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DATE CHANGE SEE BOLD

Hi all,

The fun shoot dates for this year are July 21st and September 22nd. They will start at 10 AM and run until we're too tired to shoot anymore. Last year's shoots typically petered out around 7 PM. I've been asked by club management to think about a "cover charge." I decided on $7 a head, if y'all don't mind.

1) I'll be there each Friday night and camping overnight. Anyone is allowed to camp on site Friday night, but we ask that you provide a donation to the club if you choose to do so. Camping will not be allowed Saturday night. There is space for a few small campers, but not many. Please give me a heads up if you're planning on camping or bringing a camper so I can plan out where you will go.
2) The last few shoots I just collected cash from folks and went out and got a party-platter of sandwiches for lunch. We supplemented that with chips and other sides. It seemed to go over well and we had food for both lunch and dinner so I plan to do the same this year.
3) I have loads of targets now, but they're all proper metal. Bring cans, eggs, ice cubes and anything else fun you can think of! Avoid targets that would cause a mess you can't clean up or won't be washed away by the rain (think: glass).


Relevant club rules:

1) Any air rifle is acceptable to shoot. Any powder-burner is not. The two concerns are noise and bullet travel. Anything we're shooting will be fine.
2) Eyes are required when on the shooting line.
3) Please don't bring a rifle you aren't legally allowed to own (I.E. If you have a "firearm" air rifle by state law but no FOID).
4) No hunting.
5) Adult beverages are allowed, but you're done shooting once you start consuming.

Joe

Post any questions you may have here and I'll do my best to answer them!
« Last Edit: June 17, 2018, 02:00:35 AM by JoeShmoe »
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Awesome joe!
Ill be sailing in canada for the july shoot, but ill be there come september!
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Crud.  Wife just told me we have our 40th high school reunion on sept 29th.😣😣😣
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Awesome joe!
Ill be sailing in canada for the july shoot, but ill be there come september!

See the date change for September!
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Crud.  Wife just told me we have our 40th high school reunion on sept 29th.😣😣😣

You're in luck. After all that work I did trying not to overlap with all of my activities, my sister informed me that's we weekend we're headed to Champagin for an art festival. See new date: September 22nd.
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Sounds great Joe!
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I will try to make the one in September.
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I will try to make the one in September.


     
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Updated my calendar.  It would be such a shame if the September event morphed into a coordinated application of squirrel murder!!!   8) ;D
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Awesome joe!
Ill be sailing in canada for the july shoot, but ill be there come september!

Where do you go sailing?

Side note : i will try to attend the september fun shoot
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Awesome joe!
Ill be sailing in canada for the july shoot, but ill be there come september!

Where do you go sailing?

Side note : i will try to attend the september fun shoot


i have 2 boats, a 15' and a 19'.  i primarily use the 15' on our lake (330 acres) and smaller waters in the area.  the 19' i have sailed on lakes michigan, geneva, delavan, shelbyville, carlyle, the panhandle of florida, the gulf coast and the keys for 6 weeks.


this 2 week trip will take me to the north channel, which is between manitoulin island and the canadian main land in upper lake heron.  they claim to have over 30,000 islands there, but most are large granite rocks. 
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That sounds like a great trip Carl!
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Less than a week away. Sounds like more people will be there in Sept., but we'll be there for both. Has anyone heard from Bob and Lilly?
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Jerry and his wife texted me asking if I needed help with the party, so I can only assume they will be coming. I've also got some new members of the club who specifically asked to talk to me about the party, so hopefully they show too.

FYI, I will NOT be camping. No one had expressed interest in arriving Friday night, and I injured myself last week and need the beauty rest in my real bed.
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First event is right around the corner - I am hoping to be able to attend. It sounds like a lot of fun.
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Me and Nicole will be there. I checked the pellets and the air in the guns and tank today. All good to go.
We are bringing a couple sandwiches for ourselves, and a few big bags of potato chips to put out for munchies.
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wish i could be there, but i'm leaving friday morning for canada for 2 weeks of sailing.


yea it's rough, but someone has to do it!


shoot straight and safe!
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Hey Joe, it looks like rain for most of the day tomorrow. Will we be able to shoot from the covered area if that's the case? I ask because it would save us the trouble of bringing a shooting bench if we are shooting from the picnic tables under the tent area.
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Bummer about the forecast - lets hope we get a break and can shoot some. I am thinking of bringing a few of my extra airguns. I am always looking to sell or trade - usually to finance the next purchase :) Also - I got my missus to agree to come along too - she is  a pretty good shot!
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