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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

  • 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 Hog Hunt

1

Total

54

 

Category Summary

 

Events

Number

Hunts

17

Fishing Trips

14

Shoots

14

Meetings

7

Banquets

1

Ministry Events

1

Total

54

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), and Self-guided Inland Duck 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)

Total = 26 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 = 54 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

 

     

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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