Jul
02

7/2/13 Through God’s Crosshairs

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The April – June quarter of 2013 was a great one for the club.  Our attendance was 129 people, which was our second best for this quarter.  We blew away what was our average for this quarter (61.71).  We had 22 events, which tied our best for this quarter.  We would have had 26 events but the 4/6/13 Shooting Range Shoot did not happen (lack of interest), the 4/7/13 ‘South X Southwest’ Sporting Clays Tournament did not happen (Capitol City canceled it), the 5/11/13 Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip did not happen (due to a thunderstorm); and the 5/31/13 – 6/2/13 Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip was postponed (for 7/12/13 – 7/14/13).

We had two men join the Club, two members renew their memberships, and six 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 112 129     241 120.50 5.88
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 1610 2329 1703 7448    
Averages 72.24 64.40 97.04 68.12 301.80 75.45 9.83
* = 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 * 22 *     41 20.50
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 185 192 197 184 758  
Averages 7.40 7.68 8.21 7.36 30.65 7.66
* = Record
# = Includes Drott and/or Sullivan season dove lease hunts
                           

Semi-Annual Officer Reports

  • Jim McGee, Vice President – During the first six months of 2013 we had two chartered hybrid bass fishing trips with Jay Garrett on Lake Belton – five sent on the first trip and did well and five went on the second trip and did really well.  We had two guided upland bird hunts.  Four went on the first trip and 10 went on the second trip.  They all had a great time and did well.  The semi-guided hog hunt in Gonzales was a great success.  12 men went and we killed 17 hogs.  It was our best hog hunt yet.
  • Ken Miller, Vice President – During the first six months of 2013 we had a good blast and cast (guided duck hunt and bay fishing trip) with Chris Reeves near Corpus Christi.  Eight people participated.  We also had a great 24-hour sporting clays shoot on the 74 Ranch near Campbellton.  Six men participated.
  • Richard Corbin, Membership Director – During the first six months of 2013 we had six men join the club, four members renew their memberships, and seventeen first time guests.
  • Kevin Wall, Treasurer – During the first six months of 2013 we brought in $370 and spent $892.  Our current balance is about $1,995.
  • Daryl Shipper, Secretary – During the first six months of 2013 we had 41 events and 241 participants.
  • Bruce Crockett, Webmaster – Through 6/30/13 we have had 268,179 hits on our website.

The next quarter promises to be an exciting one for FCS members and guests.  We have 18 events planned, including:

  • Saturday, 7/6/13 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip at a lake TBD.
  • Friday, 7/12/13 through Sunday, 7/14/13 – Self-Chartered Bay Fishing Trip near Aransas Pass.
  • Wednesday, 7/17/13, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – FCS Dinner at Texas Road House (13435 US Highway 183 North, Bldg. 7, Austin, 512-336-7427).
  • Saturday, 7/20/13, 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Sunday, 7/21/13, 12:45 – 3:30 PM – ‘McBride’s Open’ Sporting Clays Tournament at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Saturday, 8/3/13, 7:00 PM – dark – Clay Target Shoot with Legacy Outfitters at a ranch near Georgetown (pending an invitation).
  • Thursday, 8/8/13 and Friday, 8/9/13, 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM (both days; the dates are tentative) – Student Instructor/Student Sporting Clays Shoot at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.
  • Monday, 8/12/13, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Steak Dinner at Mike Coppedge’s home (3920 Crest Lane, Round Rock, 512-632-9550).
  • Saturday, 8/17/13, 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Saturday, 8/24/13, time TBD – Promotion at the Outdoor Sportsman’s Expo at Fellowship Church (3600 Ranch Road 1869, Liberty Hill, 512-515-5579).
  • Saturday, 8/31/13 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip at a lake TBD.
  • Sunday, 9/1/13 – Dove Hunt (Central Zone) at Union Grove Wildlife Management Area on the shore of Lake Stillhouse Hollow.
  • Saturday, 9/7/13 – Blast and Cast (Dove Hunt and Bass Fishing Trip – Central Zone) on Joel Kirby’s land near Lometa.
  • Sunday, 9/8/13, 12:45 – 3:30 PM – ‘Bill Hughes Open’ Sporting Clays Tournament at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Saturday, 9/14/13, 3:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Self-guided Freshwater Teal Hunt on Lake Stillhouse Hollow near Harker Heights or Granger Lake near Circleville.
  • Saturday, 9/14/13, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Thursday, 9/19/13 through Sunday, 9/22/13 – Dove Hunt (South Zone) on Mrs. Ewald’s ranches near Dilley.
  • Friday, 9/27/13 through Sunday 9/29/13 – Dove Retreat (Central Zone) on Frank Hamilton’s ranch near Trickham.

Hunting His way,

Randy Rowley

President

The Fellowship of Christian Sportsmen

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