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2014 Shoot Schedule

OSTA Banquet
March 2
Cardinal Shooting Center, Merengo

April 5 & 6
Apache Bowhunters

May 3 & 4
Ross County Bowhunters
Chillicothe, Oh

June 7 & 8
Blackhoof Bowmen
Jamestown, Ohio

July 12 & 13
Rushcreek Sportsmen
Belle Center

August 2 & 3
Claylick Bowhunters

August 30 & 31
Willard Conservation League

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Standing Rules

Notes from the President Jim Suttinger 


To the Good People of OSTA,

 In this newsletter you will find a copy of the proposed Standing Rules. The Standing Rules have been in need of an overhaul and update for some time. The Executive Committee has put together this revision for you to consider. You can compare the revision to what we have now with what is on the OSTA website. You will notice some additions that clarify rules, especially for competition, and they are re-organized. They will be discussed at the next business meeting at the Ross County shoot and the membership will vote on them at the shoot in July. The competition fees which are $2 per competitor will go into effect at the next shoot as The Executive Committee is attempting to gauge the effect and cost of competition in OSTA and this is necessary to start at the beginning of this shoot season to get an accurate account. 

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive on the banquet/fun shoot combo we had at Apache Bowhunters. So much so that we will do it again next year. The weather might have thrown us a good curve back in early March. Apache has agreed to host us again next year so plan on it.

We also had quite a few new members who joined OSTA at the banquet. You can see their names in the newsletter. Welcome any new face you might see at the shoots.

At the Ross County shoot we will be having an arrow building party for the kids bow program. We are getting pretty low on arrows and we will have the materials. We just need you and your fletching jig. Matt is working with Paul Knisley on this and would appreciate your help. The kids’ bows were running low and we had to purchase some recently. Matt and I discussed this and we have quite a few members who bring kids who need bows. We want to make sure we are equipped to give non-member kids bows. If you are a member and you bring a kid who needs a bow for the shoot, we will gladly loan a bow for the shoot rather than give it away. We will always accept donations for the bows given away at our shoots. We want to keep this going and if a kid needs a bow and arrows we want to make sure we can take care of this.

 Your President, Jim Suttinger


Our newest members. Welcome to the OSTA family! 

921 Cliff Dowdell 922 Greg Langley 923 David Cooper
924 Tim Nungester 925 Taylor Bolin 926 Steven R. Simpson
927 Dean Bogan 928 Brian Eady 929 Jason Egyed
930 Thomas Turpen 931 Dave and Nancy Smyers 932 Mike Zombek
933 Kevin Karnehm 934 Joseph Ralston 935 Julia Short
936 Matt Hensley  937 Christopher Neace 938 Jason Good


Thank you Georgia and Ashley Byers for this years State Shoot Photos

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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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