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2024 – FCS Meeting Reports

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2/21/24 FCS Meeting and Catfish Dinner

Eight participants had a good time at the 2/21/24 FCS Meeting at Randy and Chris Rowley’s home.  The meeting featured catfish, onion rings, french fries, hush puppies, potato salad, coleslaw, chips, queso, salsa, and brownies.  Randy led a discussion on upcoming events (see our Calendar for details), and a devotional called What Could Have Been.  They watched the video Hog Wild.

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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 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.

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

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

FCS Guided Upland Bird Hunts Fitness and Bird Sharing Requirements

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)

March

  • Saturday, 3/2/24 – ‘Blooming Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament with the Austin Gun Club near Lampasas (Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Sunday, 3/3/24, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Guided Upland Bird Hunt with Mike Schumann near Dime Box (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 3/9/24 – Sunday, 3/10/24 – Semi-guided Hog Hunt with an outfitter and at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Friday, 3/29/24, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 3/30/24 – ‘March Madness’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, contact them at 512-272-4707, Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)

April

  • Wednesday, 4/3/24, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Family Celebration Banquet at La Margarita Restaurante (1530 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd., Round Rock, contact them at 512-388-1103), Event Coordinator – Binh Chu)
  • Saturday, 4/13/24, 9:00 – 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)
  • Tuesday, 4/16/24 – Sunday, 4/21/24 NSCA State Sporting Clays Tournament at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio (Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Thursday, 4/18/24 – Sunday, 4/21/24 – Self-Chartered Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Connor (Event Coordinator – Wayne Weilnau)
  • Saturday, 4/20/24, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Thursday, 4/25/24, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Fajita Dinner, Upcoming Events Discussion, Devotional, and DVD at Monalisa Almanza’s home (1911 Dublin Dr., Leander, contact her for directions at 737-247-1419), Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)

May

  • Saturday, 5/4/24 – Student Sporting Clays Shoot at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Tuesday, 5/7/24 AM – Chartered White Bass Fishing Trip (CATCH-AND-RELEASE ONLY) with Bob Maindelle of Holding the Line Guide Service on Lake Belton, Event Coordinator – Russ Gibbs)
  • Wednesday, 5/15/24, 4:30 – 7:30 PM – Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner) for the residents of the St. George’s Court Apartments (for people who are 62 years old and up and/or who are disabled, 1443 Coronado Hills Dr., Austin, Event Coordinator – Tim Zyla)
  • Thursday, 5/16/24 – Sunday, 5/19/24 – Guided Prairie Dog Shoot with Texas Hunts near either the Texas Panhandle or Hobbs, New Mexico (Event Coordinator – Bob Steckler)
  • Saturday, 5/18/24, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 5/25/24 – ‘McBride’s Open’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, contact them at 512-272-4707, Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)

June

  • Saturday, 6/1/24, 8:15 AM – 1:15 PM – FCS Open (Two Rounds of Sporting Clays and Luncheon) at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, contact them at 512-272-4707), followed by lunch at Maxine’s Gumbo House (11007 US 290, Manor, right next to Cafe 290, Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Thursday, 6/6/24 – Sunday, 6/9/24 – Self-Chartered Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Connor (Event Coordinator – Wayne Weilnau)
  • Friday, 6/7/24, AM – Chartered Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Connor with Captain Marty of Catch of a Lifetime guide service (Event Coordinator – Wayne Weilnau)
  • Wednesday, 6/12/24, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Shrimp Boil, Upcoming Events Discussion, Devotional, and DVD at Wayne Weilnau’s home (16100 Fritsch Cove, Austin, contact him for directions at 512-589-4120, Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Wednesday, 6/19/24, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)

July

August

  • Thursday, 8/8/24, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Steak Dinner, Upcoming Events Discussion, Devotional, and DVD at Flint Deshazo’s home (1806 Walsh Drive (in Brushy Bend Park), Round Rock, contact him for directions at 512-217-0473, Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 8/10/24, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on Lake Decker (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 8/17/24, 8:15 – 10:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, contact them at 512-272-4707, Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Saturday, 8/24/24, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on Lake Decker (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 8/24/24 – NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Copperhead Creek in Marble Falls (Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Tuesday, 8/27/24, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on Lake Decker (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)

