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10/19/19 – 10/27/19 National Sporting Clays Championship Tournament

FCS will participate in the National Sporting Clays Championship Tournament at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio on Saturday, 10/19/19 – Sunday, 10/27/19.   Note that if you are not a National Association (NSCA) member you will be shooting Hunter (or Shooter) Class, which means that you will not be eligible to win any prize money, nor will your score be posted on their website.  Membership with the NSCA is $40 per year.  Contact Bruce Crockett at bmc55@att.net or 512-970-7797 if you have any questions.

11/9/19 ‘Give ’em the Bird’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

FCS will participate in the next Capital Clays sporting clays tournament on Saturday, 11/9/19.  There is an online registration form (pre-registration is requested, not required). The main event (100 targets) price is $70. We can have groups of up to five but must have a group of at least three (not all have to be FCS members). We may have time to shoot a practice round of skeet. Note that if you are not a National Association (NSCA) member you will be shooting Hunter (or Shooter) Class, which means that you will not be eligible to win any prize money, nor will your score be posted on their website. Membership with the NSCA is $40 per year. There will also be a 50 Target 5-Stand Event, 50 Target Side Event, and Concurrent options. Capital Clays is located at 8707 Lindell Lane.  Their phone number is 512-272-4707. Contact Bruce Crockett at bmc55@att.net or 512-970-7797 if you have any questions.

11/16/19 ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

FCS will participate in the next Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls Sporting Clays Tournament on Saturday, 11/16/19.  There is an online registration form (pre-registration is requested, not required).  The main event (100 targets) price is $70.  We can have groups of up to five but must have a group of at least three (not all have to be FCS members).  We may have time to shoot a practice round of skeet.  Note that if you are not a National Association (NSCA) member you will be shooting Hunter (or Shooter) Class, which means that you will not be eligible to win any prize money, nor will your score be posted on their website.  Membership with the NSCA is $40 per year.  There will also be a 50 Target Side Event and Concurrent options.  Contact Bruce Crockett at bmc55@att.net or 512-970-7797 if you have any questions.

11/23/19 FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

FCS will host our next monthly Sporting Clays shoot on Saturday, 11/23/19, from 9:00 – 11:15 AM at Capital Clays.  We’ll shoot one round of 50 sporting clays.  We’ll probably shoot their red course (formerly called the corporate/hunter course).

You can shoot singles, report pairs or true pairs… or you can follow the menu at each station which is a mix of true pairs and report pairs.  We keep score just for fun and keep a history log on the web site so you can see how you have improved over time.

  • 9:05 AM – Sporting clays
  • 10:45 AM – Scores and announcements
  • 11:15 AM – Depart

Who should come: Members and guests, including ladies and youth, both new shooters and experienced.  We usually have around 10 participants, and we break up into groups of 4 – 5.  Note that the larger the group, the longer it will take to shoot.  We recommend all shooters be at least 10 years old.  For youths, we suggest a 20 gauge that fits the child (if a youth shoots a .410 he or she will probably miss a lot and may get discouraged).  We often have new shooters and delight in teaching others what we have learned.

Cost and what to bring: Each 50 round course costs $23.27/person (includes tax).  If you don’t have a shotgun you can use one of ours.  Most of us shoot 12 gauge, but 20 gauge is good also. Capital Clays requires eye and ear protection (available free of charge at Capitol Clays).  They sell shotgun shells if you need them (but you can get them cheaper at Academy, Walmart, etc.).  You’ll need to bring two boxes of shells per round of sporting clays.  Randy Rowley recommends Winchester Game Loads /Federal Game and Target Loads / Estate Dove Loads / Rio Game Loads / Remington Sure Shot Heavy Dove Loads / Estate Dove and Target Loads. All of which are sometimes available at Academy.  1 oz or 1-1/8 oz loads and 1250-1300 FPS and 7-1/2 or 8 shot work well. They all sell for $5.50 – $7.00/box.  All six are great dove/quail loads in addition to being good clay target loads. If you’re a dove/quail hunter, Randy recommends that for you shoot sporting clays with the same load that you use to hunt dove/quail.  This enables you to develop consistent leads for similarly sized targets.  Most of the targets on their Red course are close enough for skeet chokes, but IC works just fine.

