The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) helped cut the ribbon at a ceremony to reopen the Willows Sporting Clays and Hunting Center earlier this month. The facility have been closed for more than a year due to the devastating Mississippi River flood of 2011.

“This ribbon cutting marks a great day as we reopen Willows Sporting Clays and Hunting Center,” said R. Scott Barber, Regional President, Caesar’s Entertainment Mid-South Region. “After the flood we were able to operate Willows in a temporary location, however, the original Willows tract we are reopening today truly offers an experience like no other. The Willows facility immerses participants in real and realistic hunting scenarios challenging and entertaining everyone from sporting clays professional to our guests that have no experience with firearms whatsoever.”

POMA was the first group to enjoy Willows Sporting Clays and Hunting Center. POMA hosted more than 200 outdoor media and traditional outdoor sports industry professionals at its Annual Business Conference, Aug. 1 – 4, 2012, which included several events at Willows.

“POMA and its members were thrilled to be the first folks welcomed back to Willows to shoot skeet, trap, and sporting clays, and break in the new rifle and pistol range,” said Laurie Lee Dovey, POMA’s chief executive officer. “The facility is stellar. Our writers, editors, photographers, broadcasters and Internet content providers found the Willows’ come-back story fascinating — and the shooting fantastic. Everyone who shot the sporting clays course gave it double thumbs up.”

Willows, which hosted the 2010 U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship, is located on 660 acres inside the Mississippi River levee behind Harrah’s Casino. Willows Sporting Clays and Hunting Center offers trap and skeet shooting, 14 automated sporting clay shooting stations with three shooting levels, a newly added rifle and pistol shooting area, upland quail and dove hunting, deer hunting, and a variety of exciting side games in wetlands, forest, and other natural wildlife settings including: duck flush and 5-stand.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Willows at 662-357-3154. For more information about POMA, contact, lldovey@professionaloudoormedia.org or call 814-254-4719

Image courtesy Caesar's Entertainment

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