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20

2024 – Fishing Trips Reports

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FCS is a growing, dynamic sportsmen’s organization.  For the last 13 years (and 16 out of the previous 18 years), we have had more events than there are weeks in the year, or as many events as there are weeks in the year.  As the hunting seasons for specific animals and birds limit event planning, we frequently have more than one event on the same day during the hunting seasons.

Events Policies

Information on Frequently-hosted FCS Events

2024 Events Calendar

(Note that dates are not final until they are announced in our weekly E-Newsletters)

A Note About Contacting Event Coordinators

Duck Hunting 101 Trips by Randy Rowley

FCS Guided and Self-guided Duck and Teal Hunts Agility Requirement

FCS Guided Upland Bird Hunts Fitness and Bird Sharing Requirements

Freshwater Fishing 101 Trips by Randy Rowley

Shotgun Shooting 101 Events

January

February

  • Saturday, 2/17/24 – ‘Sweetheart Shoot’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, contact them at 512-272-4707, Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Monday, 2/19/24, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on Lake Decker (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Wednesday, 2/21/24, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Fish Dinner, Upcoming Events Discussion, Devotional, and DVD at Randy Rowley’s home (1007 Oak Hollow Dr., Leander, contact him for directions at 512-922-2484, Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 2/24/24, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, contact them at 512-272-4707, Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)

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April

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June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Events Summary
Events Number
Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips 13
Self-guided Duck and Teal Hunts 11
Semi-guided Dove Hunts 10
Sporting Clays Tournaments 9
FCS Sporting Clays Shoots 6
Meetings 6
Chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips 5
Guided Duck and Teal Hunts 3
Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trips 3
Ministry Events (Dinners) 2
Chartered Bay Fishing Trip 1
Family Celebration Banquet 1
Guided Prairie Dog Shoot 1
Guided Upland Bird Hunt 1
Self-guided/chartered Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Fishing Trip) 1
Student Sporting Clays Shoot 1
Total 74
Category Summary
Events Number
Hunts 27
Fishing Trips 22
Sporting Clays Shoots and Tournaments 16
Meetings 6
Ministry Events (Dinners) 2
Family Celebration Banquet 1
Total 74

List of Officers Overseeing 2024 Events

Randy Rowley (the Guided Upland Bird Hunt, Meeting, Ministry Event (Cooking Hamburgers and Hotdogs at the Pathways at Northgate Apartments), Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip, Self-guided Duck and Teal Hunt, Semi-guided Dove Hunt, and Student Sporting Clays Shoot Czar) will oversee the planning, promotion, and reporting of the following events:

  • Chartered Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trip (Lake Buchanan) (one event)
  • Chartered White Bass Fishing Trip (Lake Belton) (one event)
  • FCS Meetings (six events)
  • FCS Sporting Clays Shoot (one event)
  • Guided Upland Bird Hunt (one event)
  • Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips (13 events)
  • Self-guided Inland Duck and Teal Hunts (10 events)
  • Semi-guided Dove Hunts (ten events)
  • Student Sporting Clays Shoot (one event)

Total = 44 events

Bruce Crockett (the Clay Target Shoot Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following events:

  • FCS Sporting Clays Shoots (five events)
  • Sporting Clays Tournaments (nine events)

Total = 14 events

Wayne Weilnau (the Guided Coastal Duck Hunt, and Port O’Connor (POC) Chartered/self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip and Self-guided/chartered Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following events:

  • Chartered Bay Fishing Trip (one event)
  • Guided Coastal Duck Hunt (one event)
  • Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip (three events)
  • Self-chartered/guided Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) (one event)

Total = six events

Clayton Carrier (the Guided Inland Duck and Teal Hunts (Not Including Guided Coastal Hunts) and Self-guided Guadalupe Delta WMA Duck Hunt Czar will oversee the planning and reporting of the following events:

  • Guided Inland Duck Hunt (one event)
  • Guided Inland Teal Hunt (one event)
  • Self-guided Duck Hunt at the Guadalupe Delta WMA (one event)

Total = three events

Russ Gibbs (the Chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following events:

  • Chartered Crappie Fishing Trip (Lake Granger) (one event)
  • Chartered Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trip (Lake Buchanan) (one event)
  • Chartered White Bass Fishing Trip (Lake Belton) (one event)

Total = three events

Tim Zyla (the Ministry Event Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following events:

  • Ministry Event (cooking hamburgers and hotdogs at the Pathways at Northgate Apartments ) (one event)
  • Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner at St. George’s Court) (one event)

Total = two events

Binh Chu (the Family Celebration Banquet Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following event:

  • Family Celebration Banquet (one event)

Total = one event

Bob Steckler (the Prairie Dog Shoot Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following event:

  • Guided Prairie Dog Shoot (one event)

Total = one event

Grand Total = 74 events

Events Preparation Grid
       
Event / Event Coordinator Planning begin date Contact Notes
Chartered Bay Fishing Trips / Wayne Weilnau Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Guides:

  • Guide Jon Mahan – 361-319-1713 -$225
  • Marty’s Landing – 361-983-FISH

We’ll stay at Wayne’s house, in Burl’s travel trailer, The O’Connor Inn (361-983-2300), or an Airbnb

  1. Reserve a date with a guide
  2. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  3. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  4. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Chartered Crappie Fishing Trips / Russ Gibbs Dates are set when there is interest Kevin McConnell – kmcaustin@gmail.com, 512-428-6315
  1. Reserve a date with a guide
  2. Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event
  3. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  4. Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Chartered Hybrid / Striped / White Bass Fishing Trips / Russ Gibbs Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Guides:

  1. Reserve a date with a guide
  2. Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event
  3. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  4. Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Chartered Largemouth Bass Fishing Trips / Russ Gibbs Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Guides:

Ander Meine – Bassquatch Fishingandermeine@gmail.com, 435-313-1838

  1. Reserve a date with a guide
  2. Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event
  3. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  4. Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Family Celebration Banquet / Binh Chu Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; banquet planning is generally at least two months before a banquet La Margarita Restaurante – 512-388-1103
  1. Secure a speaker
  2. Reserve La Margarita Restaurante’s meeting room
  3. Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event; request RSVPs and give a deadline and ask for the number of events they attended, the number of guests they invited, and their Sportsman of the Year nomination
  4. Purchase the awards and have the FCS perpetual plaque updated with the Sportsman of the Year’s name and the corresponding year
  5. Develop the certificates and print them
  6. Develop the agenda
  7. Send an email to the award winners notifying them that they have won an award
  8. Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events statistics web pages
FCS Sporting Clays Shoots / Bruce Crockett Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning Call Capital City Clays at least a week before a shoot (512-272-4707), talk to them in person at the previous shoot, or give them our Annual Calendar
  1. Send an email to the Club no later than a week before the event
  2. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
FCS Sporting Clays Shoot that includes a youth group / Randy Rowley Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning, if our Ministry Fund has adequate funds Call Capital City Clays at least a week before the shoot (512-272-4707), talk to them in person at the previous shoot, or give them our Annual Calendar
  1. Choose a youth group
  2. Reserve the date with the chosen youth group
  3. Send an email to the Club no later than a week before the event
  4. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
FCS Student Sporting Clays Shoots / Randy Rowley The National Shooting Complex sets the dates National Shooting Complex contacts:

Craig Porter – sal3coach@hotmail.com

  1. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  2. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  3. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Guided Coastal Duck Hunts / Wayne Weilnau Mid-July for duck season; trip planning is generally at least four months before a trip Guides:

We’ll stay at Wayne’s house, in Burl’s travel trailer, The O’Connor Inn (361-983-2300), or an Airbnb

  1. Reserve a date with a guide
  2. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  3. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  4. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Guided Prairie Dog Shoot / Bob Steckler Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; planning is generally at least two months before a shoot Texas Hunts
  1. Secure a place to hunt
  2. Reserve the date(s) with a guide
  3. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  4. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  5. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Guided Upland Bird Hunt(s) / Randy Rowley Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Mike Schumann – schubros2hunt@yahoo.com, 979-540-0745, 1009 PR 4531, Dime Box TX, 77853.  PayPal deposits go to LRSchumann@hotmail.com
  1. Reserve the date(s) each November 1st
  2. Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event
  3. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  4. Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Guided Waterfowl Hunts / Clayton Carrier
  • Mid-May for teal season; trip planning is generally at least four months before a trip

