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2017 Shoot Schedule

OSTA Banquet
March 5
Claylick Bowhunters

Fun Shoot
April 1 - 2

Apache Bowhunters

May 6 - 7
Ross County Bowhunters
Chillicothe, Oh

June 3 - 4
Blackhoof Bowmen
Jamestown, Ohio

July 8 - 9
Rushcreek Sportsmen
Belle Center

August 5 - 6
Willard Conservation Club

September 2 - 3
Claylick Bowhunters

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Standing Rules Voted Down

Notes from the President Matt Fout

To The Good People of OSTA,

I hope you all have had a plentiful and successful hunting season. I imagine some of you were put into situations this year where practice on the OSTA courses paid off. The officers have been busy dealing with memberships, buying kids bows and generally making sure all is in place for this upcoming season. The banquet is to be held March 5th at Claylick. Starting at 11 a.m. we will have social hour. Around 12:00 we will have a dinner. OSTA will provide meat and drinks Please bring a side dish and/or dessert, After dinner, we will have a meeting where we will vote on the proposed arrow change rule. A ten minute discussion period on the subject may be heard and then a vote will take place. Only OSTA members in good standing may take place in the vote. That means, any money owed from the auction etc must be received before the meeting. The proposal has been duly noted and expressed in the newsletters and debated during meetings. We will adhere to, the rules set forth in our constitution and by-laws during the meeting. Furthermore, there will not be any outbursts or loud discussions out of turn before, during or after discussion of said proposal. Any person causing disruption may be subject to disciplinary action or asked to leave. We will not have anymore behavior at meetings, auctions or otherwise during official OSTA business. The behavior and noise by some at the Auction at this past State Shoot was unacceptable. We can have fun but there is a point where rude behavior becomes a distraction to all.



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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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