And it rained and it rained and it rained………and by some miracle we actually had
nice weather for our fun shoot. We
had a pretty decent turnout with about 80 shooters each day. Thanks to those at Apache for
altering the course a little to keep us high and dry. I think it all worked out pretty
well. We did not hold a business
meeting at this shoot due to the fact there were only a handful of members left
at meeting time. I know there were a
few folks with ideas and suggestions so please write them down and submit them
to me asap so we can go over them with the executive committee before the next
Those of you who wish to compete for ‘shooter of the year’ this year, you need
to make sure your membership is up to date by the first competitive shoot which
will be May 2-3 hosted by Ross County Bowhunters.(my birthday weekend by the
way, Joy) We have our new
competition score cards in, which will only be used for
competition. I will be going over
the rules briefly on Saturday at the meeting but, it is each member’s
responsibility to read and follow the rules if shooting for competition.
We have finally received a backstop that is not defective for the kids range. Hopefully we will have it all figured
out and in use at Ross Co.(my birthday, Joy)
This netting is only rated for 40 pound traditional gear so please don’t
shoot into it with heavier weights.
Let’s make this investment for the kids last.
Ed Jarvis also had some backstop material he is donating which will be
quite useful. Thanks again Ed. We loaned out several kids bows and
arrows at the fun shoot. Hopefully,
that is a good sign we are doing something good for the youth. We also had a few bows donated by
Jason Egeyed (I can never say it right, let alone spell it) but thanks buddy. As a little add on to for the kids, I
would like to have a movie night for the kids starting at Ross Co.(Peach
Cobbler,Joy) I plan on showing an
archery related movie/cartoon (probably Brave or Robin Hood) at 7 pm complete
with popcorn. Dan will not be at
Blackhoof so we need a few folks to step up and help out with the kids shoot on
Saturday. Please get with Dan or
myself if you are able to help.
The Women in the Outdoors through the NWTF have contacted us again this year to
put on a traditional bow station at their event June 13th at the
Johnstown Sportman’s Club. The
effort last year was a good success.
We had a good time and taught several women about shooting trad equipment. Some followed up and came to our OSTA
shoots. We could use a few people to
help instruct. Please contact me or
Dave Huff if interested. I believe
we already have 4-5 so another few would do, even if you can’t stay the whole
time. Some lighter poundage bows are
also needed if anyone has any they can let us borrow. They are also going to be
doing a Jakes Day for kids 5-17 yrs old on May 23 and would be interested in
having us set up a station that day.
If you haven’t seen it, be sure to check out the stars and stripes bow and the
commemorative quiver Dave Huff made. Those will be raffle items for the state
shoot. Tickets will be sold at each
shoot. More items will be on display
for the raffle as the year goes by.
Best of luck to everyone in turkey season.
See you at Ross Co. May 2-3.(Joy, Peach, Cobbler) If anyone needs a better map or
directions than what was provided please contact me. Also, Joy, if you didn’t pick up on
the subliminal messages, please contact me.
If you have any photos from shoots you would like posted, please
send them to me. I will be
happy to get them online to share.