Mid-July for duck, geese, and sandhill crane seasons; trip planning is generally at least four months before a trip

Teal guides:

  • Coastal Prairie Outdoors – Keith Miller (near Brookshire and Eagle Lake; teal, ducks, geese, and sandhill cranes) – 281-433-7782 – $200.  We have no experience with them.
  • Double Sprig Outdoors hunts near El Campo via pit and mobile blinds, depending on what their scouting the day before looks like.  Their hunts are conducted over a variety of moist soil units, Ducks Unlimited project ponds, flooded rice, and other flooded agriculture fields.  They charge $250 / hunter.  It’s about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Austin.  Six FCS hunters bagged two GWT on 12/16/23 with them.
  • DuckN’ Cover Outfitters near Maypearl, SW of Waxahachie.  They have blinds and can hunt up to four hunters.  During the 2023 / 2024 season they charged $150 a hunter.  As it’s about a three-hour drive, hunters will probably want to go up the night before and stay in a motel (we can put two people per room with two queen sized beds to defray costs).  Connor Pudgurney – phone – 469-901-8484, email Connormak4280@gmail.com.  We have no experience with them and don’t know if they get teal during the early teal season.
  • Rayce Jenkins (near El Campo; teal, ducks, geese, and sandhill cranes) – 979-541-6743 – $225.  FCS hunters have had several successful hunts with Rayce.
  • Mixed Bag Outfitters hunts on Choke Canyon Reservoir behind panel blinds or in the brush or next to timber.  He uses a mud boat to get his hunters to the blinds.  He charges $250 / hunter with a four hunter minimum and six hunter maximum.  As it’s about a 3 1/4 hour drive, hunters will probably want to go up the night before and stay in a motel (we can put two people per room with two queen sized beds to defray costs).  We have no experience with them.  A negative is his hunts are on a public reservoir.
  • Pradera Hunting Club (near East Bernard / Wharton; teal, ducks, geese, and sandhill cranes) – Ragan Brock – raganbrock@yahoo.com – $250.  Four FCS hunters bagged five teal and one dove with them on 9/10/23.
  • The Drake Plantation (near Winnie; teal, ducks, and geese) – Brian Fischer (owner) – 409-656-5765, Spencer Cuniff (owner / guide) – 409-656-6348 – $200.  We have no experience with them, but Mike Walsh highly recommends them.  During a past poll, no respondent wanted to drive that far.
  • Three Curl Outfitters / Brett Jepsen (near Frost; teal and ducks only) – 469-289-1464 – $200.  Four FCS hunters bagged 21 ducks with him on 12/23/14.
  • Waterfowl Unlimited / Tim Kelley (near Eagle Lake; teal, ducks, geese, and sandhill cranes) – waterfowlou@yahoo.com, 832-361-0868 – $275 (teal), $300 (ducks, geese, and sandhill cranes) – price includes breakfast.  Four hunter minimum.  Clayton Carrier had good hunts with them.

Duck guides – the above, plus:

  • Jon Mahan (Rockport / Bay City; ducks only) – 361-319-1713 -$225;.   (see Coastal Duck Hunts above.)
  • Tenney Creek Outfitters / Jack Chamberland (near McMahan; ducks only) – 512-360-7344 – $175.  FCS hunters bagged eight ducks on 12/1/18 and eight ducks on 1/14/17 with them.

TexasDucknDove / Blake Eckeberger (near Wichita Falls; ducks only) – 940-389-0801 – $200.  We have no experience with them.

