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2014 Shoot Schedule

OSTA Banquet
March 2
Cardinal Shooting Center, Merengo

April 5 & 6
Apache Bowhunters

May 3 & 4
Ross County Bowhunters
Chillicothe, Oh

June 7 & 8
Blackhoof Bowmen
Jamestown, Ohio

July 12 & 13
Rushcreek Sportsmen
Belle Center

August 2 & 3
Claylick Bowhunters

August 30 & 31
Willard Conservation League

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Standing Rules

Notes from the President Matt Fout


To the Good People of OSTA, 

First of all I would like to thank all the folks at Claylick for all their hard work.  I know they have been working very hard on improving their grounds and facilities and it shows.  Very well done ladies and fellas.

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at the shoot and if there is anything you see that we can improve on feel free to comment.  It sounds like most everyone had a good time except for getting caught out in the rain on Saturday. (It is OSTA after all)  I appreciate everyone’s help, especially since I was a bit gimpy this weekend.  I was glad to see some of our members that we haven’t seen much this year.  It was especially nice to see Lauby make it out and he was appreciative of all of our thoughts and prayers. 

I want to remind everyone who wasn’t at the meeting that we will be voting on the standing rules at the state shoot.  If you are not familiar with the changes and have not seen them in the newsletter or on the website please feel free to contact me and I will send a copy.  Copies will also be available at the registration table at the state shoot.  Also, the issue of having a memorial shoot in the name of Sonny Iman was brought up and agreed we should pursue this as a possible shoot for next year.  This will not be changing the shooting schedule in any way but name alone and does not need to be voted on as I understand, but I would like the club’s feedback.  It was brought to my attention after the meeting that instead of doing a shoot solely dedicated to Sonny, we should do a shoot with a more inclusive list of those who have been a big part of OSTA and have passed.  Perhaps a “Legends of OSTA” type shoot and name the different events in the honor of those legends.  This sounds like a viable option to me but I would like the club’s input on it at the state shoot before the schedule is set for next year.  Nominations are still open for the offices of president and secretary and will be voted on at the state shoot.  In the event I am to remain president, a vice president will be needed to fill out next year’s term.  This can be done as an appointment and does not have to be voted on.

We will be needing donations for the kid’s auction at the state shoot to help raise money for the kid’s fund.  Currently, the kids program is doing well and we are well stocked very well.  With that in mind, I would ask that any donations be quality items no matter how big or small. Thanks to Nancy Miller for volunteering to model the auction items.  (Be on time this year Nancy)

We also need items for the raffle and kid’s giveaway so if anyone has items they would like to donate that would be great.  If you see a good deal on items pertaining to hunting or camping feel free to contact me to see if we can use those items. 

I have contacted several vendors and I believe we will have more vendors this year at our shoot.  If anyone knows of any potential vendors please have them call or email me. 

I hope to see you all at the state shoot at Willard and bring some friends


.Matt Fout


                 ******* Jennifer Elizondo won membership bow*******


Our newest members. Welcome to the OSTA family! 

921 Cliff Dowdell 922 Greg Langley 923 David Cooper
924 Tim Nungester 925 Taylor Bolin 926 Steven R. Simpson
927 Dean Bogan 928 Brian Eady 929 Jason Egyed
930 Thomas Turpen 931 Dave and Nancy Smyers 932 Mike Zombek
933 Kevin Karnehm 934 Joseph Ralston 935 Julia Short
936 Matt Hensley  937 Christopher Neace 938 Jason Good


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

Thank you Georgia and Ashley Byers for this years State Shoot Photos

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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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