September

  • Sunday, 9/1/24 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt near Holland (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Monday, 9/2/24 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt near Holland (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 9/7/24 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt near Holland (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 9/14/24 – Guided Teal Hunt near the El Campo area with a guide TBD (Event Coordinator – Clayton Carrier)
  • Saturday, 9/14/24 – Self-guided Teal Hunt on Lake Granger (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 9/14/24 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt near Holland (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 9/21/24 – ‘Patriot Day’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, contact them at 512-272-4707, Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Saturday, 9/21/24 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt near Holland (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 9/28/24 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt near Holland (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)

October

  • Tuesday, 10/1/24, 4:00 – 7:00 PM – Ministry Event (National Night Out Dinner) for the residents of the Pathways at Northgate Apartments (for people who are disabled or involuntarily displaced by a natural disaster or government action), 9120 Northgate Blvd, Austin, Event Coordinator – Tim Zyla)
  • Saturday, 10/5/24 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt near Holland (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Monday, 10/7/24, AM – Chartered Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trip on Lake Buchanan with La Belle Fishing Guide Service (Event Coordinator – Russ Gibbs)
  • Wednesday, 10/9/24, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Chili Cookoff, Upcoming Events Discussion, Devotional, and DVD at Bruce Crockett’s home (2119 Woodston Dr., Round Rock, contact him for directions at 512-970-7797, Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 10/12/24 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt near Holland (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 10/12/24, 9:00 – 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)
  • Saturday, 10/19/24 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt near Holland (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 10/19/24 – Sunday, 10/20/24 – NSCA National Sporting Clays Championship (Tournament) at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio (Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Thursday, 10/24/24 – Sunday, 10/27/24 – Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Connor (Event Coordinator – Wayne Weilnau)
  • Saturday, 10/26/24 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt near Holland (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)

November

  • Thursday, 11/7/24, AM – Guided Crappie Fishing Trip on Lake Granger (Event Coordinator – Russ Gibbs)
  • Saturday, 11/9/24, AM – Self-guided Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Monday, 11/11/24, AM – Self-guided Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 11/23/24, AM – Self-guided Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 11/23/24 – ‘Give ’em the Bird’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, contact them at 512-272-4707, Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Saturday, 11/30/24, AM – Self-guided Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)

December

  • Friday, 12/6/24, PM – Saturday, 12/7/24, AM (hunting on Saturday) – Guided Inland Duck Hunt with a guide and at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Clayton Carrier)
  • Saturday, 12/7/24, PM – Sunday, 12/8/24, PM (hunting on Sunday only) –  Self-guided Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Thursday, 12/12/24, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Wild Game Dinner, Upcoming Events Discussion, Devotional, and DVD at Burl Fulenwider’s home (300 North Kings Canyon Dr., Cedar Park, contact him for directions at 512-944-7877, Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 12/14/24, AM – Self-guided Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 12/14/24, 9:00 – 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)
  • Saturday, 12/21/24, AM – Self-guided Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 12/28/24, AM – Self-guided Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 12/28/24 – ‘Buck ‘n’ Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, contact them at 512-272-4707, Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
Events Summary
Events Number
Self-guided Duck and Teal Hunts 11
Sporting Clays Tournaments 11
Semi-guided Dove Hunts 10
Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips 9
FCS Sporting Clays Shoots 6
Meetings 6
Guided Duck and Teal Hunts 3
Chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips 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
Semi-guided Hog Hunt 1
Student Sporting Clays Shoot 1
Total 71
Category Summary
Events Number
Hunts 28
Sporting Clays Shoots and Tournaments 18
Fishing Trips 16
Meetings 6
Ministry Events (Dinners) 2
Family Celebration Banquet 1
Total 71

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, Semi-guided Hog Hunt, and Student Sporting Clays Shoot Czar) will oversee the planning, promotion, and reporting of the following events:

  • FCS Meetings (six events)
  • Guided Upland Bird Hunt (one event)
  • Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips (nine events)
  • Self-guided Inland Duck and Teal Hunts (10 events)
  • Semi-guided Dove Hunts (ten events)
  • Semi-guided hog hunt (one event)
  • Student Sporting Clays Shoot (one event)

Total = 38 events

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

  • FCS Sporting Clays Shoots (six events)
  • Sporting Clays Tournaments (11 events)

Total = 17 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 event:

  • 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(s):

  • Guided Prairie Dog Shoot (one event)

Total = one event

Grand Total = 71 events

Events Preparation Grid 
       
Randy Rowley      
       
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Guided Upland Bird Hunt(s) 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, 77853PayPal 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 event3.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated4.   Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Meetings Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; meeting planning is generally at least two weeks before the meeting Varies 1.   Send an email to the Club at least the week of the event2.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated3.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Officers Meetings Dates 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 agenda2.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated3.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips 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 the week of the event2.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated3.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Self-guided/chartered Blasts and Casts (not to POC) 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 applicable2.   Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event3.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated4.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Self-guided Duck Hunts 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 the week of the event2.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated3.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Semi-guided Deer Hunts Dates are set when there is interest TBD 1.   Secure a place to hunt2.   Reserve the date(s) with a guide3.   Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event4.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated5.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Semi-guided Dove Hunts Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Central Texas:§  Leon Carroll (Holland) – 254-624-8234 – $60/day, $45/half-daySouth Texas:§  Markel Gasch (Jourdanton) – 830-570-7491 – $150/day§  Pradera Hunting Club (milo, rice, corn, managed pastures, and roost areas) – Ragan Brock – raganbrock@yahoo.com – $125/day§  Texas Wild – curthrabe@gmail.com, 210-683-5444 1.   Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event2.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated3.   Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Self-guided Hog Hunts TBD as opportunities arise TBD 1.   Secure a place to hunt2.   Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event3.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated4.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Semi-guided Hog Hunts Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning Langley Ranch near Centerville 1.   Reserve a place to hunt2.   Reserve the date(s) with a guide3.   Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event4.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated5.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Bruce Crockett
       
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
FCS Sporting Clays Shoots Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning 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.   Send an email to the Club no later than a week before the event2.   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 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) or talk to them in person at the previous shoot 1.   Choose a youth group2.   Reserve the date with the chosen youth group3.   Send an email to the Club no later than a week before the event4.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Sporting Clays Tournaments 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
Wayne Weilnau
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Chartered Bay Fishing Trips Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Marty’s Landing – 361-983-FISH 1.   Reserve a date with a guide2.   Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event3.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated4.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Guided Coastal Duck Hunts Mid-August for duck season; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Guide Jon Mahan (Rockport; duck only) – 361-319-1713 -$225; we’ll stay at Wayne’s house, in Burl’s travel trailer, The Inn at Clark’s (361-983-2300), or an Airbnb 1.   Reserve a date with a guide2.   Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event3.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated4.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trips to Port O’Connor Reserve an Airbnb house or townhome 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 Inn at Clark’s (361-983-2300), or an Airbnb 1.   Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event2.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated3.   Post a report on each event and update the Attendance, Events Statistics, and Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip Rotation web pages
Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blasts and Casts to Port O’Connor 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 Inn at Clark’s (361-983-2300), or an Airbnb 1.   Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event2.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated3.   Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Russ Gibbs
       
