2015 Shoot Schedule
Cardinal Shooting Center, Merengo
April 11 & 12
May 2 & 3
Ross County Bowhunters
June 6 & 7
July 11 & 12
August 1 & 2
Hocking Valley Sportsmen
September 5 & 6
OSTA STATE SHOOT
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Notes from the President Matt Fout
To the good folks of OSTA,
Another great shooting event with pleasant skies and beautiful camping nights. A
thunderous array of coyote howls late one night and a stampeding herd to the
peach cobbler Joy made another night, awesome stuff Joy! What a great time at
Hocking Valley. Thanks to all the guys and gals there that accommodated us
helped make a great shoot. I, as well as many others appreciated the ups and
downs of the course. Just like a nice walk in the woods or a true hunting type
scenario. Well done fellas and gals at Hocking.
There are several things I should mention in regards to our meetings and the
upcoming state shoot. Participation in our meetings has been sub par as far as
I’m concerned. This is OUR club, that means you! We don’t have to have major
issues every time to discuss but input is appreciated no matter what. We do have
a vote coming up at the state shoot for the offices of Treasurer and Vice
President. Glenn and Mike have both served diligently as required, and I truly
appreciate that fact. Mike has indicated that he has no problem staying in the
office of treasurer. Glenn has faithfully filled out the remainder of what was
my term as V.P. From what I understand, Glenn has no problem staying on as V.P.,
but would like some designated help as he may not be able to attend all the
shoots next year. We will bring all this up at the state shoot for discussion,
and possible nominations and vote on it.
We will be doing a memorial shoot at the state shoot around dusk on Saturday.
Between Claylick and myself, we determined that we will have a memorial tree
that we will shoot into so we all can have a chance to walk by and read the
names on arrows and not have to worry about arrows being picked up and
displaced. I suppose we will do this after the Scott Gensert Memorial kid’s
auction and if anyone wants to say a few words prior to us doing this memorial
shoot, that will be welcome and encouraged in my book. As far as I know, we will
be shooting into a big oak tree and anyone can visit it anytime if they feel the
desire. I think that’s pretty cool. Camping at the state shoot. There is
electric available on top of the hill. Extra camp spots have been made by the
members of Claylick to accommodate. Electric sites are $10 for the weekend, self
regulated, so see a Claylick official or me please. There will be showers,
indoor bathrooms ect. Claylick has spent a lot of time and money to build new
facilities for OUR state shoot. Please donate accordingly for your usage.
Now for the fun stuff! There are going to be more vendors at the state shoot
this year. There are going to be more give aways, there are going to be more
raffle items, there is going to be music, there is going to be some awesome
food, the kids auction is supposed to have some great items donated, and rumor
has it, Hoot Gibson may show up! I wonder about that Nancy Miller gal and her
fancy dresses? Always a good time at the auction. Be sure to bring some good
items that you no longer need or donate new items to raise funds for the kids.
Like I said at the meeting, I’m short on time this year due to a hunt so any
help finding good deals on door prizes or just helping out in general with
logistics would be appreciated. I know several members outside of the officers
have worked there butts off this year to make this state shoot successful. It is
greatly appreciated. Thanks to all the bowyers and other craftsmen that have
already donated items. I think we’ll be up around 8-10 bows donated for auction,
raffle or give away. Pretty impressive, not to mention the arrows, hunts,
memorabilia and other items. Hopefully, commemorative shirts will be don and I
hope we finally found a place to do our hats. We also have a photographer coming
and we will plan on doing a group photo after the meeting to commemorate 25
years. The Flint Ridge Rendezvous coincides with our shoot and is only ten miles
away. We may be able to set up a special tour if anyone is interested.
Hopefully, we will see some crossover to our event. I hope to see you all up
there. Let’s blow this one up and celebrate over 25 years of traditional
PLEASE! If anyone has photos from the Apache and
Blackhoof shoots 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!