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Shooting Complex Hopes Competition Helps Its Bottomline

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LAS VEGAS -- Leaders of the Clark County Shooting Complex say sport shooting events, like the big one going on this weekend at the complex, may help the facility stand on its own and take the burden off tax payers.

Hundreds of participants are competing for $75,000 worth of prizes in the biggest event this shooting complex has ever had.

Kaydn Ence is one of the 450 competitors in the Ducks Unlimited Las Vegas Continental Shoot. He may be only 18 years old but don't call him a rookie.

"I actually shot at nationals down in Texas. So I've shot some big shoots before," Ence said.

Ence along with everybody else knows Jon Kruger is the man to beat. They call Kruger the Tiger Woods of shot gunning.

Even Kruger is impressed with the massive Clark County Shooting complex.

"You can do pretty much anything you want here, archery, pistol, rifle, shotgunning. It is an amazing facility," Kruger said.

Program administrator Steve Carmichael says attracting big events like Ducks Unlimited will help make the complex financially independent from the county in the next year.

It will make a $40,000 profit hosting the competition.

"We are going to get this turned around where it does carry itself and make money," Carmichael said.

Clark County recently launched a campaign to direct more people and more money to the complex, which is just north of the 215 beltway on Decatur Boulevard.

The county is covering all the bases with billboards, television spots, print and digital ads, and also social media.

Competitors come from all over the country will be at the complex this weekend.

"It is a really nice complex. I like how they set up the range, good targets," Ence said.

If all the competitors get through the weekend without missing a single shot, they'll score 200 points. That probably won't happen, but either way, they mostly say they came out to enjoy the Nevada sun and get some time on the range.

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