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Chartered Crappie Fishing Trips Dates are set when there is interest Kevin McConnell – kmcaustin@gmail.com, 512-428-6315 1.   Reserve a date with a guide2.   Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event3.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated4.   Post a report for each event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Chartered Hybrid/Striped/ White Bass Fishing Trips Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Possible guides:§  Fermin Fernandez – 512 755-1007§  La Belle Guide Service (Seth Hobbs) – 512-970-3434§  Bob Maindelle – 254-368-7411, Bob@HoldingTheLineGuideService.com§  Kevin McConnell – kmcaustin@gmail.com, 512-428-6315§  Max Milam – 325-379-2051 1.   Reserve a date with a guide2.   Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event3.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated4.   Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Chartered Largemouth Bass Fishing Trips Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Kevin McConnell – kmcaustin@gmail.com, 512-428-6315 1.   Reserve a date with a guide2.   Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event3.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated4.   Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Clayton Carrier
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Guided Waterfowl Hunts Mid-July for teal season; trip planning is generally at least two months before a tripMid-August for duck, goose, and sandhill crane seasons; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Possible guides:§  Coastal Prairie Outdoors/Keith Miller (near Brookshire and Eagle Lake; teal, duck, geese, and sandhill crane) – 281-433-7782 – $200§  Rayce Jenkins (near El Campo; teal, duck, geese, and sandhill crane) – 979-541-6743 – $225§  Jon Mahan (Rockport; duck only) – 361-319-1713 -$225§  Pradera Hunting Club (near East Bernard/East Bernard/Wharton; teal, duck, geese, and sandhill crane) – Ragan Brock – raganbrock@yahoo.com – $250§  Tenney Creek Outfitters/Jack Chamberland (near McMahan; duck only) – 512-360-7344 – $175§  TexasDucknDove/Blake Eckeberger (near Wichita Falls; duck only) – 940-389-0801 – $200§  The Drake Plantation (near Winnie; teal, duck, and geese) – Brian Fischer (owner) – 409-656-5765, Spencer Cuniff (owner/guide) – 409-656-6348 – $200§  Three Curl Outfitters/Brett Jepsen (near Frost; teal and duck only) – 469-289-1464 – $200 1.   Reserve a date with a guide2.   Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event3.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated4.   Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Tim Zyla      
       
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Ministry Event (Cook hamburgers and hotdogs) 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 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.   Done on the National Night Out2.   Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event3.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated4.   Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinners) 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 the chosen apartment complex2.    Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event3.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated4.   Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
Binh Chu
 
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Family Celebration Banquet Dates are set each October during our annual Calendar planning; banquet planning is generally at least two months before a banquet TBD 1.   Secure a speaker2.   Reserve a meeting room at a restaurant3.   Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event; request RSVPs and give a deadline4.   Send a housekeeping email to the participants and keep them updated5.   Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
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2/19/24 Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip

Three participants had a slow morning on Lake Decker, but Russ Gibbs caught an undersized (around 14″) hybrid bass on a slab, Harley Chu hooked a hybrid bass on a minnow but it got off as he was flipping it in the boat, and Randy Rowley caught an undersized largemouth (around 12″) on a minnow.  They joined Kevin McConnell, who had found schooling hybrids and mainly watched his clients boat several, but that’s where Russ caught his fish and Harley almost caught his.  A significant cold front hit a couple days before this trip that mostly gave the fish lockjaw.

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29

2024 Hunting Trips Reports

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04

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04

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Dec
16

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_121623.xlsx

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16

2023 Shoots Reports

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08

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30

Current Prayer Requests

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Nov
28

Praises

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President’s note:  Members please email your Praise(s) to me at randywrowley@gmail.com. Read More→

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27

Prayer Requests Archive

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2023 – Fishing Trips Reports

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2022 Hunting Trips Reports

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04

2021 – Shoots Reports

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02

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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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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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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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2019 Hunting Trips Reports

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2018 – FCS Meetings Reports

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On the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving, I put my safety harness, light jacket, and backpack on, grabbed my Winchester Super X4 (SX4) 12 gauge shotgun, and walked towards the west side ladder stand on a small property near Round Rock.  I was hunting with a shotgun as the property was too small to hunt with a rifle safely.  As I neared the creek, a doe ran out, followed shortly by an eight-point buck.

He was in range, but I had two problems.  For starters, my binoculars were in my backpack.  I couldn’t tell with my naked eye if he was a legal buck for Williamson County, which requires bucks with branched antlers to have a 13-inch minimum inside spread.  Secondly, my shotgun wasn’t loaded yet, as I would soon have to climb the stand’s ladder. Read More→

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2018 Hunting Trips Reports

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Today’s Devotionals and Blogs

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

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

Bible Verse of the Day

I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me.