To the Good people of OSTA
I hope everyone’s hunting season has gone well so far and that everyone has had
a good holiday season. With the
beginning of 2016, I am looking forward to another great year for OSTA. We had many great shoots and good
times last year and would like to build on that this year.
will be bringing our 2015 season to a close at the banquet to be held on March 6th, 2016 at Claylick Bowhunters.
The address is
12680 Lesley Rd., Heath OH 43056. Please bring a side dish and/or
dessert. OSTA will be providing
meat, drinks and dinnerware. I
would ask that you rsvp either by email, phone or text to me so that we can
prepare more accurately this year.
Last year I took a guess at how many would attend and way overbought on some
items. I’m thinking, those that
rsvp will be the first ones to be released to the food. Probably an imperfect system but…….
If anyone has a better idea, let me know.
Those who purchased items during the auction at the State Shoot and have
not paid should be prepared to settle up their account with Mike. Anyone wishing to camp at Claylick
may do so. Donations for electric
hookups (usually $10) will be appreciated.
Those wishing to stay and play at Cherry Valley Lodge, located just a few
miles away must make their own reservations.
Cherry Valley is a lodge and indoor water park. I tried to get us a good package
deal for families. It looks like
$179 for four people which includes room and waterpark passes is what we’ll
have. We will start having a social
hour around 11 a.m., eat at noon, have a short business meeting around one, do
awards and membership bow giveaway after that. After that we can hang out for as
long as you’d like or until we get kicked out.
A few items to think about as far as the club and rules go. The age for the old timers class was
brought up this past year. I expect
we will be talking about that more this year so I ask that everyone give that
some thought as to how we will proceed.
Also, I have been contacted several times by varying people and/or
organizations asking about OSTA’s stance on certain concerns regarding hunting
issues within the state. I
personally have mixed emotions about if we should become more of a voice in
political and regulatory issues.
I’d like the club to consider what we should do, if anything, about becoming
more involved in these forums.
March 6th- OSTA Banquet,
April 2-3- Fun shoot at Apache. OSTA members shoot for free Saturday
May 7-8- Ross County Bowhunters.
OSTA Mothers shoot for free on Sunday.
Happy mothers day!!!
June 4-5- Blackhoof Bowmen.
July 9-10- Rushcreek Sportsmen.
August 6-7- Willard Conservation Club
September 3-4- State Shoot Claylick Bowhunters
PLEASE! If anyone has photos from the Apache, Blackhoof,
and the State Shoot 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.