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Oct
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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09

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09

Upcoming Events

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11/11/18 ‘Give ’em the Bird!’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

FCS will participate in the next Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, 512-272-4707) sporting clays tournament on Sunday, 11/11/18. 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. Contact Bruce Crockett at bmc55@att.net or 512-970-7797 if you have any questions.

11/17/18 Guided Duck Hunt

FCS will hunt ducks on 11/17/18 with Jack Chamberland of Tenney Creek Outfitters near McMahan (east of Lockhart).  We hunted with Jack on 1/14/17.  Three hunters bagged eight ducks.  The hunters were impressed with Jack.  The birds were sporadic that day.  McMahan is about 64 miles from Austin, so a motel the night before is not necessary.

The cost is $155, plus tip.  You will hunt from a blind, so boots are a good idea, but waders are not necessary.  Remember: steel shot, your hunting license with migratory bird stamp and federal duck stamp, and a shotgun plugged for a three shell limit are required.  Jack will set out decoys, call the birds in, retrieve them, and clean them after the hunt.  The limit is five hunters and this hunt is full.  Contact Ian Daniels at Idaniels@austin.rr.com or 512-633-2221 to be added to his will-call list in case someone backs out.

11/17/18 FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

FCS will host our next monthly Sporting Clays shoot on Saturday, 11/17/18, from 9:00 – 11:15 AM at the Capital City Trap & Skeet Club.  The gates open at 9:00.  We will gather by the front door of their clubhouse at 9:05.  We will shoot their 50 target Corporate/Hunter course, which is the easiest 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.  After we shoot the 50 target course, we will have a brief get together to brag about our scores, and pass around the excuses, and catch you up on our near term planned events.

-9:05 AM – Sporting clays

-10:45 AM – Scores and announcements

-11:15 AM – Depart (or stick around and shoot 5-stand, skeet or the main course.)

Who should come: Members and guests, including ladies and youth, both new shooters and experienced.  We usually have from 10-20 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 is $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 City requires eye and ear protection (available free of charge at Capitol City).  They sell shotgun shells if you need them (but you can get them cheaper at Academy, Wal-Mart, etc.).  You’ll need to bring two boxes of shells if you plan to shoot 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 Corporate/Hunter course are designed for skeet chokes, but IC works just fine.

Location8707 Lindell Lane (Near the Travis County Exposition Center and Decker Lake)

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

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

Questions:  Contact Bruce Crockett at bmc55@att.net (his preference) or 512-970-7797.

11/30/18 – 12/2/18 Self-guided Duck Hunt (Tehuacana)

FCS will hunt ducks on 12/1/18 – 12/2/18 at the Pinock Ranch near Tehuacana, 45 miles east of Waco (134 miles from Austin).  We’ll head there on 11/30/18, the evening before the second half of the season starts.  In addition to duck hunting the deal includes lodging in a barndominium that sleeps 13.

The owner reports that duck hunting is GREAT with 80% limits with a variety of ducks.  He also reports that geese come in occasionally.  He has a 21-acre lake.  He charges $100 day/hunter for hunting and lodging, so he is between $50 – $64 cheaper than the guides that we have been using over the past three years (when you include 20% tips for them).  Friday evening to Saturday evening is considered a day.  If you add in a motel at Marquez/Franklin or El Campo (for the times we elected to stay in a motel when we hunted with guides near there) then he is $100 cheaper or more.

Also, in addition to hunting there are a large number of things that we can do during non-hunting times (such as bass fish, play pool, watch TV, hit golf balls, play Frisbee golf, etc.).

We have eight hunters committed for 12/1/18 and are full.  We have five hunters committed for 12/2/18 and can take three more.  RSVP is required to Mike Walsh at duxmn@austin.rr.com or 512-560-7001.

12/6/18 FCS Meeting and Venison Stew

Our next FCS Meeting (social activity) will be on Thursday, 12/6/18, 7:00 – 9:30 PM at Wayne Weilnau’s home (16100 Fritsch Cove, Austin, 512-388-3340 – Home, 512-589-4120 – Cell).  The meeting will feature venison stew.  The cost will be approximately $5/person.  RSVP is required to Randy at randywrowley@gmail.com (his preference) or 512-922-2484 by before 12/5/18.  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

12/8/18 Guided Duck Hunt (Location TBD)

FCS will go on a guided duck hunt with Ricky Ethridge on 12/8/18.  Ricky has properties near Marquez, Cameron, Bastrop, and south of DFW.  We most often hunt his place at 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.

