JANUARY 26, 2023

CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park Offering Monthly Shotgun, Archery Events

TALLADEGA, Ala. – If you’re a seasoned Sporting Clays or 3D Archery athlete, or if you’ve ever been interested in giving either discipline a try, get out your calendars! The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) recently announced a full lineup of ASA (Archery Shooters Association) and NSCA (National Sporting Clays Association) events for 2023.

Talladega’s monthly 3D Archery Tournaments are open to the public, with both new and experienced individuals welcome to compete. The competitions are designed for archery enthusiasts who are hunters or who simply love to use a bow and arrow.

The tournaments follow official ASA rules and are fired upon professional Delta McKenzie Targets. Practice bags will also be available for sighting and warm up. Entry fee is $7.50 for Juniors (ages 6-17) and $15 for Adults (18 and over).

Though the events are held over two days, individuals may choose one day to complete his or her 20 total targets for score. Points from the ASA State feed into the Alabama ASA State Shooter of the Year Program.

Monthly CMP/ASA Archery Matches for 2023:


  • Feb. 11-12
  • March 11-12
  • April 22-23
  • June 24-25
  • Aug. 19-20
  • Sept. 16-17
  • Oct. 7-8


  • May 20-21
  • July 15-16

The 3D Archery Range at Talladega Marksmanship Park is located on the shotgun side of the grounds and outfitted with 20 lanes of life-size 3D targets, specially painted to look like live animals in their natural habitat. The foam Delta-McKenzie targets are designed to fit along pathways tucked between the trees of Talladega’s terrain and can be arranged from 15 to 50 yards. The archery area also contains a 30x60-yard practice range.

More info on Talladega’s Archery events may be found on the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/archery/.

Likewise, Talladega’s Monthly NSCA Registered Target Sporting Shotgun Shoots are open to new or experienced competitors, featuring 100 targets for score. Cost to register is $55. Individuals will be required to shoot registered targets in order to qualify to shoot in the NSCA Alabama State Championship.

The Sporting Clays Shoots are held on CMP’s own 15-station loop, located on the grounds of Talladega.

Monthly NSCA Shoots for 2023 include:

  • Feb. 4-5
  • March 4-5
  • April 15-16
  • June 3-4
  • July 8-9
  • Aug. 5-6
  • Sept. 9-10
  • Oct. 14-15
  • Nov. 18-19

More info on Talladega’s Shotgun events may be found on the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/shotgun/.

Questions on either the Shotgun or Archery matches may be directed to William Chapman, Talladega Archery/Shotgun supervisor, at 256-474-4408 ext. 421 or wchapman@thecmp.org.

About the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park:

Aptly named “The Home of Marksmanship,” the park is a worthy destination for firearm supporters and guests looking for practice, competition and mindful learning opportunities. Featuring CMP electronic targets and scoring monitors that can only be found at the 500-acre facility, the park regularly hosts rifle, pistol, shotgun and archery events all year long. The CMP’s Unknown Distance Range at Talladega also allows guests to practice their skills in the field of over 100 steel targets, out to 625 yards, and provides even more marksmanship fun at the Park.

The public is welcome daily, all year long, to test out their firearms or to simply take a tour of the grounds. Off the firing line, the Club House holds a fully stocked Pro Shop that includes an exclusive collection of rifles, ammunition, marksmanship accessories and CMP memorabilia that is always open during park hours. Learn more at https://thecmp.org/ranges/talladega-marksmanship-park/.

-- By Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.

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Christine Elder

Civilian Marksmanship Program

Communications Manager

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