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FCS is a growing, dynamic sportsmen’s organization.  For the last ten years (and 12 out of the previous 16 years), we have had more events than there are weeks in the year.  As the hunting seasons for specific animals and birds limit event planning, we frequently have several events coinciding.  Details on events that will soon take place have dark blue hyperlinks.  We will not post details for events that are several months away, as many things can change for such events.

Policies

2021

January

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

February

  • Monday, 2/8/21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Shrimp Boil at Randy Rowley’s home (11612 Birchbark Trl., Austin, 512-922-2484)

March

  • Saturday, 3/6/21, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Guided Upland Bird Hunt with Mike Schumann near Dime Box
  • Wednesday, 3/10/21, 6:30 – 8:00 PM – FCS Officers’ Meeting (via Zoom)
  • Saturday, 3/13/21 – Self-chartered White Bass Fishing Trip on Lake Granger
  • Saturday, 3/20/21, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 3/27/21 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on Lake LBJ

April

May

June

  • Date TBD (when St. George’s Court Apartments reopens their community room) – Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner) at St. George’s Court Apartments (1443 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin)
  • Thursday, 6/3/21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting at a location TBD
  • Sunday, 6/6/21 – ‘Capital City Classic’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 6/19/21 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD

July

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

August

  • Dates TBD – Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Connor
  • Monday, 8/2/21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting at a location TBD
  • Friday, 8/27/21, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD

September

  • Wednesday, 9/1/21 – Semi-guided Dove Hunt at a ranch TBD
  • Monday, 9/6/20 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD
  • Saturday, 9/11/21, AM – Self-guided Inland Teal Hunt at Lake Granger
  • Saturday, 9/11/21, all-day – Guided Inland Teal Hunt with a guide and at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 9/11/21 – ‘Patriot Day’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 9/18/21, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 9/18/21 – Sunday, 9/19/21 – Opening Weekend Semi-guided Dove Hunt with Texas Wild near Pearsall

October

  • Friday, 10/1/21 – Sunday, 10/3/21 – Opening Weekend Semi-guided Axis and/or Whitetail Doe and Unlimited Hogs Bowhunt near Rocksprings
  • Tuesday, 10/5/21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM –  FCS Meeting and Brisket Dinner at Bruce Crockett’s home (2119 Woodston Dr., Round Rock, 512-970-7797)
  • Sunday, 10/17/21 – ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 10/23/21 – Sunday, 10/24/21 – NSCA National Sporting Clays Championship Tournament at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio
  • Saturday, 10/23/21, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing and Duck Scouting Trip on Lake Stillhouse Hollow
  • Saturday, 10/30/21, AM – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing and Duck Scouting Trip on Lake Granger

November

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

December

  • Thursday, 12/2/21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Wild Game Stew at Wayne Weilnau’s home (16100 Fritsch Cove, Austin, 512-388-3340 – Home, 512-589-4120 – Cell)
  • Saturday, 12/4/21, AM – Guided Inland Duck Hunt with a guide and at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 12/4/21, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 12/11/21, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 12/11/21 – ‘Buck ‘n’ Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Friday, 12/17/21 through Sunday, 12/19/21 – Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) at a location TBD

Events Summary

 

Event

Number

Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips (two are also Inland Duck Scouting Trips)

11

Sporting Clays Tournaments

8

FCS Sporting Clays Shoots

6

Meetings

6

Self-guided Inland Duck Hunts

5

Guided Inland Duck Hunts

2

Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trips

2

Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blasts and Casts (Duck Hunts and Bay Fishing Trips)

2

Semi-guided Dove Hunt

2

Chartered Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trip

1

Family Banquet

1

Guided Goose and Duck Hunt

1

Guided Inland Teal Hunt

1

Guided Upland Bird Hunt

1

Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner)

1

Officers’ Meeting

1

Self-guided Hog Hunt

1

Self-guided Teal Hunt

1

Semi-guided Deer Day Hunt

1

Semi-guided Hog Hunt

1

Total

55

 

Category Summary

 

Events

Number

Hunts

18

Fishing Trips

14

Shoots

14

Meetings

7

Banquets

1

Ministry Events

1

Total

55

List of Events that Officers Oversee for 2021

Randy Rowley (Meeting, Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip, Self-guided/chartered Blast and Cast to Corpus Christi, Self-guided Hog Hunt (Austin), Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt, and Semi-guided Deer Day Hunt Czar) will oversee the planning, promotion, and reporting of the following events:

  • FCS Meetings (six events)
  • FCS Officers’ Meeting (one event)
  • Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips (11 events; two are also inland duck scouting trips; Randy’s Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip Rotation is in effect)
  • Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) to Corpus Christi (one event)
  • Self-guided Hog Hunt (on a property near Austin – one event; the Self-guided Hog Hunt Rotation is in effect)
  • Self-guided Inland Duck Hunts (five events; Randy’s Self-guided Inland Duck Hunting Rotation is in effect)
  • Self-guided Inland Teal Hunt (one event; Randy’s Self-guided Inland Duck Hunting Rotation is in effect)
  • Semi-guided Deer Day Hunt (one event)

Total = 27 events

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

  • FCS Sporting Clays Shoots (6 events)
  • Sporting Clays Tournaments (8 events)

Total = 14 events

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

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

Total = 4 events

Wayne Weilnau (Port O’Connor Trip Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting on the following events:

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

Total = 3 events

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

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

Total = 2 events

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

  • Semi-guided Dove Hunts (2 events)

Total = 2 events

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

  • Semi-guided Hog Hunt (one event; the Semi-guided Hog Hunt Rotation is in effect)

Total = 1 event

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

  • Guided Upland Bird Hunt (one event)

Total = 1 event

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

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

Total = 1 event

Grand Total = 55 events

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

 

Events Preparation Grid

     

 

     

Randy

     

 

     

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

Chartered Crappie Fishing Trips

Each February the 1st and September the 1st 

Chris Campbell – 512-909-0478

1.  Reserve a Saturday(s) morning(s)

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

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

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

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

 

     

Meetings

Dates are set each October during annual Events Calendar planning

Varies

1.  Send an email to the Club at least the week of the event

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

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

 

     

Officers’ Meetings

Dates are set each October during annual Events Calendar planning, or meetings as called

Varies

1.  Send an email to the officers at least two weeks before the event to establish agenda items and a week before the event to distribute the meeting agenda

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

 

     

Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips

Dates are set each October during annual Events Calendar planning; trip planning is generally a week before the trip

Self

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

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

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

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

 

     

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

Dates are set each October during annual Events Calendar planning

Airbnb

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

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip (only) and Self-guided/chartered Blast and Cast Rotation

3.  Reserve a house or townhome.

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

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

 

     

Self-guided Inland Duck Hunts

Dates are set each October during annual Events Calendar planning; trip planning is generally a week before the trip

Self

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

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the Self-guided Duck Hunt Rotation

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

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

Semi-guided Deer Day Hunts

When Ricky Ethridge lets Randy know that he’s putting on a hunt

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

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

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the Self-guided Duck Hunt Rotation

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

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

Semi-guided Hog Hunts near Austin

After dove, deer, and duck seasons, if hogs are present on the property

Self

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

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the Self-guided Duck Hunt Rotation

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

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

 

     

Bruce

     

 

     

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

 

     

FCS Sporting Clays Shoots

Dates are set each October during annual Events 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 Events Calendar

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

2.  Send an email to the Club no later than a week before the event

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

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

 

     

Sporting Clays Shoot that includes a youth group

Dates are set each October during annual Events 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 Events Calendar

1.  Reserve the date with the chosen youth group

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

3.  Send an email to the Club no later than a week before the event

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

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

 

     

Sporting Clays Tournaments

Capital City Clays and The National Shooting Complex set the dates

No contact is needed – shooters register online.

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

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

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

 

     

Wayne

     

 

     

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

 

     

Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trips to Port O’Connor

Two months before each trip on the Events Calendar

The Inn at Clark’s (361-983-2300)

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

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip (only) and Self-guided/chartered Blast and Cast Rotation

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

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

 

     

Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blasts and Casts to Port O’Connor

Dates are set each October during annual Events Calendar planning

The Inn at Clark’s (361-983-2300)

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

2.  Follow the notification procedures in Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip (only) and Self-guided/chartered Blast and Cast Rotation

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

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

 

     

Ian

     

 

     

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

 

     

Guided Waterfowl Hunts

Mid-July for teal season

 

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

Teal, duck, geese, and sandhill cranes: Dates TBD

Castaway Lodge (Seadrift; duck) – 888-618-4868 – $225 (plus possibly a gate fee; Chris Kidd has hunted with them twice and recommends them)

 

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 – $135

 

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

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the Guided Waterfowl Hunt Rotation

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

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

 

     

Binh

     

 

     

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

 

     

Family Banquet

Dates are set each October during annual Events Calendar planning

 

  • Date TBD, 6:30 – 8:00 PM – Wild Game Dinner (Ministry Event) at St. George’s Court (1443 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin)

Varies

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

2.  Reserve a meeting room at a restaurant

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

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

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

 

     

Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner)

Each April the 1st

Jennie Son (Family Eldercare) – json@familyeldercare.org – 512-459-1002

1.  Reserve the date with St George’s Court

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

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

4.  Remove the event from the Upcoming Events web page

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

 

     

Raul

     

 

     

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

 

     

