A), Joe Marr (IL – B), Marie Callahan (with a 99 in C class), and Lawrence Thompson (MS – D).

Clark Hartness 28 Gauge Champion

The .410 bore saw a lone hundred from Tom Selley, and he left with a shot hat for his efforts. A four-way shoot-off for Runner-up was won by Bradham, with Tyrone third. Jones won AA1, with remaining classes Sullivan (A), Ronald Blalock (KY – B), Andrew Howze (LA – C), and Lawrence Thompson (D).

Tom Selley 410 Bore Champion with 1st 100 410 Bore

The top two HOA places were set by Trip Jones (396) and Caile Bradham (395), with Jeff Sullivan winning the shoot-off of 394s for third. Class places were Tyrone (AA), Tommy Moore (MO – A), Glen Dawson (MS – B), Marie Callahan (C), and Sarah Davis (MS – D).

Trip Jones HOA Champion

Overall, it was a great shoot with good targets, food, friendship, and scores. Capitol Gun Club expresses great appreciation for the shooters who thumbed their nose at mother nature to make the 63rd Rebel a success as the weather cooperated once shooting started! Join us again next year for the 64th Rebel Open!

Full results are available HERE

Jeff Sullivan claims the 2017 Hillbilly Open HOA Championship

at Whitetail Ridge Outdoors in Blue Springs, MS.

Full results are available HERE

The 2017 Catfish Open
April 21-23, 2017
Capitol Gun Club, Jackson, MS

Sixty-eight shooters from eleven states came to Capitol Gun Club in Jackson, Mississippi to compete in the Catfish Open Championship April 21-23. The festivities commenced with over 40 doubles shooters, with Tom Selley prevailing with the lone 99 – and he broke 99 the hard way, missing the first bird out! Matt Tyrone and Russell Walker shot off 98s for RU and 3d, respectively. Class places went to Jacob Young (AA), Jeff Sullivan (A), Curtis James (B), Andrew Howze (C), and Robert Ahlstrom (D).

Tom Selley Doubles Champion
Tom Selley Doubles Champion

Saturday dawned ominously with the threat of a strong cold front looming. Five perfect scores took to the field for 12 gauge champion, with the podium going to Caile Bradham, Sullivan, and Selley, respectively. Places went to John Howell (AA – 100), Jimbo Bearden (A), William McKeon (B – 100), Richard Karstetter (C), Eddie Wilson (D), and Ahlstrom (E). Dale Klein shot his first 25, and his hat was destroyed accordingly. Junior (trap) shooter Christian Dearman also suffered the loss of a perfectly good cap for his first 25.

Caile Bradham 12 Gauge Champion
Caile Bradham 12 Gauge Champion

The 20 gauge saw seven shooters vying for the title, with Young prevailing and Tommy Moore and Tyrone RU and 3d. Places went to Bradham (AA), Howell (A), Mike Miles (B), Marie Callahan (C), and Ahlstrom (D).

Jacob Young 20 Gauge Champion
Jacob Young 20 Gauge Champion

Capitol’s shoots are marked by side games sponsored by Academy Sports & Outdoors, one being a shoot-off of all B, C, D, & E shooters, who shoot for an Academy gift card. Howze claimed the prize after a long shoot off in a light mist under the lights. While most shooters were lucky enough to contend only with wind rather than rain, the night was capped by an awesome team shoot-off in the rain for the Calcutta, where Miles and Young bested Reynolds McCain and Bradham. Spectators could watch as the shot string plowed through the heavy rains, providing much enjoyment to all except the four shooters and referees. Special thanks to Penn’s Restaurant for catering the shoot with a great catfish and fried chicken dinner.

BCDE Championship Left-Right: Harold James (3rd) - Andrew Howze (CH) - Sarah Davis (RU)
BCDE Championship Left-Right: Harold James (3rd) - Andrew Howze (CH) - Sarah Davis (RU)

Sunday brought overcast skies, cooler temperatures, and some good scores. Sullivan out-lasted Andy Pounders and Davis Minton to claim the 28 gauge, with Tyrone (AA), Young (A), Howze (B), Karoyl McCain (C – personal best of 98), and Ahlstrom (D) winning the classes. The .410 bore did not require a shoot-off to set a podium consisting of Tyrone (99), Pounders (98), and Bradham (97). Frank Callahan (AA), Glenn Rickman (A), Curtis James (C), and Karoyl McCain (D) took the classes.

Jeff Sullivan 28 Gauge Champion
Jeff Sullivan 28 Gauge Champion

Likewise, the HOA required no shoot-offs with Tyrone (396), Pounders (394), and Selley (390) making the podium. Bradham and Sullivan shot off nearly a box for AA, with Bradham prevailing. Jacob Young won A class, with Richard Karstetter (B), Howze (C), and Ahlstrom (D) rounding out the remaining HOA positions.

Matt Tyrone 410 Bore and HOA Champion
Matt Tyrone 410 Bore and HOA Champion
Andy Pounders HOA Runner-Up
Andy Pounders HOA Runner-Up

All in all, it was a great shoot with good friends. A special “thank you” goes out to all shooters and our sponsors, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Penn’s Restaurant, and Professional Eyecare Associates.

Full Results are available below:

Reynolds McCain 2017 Bois d' arc Open Doubles Champion

Mike Brown 2017 Bois d' arc Open 12 Gauge Runner-Up and Tom Selley 2017 Bois d' arc 12 Gauge Champion

Matt Tyrone 2017 Bois d' arc Open 20 Gauge Champion and Mike Boyd 2017 Bois d' arc 20 Gauge Runner-Up

Andy Pounders 2017 Bois d' arc Open 28 Gauge Champion

Jimmy Abernathy 2017 Bois d' arc Open BCDE Champion

Matt Tyrone 2017 Bois d' arc Open 410 Bore and HOA Champion

Five Mississippi Shooters claim positions on the 2017 KRIEGHOFF ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

Matt Tyrone, MS
Caile Bradham, MS
Jeff Sullivan, MS
William McKeon, MS
Clark Hartness, MS


Complete 2017 Krieghoff All-American Teams listings are in PDF format HERE