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FCS is a growing, dynamic sportsmen’s organization.  For the last ten years (and 13 out of the previous 16 years), we have had far more events than there are weeks in the year.  As the hunting seasons for specific animals and birds limit event planning, we frequently have several events coinciding.  Details on events that will soon take place have dark blue hyperlinks.  We will not post details for events that are several months away, as many things can change for such events.

Policies

2021

January

  • Friday, 1/1/21, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt on Lake Granger
  • Saturday, 1/9/21, AM – Guided Goose Hunt with Blue Roan Bend outfitters near Eagle Lake
  • Saturday, 1/16/21, all-day – Guided Duck Hunt with Rayce Jenkins near El Campo
  • Friday, 1/22/21 through Sunday, 1/24/21 AM – Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) at Port O’Connor
  • Saturday, 1/23/21, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)

February

March

April

  • Tuesday, 4/6/21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting at a location TBD
  • Friday, 4/16/21 – Saturday, 4/17/21 – Self-guided Hog Hunt near Austin
  • Friday, 4/23/21 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD
  • Thursday, 4/29/21 – Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner) at St. George’s Court Apartments (1443 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin)

May

  • Saturday, 5/8/21 – ‘Bluebonnet Special’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 5/15/21, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Friday, 5/21/21 – Saturday, 5/22/21 – Self-guided Hog Hunt near Austin
  • Monday, 5/24/20 – Chartered Striped/Hybrid Bass Fishing Trip on Lake Belton or Lake Stillhouse Hollow
  • Monday, 5/31/21 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on Lake Decker

June

  • Dates TBD – Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Connor
  • Thursday, 6/3/21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting at a location TBD
  • Sunday, 6/6/21 – ‘Capital City Classic’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 6/19/21 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD
  • Friday, 6/25/20 – Saturday, 6/26/20 – Self-guided Hog Hunt near Austin

July

  • Saturday, 7/10/21, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 7/17/21 – ‘Firecracker Special’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 7/24/21 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD
  • Friday, 7/30/21 – Saturday, 7/31/21 – Self-guided Hog Hunt near Austin

August

  • Monday, 8/2/21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting at a location TBD
  • Friday 8/20/21 – Saturday, 8/21/21 – Self-guided Hog Hunt near Austin
  • Friday, 8/27/21, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD

September

  • Wednesday, 9/1/21 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt at a ranch TBD
  • Monday, 9/6/20 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD
  • Saturday, 9/11/21, AM – Self-guided Teal Hunt at Lake Granger
  • Saturday, 9/11/21, all-day – Guided Teal Hunt with a guide and at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 9/11/21 – ‘Patriot Day’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 9/18/21, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Friday, 9/24/21 – Saturday, 9/25/21 – Self-guided Hog Hunt near Austin

October

  • Tuesday, 10/5/21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM –  FCS Meeting and Brisket Dinner at Bruce Crockett’s home (2119 Woodston Dr., Round Rock, 512-970-7797)
  • Saturday, 10/23/21 – Sunday, 10/24/21 – NSCA National Sporting Clays Championship Tournament at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio
  • Saturday, 10/16/21 – ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 10/23/21, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing and Duck Scouting Trip on Lake Stillhouse Hollow
  • Saturday, 10/30/21, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing and Duck Scouting Trip on Lake Granger

November

  • Saturday, 11/6/21 – ‘Give ‘em the Bird’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 11/13/21, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 11/13/21, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 11/20/21, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt at a location TBD

December

  • Thursday, 12/2/21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Wild Game Stew at Wayne Weilnau’s home (16100 Fritsch Cove, Austin, 512-388-3340 – Home, 512-589-4120 – Cell)
  • Saturday, 12/4/21, AM – Guided Inland Duck Hunt with a guide and at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 12/4/21, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 12/11/21, all-day – Guided Inland Duck Hunt with a guide and at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 12/11/21, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 12/11/21 – ‘Buck ‘n’ Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Friday, 12/17/21 through Sunday, 12/19/21 – Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) at a location TBD
Events Summary
Event Number
Sporting Clays Tournaments 10
Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips (two are also Inland Duck Scouting Trips) 10
Self-guided Hog Hunts 8
Self-guided Inland Duck Hunts 6
Sporting Clays Shoots 6
Meetings 6
Guided Inland Waterfowl Hunts 5
Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blasts and Casts (Duck Hunts and Bay Fishing Trips) 2
Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trips 2
Guided Upland Bird Hunt 1
Semi-guided Hog Hunt 1
Semi-guided Dove Hunt 1
Guided Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trip 1
Family Banquet 1
Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner) 1
Officers’ Meeting 1
Total 62
Category Summary
Events Number
Hunts 24
Shoots 16
Fishing Trips 13
Meetings 7
Banquets 1
Ministry Events 1
Total 62

