FCS

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

FCS is a 285+ member non-denominational, non-political, family friendly sportsmen’s organization, that was founded in Austin, Texas in 1988 (we have served the outdoors community for 29+ years). We are also non-profit but we have not applied for tax-exempt status. We remain based in the Austin area.

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

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

 

Our events include, but not limited to:

  • A 24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot
  • A Banquet
  • A Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner)
  • A 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))

We frequently add new events.

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

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 051216_FCS Guided Fishing_Group 1get what you pay for) and in frustrated participants who do 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 or campsite fees, boat launch fees, gas, bait, and food.  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 carpooling, sharing motel rooms and campsites, and cooking.

We send out regular emails on FCS news and sportsmen’s topics and will be happy to add you to our distribution list.  There is no charge for this service and you can unsubscribe at any time.  Contact Randy Rowley at randywrowley@gmail.com to be added to the list.

For more information see our “About Us” web page or contact Randy.

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

Club News

FCS breaks the 10,000 attendee mark on 9/15/18!

Ask Randy

I read that this year a deer’s head has to be attached to the carcass.  Were you aware of that?  The Texas Outdoor Annual States:

DEER OR PRONGHORN ANTELOPE

Notice: It is unlawful to possess a deer or pronghorn antelope with proof of sex removed unless the deer or antelope is at a final destination and has been quartered. Proof of sex includes one of the following:

  • the head (skinned or unskinned) of a buck deer with antlers attached;
  • the head (skinned or unskinned) of an antlerless deer;
  • the unskinned head of a pronghorn; or
  • a completed Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) Tag, Antlerless Mule Deer Permit, CWD Check Station Receipt, or TPWD Drawn Hunt Legal Deer Tag.

It is unlawful to remove the head or antlers (proof of sex) of deer or pronghorn at a commercial processor until the carcass has been quartered and entered into the cold storage logbook.

The key words are “unless the deer or antelope is at a final destination and has been quartered.”  You can still quarter a deer (and put the quarters, backstrap, and tenderloins in a cooler) and put the head in a trash bag or in the back of your truck until you reach the processor.

Here is other sportsman’s news that might interest you.

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Bible verse of the day

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

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