Location: 8707 Lindell Lane (near the Travis County Exposition Center and Lake Decker)

Capital Clay’s phone number: 512-272-4707

Weather – In the event of rainLight rain – we shoot.  Heavy rain – we stay home and Bruce Crockett or Randy will send out a notice of cancellation.

Questions:  Contact Bruce at bmc55@att.net or 512-970-7797 or Randy at randywrowley@gmail.com or 512-922-2484.

11/30/19 Guided Duck Hunt

FCS will go on a guided duck hunt with The Drake Plantation on 11/30/19 near Winnie, which is around 248 miles from Austin, so you probably will want to go down and spend the night in a motel the day before.  The best deal right now is a Motel Six in Winnie that runs $53 per night for two double beds.

FCS has not hunted with the Drake Plantation before, but they have an excellent reputation.  Mike Walsh has hunted with them and says that they are top knotch.

The cost is $200.  We also usually give a 20% ($40) tip.  You’ll need at least rubber hip boots (waders would be better – Neoprene/insulated are recommended when it’s cold) and a face cover.  Steel shot (2 shot is recommended), your hunting license with a migratory bird stamp and a federal duck stamp, and a shotgun plugged for a three shell limit are required.  The super combo license does not include the federal duck stamp.

They will set out the decoys, call the birds in, retrieve them, and clean the birds after the hunt.  The limit is four hunters.  RSVP required to Ian Daniels at Idaniels@austin.rr.com (his preference) or 512-633-2221.  Also contact Ian if you have any questions.

12/12/19 FCS Meeting and Wild Game (Probably Venison) Stew

Our next FCS Meeting (social activity) and wild game (probably venison) stew will be on Thursday, 12/12/19, 7:00 – 9:30 PM at Wayne Weilnau’s home (16100 Fritsch Cove, Austin, 512-388-3340 – Home, 512-589-4120 – Cell).  The cost should be approximately $5/person.  RSVP is required to Randy Rowley to ensure that we’ll have enough food at randywrowley@gmail.com (his preference) or 512-922-2484 before 12/11/19.  Let Randy know if you have a recent hunting, fishing, or shooting experience or tip that you would like to share.  In addition, contact Randy if you have any questions.

Schedule:

7:00 PM – fellowship, cook, and eat dinner

8:30 PM – president’s report, upcoming events, and short devotional

9:00 PM – DVD

9:30 PM – depart

12/28/19 Guided Duck Hunt

FCS will go on a guided duck hunt with Ricky Ethridge on 12/28/19.  Ricky has properties near Marquez, Donie, Cameron, Bastrop, and south of DFW.  We most often hunt near Marquez, which is around 110 miles from Austin, so you might want to go down and spend the night in a motel the day before.  The best deal right now is an American Inn & Suites in Jewett that runs $64 per night for two double beds.

We have had several successful hunts with Ricky in the past, including getting a limit of 39 ducks on the 12/8/18 Guided Duck Hunt with Ricky near Donie (see the below picture).

The cost is $125.  We also usually give a 20% ($25) tip.  You’ll probably not need waders, but bring at least mud boots.  A face cover is needed.  Steel shot, your hunting license with a migratory bird stamp and a federal duck stamp, and a shotgun plugged for a three shell limit are required.  The super combo license does not include the federal duck stamp.

Ricky will set out the decoys, call the birds in, retrieve them, and clean the birds after the hunt.  The limit is six hunters and is full.  Contact Ian Daniels to be added to his ‘will-call list’ in case someone drops out at Idaniels@austin.rr.com or 512-633-2221).  Also contact Ian if you have any questions.

1/9/20 – 1/12/20 Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip)

FCS will host a self-guided/chartered Coastal Blast and Cast on 1/9/19 – 1/12/19 at Port O’Connor.  Eight of us will stay at Wayne Weilnau’s house in Port O’Connor and four of us will stay at the Captain’s Quarters.  This trip is limited to twelve people (four per boat) counting Wayne, Daryl Shipper, and me (the boat captains) and we are full.  Wayne will go down there on 1/9/19.  Daryl and Randy will go down there on 1/10/19.  We will hunt in the afternoons and fish in the mornings.