  1. Reserve a date with a guide
  2. Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event
  3. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  4. Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Meetings / Randy Rowley Dates and locations are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; meeting planning is generally at least two weeks before the meeting Varies
  1. Verify with the host two months prior to a meeting at their house
  2. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  3. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  4. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Ministry Events (Cook hamburgers and hotdogs) / Tim Zyla Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; ministry event planning is generally at least two months before a ministry event Done on the National Night Out from 4:30 – 7:30 PM at Pathways of Northgate apartments (a Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) property for people who are disabled and/or involuntarily displaced by a natural disaster or government action; mostly single mothers and their children; 9120 Northgate Blvd, Austin), Veronica Riggins – veronicar@hacanet.org, Cell: 512-619-1903, Office: 512-477-4488, Ext. 3407
  1. Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event
  2. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  3. Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Ministry Events (Wild Game Dinners) / Tim Zyla Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; ministry event planning is generally at least two months before a ministry event 4:30 – 7:30 PM at St. George’s Court apartments (for people 62 years old and above and/or disabled; 1443 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin), Jennie Son (Family Eldercare) – json@familyeldercare.org – 512-459-1002
  1. Reserve the date with Jennie
  2. Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event
  3. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  4. Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Officers Meetings / Randy Rowley Date(s) and location(s) are set each October during our annual Calendar planning, or as called by Randy; meeting planning is generally at least two weeks before the meetings Varies
  1. Send an email to the officers at least two weeks before the event to establish agenda items and a week before the event to distribute the meeting agenda
  2. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  3. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trips to Port O’Connor / Wayne Weilnau Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip We’ll stay at Wayne’s house, in Burl’s travel trailer, The O’Connor Inn (361-983-2300), or an Airbnb
  1. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  2. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  3. Post a report on each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips / Randy Rowley Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least a week before a trip Self
  1. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  2. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  3. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Self-guided / chartered Blasts and Casts (not to POC) / Randy Rowley Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Self
  1. Reserve lodging, if applicable
  2. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  3. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  4. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Self-guided / chartered Coastal Blasts and Casts to Port O’Connor / Wayne Weilnau Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip We’ll stay at Wayne’s house, Burl’s travel trailer, The O’Connor Inn (361-983-2300), or an Airbnb
  1. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  2. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  3. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Self-guided Duck Hunts / Randy Rowley Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least a week before a trip Self
  1. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  2. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  3. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Self-guided Hog Hunts / Randy Rowley TBD, as there are opportunities TBD
  1. Secure a place to hunt
  2. Reserve the date(s) with a guide
  3. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  4. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  5. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Semi-guided Deer Hunts / Randy Rowley Dates are set when there is interest TBD
  1. Secure a place to hunt
  2. Reserve the date(s) with a guide
  3. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  4. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  5. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Semi-guided Dove Hunts / Randy Rowley Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Central Texas Outfitter:

  • Leon Carroll (Holland) – 254-624-8234 – $60 / day, $45 / half-day

South Texas Outfitters:

  1. Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event
  2. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  3. Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Semi-guided Hog Hunts / Randy Rowley Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning Outfitters:

  1. Reserve a place to hunt
  2. Reserve the date(s) with a guide
  3. Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event
  4. Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated
  5. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Sporting Clays Tournaments / Bruce Crockett Capital City Clays, Austin Gun Club, The National Shooting Complex, etc., set the dates No contact is needed – shooters register online
  1. Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
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Jun
15

Scorecard

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Welcome to the FCS Clay Target Scorecard page!  This page contains a spreadsheet that has most Sporting Clays (mainly), Skeet, and 5-Stand scores and 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place finishes from 1993 to the present.  Unfortunately, scorecards were not always turned in after every shoot or sometimes for our early shoots they were turned in but we only recorded the scores on those who placed (the first place or top three finishers).  However, all but two of the shoots since 6/20/98 show every competitor.

The averages are figured on a round of 50 sporting clays or 5-stand targets basis.  Consequently, skeet shoots are not included in each shooters sporting clays/5-stand average as only 25 targets were shot and skeet averages cannot be included with sporting clays averages as skeet’s an easier game.

Capitol City Clays (where the vast majority of our shoots have been held) added a hunters course in 2005.  This course is easier than their previous masters course, consequently the averages for shooters who just shot the masters course or a combination of the two courses will be lower than shooters who have just shot the hunters course.

The scores can be viewed as follows:

Annual Tab – lists monthly scores, annual scores, and 1st-3rd places of each individual by year.

FCS Summary Tab – summarizes annual scores and 1st-3rd places for each year, and cumulative scores and 1st-3rd places for all years.

Top Shooters Tab – lists top scoring shooters from 1993 to the present.

