The Kessler Collection Announces the Launch of the Kessler Canyon Shooting Academy

Kessler Canyon, The Kessler Collection's premier luxury outdoor resort and hunting lodge, is excited to announce the Kessler Canyon Shooting Academy, available for guests to receive top notch instruction.

Online PR News – 04-May-2013 – DeBeque, CO – 3rd May 2013 - DEBEQUE, Colo. - Kessler Canyon, The Kessler Collection's premier outdoor resort and hunting lodge, has announced the formation of the Kessler Canyon Shooting Academy. Students of the academy will learn proficient, ethical, and strategic shooting in a variety of regimens in a world-class setting. Classroom instruction as well as an emphasis towards hands-on shooting, will take place on Kessler Canyon's 23,000 acres of diverse terrain. Three thousand feet of elevation coupled with diverse weather patterns, make this one of the most challenging and rewarding testing-grounds for any level shooter.

Beginning June 2013, Kessler Canyon Shooting Academy will host a long-range shooting class that will feature a 'best of the best' team of senior shooting specialists. Kessler Canyon's cadre of shooting instructors will include Elliott Farro, a nationally ranked rifle shooter and instructor to more than 30,000 soldiers through the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and Hollywood actor and NRA shooting instructor, Marshall Teague. Classes to follow at Kessler Canyon's Shooting Academy will include pistol, shotgun, CCW, and other standard rifle practices.

"Our Shooting Academy offers what no other program does; the ability to bring the most experienced instructors in the world together with the finest brands of outdoor gear, including Swarovski, Weatherby, CC Filson, Danner, and Kryptic," says Kessler Canyon Shooting Academy director, Jim McKenzie, a weapons specialist and retired navy chief petty officer. "Students will learn how the proper combination of guns, ammo, and optics all lead to perfection in the field. This, plus the nation's premier outdoor resort and hunting lodge, all point to the most unique instructional and shooting experience the country has to offer."

Kessler Canyon offers an unparalleled outdoor sportsman's paradise with an abundant variety of recreational opportunities to include: ATV and Jeep tours, hiking, biking, fly fishing, big game hunting, clay shooting, and high-flying wing shooting with superior pointing and flushing dogs. Freshly prepared gourmet cuisine, a full-service spa, and other delightful guest amenities provide relaxation and pampering while introducing you to the finest nature has to offer with breathtaking terrain. Kessler Canyon's luxurious accommodations, quintessential service, and five-star luxury provide the perfect setting for its Shooting Academy, a corporate retreat, the hunt of a lifetime, or a leisurely getaway with friends and family all in awe-inspiring Colorado. The lodge experience includes inspiring accommodations, gourmet cuisine and a full-service spa hosted by a friendly professional staff attending to guests' every need.

For more information on Kessler Canyon and the Kessler Canyon Shooting Academy, contact Bob Edwards or Jim McKenzie at, or call at 970-283-1145.

Capturing the classical and unconventional spirit of Bohemian cultures, The Kessler Collection's portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boast chic design, luxe accommodations, enriching ambiance and intimate service. Whether visiting properties in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado or New Mexico, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences, personally acquired for that hotel by the Kessler family, are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are bathed in re-defined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel, a cutting edge downtown landmark and a magical castle, to an earthy Native American retreat, high design southern mansion and elite ski lodge.

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