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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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Notes from the President Jim Suttinger 

Good People of OSTA,

 Most of you know I cancelled the banquet on March 2. Because of the weather my phone was blowing up that morning with folks who would not make it because of the risk of bad roads. It was a necessary move because of the cost of hall rental and everything that goes into the banquet. The banquet is for the members and if they are not there it wouldn’t be much of a banquet. I talked to Ed Jarvis, President of Apache Bowhunters, and they are on board for allowing us to hold our banquet there during the April Shoot. We will get started on Saturday night April 5th at 5pm with the Banquet and do the awards about 6pm. We will have a short business meeting when we are done with the awards. We are providing pulled pork sandwiches, drinks, and the tableware that goes with it. I hate to ask this of you because I know so many of you made stuff already but we will need side/main dishes and desserts from you. Apache will allow us use of their kitchen for preparation. I was going to announce at the banquet that this will be a two day shoot (April 5&6) with no shooting fees for OSTA members. If you were planning on renewing your membership at the banquet you can do so at this shoot and shoot for free. You can also mail it in or do it on-line through the website beforehand.


I look forward to seeing you and yours at Apache Bowhunters.

Your President, Jim Suttinger


Our newest members. Welcome to the OSTA family! 

905 Jim Frattaroli
909 Neal Kostyak
913 Mike Bell
917 Cory Dorton
906 Tom Mess
910 Amanda Voyt
914 Matt Prickett
918 Aaron Miller
907 Jeffrey Schimelpfenig
911 Levi Miller
915 Jennifer Robinson
919 Mike Gerardi
908 Jerry Rathwell
912 Kevin Hunter
916 John Dostal
920 Dakota Osborn


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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