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A primitive biathlon is a fun and challenging wilderness competition of target shooting and snowshoeing. The event is open to all muzzleloading firearm enthusiast, regardless of their skill level or athletic ability.
Spectators are welcomed and encouraged to view portions of the course. Other black powder shooting events are held throughout the weekend.
All the wonderful prizes shown below have been generously donated by many local sponsors. To date, this event has contributed $3400 to Green Mountain Conservation Camps and $25,000 to the Manchester Rod and Gun Club's Green Mountain Conservation Camps Scholarship Fund.
This year's traditional cap lock raffle prize will be a Lyman .50 cal percussion Trade Rifle.
This year we have two inline raffle prizes. The first is a Traditions Vortek Ultra-lite .50 cal Cerakote/Black 3-9x40 with case.
The second inline rifle prize is a CVA Optima V2 Northwest .50 cal SST/RT XTRA Green with sights.
Registrants and spectators can also sign up to win one of many great door prizes to be given away. You do not have to be present to win. Last year our generous sponsors have donated over $2500 in goods and services.
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We are tremendously grateful for the support of our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. Please take a moment to visit them.
A very large Thank You goes to Ed Knight of Manchester, VT for his donation of time and effort to obtain and scrim our beautiful powder horn trophies.