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2015 Shoot Schedule

OSTA Banquet
March 7
Cardinal Shooting Center, Merengo

Fun Shoot
April 11 & 12

Apache Bowhunters

May 2 & 3
Ross County Bowhunters
Chillicothe, Oh

June 6 & 7
Blackhoof Bowmen
Jamestown, Ohio

July 11 & 12
Rushcreek Sportsmen
Belle Center

August 1 & 2
Hocking Valley Sportsmen

September 5 & 6
Claylick Bowhunters

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Standing Rules Voted Down


2015 Schedule Is Finalized!

Notes from the President Matt Fout

To the Good People of OSTA,  

Another year has come and gone.  Although we have experienced some changes this year, I believe we all pulled together in a great way and made this year a success.  Many thanks to all those who stepped up and helped out this year.  This newsletter may end up sounding like a thank you card but I do appreciate all the help this year and I'm sure I'll forget to mention some. 

We had a nice turnout at the state shoot at Willard Conservation Club.  I'd like to thank Willard C.C. for all of their hard work preparing the course and grounds and for the good food they provided.  I believe they have done an excellent job the last few years hosting our state shoot.   

 I am pleased to announce that the kid's auction went well and we raised over $1000 again this year. Thanks again to Hoot Gibson and Nancy Miller for running the auction so well.  The items donated were very much appreciated and we couldn't do this without everyone's generosity 

 I'd like to address an issue that was brought to my attention after the shoot concerning the rules.  I had a few people mention to me that there were possible rules infractions at the state shoot in the competition category.  As members of OSTA, everyone bears the responsiblity to ensure all of the rules and Constitution are adhered to .  If anyone sees a possible issue, they can address that person with the issue and/or report the issue to an officer DURING the shoot, not after, so that we can deal with the issue accordingly.  It is everyone's obligation to read, understand and follow the rules.  Withe the defeat of the proposed changes to the standing rules, we will continue using the current standing rules for next year.  Several peole approached me with ideas which would effectively change the standing rules.  Any proposal of this nature should be submitted in writing to the executive committee for review.  

With the first short stint as president under my belt I have a greater appreciation for those who have been officers and I appreciate the support of the members and the insight from the past offficers.  I'm learning more every day about what actually goes n to running our club.  I would especially like to thank Mike and Ted for their hard work and for putting up with me.  I look forward to working with you guys this coming year.  Thanks to Glenn Andersen for stepping into the VP role this year and to Dave Huff for filling in as needed and setting stakes during the transition time this year.  Well done fellas.  

 I will have next year's schedule finalized soon and it will be posted on the website and Facebook. Also, we will likely be ordering shirts, ect. for next year.  If anyone has any ideas for a new design or style please contact me.  If some of the kids would like to create a kid's shirt design, I'd be interested in seeing what they come up with. 

 The Lord of the Harvest Archery Club will be doing their hunt at Tar Hollow this Oct 24-Nov1.  There will be at least on hunt available to an OSTA member.  No purchase necessary.  Anyone interested should contact Joy Cornelius on OSTA Facebook or email at 

 I hope everyone enjoyed themselves this year.  Now with Fall fast approaching, it is time to put all that practice to good use.  May you all have a great hunting season and dont forget to send in pictures of your hunts.  

Happy Hunting, 



Pictures from Blackhoof and Rushcreek courtesy of Mike and Linda Crawford!

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OSTA MEMBERS! How did your season go? Send some photos and share your memories! We will take Traditional archery & gun wheels please! You can send pictures to me by e-mail or bring them to the next shoot.

Check out these literary classics from previous newsletters! We are starting to gather any information you may have regarding the "Old Days" of OSTA to compile a History of OSTA. Any old newsletters, correspondence, photos, and even your own stories (be careful now!) can be sent to me at or you may bring it to the next shoot....

"Reflections", a look back at OSTA's first Year.

"A day in the Life of the President", by Hoot Gibson.

"Shoot For the Heart", Wayne Robinson

"My Turkey Hunt", a classic by Hoot!

This is a blog site sent to me by a very good friend from England, Wally Robson. We met at Cloverdale a few years ago and he took some ideas back home and organized this event to have the same fun with his "mates". Good to see how brothers of the bow enjoy our common love of archery across the pond.

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