FCS

Welcome to the Fellowship of Christian Sportsmen (FCS) website! Thanks for visiting!

FCS is a 280 plus member non-denominational, non-political, family friendly sportsmen’s organization, that was f0unded in Austin, Texas in 1988 (we have served the outdoors community for 29+ years). We remain based in the Austin area. We are also non-profit but we have not applied for tax-exempt status.

We minister to sportsmen by providing quality and affordable hunts, shoots, fishing trips, and similar activities across the state year round. We love to fish, but we strive to be fishers of men.

We make our best efforts, but we do not offer a guaranteed harvest for any of the hunts or fishing trips that we host.

FCS membership is not required in order to participate in our activities.

Our events include, but not limited to:

  • A 24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot
  • A Banquet
  • A Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner)
  • An Upland Bird (chuckars, pheasants, and quail) Hunt (guided)
  • Dove Hunts (semi-guided and self-guided on day or 1/2 day leases)
  • Fishing Trips (inland and bay; chartered and self-chartered)
  • Hog Hunts (semi-guided and self-guided)
  • Meetings
  • Sporting Clays, Skeet, and 5-stand Shoots
  • Sporting Clays Tournaments
  • Waterfowl (duck, goose, and teal) Hunts (inland and coastal; guided (all) and self-guided (duck))

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Evening events last around 2 1/2 hours and hunting and fishing trips last from a half day to three days.

We try to balance expensive and inexpensive events.  Through many years of experience we have found that inexpensive hunting and fishing trips often result in poor harvests (as the saying goes, you get what you pay for) and in frustrated participants who will not return.  We prefer to pay a standard land owner/outfitter/guide rate to have a better chance of success.  Additional expenses often include tips, game cleaning fees (for those who wish to have their game cleaned), motel rooms, gas, bait, and food.  But we also understand that not everyone can afford expensive events; therefore, we offer events with minimal costs.  At many events we are able to cut expenses by car pooling, sharing motel rooms, camping, and cooking out.

We send out regular (usually weekly) e-mails on FCS news and sportsmen’s topics.  Randy Rowley will be happy to add you to his distribution list.  There is no charge for this service and you can unsubscribe at any time.  Contact Randy at randywrowley@gmail.com.

For more information see our “About Us” web page or contact us at randywrowley@gmail.com.

We think that you’ll find that we’re what you’re hunting for!

Club News:

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The following awards were given for 2017 at the 3/28/18 FCS Annual Banquet:

  • Largest Freshwater Fish Caught – Vince Berry – 29” Striped Bass on the 5/8/17 Chartered Striped/Hybrid Bass Fishing Trip on Lake Buchanan.  This was the second largest freshwater fish measured on an FCS event, behind a 34” striped bass was caught by Jim McGee.  Vince was presented with a certificate and the book A Look at Life from the Riverbank by Steve Chapman.

The following people also landed fish noteworthy freshwater fish:

Burl Fulenwider – 18 ¼” black bass on 6/19/17 on Lake Bastrop

Jim McGee – 17 ¾” black bass on 6/19/17 on Lake Bastrop

  • Largest Saltwater Fish Caught – Wayne Weilnau – 30” Shark on the 6/23/17 – 6/25/17 Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip on Matagorda Bay.  Wayne was presented with a certificate and the book A Look at Life from a Deer Stand by Steve Chapman.

The following people also landed noteworthy saltwater fish:

Daryl Shipper caught a 20” speckled trout on same trip

Randy Rowley caught a 19” speckled trout on the same trip

  • Largest Hog Taken – Michael Armstrong – 240 lbs. on the 4/23/17 – 4/25/17 Semi-guided Hog Hunt near Gonzales.  This was the fourth largest hog taken on an FCS event, behind a 300 lb. hog taken by Randy Rowley, a 280 lb. hog taken by Ronnie Ross, and a 250 lb. hog taken by Joey Burgi.
  • Most Improved Average in Sporting Clays from 2016 to 2017 – Mike Walsh – 9.6 birds (from 33.14/50 over 7 shoots to 42.74/50 over 8 shoots, which is an increase of 28.97%.  Mike was presented with an FCS certificate and a certificate for a one-year membership at Copperhead Creek Shooting Club (a $350.00 value).