Click on the link below to view scores of the FCS Clay Target Shoots – wait patiently for a few seconds while it downloads. To exit, hit left arrow instead of hitting “x” (If the Windows Security window pops up, you can hit “X” to view the score sheet).

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https://fcs-texas.org/FCS_Scorecard_Master_061524.xlsx

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Jun
15

2024 Shoots Reports

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20

2024 Hunting Trips Reports

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16

2024 – Ministry Events

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25

2024 – FCS Meeting Reports

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03

2024 Banquet Report

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Mar
12

Current Prayer Requests

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Mar
12

Praises

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16

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08

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27

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03

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12

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21

Reports

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12

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29

2022 Hunting Trips Reports

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26

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13

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24

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05

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16

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04

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02

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12

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13

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26

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Mar
24

Event Hierarchy

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For events where we have a limit on the number of people that we can take, we have an Event Hierarchy (pecking order) as follows:

  1. Supporting members (current with their dues)
  2. Spouses and minor children of supporting members
  3. Members who are not current with their dues
  4. Spouses and minor children of members who are not current with their dues
  5. Guests (non-members)
  6. Minor children of guests

To quote the old American Express TV commercial “Membership has its privileges.”  Therefore, being a supporting member ensures that you will not get bumped by a non-supporting member (for example).  If you are interested in becoming a current member, see the Membership Info, How to Join, How to Renew, and FCS Release of Liability Waiver/Membership Application web pages.

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Jan
08

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12

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09

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28

2020 – Shoots Reports

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Sep
10

Choosing a Deer and Hog Rifle Scope by Randy Rowley

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When I first started to hunt deer (back in 1976), hunters considered rifle scopes as optional equipment.  There was even a segment of hunting society that considered scopes as unsporting, unmanly, and/or cheating.  Since that time, scopes have become prominent, and hunters now regard them as standard hunting equipment.

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Apr
03

How to post in Facebook

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FCS has a Facebook group page!  Anyone can view the page, like posts, and comment on posts.  Group members can add posts with the administrator’s (Randy Rowley) permission.  This prevents people from posting about wedding dresses, sports apparel, etc. (which has happened).

The primary benefit of this page is we can engage in discussions much easier than we can on the website on a myriad of topics and it exposes the Club to anyone looking for a hunting, fishing, and clay target shooting club on Facebook.  Also, younger people communicate more frequently via Facebook than via website discussion forums.

To post your thoughts, pictures, and videos:

  • Go to the FCS Facebook page (you’ll need to log on to Facebook; if you don’t have a Facebook account you’ll need to create one).
  • Request to join/become a member.  Once approved by Randy, you can post.
  • At the middle top, it states “write something” – if all you want to do is write something like, “Does anyone know a good place to hunt for squirrels?” type your question or statement in there and click “Post.”
  • In the middle (to the right of “Write Post”) is “Upload Photo / Video”  If you want to upload a picture or video, click there.  Then click “Upload Photos/Video”.  If you’re using your computer you’ll be taken to your hard drive.  If you’re using your smartphone you’ll be taken to the App that houses your photos and videos.  Select the picture(s)/video(s) that you want to share.  You can also say something about the photo(s) or video(s) in the “Say something about your photo” section (above the thumbnail of the picture or video that you selected).  Click “Post.”

If you have any questions contact Randy at randywrowley@gmail.com (his preference) or 512-922-2484.

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Feb
24

Feedback and Testimonials

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Steven and Randy,
Wanted to thank both of you for putting on the Upland bird hunt this past weekend.  We had a blast, no pun intended.  Steven did a great job and the gentleman and his two sons who did the hunt were great.  They could not have been more welcoming and fun.  Everyone followed the instructions like we are supposed to and everyone got to shoot and hit a bird or two or more.  When the birds were released the guns were blazing.  Can’t thank you two enough.  It was a lot of fun and hope the next hunt is just as good.
Frank H.

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Very grateful to have spent time with FCS where people are always safety conscious.

Scott T.

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I’m already missing you guys!  Great folks at FCS.  I really appreciate the opportunity to spend time with you!

Scott T.

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Randy,

I enjoy the  club and all the great members.

Earl P.

