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Jan
01

1/1/17 State of the Club Report

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2016 was a fair to good year for the club. Highlights include: Read More→

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Jan
01

1/1/16 State of the Club

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2015 was another fantastic year for the club! Highlights include: Read More→

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Aug
07

Complacency by Randy Rowley 8/7/15

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In case you didn’t see the update to our Vote & Polls web page, on 7/28/15 I initiated a poll among the members and future members regarding whether our 2016 annual dinner should be a banquet instead of just a dinner.  I conveyed that basically a banquet would look like our dinners to date – lots of opportunities to talk and to eat.  In addition we could have a speaker, door prizes and other awards, a slide show, etc. Read More→

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Jan
01

1/1/15 State of the Club

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2014 was a fantastic year for the club!  Highlights include: Read More→

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2013 was a great year for the club!  Highlights include: Read More→

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Jul
02

7/2/13 Through God’s Crosshairs

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The April – June quarter of 2013 was a great one for the club.  Our attendance was 129 people, which was our second best for this quarter.  We blew away what was our average for this quarter (61.71).  We had 22 events, which tied our best for this quarter.  We would have had 26 events but the 4/6/13 Shooting Range Shoot did not happen (lack of interest), the 4/7/13 ‘South X Southwest’ Sporting Clays Tournament did not happen (Capitol City canceled it), the 5/11/13 Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trip did not happen (due to a thunderstorm); and the 5/31/13 – 6/2/13 Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip was postponed (for 7/12/13 – 7/14/13). Read More→

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People frequently ask me what my stance is on such and such gun control bill.  To make things easier for me and the inquiries I have put on thoughts down on electronic paper.

All gun control is about controlling legal gun owners who have done nothing wrong and who probably never will do anything wrong.  It’s not about the guns – it’s about control.  Look at the states and cities with the most gun control – Washington D.C., Detroit, Chicago, New York, etc. and you’ll see that it’s safer to walk down the streets in Afghanistan than it is to do so in one of those cities.  The more gun control that they impose the worst crime becomes.  The states and cities that have the least amount of gun control have the least amount of crime. Read More→

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Apr
01

4/1/13 Through God’s Crosshairs

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The January – March quarter of 2013 was a very good one for the club. Our attendance was 112 people, which was our new fifth best for this quarter. We blew away what was our average for this quarter (70.58). We had 19 events, which was our new best for this quarter. We would have had 22 events but we canceled the 1/4/13 – 1/6/13 Winter Dove Retreat (bad weather), a 1/4/13 – 1/6/13 Winter Dove Hunt (bad weather), and a 1/19/13 Self-guided Duck Hunt (none of the hunters could make the hunt).

We had four men join the club, two members renew their memberships, and eleven first time guests! We conducted no votes or polls. Read More→

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Jan
01

1/1/13 – State of the Club

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Happy Silver Anniversary!  The October – December quarter of 2012 started our 25th year as a Club!  Part of me finds it hard to believe that we’ve existed for 25 years.  Another part of me feels like we’ve been together for longer than that!  This occasion has caused me to reminisce.

Here are a few of my favorite memories from the past 25 years: Read More→

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Oct
12

10/1/12 Through God’s Crosshairs

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The July – September quarter of 2012 was a good one for FCS. Our attendance was 131 people, which was our seventh best for this quarter. We blew away what was our average for this quarter (95.57). We had 19 events, which tied our best for this quarter. We would have had 23 events (our best) but the 8/4/12 ‘Margarita Open I’ Sporting Clays Tournament, 8/31/12 – 9/2/12 Dove Hunt (San Angelo), and 9/14/12 Guided Teal Hunt were canceled due to lack of interest and the 9/29/12 Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot was rained out. If we had had our average attendance at these events we would have had 159 people (our second best).  We broke the 7000 mark in total attendance (7121) and broke the 700 mark in total events (704). Read More→

