Jul
01

7/1/12 Through God’s Crosshairs

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The April – June quarter of 2012 was a great one for FCS. Our attendance was 124 people, which was our second best for this quarter. We blew away what was our average for this quarter (59.00). We had 15 events, which also was our second best for this quarter. We would have had 18 events but the McBride’s Open Sporting Clays Tournament was canceled due to the course being too muddy, the June Student Instructor/Student Sporting Clays Shoot was canceled because the National Shooting Complex could not round up enough instructors, and we moved the Self-chartered Saltwater Fishing Trip to July.

We had nine members renew their memberships, one new member, and 17 first time guests.

We did not conduct any discussions, votes, or polls this quarter.

Yearly Attendance Grid
 
Year January – March April – June July – September October – December Total Quarter Average Attendees per event
2012 108 124     232 116.00 7.48
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 1694 1481 2198 1617 6990    
Averages 70.58 61.71 95.57 67.38 295.24 73.81 10.20
* = 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
2012 16 15     31 15.50
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 166 170 178 171 685  
Averages 6.92 7.08 7.74 7.13 28.87 7.22
* = 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:

  • Sunday, 7/8/12, 12:45 – 3:45 PM – ‘Hotter n Hell’ Sporting Clays Tournament at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Saturday, 7/14/12, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Shooting Range Shoot at the Eagle Peak Shoot Range (20026 Lindeman Lane, Leander; near Jonestown).
  • Monday, 7/16/12, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – FCS Dinner at Texas Land and Cattle (14010 North Hwy 183, Building B, Austin, 258-3733.
  • Saturday, 7/21/12, 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Youth Skeet and 5-stand Shoot with Kids Outdoor Zone followed by an FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Monday, 7/23/12, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Officers Meeting at Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q (11570 Research Blvd., 418-9898).
  • Friday, 7/27/12 – Sunday, 7/29/12 – Coastal Fishing Trip near Port Aransas.
  • Saturday, 8/4/12, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM – ‘Margarita Shoot I’ Sporting Clays Tournament at the WB Ranch near Whitney.
  • Saturday, 8/4/12, 7:00 PM – dark – Clay Target Shoot with Legacy Outfitters at a ranch near Georgetown.
  • Thursday, 8/9/12 and Friday, 8/10/12, 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM (both days) – Student Instructor/Student Sporting Clays Shoot at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.
  • Monday, 8/13/12, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Steak Dinner at Mike Coppedge’s home (3920 Crest Lane, Round Rock, 512-632-9550).
  • Saturday, 8/18/12, 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM – ‘Dove Tune-Up’ Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Friday, 8/31/12 through Sunday, 9/2/12 – Dove Hunt (Central Zone) with Whitewings Galore near San Angelo.
  • Saturday, 9/8/12, 9:00 AM – 11:45 PM – ‘Dog Days of Summer’ Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Friday, 9/14/12 through Saturday, 9/15/12 – Guided Teal Hunt with Bill Sherrill Waterfowl near Wharton.
  • Saturday, 9/15/12 – Blast and Cast (Dove Hunt and Bass Fishing Trip – Central Zone) on Joel Kirby’s land near Lometa.
  • Thursday, 9/20/12 through Sunday, 9/23/12 – Dove Hunt (South Zone) on Lee Ewald’s ranches near Dilley.
  • Friday, 9/28/12 through Sunday 9/30/12 – Dove Retreat (Central Zone) on Frank Hamilton’s ranch near Trickham.
  • Sunday, 9/30/12, 12:45 – 3:45 PM – ‘Bill Hughes Open’ Sporting Clays Tournament at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).

Hunting His way,

Randy Rowley
President
The Fellowship of Christian Sportsmen

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