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2016 Shoot Schedule

OSTA Banquet
March 6
Claylick Bowhunters

Fun Shoot
April 2 - 3

Apache Bowhunters

May 7 - 8
Ross County Bowhunters
Chillicothe, Oh

June 4 - 5
Blackhoof Bowmen
Jamestown, Ohio

July 9 - 10
Rushcreek Sportsmen
Belle Center

August 6 - 7
Willard Conservation Club

September 3 - 4
Claylick Bowhunters

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Notes from the President Matt Fout


To the Good People of OSTA,

I'd like to thank the folks of Apache for hosting our Fun Shoot again this year.  It was awesome to see new faces and people getting to shoot traditional for the first time.  We had a decent turnout of around 81 shooters on Saturday, but with the declining weather we dropped to 53 shooters on Sunday.  We were a bit short handed on officers during the shoot, so I really appreciate those who stepped in to help set stakes, set signs, registration and also the tear down.  I'd like to mention that Jan Wagner is missing her tablet and if anyone knows anything about its whereabouts, please contact Jan, Steve, or myself. Jan would be glad to know it was safe. It was good to see everyone that came out to the shoot, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the next shoot at Ross County Bowhunters in May.



 Our normal route on Three Locks Road into Ross Country Bowhunters is closed.  Those pulling campers or driving RVs should take the following route instead of the state detour route:

 Driving 23 South towards Chillicothe:

Pass Three Locks Road and turn left on Trego Creek Road then turn right on Massieville Road (at the stop sign), go approximately a half mile turn left on Moss Hollow Road.  The bow club will be three miles up Moss Hollow on your left.  

 Driving 23 North towards Chillicothe:

Turn right on Massieville Road.  Go about a mile and a half turn right on Moss Hollow Road.  The bow club will be three miles up Moss Hollow on your left.


I spoke with Bud James and there will be serving dinner on Friday.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday. Breakfast and lunch on Sunday.  There is plenty of camping space. 


We will be having a meeting Saturday afternoon at 4:30.  Some things we will be discussing are the following: The two year term for the offices of Secretary and President will end this year. Ted has decided he will not be running for another term for Secretary. Nominations will be accepted throughout this year and positions will be voted on at the State Shoot.  Dan has indicated to me he would like to pass of the position of handling the kids fun/balloon shoot on Saturday’s to someone as soon as possible this year.  Please consider if you are able to help out with the kids program as it would be a real shame if the kid’s balloon shoot was forced to close.  Perhaps it could be done by committee if we had enough people willing to help a little.  Our kids and youth are the future of our club.  On that note, I’d like to congratulate Gracie Genteline on being successful on her ram hunt that she won at our State Shoot this past year. Way to go Gracie, I heard you made a great shot.  Also, anyone interested in helping at the registration and merchandise table, please contact me.  There is a real possibility we could be shorthanded a bit at some shoots this year. There should be plenty of hats, shirts, etc at the Ross County Shoot. 


Best of luck to all those going turkey hunting.  Hope to see you all there.


Matt 740-648-5493

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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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