Exciting news GTA Folk! Several of our members have participated in Field Target events during the past year in Texas, Oklahoma and even Ohio. Our own president has become obsessed and has painted several dozen targets that have been accumulated by our members. The synergy of these events has kindled a new shooting opportunity!
The last Field Target matches in Arkansas were held in 2005 with Ozark FT in Berryville. The host contacted me 3 weeks ago and after hearing of our Presidents obsessive target painting, offered his property for NASA Field Target! Several of our officers visited Don's property and it is a perfect location for field target. There are two courses each with approximately 15 lanes that meander up the wooded hill. There is a large covered building adjacent to the range that can shelter all participants if needed. A large field extends downhill and is the perfect location for sighting the rifles in before each match.
Our first NASA FT match will be Sunday December 8th with the option of camping on site Saturday December 7th. We are working with AAFTA to become nationally sanctioned match. More details will be posted in the upcoming weeks.
In preparation for the event, there will be a work day at the course in Berryville on Sunday November 10th to prepare the Course. Please attend if you are able.
Tasks are as follow:
- Refresh and modify the shooting lanes by removing briars and other obstructions to the reset string.
- Ensure ease of target for short and tall, left and right handed shooters.
- Repair and level the shooting boxes with attention to maximizing drainage.
- Clear the hiking path to each shooting lane.
- Create a gathering location for shooter meeting.
- Optimize camping area.
The course is fairly clean and just needs some maintenance to get up to speed. The bulk of the work is already done!
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The mission of The Northwest Arkansas Spring gun Association (NASA) is to foster knowledge, growth and enjoyment of airgun shooting sports. We will accomplish this by promoting organized shooting events and providing a safe venue for shooting activities. NASA will emphasize harmony and fellowship among our members, guests and community. Safety is held with the highest regard in all NASA activities.