Apr
01

4/1/13 Through God’s Crosshairs

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The January – March quarter of 2013 was a very good one for the club. Our attendance was 112 people, which was our new fifth best for this quarter. We blew away what was our average for this quarter (70.58). We had 19 events, which was our new best for this quarter. We would have had 22 events but we canceled the 1/4/13 – 1/6/13 Winter Dove Retreat (bad weather), a 1/4/13 – 1/6/13 Winter Dove Hunt (bad weather), and a 1/19/13 Self-guided Duck Hunt (none of the hunters could make the hunt).

We had four men join the club, two members renew their memberships, and eleven first time guests! We conducted no votes or polls.

Yearly Attendance Grid
Year January – March April – June July – September October – December Total Quarter Average Attendees per event
2013 112 112 112.00 5.89
2012 108 124 131 89 452 113.00 7.17
2011 117 74 152 122 465 116.25 8.94
2010 75 89 153 111 428 107.00 9.11
2009 140 * 80 124 105 449 112.25 8.80
2008 129 145 * 184 *# 160 618 *# 154.50 *# 8.47 #
2007 73 # 117 138 # 156 # 484 # 121.00 # 8.49 #
2006 81 111 155 # 167 *# 514 # 128.50 # 9.18 #
2005 79 80 137 # 111 407 # 101.75 # 9.93 #
2004 86 74 118 # 83 361 # 90.25 # 13.37 #
2003 45 16 117 113 291 72.75 13.86
2002 30 30 81 50 191 47.75 12.73
2001 34 13 59 40 146 36.50 9.13
2000 30 27 14 52 123 30.75 8.79
1999 27 48 95 31 201 50.25 9.57
1998 73 29 70 9 181 45.25 12.07
1997 43 53 130 54 280 70.00 13.33
1996 96 111 135 53 395 98.75 14.63
1995 96 59 104 20 279 69.75 15.50 *
1994 113 62 56 39 270 67.50 11.74
1993 74 45 41 69 229 57.25 12.72
1992 76 59 75 23 233 58.25 13.71
1991 54 21 42 27 144 36.00 13.09
1990 0 9 12 0 21 5.25 4.20
1989 15 5 6 10 36 9.00 7.20
1988 N/A N/A N/A 9 9 9.00 9.00
Total 1806 1481 2329 1706 7319
Averages 72.24 61.71 97.04 68.24 299.23 74.81 9.94
* = Record
# = Includes Drott and/or Sullivan season dove lease hunts
Yearly Events Grid
Year January – March April – June July – September October – December Total Quarter Average
2013 19 * 19 19.00
2012 16 15 19 * 13 63 15.75
2011 11 10 15 16 52 13.00
2010 11 10 14 12 47 11.75
2009 16 9 14 12 51 12.75
2008 18 22 * 19 *# 14 73 *# 18.25 *#
2007 9 # 14 16 # 18 *# 57 # 14.25 #
2006 10 13 15 # 18 *# 56 # 14.00 #
2005 6 8 13 # 14 41 # 10.25 #
2004 6 6 6 # 9 27 # 6.75 #
2003 4 2 7 # 8 21 # 5.25 #
2002 4 3 4 4 15 3.75
2001 5 4 3 4 17 4.25
2000 4 3 2 5 14 3.50
1999 3 7 5 6 21 5.25
1998 4 4 5 3 16 4.00
1997 5 5 6 5 21 5.25
1996 6 8 8 5 27 6.75
1995 5 6 5 2 18 4.50
1994 7 6 5 5 23 5.75
1993 5 4 5 4 18 4.50
1992 5 5 4 3 17 4.75
1991 3 3 3 2 11 2.75
1990 0 2 3 0 5 1.25
1989 2 1 1 1 5 1.25
1988 N/A N/A N/A 1 1 N/A
Total 185 170 197 184 736
Averages 7.40 7.08 8.21 7.36 30.05 7.51
* = 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 18 events planned, including:

  • Friday, 4/5/13 through Saturday, 4/6/13 – 24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot at the 74 Ranch near Campbellton.
  • Sunday, 4/7/13 through Tuesday, 4/9/13 – Semi-Guided Hog Hunt on the Wild Hog Hunting Ranch near Gonzales.
  • Thursday, 4/11/13, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Catfish Fry at Mr. Charlie Batts’ home (9706 Bordeaux La., Austin, 512-258-8773 – Home, 512-750-2225 – Cell).
  • Saturday, 4/13/13 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip at a lake TBD.
  • Friday, 4/19/13 through Sunday, 4/20/13 – Self-guided Hog Hunt on Frank Hamilton’s ranch near Trickham.
  • Saturday, 4/20/13, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Sunday, 4/21/13, 12:45 – 3:45 PM – ‘South X Southwest’ Sporting Clays Tournament at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Thursday, 4/25/13, 6:30 – 8:00 PM – Wild Game Dinner (Ministry Event) at St. George’s Court (1443 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin).
  • Saturday, 4/27/13, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Shooting Range Shoot at the Eagle Peak Shooting Range (20026 Lindeman Lane, Leander; near Jonestown).
  • Monday, 5/6/13, 3:30 – 9:00 PM – Chartered Hybrid Bass Fishing Trip with Jay Garrett on Lake Belton.
  • Saturday, 5/11/13 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip at a lake TBD.
  • Saturday, 5/18/13, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – ‘FCS Open’ (Two Rounds of Sporting Clays) at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707) followed by lunch at the 290 Café in Manor.
  • Sunday, 5/19/13, 12:45 – 3:30 PM – ‘The Emerald Open’ Sporting Clays Tournament at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Friday, 5/31/13 through Sunday, 6/2/13 – Self-Chartered Bay Fishing Trip near Port O’Connor.
  • Thursday, 6/13/13, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Fajita Dinner at Larry Dowden’s home (905 Cashew Lane, Cedar Park, 512-259-2490 – Home, 512-507-5894 – Cell).
  • Saturday, 6/15/13, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Saturday, 6/15/13, 11:45 AM – 2:45 PM – ‘Dickie Loy Memorial’ Sporting Clays Tournament at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Saturday, 6/22/13 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip at a lake TBD.

Hunting His way,

Randy Rowley

President

The Fellowship of Christian Sportsmen

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