We have had several successful hunts with Ricky in the past, including getting a limit of 24 ducks on the 12/16/17 Guided Duck Hunt with Ricky’s son Roy near Cameron.

The cost is $125 plus tip.  You will hunt from a blind on land, so boots are a good idea, but waders are not necessary.  Steel shot, your hunting license with migratory bird stamp and federal duck stamp, and a shotgun plugged for a three shell limit are required.  Ricky will set out the decoys, call the birds in, retrieve them, and clean the birds after the hunt.  The limit is four hunters and this hunt is full.  Contact Ian Daniels at Idaniels@austin.rr.com or 512-633-2221 to be added to his will-call list in case someone backs out.

12/22/18 Guided Duck Hunt (Location TBD)

FCS will go on a guided duck hunt with Ricky Ethridge on 12/22/18.  Ricky has properties near Marquez, Cameron, Bastrop, and south of DFW.  We most often hunt his place at 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.

We have had several successful hunts with Ricky in the past, including getting a limit of 24 ducks on the 12/16/17 Guided Duck Hunt with Ricky’s son Roy near Cameron.

The cost is $125 plus tip.  You will hunt from a blind on land, so boots are a good idea, but waders are not necessary.  Steel shot, your hunting license with migratory bird stamp and federal duck stamp, and a shotgun plugged for a three shell limit are required.  Ricky will set out the decoys, call the birds in, retrieve them, and clean the birds after the hunt.  The limit is four hunters and hunt is full.  Contact Randy Rowley at randywrowley@gmail.com or 512-922-2484 to be added to his will-call list in case someone backs out.

1/12/19 Guided Duck Hunt (El Campo)

FCS will go on a guided duck hunt with Rayce Jenkins near El Campo on Saturday, 1/12/19.  El Campo is around 140 miles from Austin, so you might want to go down and spend the night the day before.

The cost is $125 plus tip.  You will hunt from a blind, so boots are a good idea, but waders are not necessary.  Remember: steel shot, your hunting license with migratory bird stamp and federal duck stamp, and a shotgun plugged for a three shell limit are required.  Rayce will set out decoys, call the birds in, his dog will retrieve them, and he’ll cleans the birds after the hunt.  The limit is four hunters and this hunt is full.  Contact Ian Daniels at Idaniels@austin.rr.com or 512-633-2221 to be added to his will-call list in case someone backs out.

1/25/19 – 1/27/19 Self-guided Duck Hunt (Tehuacana)

FCS will hunt ducks on 1/26/19 – 1/27/19 at the Pinock Ranch near Tehuacana, 45 miles east of Waco (134 miles from Austin).  We’ll head there on 1/25/19, the evening before Saturday’s hunt.  In addition to duck hunting the deal includes lodging in a barndominium that sleeps 13.

The owner reports that duck hunting is GREAT with 80% limits with a variety of ducks.  He also reports that geese come in occasionally.  He has a 21-acre lake.  He charges $100 day/hunter for hunting and lodging, so he is between $50 – $64 cheaper than the guides that we have been using over the past three years (when you include 20% tips for them).  Friday evening to Saturday evening is considered a day.  If you add in a motel at Marquez/Franklin or El Campo (for the times we elected to stay in a motel when we hunted with guides near there) then he is $100 cheaper or more.

Also, in addition to hunting there are a large number of things that we can do during non-hunting times (such as bass fish, play pool, watch TV, hit golf balls, play Frisbee golf, etc.).

We can take four hunters on 1/26/19 and four hunters on 1/27/19 (or four hunters can hunt both days).  RSVP is required to Mike Walsh at duxmn@austin.rr.com or 512-560-7001.

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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).

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 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.

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.”

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01

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07

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07

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18

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26

2016 – Hunting Trips Reports

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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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09

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08

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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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18

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17

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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07

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07

Hog Bait by Randy Rowley

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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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