Cost:  We’ll eat out and share the vehicle gas and boat gas.  There will be a $150 house cleaning fee and the Captain’s Quarters fee that will be divided by everyone except Wayne.  Everyone will buy his or her own bait, if we fish with bait.  Wayne typically does not fish with bait.  Daryl and Randy often do.

What to bring:

  • Hunting license, state migratory bird stamp, federal duck stamp, and saltwater fishing license (the super combo license does not include the federal duck stamp)
  • Shotgun
  • Shotgun case (a floating case is recommended)
  • Shotgun shells (Winchester Xpert shells or equivalent in 2 shot (the 1550 FPS variant), chambered for 3 inch (if your gun is also chambered for 3 inch); Randy does not recommend anything smaller than 4 shot. 10 gauges and 3 1/2 inch shells in 3 1/2 inch chambered 12 gauges are overkill for ducks, in my opinion; steel shot (if of adequate size) will kill ducks – there is no need for Hevi-shot, Tungsten, Bismuth, etc. (you’ll pay a lot more for those shells and they aren’t needed))
  • Shotgun shells bag, vest, or box (a floating blind bag is recommended)
  • Headlamp or cap light
  • Camo outer hunting clothes (including a face mask or face paint – absolutely essential)
  • Waders (absolutely essential)
  • Bucket or stool
  • Fishing rods/reels (maximum of two) and tackle
  • Snacks (optional)
  • Drinks (optional)
  • A small to medium sized ice chest to take your ducks and fish home in (there are large ice chests on the boats to put your drinks and snacks in)

Randy has two pairs of waders (one in boot size 11 and one in boot size 10), a floating gun case, a bucket, a headlamp, a hat lamp, around 14 ice chests of various sizes, three filet knives, eight baitcaster rods/reels that he’ll be happy to loan, if you let him know before we leave.

Contact Wayne Weilnau to be added to his ‘will-call’ list in case someone drops out at txfalcon59@gmail.com or 512-589-4120.  Also contact Wayne if you have any questions.

Binh Chu, Michael Armstrong, and Wayne Weilnau at the 1/05/18 – 1/07/18 Blast & Cast near Port O’Connor

Incoming!

Take ’em!

1/12/20 Guided Duck Hunt

FCS will go on a guided duck hunt with Rayce Jenkins on Sunday, 1/12/20 near El Campo, which is 154 miles from Austin, so you might want to go down and spend the night in a motel the day before.  The best deal right now is a Days Inn in El Campo that runs $64 per night for two double beds.

We have had several successful hunts with Rayce, including getting a limit of 23 ducks on the 1/18/16 Guided Duck Hunt  (see the below picture).

The cost is $175.  We also usually give a 20% ($35) tip.  You’ll probably not need waders, but bring at least mud boots.  A face cover is needed.  Steel shot, your hunting license with a migratory bird stamp and a federal duck stamp, and a shotgun plugged for a three shell limit are required.  The super combo license does not include the federal duck stamp.

Rayce will set out the decoys, call the birds in, retrieve them, and clean the birds after the hunt.  The limit is 12 hunters and five spots are open.  RSVP is required to Ian Daniels at Idaniels@austin.rr.com (his preference) or 512-633-2221.  In addition, a $50 deposit is required to Rayce.  Contact Ian if you have any questions.

1/18/16 - Randy Rowley & Ken Miller - 18 teal and 5 shovelers (spoonbills)

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Event participants are expected to follow the FCS Rules of Conduct.

Event participants will be required to sign FCS liability waivers for events that involve risks, if they have not already done so.

FCS membership is not required in order to participate or attend FCS events; however, if you are interested here is how to join.

Members and guests, feel free to bring your spouse, child, and/or a friend (but RSVP for him, her, or them and pay in advance, if required).  However, see the hierarchy preference below.

Be aware that for events where we have a limit on the number of people that we can take that the hierarchy preference 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.”

People who are 18 years of age or older are considered to be adults for purposes of figuring out a person’s share of lodging, gas, etc. For dividing up food costs, for example, minors may be treated as adults, depending on their size (e.g., a 12-year-old boy who eats as much as a man will be charged as a man, and not as a child).

