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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


2015 Schedule Is Finalized!

Notes from the President Matt Fout

To the Good People of OSTA,  I hope everyone had a great hunting season and happy holidays.  As we near the end of another season of hunting we can look forward to a great season of spending time with our family and friends while enjoying our great sport of traditional archery.  I look forward to the campfires and all the new stories we can share, and yes, even put up with hearing some of the same old stories from some.   I am pleased to announce that Glenn Anderson has accepted the office of vice-president for the 2015 season.  We now have a full team of officers!  Ted Lippold will remain as Secretary and Mike Peters will remain as Treasurer.  We have had a few shoots to all work together last year so it is my hope that we can operate like a well oiled machine this year.  Everyone has been working hard towards making this year a great year.  Anyone wishing to renew their memberships or for those who wish to sign up for this coming year may do so now via our web page or by contacting Ted.    ***** We will be having the banquet on Sunday, March 8th at the Cardinal Center.*****  The original date had been the 7th which was a Saturday but it was brought to my attention recently that the banquet has always been on Sunday so it was changed to the Sunday date.  Please remember to pay for any unpaid items that were purchased at the kids auction during the banquet.  Cabin rentals are available at the Cardinal Center for a discounted rate of $85 per night which includes access to the indoor swimming pool.  Contact the Cardinal Center for reservations.  We will begin at 11 a.m. with a social hour followed by lunch at 12.  OSTA will provide the meat, drinks and table ware.  Please bring your favorite side dishes and deserts.  Following the meal we will have a business meeting, membership bow drawing and shooter of the year presentations.  Hopefully, the weather will not hinder us this year but in the event there is weather in the area please do the following in this order, check the OSTA web page first, our Facebook page secondly or contact me by phone or text at 740-648-5493.  In the event weather causes us to cancel, we plan on holding the banquet at the fun shoot on the second weekend of April at Apache in Lockbourne.  I hope to see you all at Cardinal Center. 


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

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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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