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2015 Shoot Schedule

OSTA Banquet
March 8
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

Notes from the President Matt Fout

To the Good People of OSTA, I don’t think we could’ve asked for a much better weekend to hold a shoot. We had a great turnout at Ross County and I believe everyone had a good time. I seen lots of new shooters. We had a total of 190 shooters for the weekend. Thanks to the folks at Ross County for having everything ready to. I would like to mention that we need to do a better job of keeping our trash off the course. I saw quite a few cups, wrappers, etc. on the course Sunday afternoon. Please shove that stuff in your quiver or pocket until you find a trash bag. We did not have a very good turnout for the meeting, maybe 25 or so folks. We didn’t have major issues to discuss but this is where information is passed along and discussed and members can play an active role in our club and its future. I like to have the meetings at 4:30 at all the shoots and this will be the case at Blackhoof as well. I believe I’ve been clear in the past and beat this horse enough but if you are shooting competition, MAKE SURE YOUR SCORECARD IS FILLED OUT CORRECTLY INCLUDING YOUR NAME, CLASS, AND THAT SCORES ARE TALLIED FOR EACH HALF OF THE COURSE AND A TOTAL. We had way too many cards tuned in with incorrect or insufficient info for us to tally and sort through everything efficiently. Incorrect cards will be discarded, end of story.

We did not have that many kids at the kids shoot on Saturday. Maybe a half dozen or so. Those that were there had a good time and we had the opportunity to test out our new backstop which seemed to work well. Dan done a great job coming up with a nice light weight portable rigging setup for the backstop. Again, this backstop is only rated for 40 lb. traditional bows so please refrain from shooting heavy bows into just to see what happens. I tested it with a 38 lb. bow and it worked great. We had a movie night on Saturday for the kids and showed ‘Brave’. We had about a dozen kids show up so I think that went well. Thanks to Paul for running the projector for this. I think we’ll try this again at Blackhoof somehow. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE KIDS SHOOT AT BLACKHOOF!!! Dan will not be able to make this shoot and we need people to step up and get the targets to the shoot and help run the shoot. The shoot is from 1-3 on Saturday and we need at least 3-4 folks to help run the show and keep things safe. It would be unfortunate if we weren’t able to have this for the kids. Please contact me if you are able to help.

We should have stickers and hats by Blackhoof. That has been an adventure but hopefully these new suppliers will get it right. I’ve also ordered some more youth shirts in smaller sizes and those will also be at the next shoot. Anyone interested in a particular style, size, color etc., please let me know.

I spoke with the folks at Blackhoof this past week and they said they are ready for us. They will be posting their lunch and dinner menu on our Facebook page later this month. The address for Blackhoof is 3851 Wolford Road in Jamestown, OH. ( just off old U.S. 35) Hope to see you all there.

Lee and Joy were missing at Ross but they had good reason. Congrats to you guys on your newest grandchild. Oh, and thank you Joy.


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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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