The president, vice president, and event coordinators are told dozens of things each work day. They also are told numerous things pertaining to FCS each week. With the amount of information that they receive they will inevitably forget some of it. Therefore, it is much better for you to RSVP via email than to call them. (If you call them, please follow it up with an email.) Some events have space limitations and the event coordinators have to ensure that we do not bring too many people. Please help them to prevent overbooking by emailing your RSVP to them. Also, if you text them be sure to let them know who you are.

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12

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Oct
08

2019 – FCS Meetings Reports

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10/8/19 FCS Meeting and Shrimp Dinner

Twelve participants had a good time at the 10/8/19 FCS Meeting at Bruce Crockett’s home.  The meeting featured a shrimp boil (shrimp, sausage, red potatoes, corn-on-the cob, and jalepenos); chips, salsa, and cheese dip; and a chocalate bunt cake.  Randy Rowley lead a devotional called In Formation.  Binh Chu brough two boxes of mostly old fishing lures that provided entertainment in trying to identify them.

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 8/12/19, we had one person join the club, eight people renew their memberships, and five first-timers.

Events – since our last meeting on 8/12/19, we had eight events with an attendance of 79 people, which is an average of 9.88 people per event.  We have 17 events planned from 10/9/19 until our next meeting on 12/12/19.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details. 

8/12/19 FCS Meeting and Steak Dinner

Fifteen participants, including one first time guest, had a good time at the 8/12/19 FCS Meeting at Randy Rowley’s home.  The meeting featured ribeye steaks, potatoes, corn-on-the cob, chips and queso, and a chocolate cake.  Darrel Barnette shared a review of the MTM Predator shooting rest.  Randy Rowley lead a devotional called Blinded.  We watched the Spiritual Outdoor Adventures Season 12 DVD Adventures with the Isaac’s (turkey and deer hunting).

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 6/13/19, we had three people join the club, seven people renew their memberships, and one first timer.

Events – since our last meeting on 6/13/19, we had 10 events with an attendance of 52 people, which is an average of 5.20 people per event.  We have 12 events planned from 8/13/19 until our next meeting on 10/8/19.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

6/13/19 FCS Meeting and Fajita Dinner

Thirteen participants had a good time at the 6/13/19 FCS Meeting at Jim McGee’s home.  The meeting featured beef and chicken fajitas, peppers, onions, cheese, salsa, Spanish rice, refried beans, soft drinks and tea (courtesy of Jim), and chocolate cake (courtesy of Binh Chu).  Randy Rowley lead a devotional called Found.  We watched the Spiritual Outdoor Adventures Season 12 DVD Accupoint Mulies.

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 4/9/19, we had two people join the club, seven people renew their memberships, and nine first timers.

Events – since our last meeting on 4/9/19, we had 17 events with an attendance of 110 people, which is an average of 6.47 people per event.  We have 14 events planned from 6/14/19 until our next meeting on 8/12/19.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

4/9/19 FCS Meeting and Chili Dinner

Nine participants had a good time at the 4/9/19 FCS Meeting at Mr. Charles Batts’ home.  The meeting featured chili (courtesy of Chris and Randy Rowley), IBC Rootbeer and tea (courtesy of Charles), potato salad (courtesy of David Brune), and cornbread muffins and chocolate cake (courtesy of Joan Batts).  Thanks to those who brought food and drinks!  Randy lead a devotional called Mistaken Identity.  We watched the Spiritual Outdoor Adventures Season 12 DVD Adventures in New Zealand: South Island Tahr.

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 2/4/19, we had two people renew their memberships and six first time guests.

Events – since our last meeting on 2/4/19, we had 11 events with an attendance of 80 people, which is an average of 7.27 people per event.  We have 17 events planned from 4/10/19 until our next meeting on 6/13/19.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

2/4/19 FCS Meeting and Wild Game Dinner

Fourteen participants had a good time at the 2/4/19 FCS Meeting at Ron Denison’s home.  The meeting featured chicken fried venison, two types of venison stew, two types of venison sausage, potato salad, salad, veggie dip, muffins, and three kinds of dessert, including Sue Denison’s chocolate eclair cake. Randy Rowley presented a devotional titled Groaning.  We watched the Spiritual Outdoor Adventures Season 12 DVD Cottonwood Creek Whitetails.

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 12/11/18, we had two people join the club, three people renew their memberships, and two first time guests.

