Mountaineers on Target

The first-ever Mountaineers on Target, presented by Dr. Mark and Tina Moore, will be held on Friday, May 1, at Defense in Depth, in Morgantown.
Registration is now open for this fun and unique experience, hosted by the Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC).
Event activities begin at 9 a.m., which include a 25-round shooting target contest and entry into the 22 live targets shooting bay. For the contest, a range safety officer will take each participant on the range and guide them through each stage of competition. Cornhole targets will be provided and each participant will fire five rounds at each target with a different firearm, totaling 25 rounds. The highest scoring participants will receive awards.
Supporters are then invited back later that evening for a tailgate-style reception and will have the opportunity to interact with coach Jon Hammond and Mountaineer student-athletes. Raffles and a silent auction also will be featured.
All participants will receive a gift.
"We are very excited to host the inaugural Mountaineers on Target event, which will directly support the WVU rifle program," senior associate athletics director/executive director Ben Murray said. "We would like to thank Dr. Mark and Tina Moore for their presenting sponsorship, as well as the Hayhurst family for providing the dinner sponsorship. We look forward to seeing everyone on May 1 at Defense in Depth."
This year, all proceeds raised will go directly to funding the WVU rifle team.
"We are really excited about our new event, Mountaineers on Target, coming this spring," Hammond said. "This should be a really fun event at Defense in Depth. It allows our supporters to have fun on the range, meet the team members and experience some things they may not usually do, including shooting one of our competition air rifles. We are grateful to Defense in Depth for hosting us, as well as to our title sponsors, Mark and Tina Moore, for their support. We hope to get a great crowd, and in turn, raise some money for the team."

Supporters can register now for Mountaineers on Target at
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3rd Annual Morgantown Shootout

Operation Welcome Home will host it’s 3rd Annual Morgantown Shootout held at Defense in Depth on Saturday, June 27th. 

The Morgantown Shootout has been a huge hit among our community and serves as a large fundraiser for our one of a kind organization which serves our veterans with numerous employment readiness resources and ultimately places them in meaningful and sustainable employment.

The shootout boasts the opportunity for teams of two individuals (or if you come alone we will pair you with another single) to shoot 15 unique firearms at targets designed like golf holes where the closer to the “pin” you get, the lower your score, so the lower the score you and your teammate get the better:  it’s essentially a “golfing with guns” scramble! 

Aside from that, we have full use of the world-class firing simulator where individuals can participate in a simulated target shoot we will choose prior to the 4th.  The individual with the fastest time in knocking down all simulator targets will be the winner at the end of the day.


THE FUN DOESN’T END THERE….for a small fee, participants will have the opportunity to fire a fully automatic rifle on the range as well.  Additionally Appalachian Axe Throwing will be on site if participants wish to pay a small fee to throw axes (which is incredibly fun by the way) and this will be under a tent if weather is an issue.

Just for participating in the Morgantown Shootout, participants will be treated to two free beers (not before live fire on the range!), be able to enjoy some of the best BBQ around compliments of The Mason Jar Saloon, be entered to win door prizes, be treated to various food throughout the day, play some cornhole (weather permitting), and just enjoy a great day out doing something fun, safe, and unique!   You will not be disappointed!

 Register Now: Morgantown Shootout


Women's Wednesdays

Free range time for all ladies 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in 2020.


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