Calendar

FCS is a growing, dynamic ministry.  For the last nine years (and 12 out of the last 15 years) we have had far more events than there are weeks in the year.  As we are limited by the hunting seasons for specific animals and birds we frequently have several events occurring simultaneously.  For details on our most imminent events see our Upcoming Events web page.

2020

January

  • Saturday, 1/4/20, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt at a pond Southeast of Austin
  • Thursday, 1/9/20 through Sunday, 1/12/20 AM – Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) at Port O’Connor
  • Saturday, 1/11/20, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 1/11/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls
  • Sunday, 1/12/20, all-day – Guided Sandhill Crane Hunt with Rayce Jenkins near El Campo

February

  • Date TBD – Guided Crappie Fishing Trip with Chris Campbell on a lake TBD
  • Saturday, 2/8/20, 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Monday, 2/10/20, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Wild Game Dinner at Ron Denison’s home (1009 Ambrose Cv., Pflugerville, 512-670-7717 – Home, 512-217-4677 – Cell)
  • Saturday, 2/15/20 – ‘Sweetheart Shoot’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Monday, 2/17/20 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip on Lake Decker
  • Saturday, 2/22/20 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip on a lake TBD
  • Saturday, 2/22/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls
  • Saturday, 2/22/20, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Guided Upland Bird Hunt with Mike Schumann near Dime Box
  • Monday, 2/24/20, 6:30 – 8:00 PM – FCS Officers Meeting at Dos Salsas (1600 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, 512-260-7494)
  • Saturday, 2/29/20, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Guided Upland Bird Hunt with Mike Schumann near Dime Box

March

  • Date TBD – Semi-guided Hog Hunt at a location TBD
  • Monday, 3/2/20 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip on a lake TBD
  • Saturday, 3/7/20, 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 3/14/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls
  • Saturday, 3/21/20 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip on a lake TBD
  • Wednesday, 3/25/20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – FCS Family Banquet at La Margarita Restaurante (1530 North Interstate 35 Frontage Rd., Round Rock, 512-258-3733)
  • Saturday, 3/28/20 – ‘March Madness’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)

April

  • Saturday, 4/4/20 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip on a lake TBD
  • Tuesday, 4/7/20, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Chili Dinner at Mr. Charles Batts’ home (9706 Bordeaux La., Austin, 512-258-8773 – Home, 512-750-2225 – Cell)
  • Saturday, 4/11/20, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 4/18/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls
  • Tuesday, 4/22/20 – Saturday, 4/26/20 – NSCA State Sporting Clays Championship Tournament at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio

May

  • Monday, 5/4/20, 1:00 – 9:00 PM – Chartered Striped/Hybrid Bass Fishing Trip with a guide TBD
  • Saturday, 5/09/20 – ‘Bluebonnet Special’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournamentat Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 5/16/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls
  • Saturday, 5/16/20, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – ‘FCS Open’ (Two Rounds of Sporting Clays) at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707) followed by lunch at La Palapa(6640 E. Highway 290, Austin, 512-459-8729)
  • Thursday, 5/21/20, 6:30 – 8:00 PM – Wild Game Dinner (Ministry Event) at St. George’s Court (1443 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin)
  • Monday, 5/25/20 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip on a lake TBD

June

  • Thursday, 6/4/20 – Sunday, 6/7/20 – Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Connor
  • Thursday, 6/11/20, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Fajita Dinner at Jim McGee’s home (2605 Izoro Bend, Cedar Park, 512-791-3464)
  • Friday, 6/19/20 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip on a lake TBD
  • Saturday, 6/20/20, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 6/20/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls
  • Saturday, 6/27/20 – ‘Capital City Clays Classic’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)

July

  • Date TDB – Self-guided Hog Hunt near Mexia
  • Saturday, 7/11/20, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 7/11/20 – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip on a lake TBD
  • Saturday, 7/11/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls
  • Saturday, 7/18/20 – ‘Clayfest’ Sporting Clays Tournament at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio
  • Saturday, 7/25/20 – ‘Firecracker Special’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)