Events – since our last meeting on 12/11/18, we had 14 events with an attendance of 76 people, which is an average of 5.43 people per event.  We have 13 events planned from 2/5/19 until our next meeting on 4/9/19.
See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

1/22/19 FCS Officers Meeting

Five officers attended the 1/22/19 Officers Meeting at Dos Salsas in Cedar Park.  Bruce Crockett led us in prayer.  The following items were discussed:

1.  Past Events, Membership, Finances, and Upcoming Events Report (most include a comparison with the previous three reports):

PAST EVENTS

  • Events attendance was higher or stable for most categories.
  • Our Duck Hunt category attendance set a new record with 62 participants.
  • Our Sporting Clays Tournaments category attendance set a new record with 55 participants.
  • Our Banquet category attendance set a new record with 29 participants.
  • Our Bay Fishing Trip category attendance tied our third best with 10 participants.
  • Our Upland Bird Hunt category was our third best with 9 participants.
  • Our 24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot category tied our third best with 7 participants.
  • We had record attendance at our Banquet with 29 participants.
  • Two Self-guided Bass fishing trips tied our record with 4 participants.
  • Dove and deer hunt attendance was down due to the loss of the Evans Ranch.
  • Hog hunt attendance was down due to not going to the Independence Ranch.
  • Our attendance was 478 people, which was our 60 more people than last year.
  • We had a record 76 events.
  • We averaged 6.29 attendees per event.

Specific Events Summary

Year Total
Attendees
Number of Events Average Attendees per Event
Banquets/Dinners
2018 29 1 29.00
2017 18 1 18.00
2016 16 1 16.00
Deer and Hog Hunts
2018 5 1 5.00
2016 * 15 2 7.50
2015 10 1 10.00
Hog Hunts      
2018 8 2 4.00
2017 21 2 10.50
2016 7 2 3.50
24-Hour Sporting Clays Shoots
2018 7 1 7.00
2017 5 1 5.00
2016 5 1 5.00
Regular Sporting Clays Shoots
2018 137 12 11.41
2017 141 11 12.82
2016 165 12 13.75
NSCA Sporting Clays Tournaments
2018 55 18 3.06
2017 45 19 2.36
2016 28 9 3.11
Dove Hunts
2018 35 3 11.67
2017 74 6 12.33
2016 42 3 14.00
Dove Retreats
2018 9 1 9.00
2016 6 1 6.00
2015 12 1 12.00
Bay Fishing Trips
2018 10 1 10.00
2017 9 1 9.00
2016 7 1 7.00
Freshwater Fishing Trips
2018 43 12 3.58
2017 22 6 3.67
2016 33 9 3.67
FCS Meetings
2018 69 6 11.50
2017 39 6 6.50
2016 52 6 8.67
Ministry Events (Wild Game Dinner)
2018 9 1 9.00
2017 9 1 9.00
2016 12 1 12.00
Pheasant, Chukar, and Quail Hunts
2018 9 1 9.00
2017 4 1 4.00
2016 * 16 2 8.00
Waterfowl Hunts (Duck)
2018 62 16 3.88
2017 39 9 4.33
2016 32 9 3.56
Yearly Attendance and Events
2018 478 76 * 6.29
2017 418 63 6.63
2016 441 62 7.11

MEMBERSHIP

New Members

  • We had 10 people join the club.
New Members Summary
Year Number
2018 10
2017 10
2016 5

Membership Renewals

  • We had 21 members renew their memberships.
Membership Renewals Summary
Year Number
2018 21
2017 20
2016 28

Supporting Members

  • We ended the year with 61 supporting members.