List of Events that Officers Oversee for 2021

Randy Rowley (Blast and Cast, Meeting, Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip, Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip, Hog Hunt, and Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt Czar) will oversee the planning, promotion, and reporting of the following events:

  • FCS Meetings (six events)
  • FCS Officers Meeting (one event)
  • Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trips (two events)
  • Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips (10 events; two are also inland duck scouting trips; Randy’s Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip Rotation is in effect)
  • Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blasts and Casts (Duck Hunts and Bay Fishing Trips) (two events)
  • Self-guided Inland Duck Hunts (six events; Randy’s Self-guided Inland Duck Hunting Rotation is in effect)
  • Self/semi-guided Hog Hunts – Austin (eight events) and location TBD (one event) (nine events; the Self-guided Hog Hunt Rotation is in effect for the Austin hunts and the Semi-guided Hog Hunt Rotation is in effect for the location TBD hunt)

Total = 36 events

Mike Walsh (the Clay Target Shoot and Dove Hunt Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following events:

  • Semi-guided Dove Hunt (1 event)
  • Sporting Clays Shoots (6 events)
  • Sporting Clays Tournaments (10 events)

Total = 17 events

Ian Daniels (Guided Waterfowl Hunt Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting on the following events:

  • Guided Goose Hunt (one event)
  • Guided Inland Duck Hunts (two events)
  • Guided Waterfowl (TBD) Hunt (one event)
  • Guided Teal Hunt (one event)

Total = 5 events

Binh Chu (Banquet and Ministry Event Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following events:

  • Family Banquet (one event)
  • Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner) (one event)

Total = 2 events

Daryl Shipper (Chartered Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following event:

  • Chartered Freshwater Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trip (one event)

Total = 1 event

Steve Fusco (Guided Upland Bird Hunt Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting on the following events:

  • Guided Upland Bird Hunt (one event)

Total = 1 event

Grand Total = 62 events

Note:  Dates, times, locations of events, etc. can change due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, bad weather, insufficient people are projected to attend, projected lack of game, etc.  If there is a change in an event, the assigned event coordinator will update the Calendar and email everyone on the FCS distribution lists (Google Groups) or Rotation Google Group (if applicable).  Therefore, we recommend that you sign up to be on the ‘Future Members’ Google Group (if you’re a member, you’re already on a Google Group).  If you wish to be added to the ‘Future Members’ Google Group or have questions, email Randy at randywrowley@gmail.com (his preference) or call him at 512-922-2484.  If you text, please identify yourself.

Events Preparation Grid

Randy
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Chartered Crappie Fishing Trips Each February the 1st and September the 1st  Chris Campbell – 512-909-0478 1.  Reserve a Saturday(s) morning(s)

2.  After reserving a date(s) been reserved send an email to the Club

3.  Add the event(s) to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

4.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

5.  Post a report for each event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Meetings Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning Varies 1.  Send an email to the Club at least the week of the event

2.  Add the event to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

3.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance, Events Statistics, and Upcoming Events web pages

Officers’ Meetings Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning, or meetings as called 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.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip Rotation Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning; trip planning is generally a week before the trip Self 1.  Add the event(s) to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the Self-chartered Largemouth Bass Fishing Trip Rotation

3.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

4.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Semi/self-guided Hog Hunt Rotation November the 1st TBD 1.  Research outfitters and pick one

2.  Find out the date that works for as the most interested hunters and the outfitter and reserve a weekend in February or March

3.  Follow the notification procedures in the Self-chartered Largemouth Bass Fishing Trip Rotation

4.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

5.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt Rotation Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning; trip planning is generally a week before the trip Self 1.  Add the event(s) to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the self-guided duck hunt rotation

3.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

4.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Self-guided Coastal Blast and Casts (Corpus Christi) Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning TBD 1.  Add the event(s) to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the blast and cast rotation

3.  Reserve lodging.

4.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

5.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Mike
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Semi-guided Dove Hunt Around June the 1st TBD 1.  Add the event(s) to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the dove hunt rotation

3.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

4.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

FCS Sporting Clays Shoots Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning Capital City Clays the week of the shoot, in person at the previous shoot, or give them a yearly calendar – 512-272-4707 1.  Add the events to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

2.  Send an email to the Club the week of the event

3.  Update the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

4.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Sporting Clays Shoot that includes a youth group Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning Capital City Clays the week of the shoot – 512-272-4707, or in person at the previous shoot 1.  Reserve the date with the chosen youth group