August

  • Saturday, 8/1/20, 9:00 – 11:15 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Monday, 8/10/20, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Barbecue Dinner at Bruce Crockett’s home (2119 Woodston Dr., Round Rock, 512-970-7797)
  • Saturday, 8/15/20 – ‘Summer Sizzler 2020’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Greystone Castle Sporting Club in Mingus
  • Thursday, 8/20/20 – Sunday, 8/23/20 – Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Connor
  • Saturday, 8/22/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls
  • Thursday, 8/27/20, AM – Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip on a lake TBD

September

  • Tuesday, 9/1/20 – Central Zone Dove Hunt with a guide and at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 9/12/20, all-day – Guided Teal Hunt with a guide and at a location TBD
  • Saturday, 9/12/20 – ‘Patriot Day’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 9/19/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls
  • Saturday, 9/26/20, 9:00 – 11:15 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)

October

  • Saturday, 10/03/20 – ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Tuesday, 10/6/20, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Shrimp Boil at Randy Rowley’s home (11612 Birchbark Trail, Austin, 512-922-2484)
  • Saturday, 10/10/20, 9:00 – 11:15 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 10/10/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls
  • Saturday, 10/17/20 – Sunday, 10/25/20 – NSCA National Sporting Clays Championship Tournament at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio
  • Saturday, 10/24/20, AM – Self-chartered Bass Fishing and Duck Scouting Trip on a lake TBD
  • Saturday, 10/31/20, AM – Self-chartered Bass Fishing and Duck Scouting Trip on a lake TBD

November

  • Saturday, 11/7/20, AM – ‘Give ’em the Bird’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 11/14/20, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt on a lake TBD
  • Saturday, 11/14/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls
  • Saturday, 11/21/20, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt on a lake TBD
  • Saturday, 11/21/20, 9:00 – 11:15 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 11/28/20, all-day – Guided Inland Duck Hunt with a guide and at a location TBD

December

  • Saturday, 12/5/20, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt on a lake TBD
  • Sunday, 12/6/20 – ‘Buck N’ Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Thursday, 12/10/20, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting and Venison Stew at Wayne Weilnau’s home (16100 Fritsch Cove, Austin, 512-388-3340 – Home, 512-589-4120 – Cell)
  • Saturday, 12/12/20, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt on a lake TBD
  • Saturday, 12/12/20 ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Copperhead Creek in Marble Falls
  • Thursday, 12/17/20 through Sunday, 12/20/20 – Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) at Port O’Connor
  • Saturday, 12/19/20, 9:00 – 11:15 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707)
  • Saturday, 12/26/20, all-day – Guided Inland Duck Huntwith a guide and at a location TBD

Events Summary

 

Events

Number

Sporting Clays Tournaments

23

Freshwater Fishing Trips (two also are inland duck scouting trips)

13

Sporting Clays Shoots (one includes a youth group)

12

Waterfowl Hunts (two are Blasts and Casts)

11

FCS Meetings (one is an officers’ meeting)

7

Bay Fishing Trips

2

Hog Hunts

2

Upland Bird Hunts

2

Dove Hunt

1

Banquet

1

Ministry Event

1

Total

75

Category Summary

 

Events

Number

Shoots

35

Hunts

16

Fishing Trips

15

Meetings

7

Banquet

1

Ministry Event

1

Total

75

Note: See the Upcoming Events web page or contact Randy Rowley for more information or to confirm event details.  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 calendar and upcoming events web page and email everyone on the FCS distribution list or rotation distribution list.  Therefore, it is recommended that you sign up to be on the distribution list.  If you have questions or wish to be added to the distribution list email Randy at randywrowley@gmail.com (his preference) or call him at 512-922-2484.   If you text, please identify yourself.

List of which officers will oversee which events for 2020

Mike Walsh (the Clay Target Shoot and Dove Hunt Czar) will oversee planning and reporting of the following events:

  • Semi-guided Dove Hunt (1 event)
  • Sporting Clays Tournaments (23 events)
  • Sporting Clays Shoots (12 events; one includes a youth group)

Total = 36 events

Randy Rowley (Chartered Crappie Fishing Trip, Meeting, Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip, Hog Hunt, and Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt Czar) will oversee planning, promotion, and reporting of the following events:

  • Chartered Crappie Fishing Trip (one event)
  • FCS Meetings (six events)
  • FCS Officers Meeting (one event)
  • Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trips (12 events; two are also inland duck scouting trips; Randy’s bass rotation is in effect)
  • Self/semi-guided Hog Hunts – Mexia and a location TBD (two events)
  • Self-guided Inland Duck Hunts (five events; Randy’s duck rotation is in effect)

