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FCS is a growing, dynamic sportsmen’s organization.  For the last 11 years (and 14 out of the previous 16 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 several events coinciding.

 

Events Policies:

 

Information on Our Events:

2022 Calendar

January

February

  • Thursday, 2/10/22, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Wild Game Dinner, and Training Presentation on Choosing a Shotgun for Bird Hunting and Clay Target Shooting at Burl Fulenwider’s home (300 North Kings Canyon Dr., Cedar Park, 512-944-7877; Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 2/12/22, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Saturday, 2/19/22, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Guided Upland Bird Hunt with Mike Schumann near Dime Box (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 2/19/22 – ‘Sweetheart Shoot’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)

March

April

  • Saturday, 4/2/22 – Chartered Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trip with Kevin McConnell on Lake Fayette (Event Coordinator Daryl Shipper)
  • Saturday, 4/2/22, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Thursday, 4/7/22, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Fajita Dinner, and Training Presentation on Great Hunting Gizmo’s at Monalisa Almanza’s home (1911 Dublin Dr., Leander, 737-247-1419; Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Friday, 4/22/22 – Sunday, 4/24/22 – Self-Chartered Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Connor (Event Coordinator – Wayne Weilnau)
  • Friday, 4/29/22 – Saturday, 4/30/22 – 24-Hour Sporting Clays Shoot at the 74 Ranch near Campbellton (Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)

May

June

  • Tuesday, 6/7/22, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Shrimp Boil, and Field Medic Training Presentation at Randy Rowley’s home (11612 Birchbark Trl., Austin, 512-922-2484; Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Wednesday, 6/15/22, 4:30 – 7:30 PM – Ministry Event (Dinner) at St. George’s Court Apartments (62 and up and/or disabled, 1443 Coronado Hills Dr, Austin, 512-459-8285 (Event Coordinator – Binh Chu)
  • Saturday, 6/18/22, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Friday, 6/24/22 – Sunday, 6/26/22 – Semi-Guided Hog Hunt on a 2,000-acre ranch Ricky Ethridge manages near Carta Valley (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 6/25/22 – Self-Chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 6/25/22 – ‘Capital City Classic’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)

July

August

  • Monday, 8/8/22, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Steak Dinner, and Devotional, DVD, or Training Presentation TBD at Flint Deshazo’s home (1806 Walsh Drive (in Brushy Bend Park), Round Rock, 512-217-0473; Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 8/13/22, AM – Self-Chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Tuesday, 8/16/22, 6:30 – 9:00 PM – Family Celebration Banquet at La Margarita Restaurante (1530 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock, 512-258-3733; Event Coordinator – Binh Chu)
  • Saturday, 8/20/22, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)

September

  • Thursday, 9/1/22 – Semi-Guided Dove Hunt near Holland (Event Coordinator – Mike Walsh)
  • Saturday, 9/10/22, AM – Self-Guided Inland Teal Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Friday, 9/16/22 – Sunday, 9/18/22 (hunt on 9/17/22 and 9/18/22) – Semi-Guided Dove Hunt with Texas Wild near Jourdanton (Event Coordinator – Mike Walsh)
  • Sunday, 9/18/22 – ‘Patriot Day’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)

October

November

December

  • Saturday, 12/3/22, AM – Guided Inland Duck Hunt with a guide and at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 12/3/22, AM – Self-Guided Inland Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 12/3/22, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Monday, 12/5/22, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Wild Game Stew Dinner, and Devotional, DVD, or Training Presentation TBD at Wayne Weilnau’s home (16100 Fritsch Cove, Austin, 512-388-3340 – Home, 512-589-4120 – Cell; Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 12/10/22, AM – Self-Guided Inland Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Sunday, 12/11/22 – ‘Buck ‘n’ Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Friday, 12/16/22 through Sunday, 12/18/22 – Self-Guided/Chartered Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)

Events Summary

 

Events

Number

Sporting Clays Tournaments

9

Self-Guided Inland Duck/Teal Hunts

7

FCS Sporting Clays Shoots

6

Meetings

6

Self-Chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips

4

Chartered Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trips

3

Guided Duck Hunts

2

Self-Chartered Bay Fishing Trips

2

Self-Guided/Chartered Coastal Blasts and Casts (Duck Hunts and Bay Fishing Trips)

2

Self-Guided Dove Hunts

2

24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot

Chartered Largemouth Bass Fishing Trip

Chartered Bay Fishing Trip

1

1

1

Family Celebration Banquet

1

Guided Upland Bird Hunt

1

Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner)

1

Officers’ Meeting

1

Semi-Guided Deer and Hog Hunt

1

Semi-Guided Hog Hunt

1

Total

52

 

Category Summary

 

Events

Number

Hunts

16

Shoots and Tournaments

16

Fishing Trips

13

Meetings

7

Family Celebration Banquet

1

Ministry Event

1

Total

52

List of Officers Who Oversee 2022 Events

 

Randy Rowley (Guided Upland Bird Hunt, Guided Waterfowl Hunt (not including the Port O’Connor (POC) area), Meeting, Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip, Self-guided/chartered Blast and Cast to Corpus Christi, Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt, Semi-guided Deer Day Hunt Czar, and Semi-guided Hog Hunt Czar) will oversee the planning, promotion, and reporting of the following events:

