Aug
18

3rd Qtr 2009 – Club Results

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Although it appears that we had a big setback for the July – September quarter of 2009, in reality we did not. Our attendance was 124 people, which was our seventh best for this quarter, and was far behind last year’s record of 184 for this quarter.  However, for the first time, I did count the FCS members and guests attendance at the Drott Dove Lease near Buda or the Sullivan Dove Lease near Woodson, as the hunts at these leases are not truly FCS hunts (they are hunts comprised of dove lease members, who are also FCS members, and their guests).  Last year, for example, we had 25 FCS participants at Drott lease hunts and 11 FCS participants at Sullivan lease hunts (a total of 36 FCS participants).  If I had not counted the attendance from those hunts, our attendance would have been 148 during this quarter last year (instead of 184).

We started reporting the FCS member and guest attendance at the Drott lease hunts in 2006 and the Sullivan lease hunts in 2003.  So without that attendance our attendance for this quarter for those years would have been:

2008 – 148 (plus 25 participants at the Drott lease and 11 participants at the Sullivan lease)

2007 – 91 (plus 37 participants at the Drott lease and 10 participants at the Sullivan lease)

2006 – 93 (plus 51 participants at the Drott lease and 11 participants at the Sullivan lease)

2005 – 118 (plus 19 participants at the Sullivan lease)

2004 – 95 (plus 23 participants at the Sullivan lease)

2003 – 86 (plus 27 participants at the Sullivan lease)

Therefore, if we had not counted the FCS participants at the Drott and Sullivan leases, this would have been our fourth best attendance for this quarter.  Also the attendance from this quarter last year included 39 attendees from the Buda Chapter.  As the Buda Chapter is not presently functioning, if they had duplicated their efforts we would have had 163 attendees this quarter, which would have been 15 more than this quarter last year (and our best yet for this quarter).

We also blew away what was our average for this quarter (89).

We had 14 events, which was also our fourth best for this quarter.  However, if we had not counted the FCS participants hunts at the Drott and Sullivan lease hunts our numbers of events would have been:

2008 – 12 (plus 4 Drott lease hunts and 3 Sullivan lease hunts)

2007 – 9 (plus 3 Drott lease hunts and 4 Sullivan lease hunts)

2006 – 7 (plus 5 Drott lease hunts and 3 Sullivan lease hunts)

2005 – 10 (plus 3 Sullivan lease hunts)

2004 – 4 (plus 2 Sullivan lease hunts)

2003 – 5 (plus 2 Sullivan lease hunts)

Therefore, if we had not counted the FCS participants hunts at the Drott and Sullivan leases, we would have had a record number of events for this quarter.

Also during this quarter, we had one man join the Club, 11 men renew their memberships, and 11 first time guests.

We had one active members vote and one officers vote during the third quarter of 2009.

Yearly Attendance Grid

Year January – March April – June July – September October – December Total Quarter Average Attendees per event
2009 140 * 80 124   344 115 8.82
2008 129 145 * 184 *# 160 618 *# 155 *# 8.47 #
2007 117 # 117 138 # 156 # 528 # 132 # 9.10 #
2006 81 111 155 # 167 *# 514 # 129 # 9.18 #
2005 79 80 137 # 111 407 # 102 # 9.93 #
2004 86 74 118 # 83 361 # 90 # 13.37 #
2003 45 16 117 # 113 291 # 73 # 13.86 #
2002 30 30 81 50 191 48 12.73
2001 34 13 59 40 146 37 9.13
2000 30 27 14 52 123 31 8.79
1999 27 48 95 31 201 50 9.57
1998 73 29 70 9 181 45 12.07
1997 43 53 130 54 280 70 13.33
1996 96 111 135 53 395 99 14.63
1995 96 59 104 20 279 70 15.50 *
1994 113 62 56 39 270 67 11.74
1993 74 45 41 69 229 57 12.72
1992 76 59 75 23 233 56 13.71
1991 54 21 42 27 144 36 13.09
1990 0 9 12 0 21 5 4.20
1989 15 5 6 10 36 9 7.20
1988 N/A N/A N/A 9 9 9 9.00
Total 1442 1194 1907 1279 5822    
Averages 68.67 56.86 90.81 60.90 277.24 69.31 10.68