Total = 27 events

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

  • Guided Inland Waterfowl Hunts (three guided inland duck hunts and one guided teal hunt) (four events)

Total = 4 events

Wayne Weilnau (Port O’Connor Self-chartered/guided Fishing Trip and Duck Hunt Czar) will oversee planning and reporting of the following events:

  • Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip (at Port O’Connor) (two events)
  • Self-chartered/guided Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Connor) (two events)

Total = 4 events

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

  • Guided Upland Bird Hunts (two events)

Total = 2 events

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

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

Total = 2 events

Daryl Shipper (Chartered Striped/Hybrid Bass Czar) will oversee planning and reporting of the following events:

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

Total = 1 event

Grand Total = 75 events

Events Preparation Grid 2020

 

Mike

 

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

Self-guided Dove Hunt

Around June the 1st

TBD

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

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the dove hunt rotation

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

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

 

Sporting Clays Shoots

Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning

Capital City Clays the week of each shoot or at the previous shoot to let them know that we’ll be there – 512-272-4707

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

2.  Send an email to the Club the week of the event

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

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

 

Sporting Clays Shoot that includes a youth group

Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning

Capital City Clays the week of the shoot or at the previous shoot to let them know that we’ll be there – 512-272-4707

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 the week of the event

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

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

 

Sporting Clays Tournaments

Dates are set by Capital City Clays, Copperhead Creek, and The National Shooting Complex

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 on the events and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

 

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 a date(s) has 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 on the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

 

FCS Meetings

Dates are set each October during annual 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 on the event and update the Attendance, Events Statistics, and Upcoming Events web pages

 

FCS Officers Meetings

Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning, or meetings are 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 agenda

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

 

Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trips (bass rotation)

Dates are set each October during annual 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 bass fishing trip rotation

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

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

 

Semi-guided Hog Hunts

November the 1st

TBD

1.  Research outfitters and pick one

2.  Find out the date that works for him and reserve a weekend in February

3.  Send an email to the Club

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

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

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

 

Self-guided Inland Duck Hunts (duck rotation)

Dates are set each October during annual 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 on the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

 

Ian

 

Guided Inland Waterfowl Hunts

Mid-July for teal season/mid-August for duck and goose seasons

Teal and Duck: Dates TBD

Ricky Ethridge (near Marquez) – 318-918-9298 – $125

Rayce Jenkins (near El Campo) – 979-541-6743 – $175

Jack Chamberland (near McMahan) – 512-360-7344 – $135

TexasDucknDove/Blake Eckeberger – 940-389-0801 – $200

The Drake Plantation (near Winnie)/Brian Fischer (owner) – 409-656-5765/Spencer Cuniff (guide) – 409-656-6348 – $200

Three Curl Outfitters/Brett Jepsen (near Frost) – 469-289-1464 – $200

Goose: Dates TBD

Pin Oak Farms/Chris Slemp – 832-466-9646

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 on the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

 

Wayne

 

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

Self-guided Coastal Blasts and Casts (Port O’Connor)

Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning

Captain’s Quarters – (361) 983-4982

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

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the blast and cast rotation

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

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

 

Self-chartered Saltwater Fishing Trip

Each April the 1st

Captain’s Quarters –

(361) 983-4982

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

2.  Follow the notification procedures in the bay fishing trip rotation

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

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

 

Binh

 

FCS Banquet

Dates are set each October during annual calendar planning

Varies

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

2.  Make the reservation at the 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 on the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

 

Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner)

Each April the 1st

Jennie Son (Family Eldercare)

512-459-1002

json@familyeldercare.org

1.  Reserve the date with St George’s Court

2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month prior to 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 and post a report on the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages after the event has occurred

 

Daryl

 

Event

Planning begin date

Contact

Notes

Chartered Hybrid/ Striped 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

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

4.  Follow the notification procedures in the striped/hybrid bass rotation

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

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

 

Steve

 

Guided Upland Bird Hunt(s)

Each November the 1st

Mike Schumann

979-540-0745

schubros2hunt@yahoo.com

1009 PR 4531 Dime Box TX, 77853

PayPal deposit goes 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 on the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

           

Bible verse of the day

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Today’s Devotionals and Blogs

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

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