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Jul
01

7/1/12 Through God’s Crosshairs

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The April – June quarter of 2012 was a great one for FCS. Our attendance was 124 people, which was our second best for this quarter. We blew away what was our average for this quarter (59.00). We had 15 events, which also was our second best for this quarter. We would have had 18 events but the McBride’s Open Sporting Clays Tournament was canceled due to the course being too muddy, the June Student Instructor/Student Sporting Clays Shoot was canceled because the National Shooting Complex could not round up enough instructors, and we moved the Self-chartered Saltwater Fishing Trip to July. Read More→

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Apr
03

4/3/12 Through God’s Crosshairs

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The January – March quarter of 2012 was a very good one for FCS. Our attendance was 108 people, which was our fifth best for this quarter. We blew away what was our average for this quarter (68.96). We had 16 events, which tied our second best for this quarter. We would have had 20 events but we canceled three self-guided hog hunts (no place to go) and a guided upland bird hunt (rained out). Read More→

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The October – December quarter of 2011 was a very good one for FCS. Our attendance was 122 people, which was our fourth best for this quarter. We blew away what was our average for this quarter (65.00). We had 16 events, which was our second best for this quarter. We would have had 18 events but we canceled a guided duck hunt (lack of interest) and a chartered bay or deep sea fishing trip (the leader had a work conflict). Read More→

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Oct
08

10/5/11 Through God’s Crosshairs

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The January – March quarter of 2011 was a very good one for FCS. Our attendance was 152 people, which was our fourth best for this quarter (we missed tying our third best (last year) by one). We blew away what was our average for this quarter (93.00). Read More→

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Jul
10

7/1/11

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The January – March quarter of 2011 was a good one for FCS.  Our attendance was Read More→

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Apr
27

4/11/11

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The January – March quarter of 2011 was a great one, attendance wise, for FCS.  Our attendance was Read More→

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Jan
13

1/1/11 – State of the Club

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The October – December quarter of 2010 was a good one for FCS.  Our attendance was 111 people, which tied our fifth best for Read More→

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Jan
13

3rd Qtr 2010 – Club Results

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We had a major improvement for the July through September quarter of 2010.  Our attendance was Read More→

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Aug
18

2nd Qtr 2010 – Club Results

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We had an improvement for the April through June quarter of 2010.  Our attendance was 89 people, which was our 4th best Read More→

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Aug
18

1st Qtr 2010 – Club Results

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We had a setback for the January through March quarter of 2010 (our second setback in a row).  Our attendance was Read More→

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Aug
18

1/1/10 – State of the Club

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We had a setback for the October – December quarter of 2009.  Our attendance was 105 people, which was our Read More→

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Aug
18

3rd Qtr 2009 – Club Results

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Although it appears that we had a big setback for the July – September quarter of 2009, in reality we did not. Our attendance was Read More→

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Aug
18

2nd Qtr 2009 – Club Results

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We had a setback for the April – June quarter of 2009.  Our attendance was 80 people, which tied Read More→

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Aug
18

1st Qtr 2009 – Club Results

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The January – March quarter of 2009 was the greatest one yet for that quarter.  We had our best attendance yet for Read More→

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Aug
18

1/1/09 – State of the Club

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The October – December quarter of 2008 kicked off our 21st year with style.  We had our second best Read More→

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Aug
18

3rd Qtr 2008 – Club Results

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What a quarter!  The July – September quarter of 2008 continued our 20th year with style!  We had not only our best Read More→

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Aug
18

2nd Qtr 2008 – Club Results

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The April – June quarter of 2008 continued our 20th year with style!  We had our best Read More→

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Aug
18

1st Qr 2008 – Club Results

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The January – March quarter of 2008 continued our 20th year with Read More→

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Aug
18

1/1/08 – State of the Club

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The October – December quarter of 2007 kicked off our 20th year with Read More→

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FCS members and future members, Read More→

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