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 5/24/18 Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner)

Our Annual Wild Game Dinner (Ministry Event) at St. George’s Court Apartments (1443 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin) has been set for Thursday 5/24/18, 6:30 – 8:00 PM (volunteers please arrive at 4:30 PM).

We need donations of wild game that we can either grill or deep fry.  Deer and hog steaks, link sausage, dove breasts, duck breasts (off the bone is preferred as they take up a lot of room in the coolers), quail, chuckar, pheasant, fish fillets, etc. work well.  We will not be able to use ground hamburger, chili, sausage, etc. and whole leg/shoulder deer/hog quarters.

We now have enough volunteers, but won’t turn you down if you would like to help.

Please contact Randy Rowley if you would like to volunteer or donate game at randywrowley@gmail.com (his preference) or by calling or texting 512-922-2484.  If you text, please identify yourself.  Randy will pick up game the week of the event.  Also let him know if you have any questions.

5/26/18 ‘May Day Clay’ NCSA Sporting Clays Tournament

FCS will participate in the next Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls sporting clays tournament on Saturday, 5/26/18. 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. Please RSVP to Bruce Crockett at bmc55@att.net, 512-244-1555 (Home), or 512-970-7797 (Cell). You can also email or call him if you have any questions.

6/7/18 FCS Meeting and Fajita Dinner

Our next FCS Meeting (social activity) will be on Thursday, 6/7/18, 7:00 – 9:30 PM at Jim McGee’s home (2605 Izoro Bend, Cedar Park, 512-791-3464).  The meeting will feature a fajita dinner.  The cost will be approximately $10/person.  RSVP to Randy Rowley at randywrowley@gmail.com (his preference) or 512-922-2484.  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

6/8/18 – 6/10/18 Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip

Our next Self-Chartered Saltwater Fishing Trip will be on 6/8/18 – 6/10/18 at Port O’Connor.  We presently have two boats committed and seven of the eight spots are filled.  This event is full.  If we can get another boat committed we’ll be able to take two or three more people.

We’ll split the gas (including boat gas) and bait costs.  We’ll eat out for our meals.  We will stay at Wayne Weilnau’s house.  There will be a $20/person house cleaning fee ($140 total).

Contact Daryl Shipper at shipperdog@gmail.com (his preference) or at 512-638-6971 to be added to his “will-call” list in case someone drops out or if you have any questions.  Also let Daryl know if you can bring a boat.

 6/16/18 FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot
FCS will host our next monthly Sporting Clays shoot on Saturday, 6/16/18, from 9:00 – 11:30 AM at the Capitol 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.  Also may have a short devotional message designed to be meaningful to sportsmen and sportsladies.  Please RSVP to Bruce Crockett at  bmc55@att.net (his preference) or at 512-970-7797.
Approximate Schedule: 
-9:00 AM – Sporting clays
-10:45 AM – Scores, announcements, ans short devotional
-11:30 AM – Depart (or, stick around and shoot 5-stand, skeet or the main course.)
Who should comeMembers 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 $21.65/person (includes tax).  If you don’t have a shotgun you can use one of ours.  Most of us shoot 12 guage, but 20 guage is good also. Capitol 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.
Location:
Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club  
8707 Lindell Lane   (Near the Travis County Exposition Center and Decker Lake)
Phone number:  512-272-4707
Weather- In the event of rain
Light rain – we shoot.   Heavy rain – we stay home.
6/30/18 ‘Capitol City Classic’ 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 Saturday, 6/30/18. 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. Please RSVP to Bruce Crockett at bmc55@att.net, 512-244-1555 (Home), or 512-970-7797 (Cell). You can also email or call him if you have any questions.

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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.

For directions to FCS events use this map.

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, food, gas, etc.  For dividing up food costs, for example, minors may be treated as adults, depending on their size (e.g., a 14-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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