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 Saturdayâ€™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 kidâ€™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, Iâ€™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.
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.