 Yearly Events Grid

Year January – March April – June July – September October – December Total Quarter Average
2009 16 9 14   39 13
2008 18 * 22 * 19 *# 14 73 *# 18 *#
2007 10 # 14 16 # 18 *# 58 # 15 #
2006 10 13 15 # 18 *# 56 # 14 #
2005 6 8 13 # 14 41 # 10 #
2004 6 6 6 # 9 27 # 7 #
2003 4 2 7 # 8 21 # 5 #
2002 4 3 4 4 15 4
2001 5 4 3 4 17 4
2000 4 3 2 5 14 4
1999 3 7 5 6 21 5
1998 4 4 5 3 16 4
1997 5 5 6 5 21 5
1996 6 8 8 5 27 7
1995 5 6 5 2 18 5
1994 7 6 5 5 23 6
1993 5 4 5 4 18 5
1992 5 5 4 3 17 4
1991 3 3 3 2 11 3
1990 0 2 3 0 5 1
1989 2 1 1 1 5 1
1988 N/A N/A N/A 1 1 N/A
Total 129 135 150 131 545  
Averages 6.14 6.43 7.14 6.24 25.95 6.49

* = Record

# = Includes Drott and/or Sullivan season dove lease hunts

The next quarter promises to be an exciting one for FCS members and guests.  We have 15 events planned, including:

  • Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Class at a date, time and location to be announced.  This event is contingent on getting at least six people to commit.
  • Chartered Hybrid Bass Fishing Trip at Lake Belton on a date and time to be announced.  This events is contingent on getting at least four people to commit and on how the fish are biting in October or November.
  • Friday, 10/2/09 through Sunday 10/4/09 – Dove Retreat (Central Zone) on Frank Hamilton’s ranch near Trickham.
  • Monday, 10/5/09, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Club Meeting at Charles Cutchens’ home (2704 Buckeye Trail, Cedar Park, 512-918-8205 – Home).
  • Saturday, 10/10/09, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club ( 8707 Lindell Lane , 512-272-4707).
  • Saturday, 10/17/09, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Shooting Range Shoot at the Eagle Peak Shooting Range near Jonestown.
  • Friday, 10/23/09 through Sunday, 10/25/09 – Non-Chartered Coastal Fishing Trip at Corpus Christi/Port Aransas/Aransas Pass.
  • Friday, 11/6/09 through Sunday, 11/8/09 – Chartered Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Conner.  This event is contingent on getting at least two fishermen to commit.
  • Saturday, 11/14/09, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club ( 8707 Lindell Lane , 512-272-4707).  The date is tentative.  Also Capitol City will have a sporting clays tournament on Sunday, 11/15/09.  If their hunter sporting clays course is closed we will either shoot five stand or move this event to the 21st.
  • Saturday, 11/21/09 – Guided Duck Hunt with Bill Sherrill near Wharton.  This event is contingent on getting at least four hunters to commit.
  • Friday, 12/4/09, 6:30 – 8:00 PM – Shrimp Boil at Great Hills Baptist Church ( 10500 Jollyville Road , 343-7763).
  • Monday, 12/7/09, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Austin Chapter Meeting at Mr. Charlie Batts’ home (9706 Bordeaux Lane, 258-8773 – Home, 512-257-8778 – Work, 512-750-2225 – Cell).
  • Saturday, 12/12/09, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club ( 8707 Lindell Lane , 512-272-4707).  The date is tentative.
  • Saturday, 12/26/09 – Trout Fishing Trip on the Guadalupe River.
  • Saturday, 12/26/09, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM – “Bring in the New Year” Shooting Range Shoot at the Eagle Peak Shooting Range near Jonestown.

I hope to see you at an FCS event soon!

Following His trail,

Randy Rowley

FCS President

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