Self-guided hog hunts

January the 1st

TBD

1.  Choose a weekend in February or March

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the Self-guided Hog Hunt Rotation

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

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

 

     

Semi-guided hog hunts

November the 1st

TBD.  Possibly:

Bailey Hunting Ranch/Seth Bailey (Coleman) – 903-824-8346

  • $250/hunter/weekend
  • Lodging in a fully furnished house can be provided for $75/hunter/night (they require a minimum of 4 hunters)
  • 2 – 3 hogs per person depending on the group’s size
  • Hunt Friday – Sunday, 3 days and 2 nights
  • Motion-activated lights on all feeders for night hunting
  • All stands and feeders are provided, a couple of their stands are stands for two (if you want to hunt with someone)
  • Bow or Rifle
  • No hidden fees
  • 50 acres – high fenced, very densely wooded
  • They import hogs from trappers, it’s not a guaranteed hunt, but they have a lot of hogs
  • They allow group stalks
  • They have a cleaning station
  • They have fishing ponds
  • They require a $200 deposit (total; not per person) when the hunt is booked (collect their money and then pay the deposit with a credit card – don’t pay until you have their money)

B&H Outfitters (Mount Vernon) – Brodie Ogle (903-243-6443), Hunter Powell (903-348-0354) – $250/per hunter for a minimum of 4 hunters

 

DFW Hunting (Balsora/Boonsville/Veal Station/Athens) – 817-925-8305 – $150 each/for 3 hunters or $125 each/for 6 or more hunters (they also get the entire 640-acre property at Balsora to themselves with 12 feeders and blinds plus stalk hunting around 7 large ponds)

 

Cameron Crystal-Hobbs – (Coupland/Elgin) – 512-923-0299 – $200/hunter/day (no limit)

 

C&T Guiding Services (Cross Plains) – 254-631-6212 or 713-408-4661 – $175/hunter

 

Rafter E Outfitters/Ricky Ethridge (near Rocksprings) – 318-918-9298 – $250/hunter per weekend

 

TexasDucknDove/Blake Eckeberger (near Wichita Falls) – 940-389-0801 – $200 (no limit; hunt times run approximately from dusk until dawn; lodging available for up to 6 hunters)

 

Steve’s Creek Hog Hunts – 903-880-8438 – Eustace – $100/day – self-guided

1.  Research outfitters and pick one

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

3.  Follow the notification procedures in the Semi-guided Hog Hunt Rotation

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

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

 

     

Steve

     

 

     

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

 

     

Guided Upland Bird Hunt(s)

Each November the 1st

Mike Schumann – schubros2hunt@yahoo.com, 979-540-0745, 1009 PR 4531, Dime Box TX, 77853

PayPal deposits go to LRSchumann@hotmail.com

1.  Reserve the date(s)

2.  Send an email to the Club

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

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

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

 

     

Daryl

     

 

     

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

 

     

Chartered Hybrid/Striped/ White Bass Fishing Trip

Each March the 1st

Fermin Fernandez – 512 755-1007

 

Max Milam – 325-379-2051

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

4.  Notify FCS members and future members.

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

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

       

Mike

     
       

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

       

Semi-guided Dove Hunt

Around June the 1st

TBD

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

2.  Notify FCS members and future members.

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

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

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Apr
11

Boat Anchor for sale

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John Bobo has a 17 lb., 4-pronged anchor to sell in excellent condition. It wouldn’t hold a heavy bass boat in a strong wind but would hold a somewhat lighter boat.  They sell new for $75 – he’s asking $25. Contact John at johnbobo@mygrande.net or 512-815-9295.

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11

Guns and Accessories for Sale

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

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

Contact Tim at 512-970-9862.

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Relisted 4/11/21

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

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Apr
10

2021 – Fishing Reports

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06

2021 – FCS Meetings Reports

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06

Current Prayer Requests

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Mar
24

Event Hierarchy

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

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

To quote the old American Express TV commercial “Membership has its privileges.”  Therefore, being an active member ensures that you will not get bumped by one who is below you in a Rotation.  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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Mar
20

2021 – Shoots Reports

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07

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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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30

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Apr
03

How to post in Facebook

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

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

To post your thoughts, pictures, and videos:

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

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

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Mar
07

Scorecard

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

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

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

The scores can be viewed as follows:

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

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

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

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

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https://fcs-texas.org/FCS_Scorecard_Master_032021.xlsx

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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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On the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving, I put my safety harness, a light jacket, and my backpack on and walked towards the west side ladder stand on a small property near Round Rock.  As I neared the creek, a doe ran out, followed shortly by a decent-sized eight-point buck.

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

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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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17

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08

How to Post

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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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Bible verse of the day

The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.

Today’s Devotionals and Blogs

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

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