Supporting Members Summary

Year Number
End of 2018 61
End of 2017 59
End of 2016 58

First Time Guests

  • We had 34 first time guests.
First Time Guests Summary
Year Number
2018 34
2017 32
2016 31

FINANCES

  • During Fiscal Year 2018 (9/1/17 – 8/31/18) we took in $978 in membership dues which is for single and multiple year renewals of 2, 3, and 5 years. Allocated 2018 membership revenue is $1000.  We spent $955, for a net gain of $45.  For the ministry fund, we took in $650 and spent $472, for a net gain of $178.
Finances Summary
Year Income ExpendituresProfit or loss
Checking (for budgeted items)
FY 2018 $1000.00 $955.00 $45.00
FY 2017 $877.05 $952.58 $75.53
FY 2016 $952.30 $1,160.52 $208.22
Savings (for the ministry fund)
FY 2018 $650.00 $472.00 $178.00
FY 2017 $669.69 $252.46 $417.23
FY 2016 $595.00 $202.54 $392.46

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • We have 87 events planned for 2019.  The increase in the number of events is due to adding all of the sporting clays tournaments at Copperhead Creek.
Upcoming Events Summary
Sporting Clays Tournaments 26
Freshwater Fishing Trips (two are also inland duck scouting trips) 15
Waterfowl Hunts 14
Sporting Clays Shoots (one includes a youth group) 12
FCS Meetings (one is an officers meeting) 7
Dove Retreats/Hunts 6
Hog Hunts 2
Bay Fishing Trip 1
Upland Bird Hunt 1
24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot 1
Banquet 1
Ministry Event 1
Total 87

Overall, things are going very well for the Club, with the exception of finding a place where we can dove hunt.

2.  3/27/19 Banquet.

  • Michael Armstrong is moving to San Antonio and will no longer be able to assist with the Banquet. Randy Rowley will take over the event.
  • We have had a request (from Facebook) to have a “Reunion Event” for old members and new members. In Randy’s opinion, the Banquet would be the best event in which to have a reunion.
  • The officers decided to not make any changes to the format from last year’s banquet.

3.  Ministry Fund.

  • The officers decided to continue with Youth Sporting Clays Shoots.

4. Additional Events Poll.

  • 1/3/19 Poll on Additional Events Results
Event Number of People Inter-
ested
Kayak outings to local lakes, rivers, or large tanks. Two
Single-day Conservation goose hunt (no limits, unplugged guns, electronic calls, north Texas or panhandle Two
Multi-day Conservation goose hunt (no limits, unplugged guns, electronic calls), north of Texas. One
Sandhill crane hunt at the coast or panhandle. One
Kansas pheasant hunt. Two
Private charter offshore trip for tuna, etc. – 24 hours. Two
Party boat offshore trip for tuna, etc. – 24 hours. One
Two-day bass fishing trip. Lakes within three hours such as Whitney, Belton, Somerville, etc.  Stay in a Cabin, RV, B&B, etc. Four
Three-day bass fishing trip.  Lakes within six hours such as Falcon, Amistad, Sam Rayburn, etc.  Stay in a Cabin, RV, B&B, etc. Three
Four or five day fishing trip.  Lakes within ten hours in Oklahoma, Arkansas, etc.  Targeting walleye, pike, smallmouth bass, trout, etc. One
Additional Questions Answers
For kayak trips, do you have an extra kayak to loan to a member? Two respondents (one has three)
For boat-based fishing trips, do you have a fishing boat you would be willing to share with other members and guests? One respondent
Are there any other activities you would like to see planned? Guided kayak fishing trip
Panhandle goose, duck, and sandhill crane hunt
Willing to lead/coordinate Goose hunt (Jeff Morris)
Guided kayak fishing trip (Jeff?)

We will probably add some of these events to the FCS Calendar if we can find someone to lead them.

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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 shotgun range.  I walked slowly up to a big tree that was 10 yards away and tried to use it to hide my movements.  As the buck watched me, I slowly leaned my shotgun against the tree and started to slowly take my backpack off of my back. Read More→

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12

Feedback and Testimonials

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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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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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How to post in Facebook

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FCS has a group page on Facebook!  Anyone can view the page, like posts, and comment on posts.

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.

  • 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 me, 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.
  • 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 smart phone 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.”
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Hog Bait by Randy Rowley

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Ingedients

Three bags of corn ($25.47; Academy’s price – $8.49/40-lb. bag)

Five bags of “Hog Wild Wild Beast Attractant” ($39.95; Academy’s price – $7.99/5-lb. bag)

20 two-Liter bottles of Big Red or equivalent ($20.00)

Makes five five-gallon buckets of hog bait (total cost = $85.42/$17.08 a bucket)

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Bible verse of the day

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

Today’s Devotionals and Blogs

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

Mark Dillow’s blog – http://noclearline.net/