Mark Lance Memorial Shoot

Mark Lance Memorial Shoot

RMC NAVHDA is proud to hold the 2nd annual memorial shoot in memory of fellow chapter member Mark Lance. This fundraiser in Mark’s honor supports our chapter, a 501(c)(3) committed to responsible hunting, conservation, youth outreach, and well-trained versatile hunting dogs. 

Sunday, August 25th, 2024
Great Guns Sporting, 16126 County Road 96, Nunn, CO 80648
Check in opens at 9am
Tournament begins at 10am
Lunch & awards to follow

Prizes will be awarded to Top Men & Women Shooters and for Top 3 Teams
Raffle tickets awarded for station game winners
Stay for afternoon trap game style competitions for more chances to win!
Mulligans & raffle tickets available for purchase

Shooter Registration Options:
$50 Attendee (NON-SHOOTER) – includes t-shirt & lunch voucher
$125 Single Shooter – includes t-shirt & lunch voucher
(Single shooters will be paired with a team)
$400 Team of 4 – includes 4 t-shirts & 4 lunch vouchers

Register Here!

Sponsorship information can be obtained by contacting Sara Heesacker at 970-420-3850 or The link can also be obtained here: Sponsorship Form

Mark Lance loved people, wild places, dogs, fishing and photography.

His passion for dogs and hunting started innocently enough when he was hired to take some professional photos at a hunting preserve in Colorado. He had no experience with bird hunting or hunting dogs. However, his amazing photography skills in the fishing world landed him at the preserve lodge for his first hunting photo shoot. The connection he witnessed in the field between the dog and its owner changed the course of his life forever, as well as his wife Sharon. The couple were already passionate about the outdoors, but the spark to get a hunting dog was lit that day! After some research and family negotiation, Mark’s journey with versatile hunting dogs began with the purchase of Zeke, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. 

Mark first came with Zeke to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NAVHDA for a training day to see what training a hunting dog was all about. This started his journey training and hunting a versatile dog of his own, like the one that he witnessed at that preserve lodge. Many people create lasting friendships through training their dogs with other NAVHDA members, and Mark was no exception. He quickly made friends, and by the next hunting season, he had a trained hunting dog and a group of friends to take Zeke into the field. That first hunt brought all his passions together – people, dogs, photography, wild places and adventure. He appeared to love every minute of it. Mark had found that special bond with a hunting dog, Zeke, who he had trained himself, with the help of his NAVHDA family. 

The Mark Lance Memorial shoot is an annual fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain NAVHDA Chapter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the responsible hunting community, wildlife conservation and well-trained versatile hunting dogs. The Rocky Mountain Chapter includes over 120 members located on the Colorado Front Range focused on the following goals: 

  • Foster, improve, promote and protect the versatile hunting dog breeds in North America 
  • Promote ethical sportsmanlike behavior and conservation practices through training days, testing opportunities and educational clinics 
  • Support youth upland hunting through our youth program Team Elevate 

The funds raised at the Mark Lance Memorial event will support the conservation-related activities of RMC NAVHDA, notably fostering educational programs to cultivate and support responsible, ethical, conservation-minded upland hunters.