  • FCS Meetings (six events)
  • FCS Officers’ Meeting (one event)
  • Guided Inland Duck Hunt (one event)
  • Guided Upland Bird Hunt (one event)
  • Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips (4 events)
  • Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) to Corpus Christi (one event)
  • Self-guided Inland Duck/Teal Hunts (seven events)
  • Semi-guided Deer and Hog Hunt (one event)
  • Semi-guided Hog Hunt (one event)

Total = 23 events

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

  • 24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot (1 event)
  • FCS Sporting Clays Shoots (6 events)
  • Sporting Clays Tournaments (9 events)

Total = 16 events

Wayne Weilnau (POC area Duck Hunting and Bay Fishing Trip Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting on the following events:

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

Total = 5 events

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

  • Chartered Largemouth Bass Fishing Trips (one event)
  • Chartered Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trip (three events)

Total = 4 events

Mike Walsh (Dove Hunt Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following event:

  • Semi-guided Dove Hunts (2 events)

Total = 2 events

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

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

Total = 2 events

Raul Pena (Self-guided Hog Hunt Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following event(s):

  • Self-guided Hog Hunt (no events)

Total = 0 events

Grand Total = 52 events

 

Events Preparation Grid

Randy      
       

Event

Planning begin date Contact Notes
       

Chartered Crappie Fishing Trips

Each February the 1st or September the 1st 

Chris Campbell – 512-909-0478

1.  Reserve a Saturday(s) morning(s)

2.  Add the event(s) to the Calendar

3.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

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

Guided Upland Bird Hunt(s)

Dates are set each October during 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)

2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

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

Guided Waterfowl Hunts

Mid-July for teal season; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip

Mid-August for duck, goose, and sandhill crane seasons; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip

Coastal Prairie Outdoors/Keith Miller (near Brookshire and Eagle Lake; teal, duck, geese, and sandhill crane) – 281-433-7782 – $200

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

Rayce Jenkins (near El Campo; teal, duck, geese, and sandhill crane) – 979-541-6743 – $225

Jon Mahan (Rockport; duck only) – 361-319-1713 -$?

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 guide

2.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

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

Meetings

Dates are set each October during 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 event

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

 

     

Officers’ Meetings

Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning, or as called by Randy; meeting planning is generally at least two weeks before the meeting

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 Trips

Dates are set each October during 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 event

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

 

     

Self-guided/ chartered Coastal Blasts and Casts to Corpus Christi

Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip

Airbnb

1.  Reserve an Airbnb house or townhome.

2.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

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

 

     

Self-guided Inland Duck Hunts

Dates are set each October during 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 event

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

       

Semi-guided Deer Hunts

When Ricky Ethridge lets Randy know that he’s putting on a hunt; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip

Rafter E Outfitters/Ricky Ethridge (primary location is near Marquez; teal and duck only) – 318-918-9298 – $500

1.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

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

Semi-guided Hog Hunts

TBD Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning

1.  Reserve a date with an outfitters  or guide

2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

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

Bruce

     

 

     

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

 

     

FCS Sporting Clays Shoots

Dates are set each October during 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 event

2.  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

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

 

     

Sporting Clays Tournaments

Capital City Clays and The National Shooting Complex 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

     
       

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

       

Chartered Bay Fishing Trips

Dates are set each October during 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 guide

2.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

3.  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 Castaway Lodge (Seadrift) – 888-618-4868 – $225

1.  Reserve a date with a guide

2.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

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 Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip The Inn at Clark’s (361-983-2300) or Airbnb

1.  Reserve an Airbnb house or townhome

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip Rotation at least a month before the event

3.  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 annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip The Inn at Clark’s (361-983-2300) or Airbnb

1. Reserve an Airbnb house or townhome.

2.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

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

       
Binh      
       

Event

Planning begin date Contact Notes
       
Family Celebration Banquet Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; banquet planning is generally at least two months before a banquet Varies

1.  Reserve a meeting room at a restaurant

2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event; request RSVPs and give a deadline

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

Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner)

Dates are set each October during 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)

Or

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)

St. George’s Court apartments – Jennie Son (Family Eldercare) – json@familyeldercare.org – 512-459-1002

Pathways of Northgate apartments – Veronica Riggins – veronicar@hacanet.org – Cell: 512-619-1903, Office: 512-477-4488, Ext. 3407

1.  Reserve the date with St George’s Court

2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

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

       

Raul

     
       

Event

Planning begin date Contact Notes
       

Self-guided hog hunts

Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning

TBD.

1.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

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

       
       
Daryl      
       
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
       
Chartered Hybrid/Striped/ White Bass Fishing Trips Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip

Possible guides include:

Fermin Fernandez – 512 755-1007

Kevin McConnell – kmcaustin@gmail.com, 512-428-6315

Max Milam – 325-379-2051

1.  Reserve a date with a guide

2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

3.  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 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 guide

2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

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

       
Mike      
       
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Semi-guided Dove Hunt(s) Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip

Central Texas:

Varies

South Texas:

Texas Wild

curthrabe@gmail.com

210-683-5444

 

1.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

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

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

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02

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08

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05

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_040222.xlsx

 

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05

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Praises

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04

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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 (active in 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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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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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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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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We decided to post this story on the FCS website as a warning to our group concerning the potential dangers to hunters and fishermen of wearing waders without a life jacket or wading belt.
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Only FCS administrators/managers can create a post on the website or respond to a post.  If you wish to have something posted or to reply to a post, contact Randy Rowley at randywrowley@gmail.com.

 

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