2017 Shoot Schedule
April 1 - 2
May 6 - 7
Ross County Bowhunters
June 3 - 4
8 - 9
August 5 - 6
Willard Conservation Club
September 2 - 3
OSTA STATE SHOOT
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Standing Rules Voted Down
Notes from the President Matt Fout
Fellow OSTA Members,
It was good to see those that could make it to the
banquet. Many of our members were unable to attend but we still had a
respectable turnout of around 85 people. Claylick provided us a nice place to
gather again this year. Many thanks to those at Claylick who helped clean up,
set up and tear things down. We had a great time seeing some of our friends we
haven’t seen for a few months. We had plenty of fine dishes for dinner and some
great desserts to add to the smoked pork.
We held our business meeting where Bobbi Fry officially
became our new secretary! I would like to ask everyone to say a special thanks
to Ted when you see him, for his service as secretary the past few years. I
feel Ted has done an outstanding job fulfilling an often thankless and
overlooked position. Thanks Ted.
Mike Peters read and explained our financial status and
it looks like we are in good shape heading into this year. Mike also reiterated
that he has been packing around a lot of the same merchandise for quite some
time and we will not be ordering more shirts, ect. until the older ones are
gone. Quite a bit of the clubs money can get tied up in merchandise. Also,
those who still owe for the kids auction items needs to contact Mike or see him
at their first shoot before registering.
Glenn asked for help as far as needing stakes set at the
Apache fun shoot. Ed Jarvis quickly volunteered to make sure the stakes were
The matter of the proposed arrow rule “All classes may
shoot arrow material of choice including natural arrows such as wood, bamboo or
river cane: aluminum or carbon arrows” was discussed for the allowable ten
minutes. A vote by ballot was held and those in attendance voted to pass the
proposal. This new rule will take effect this year beginning at Ross Co. for
competition. Just to be clear, any class can shoot any arrow material for
competition or for fun. This is, has been, and will undoubtedly be a much
debated rule, so my hope for OSTA is to move forward and for all members to
respect each other’s opinions and respect the Constitution, By-Laws and Standing
Some new business is at hand. Our friend and fearless
interweb leader, Buckeye Mike, has chosen to step down after 13 years of
service. Folks, that is nearly half of the time OSTA has existed! I think
Buckeye deserves a special thanks when you see him. He has done so much behind
the scenes that many take for granted. I know I have called on him to get
something out quick (like 11pm at night) and it was posted on the web the next
morning. He has certainly been an asset to OSTA and will continue to be during
the transition to the next administrator. With that said, we are looking for
people to step up to handle or help with the website. There have been ideas
about relying on Facebook more and I appreciate those thoughts but I think we
should also have an active web page. We do have at least a temporary solution
in place so we do not have to outsource (which will cost us $$$). Anyone
interested in administering our web page/Facebook please contact me.
A new proposal was made and delivered to the executive
committee which the committee allowed to be presented to the membership.
The proposal was made by Matt Fout which reads, I propose “that OSTA not enter
into any specific agreement either contractually or verbally, regarding shoots
or events with any club or entity for a period of more than two years.
Furthermore, this proposal, if passed, would render any agreements made in the
past null and void.” This proposal is meant to be added to existing verbage in
Article 1 of the Constitution.
It was explained that this proposal is to give the
president and executive committee more freedom in setting up the schedule as
well as not putting OSTA at risk for possible problems regarding such long term
agreements. There was some enthusiasm and not much debate on this issue.
Congratulations to all of the Shooter of the Year
recipients. Thanks to Dave Huff for making the awards this year, a very nice
leather drink holder to fit on your belt or pants. For those that weren’t
present, I have your awards,
Conrats, to Tim Lutz for winning the membership bow this
year. This year the membership bow will be a selfbow made by Guy Dasher.
Thanks again for agreeing to make the bow Guy.
April fun shoot at Apache. Members shoot for free
PLEASE! If anyone has photos from the Apache, Blackhoof,
and the State Shoot 2015 send them to
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.
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OSTA MEMBERS! How did your season go? Send some photos and share your memories!
We will take Traditional archery & gun photos...no 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 BuckeyeMike@tradarchers.org
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!