Apr 19, 2016 1:18 PM

3 New Hampshire gun ranges finalists to host 'American Idol of shooting'


DUNBARTON, N.H. (AP) — Three New Hampshire gun ranges have been selected as finalists to host a reality TV show, described as the "American Idol of shooting."

The Concord Monitor reports the private sport shooting and archery club Pioneer Sportsmen in Dunbarton is a finalist, along with shooting ranges in Hinsdale and Hudson.

The three-level "American Marksman" competition is slated to air on the Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel.

The timed competition involves shooting targets from 20 feet and 30 feet using .22-caliber pistols and rifles. The winner receives a $50,000 prize.

Competitors can register online for a $20 fee. Professional shooters cannot compete.

Contestants can shoot from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, beginning this weekend through next month.

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