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FCS Webmaster:

Thanks for all your work in putting together FCS’s current, past & on-going clays score cards. Your spread sheet is easy to get around & 1st class as is the rest of our FCS website.

Thanks again,

Harold T.

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Randy,

Really nice work on the FCS website page.

James W.

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Randy,

Harrison and I went hunting yesterday am at friends place north of Walburg. Excellent morning and I limited and Harrison got 11 – our shooting much better and lots of dove until about 8:30. Great fun – I even hit 2 birds with one shot!

I got invitation to go back out in afternoon and seriously considered it – I already had the birds in the freezer. But then I thought about one of your talks about this very thing and what influence I might have on Harrison and compromise my values – so, I didn’t go.

Just wanted you to know we do hear some of what you say!

Flint D.

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Randy,

You should take part in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web. I will recommend this site!

Ryan

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Randy,

I was at GHBC for a Tres Dias meeting 2 or 3 years ago when I signed up on your email list. I have enjoyed following you guys and if I ever move to your area count me in. I live in Ft. Worth now. God bless your ministry!

Luke

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Hi Randy,

Glad to know who did the cooking. Just want to say how much I enjoyed it. You guys did a great job. Glad to hear that you’ll be cooking next time, too.

Jo Ann O.

President’s note: this is in reference to the 3/31/11 Wild Game Dinner.

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Hi Randy!

Thanks again for keeping me on the FCS email list. I really do enjoy it and appreciate your dedication and hard work.

Keep up the good work!

Rod W.

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Thank you Randy for all your hard work with this ministry, FCS needs to have a booth at Global Impact Celebration next year.

Larry D.

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Dear Randy,

You have no idea what the corn & meat & butter means to residents of St. George’s.  Recently the food bank has been cut out.  In the past once a month the Social Worker would go to the Food Pantry & bring food in.

Last month it was hot dogs & buns.

I have been bringing bread home from Mission Possible.

You have no idea of the excitement.  Two ladies regrouped the corn so all could receive.

Bless you!

Patsy M.

President’s note: we donated the left-overs from the 3/31/11 Wild Game Dinner to the residents of St. George’s Court, a low-income housing project for elderly and the handicapped.  One of the residents wrote the following note.

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Sirs,

Becky and I had a great time shooting with you all!

Thank you, Randy for setting it up for us to participate in this event!

WHAT A DEAL – all the instruction and clays we could ask for!

The instructors were great. I heard basically the same advice form different instructors in sometimes different ways – which to us reinforced the instruction.

Becky and I got good results.

That was a great end to a near perfect day. Perfect as a close miss followed by breaking many more in a row!

That you all for including us in this event, being fellow sports people, trying to follow His trail.

Harold T.

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Hey Randy,

I had a great time last night! What fun! What a great group of guys that showed up.. I think i may have made some new buddies.. I appreciate you running the club and leading from the front to see things happen and get done! Thank you for your dedication to the kingdom and have a great weekend!

Phil N.

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Hey Randy,

I had a great time getting to know everyone that made it out to Cutchen’s place! I appreciate you helping me feel welcome with the group and look forward to the shooting range… Also thanks for the shot gun cleaning kit… Have a great week and look forward to being apart of the club more and we’ll see you sooner than later!

Phil N.

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Had a great time last nite and some good eats. Appreciate the word given.

Mark M.

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Randy,

Thanks for a wonderful and fun day. It was good to be out there and meet some of the members, not to mention great shooting among us. I can’t wait till the next round to do this again.

Robby W.

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I had a good time visiting too!

Good Bible study, sent the link to some friends.

Thomas P.

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Hi Randy – I have been meaning to send you a message since Thursday, and I suppose I forgot. I just wanted to say thank you for having me out, I really enjoyed the group. I look forward to getting to know you all better, and I am really looking forward to meeting up with you all at the shooting range as soon as possible. I know I will have a little bit of a struggle on some Saturdays getting someone to watch the kids, but it is definitely possible. At any rate, thanks again, and we will see you soon!

Paul I.

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Kent Crockett’s blog – www.kentcrockett.blogspot.com

Mark Dillow’s blog – http://noclearline.blogspot.com/

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Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.