The following people improved their averages by at least 2 birds, with a minimum of 5 shoots:

Gustavo Bultron – 6.17 birds (from 30.50/50 to 36.67/50, which is an increase of 20.23%

Paul Ellis – 5.18 birds (from 33.73/50 to 38.91/50, which is an increase of 15.36%

Burl Fulenwider – 3.72 birds (from 27.14/50 to 30.86/50), which is an increase of 13.71%

Bruce Crockett – 3.60 birds (from 38.78/50 to 42.38/50), which is an increase of 9.28%

Steve Baker – 3.60 birds (from 41.40/50 to 45.00/50), which is an increase of 8.70%

Scott Timpany – 2.60 birds (from 36.90/50 to 39.50/50), which is an increase of 7.05%

  • Most Sporting Clays Wins in 2017 – Steve Baker – 6 out of 9 shoots (67%).  Steve will be presented with an FCS certificate and a certificate for 100 clay targets at Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club at the 5/12/18 FCS Open Sporting Clays Shoot.

This is the third most wins in one year and is the third best percentage of wins at shoots at Capitol City in one year:

Randy Rowley won 8/11 shoots in 2009 (73%)

Steve Baker won 7/9 shoots in 2015 (78%)

Randy Rowley won 7/10 shoots in 2010 (70%)

The following people also won shoots in 2017:

Mike Walsh – 3

Bruce Crockett – 2

Scott Timpany – 2

Kyle Kirkwood – 1

Randy Rowley – 1

  • Highest Sporting Clays Average in 2017 – Steve Baker – 45/50 for 10 shoots.  To put this in perspective, until Randy Rowley shot a 45/50 on 9/26/09, the highest FCS score at Capitol City for 16 years was a 43/50.  Steve averaged in 2017 what was the high score for 16 years.  Steve will be presented with an FCS certificate and a certificate for a one-year membership at Copperhead Creek Shooting Club (a $350.00 value) at the 5/12/18 FCS Open Sporting Clays Shoot.

The following people had averages over 35, with a minimum of 5 shoots:

Bruce Crockett – 42.38 for 8 shoots

Mike Walsh – 42.25 for 8 shoots

Scott Timpany – 39.50 for 8 shoots

Randy Rowley – 39.29 for 7 shoots

Paul Ellis – 38.91 for 11 shoots

Brad Versteegh – 37.71 for 7 shoots

Gustavo Bultron – 36.67 for 9 shoots

Most Guests Invited in 2017 – Bret Mercer – 12 people.  Bret was presented with a certificate and the book The Hunter’s Devotional by Steve Chapman.

The following people also invited more than one guest:

Randy Rowley – 6

Burl Fulenwider – 3

Daryl Shipper – 2

  • Most FCS Events Attended in 2017 by a Member – Burl Fulenwider and Jim McGee 12/63 events.  Jim was presented with a certificate and a $25 gift card from Smoky Mo’s BBQ.  Burl will be presented with a certificate and a $25 gift card from Smoky Mo’s BBQ at the 4/7/18 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot.

The following members also attended six or more events:

Mike Walsh – 10

Jonathan Fleming – 8

Binh Chu – 6

Bret Mercer – 6

Earl Prochnick – 6

  • Most FCS Events Attended in 2017 by an Officer – Randy Rowley – 29/63 events (six duck hunts, six sporting clays shoots, six meetings, five bass fishing trips, two dove hunts, a hog hunt, a bay fishing trip, a wild game dinner/ministry event, and a banquet).  Randy was presented with a certificate and a $25 gift card from Smoky Mo’s BBQ.

The following officers also attended four or more events:

Steve Baker – 8

Ian Daniels – 7

Daryl Shipper – 6

Michael Armstrong – 4

  • 2017 Sportsman of the Year – Randy Rowley.  Randy was presented with our perpetual plaque and a buy-one-get-one-free certificate from Texas Land and Cattle.  Bruce Crockett also presented Randy with a $50 gift card to Texas Roadhouse.

The following members also receive votes:

Michael Armstrong

Steve Baker

Binh Chu

Burl Fulenwider

Ian Daniels

Paul Ellis

Jim McGee

Earl Prochnick

Ryan Rowley

Daryl Shipper

Mike Walsh

Wayne Weilnau

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