2.  Add the events to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

3.  Send an email to the Club the week of the event

4.  Update the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

5.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Sporting Clays Tournaments Capital City Clays and The National Shooting Complex set the dates No contact is needed – shooters register online. 1.  Add the events to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

2.  Update the Upcoming Events web page after the events have occurred

3.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Wayne
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Self-guided Coastal Blasts and Casts (Port O’Connor) Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning Captain’s Quarters – (361) 983-4982 1.  Add the event(s) to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the blast and cast rotation

3.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

4.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip Rotation Two months before each trip on the Calendar Captain’s Quarters –

(361) 983-4982

1.  Add the event(s) to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the bay fishing trip rotation

3.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

4.  Post a report on each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Ian
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Mid-July for teal season

Mid-August for duck, goose, and sandhill crane seasons

Teal, Duck, Geese, and Sandhill Cranes: Dates TBD

Ricky Ethridge (primary location is near Marquez; teal and duck only) – 318-918-9298 – $125

Rayce Jenkins (near El Campo; (teal, duck, goose, and sandhill crane) – 979-541-6743 – $175

Jack Chamberland (near McMahan; duck only) – 512-360-7344 – $135

TexasDucknDove/Blake Eckeberger (duck only) – 940-389-0801 – $200

The Drake Plantation (near Winnie)/Brian Fischer (owner) – 409-656-5765/Spencer Cuniff (owner/guide) (teal, duck, and geese only) – 409-656-6348 – $200

Three Curl Outfitters/Brett Jepsen (near Frost) (teal and duck only) – 469-289-1464 – $200

1.  Add the event(s) to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the guided waterfowl hunt rotation

3.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

4.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Binh
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Family Banquet Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning

  • Date TBD, 6:30 – 8:00 PM – Wild Game Dinner (Ministry Event) at St. George’s Court (1443 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin)
Varies 1.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event and another one the week of the event; request RSVPs and give a deadline

2.  Reserve a meeting room at a restaurant

3.  Add the event to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

4.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

5.  Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner) Each April the 1st Jennie Son (Family Eldercare) – json@familyeldercare.org – 512-459-1002 1.  Reserve the date with St George’s Court

2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event and another one the week of the event

3.  Add the event to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

4.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page

5.  Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages after the event has occurred

Steve
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Guided Upland Bird Hunt(s) Each November the 1st 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)

2.  Send an email to the Club

3.  Add the event(s) to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

4.  Update or remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

5.  Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Daryl
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Chartered Hybrid/ Striped/ White Bass Fishing Trip Each March the 1st Fermin Fernandez – 512 755-1007

Max Milam – 325-379-2051

1.  Research outfitters and pick at least one (more if there is interest)
2.  Find out the date that works for him and reserve a weekday(s) morning(s) or afternoon(s) in May or June. Add the event(s) to the Upcoming Events web page and update as needed

4.  Follow the notification procedures in the striped/hybrid bass rotation

5.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page after the event has occurred

6.  Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

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Jan
08

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Jan
07

2021 – Banquet Reports

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07

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07

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07

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07

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14

Current Prayer Requests

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15

Prayer Requests Archive

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09

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28

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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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Sep
06

Guns and Accessories for Sale

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Listed 12/28/20

Tim Price has two aluminum double rifle cases for sale.  The asking price is $30 each.

He also has an aluminum pistol case for sale.  The asking price is $15.

Contact Tim at 512-970-9862.

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Relisted 1/07/21

Bruce Crockett has a Browning Maxus Stalker semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun with a 28″ barrel and a 3″ chamber for sale.  It’s a very clean, lightly used, and great clays and/or hunting gun.  It’s very easy to clean, comes with all factory chokes (IC, Mod, Full), a Briley Invector Plus Extended Spectrum Mod Choke, and a new carrying case. Read More→

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30

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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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Mar
07

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_1121020.xls

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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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Be aware that for events where we have a limit on the number of people that we can take that the hierarchy (pecking order) is as follows:

  1. Supporting members
  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 in their dues
  5. Guests
  6. Spouses and minor children of guests

To quote the old American Express TV commercial “Membership has its privileges.”  Therefore, being an active member ensures that you will not get bumped by one.  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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On the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving, I put my safety harness, a light jacket, and my backpack on and walked towards the west side ladder stand on a small property near Round Rock.  As I neared the creek, a doe ran out, followed shortly by a decent-sized eight-point buck.

He was in range, but I had three problems.  For starters, my binoculars were in my backpack.  I couldn’t tell if he was a legal deer for the county that I was hunting (Williamson), which requires a minimum 13” inside spread.  Secondly, my shotgun was unloaded.  Thirdly, he was outside of buckshot range. Read More→

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Bible verse of the day

Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.

Today’s Devotionals and Blogs

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

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