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8/22/19 – 8/25/19 Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip at Port O’Connor

Our next Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip will be on 8/22/19 – 8/25/19 at Port O’Connor.  We will go down on the preceding Thursday night or Friday morning and return Sunday afternoon.  We will stay at Wayne Weilnau’s house there.  The cost of the maid service will be split between participants as will boat and vehicle gas.   We will go out for dinner and lunch (unless you bring your own lunch).  Wayne will prepare breakfast tacos in the morning.  This trip will be limited to 8 people.  We usually have a full house, so order of response will determine who gets to go, with FCS members up to date on their dues will given priority, as will those on the waiting list from the last trip.  RSVP is required.
Daryl Shipper and Wayne will provide the boats.  We will fish in the morning and then again in late afternoon/evening with a siesta in the middle.  Weather will determine if we fish the bays, near shore, or offshore.  Wayne tends to drift or use the trolling motor, mostly fishing artificials.  Daryl anchors up more frequently and is more likely to be use live bait.
Everybody should bring their own equipment, saltwater license, beverages, and snacks.  The sun and heat can be brutal out there, so dress appropriately.   Wayne typically wears long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, gloves, buff or face mask, and a hat.  This is in addition to sunscreen.

This event is full.  Contact Wayne at txfalcon59@gmail.com or 512-589-4120 to be added to his “will-call” list in case someone drops out.  Also contact Wayne if you have any questions.

The below pictures are from our 6/5/19 – 6/8/19 trip to Port O’Connor.

Wayne Weilnau with his speckled trout

Daryl Shipper with his 35″ bull redfish

Jim McGee with his 27″ Jack Crevalle

9/1/19 (Opening Day) Dove Hunt (New Braunfels)

FCS will host a Dove Hunt on Sunday, 9/1/19 (Opening Day) with Bryce Brandl of Triple Play Outfitters near New Braunfels.  The 100 acre field is ten minutes off of I35 and includes a nice pond and lots of sunflowers.  Mike called Bryce’s references and learned that he is top notch.  He drives around and checks on the hunters to make sure they are in a productive spot.  If needed he will move hunters to a better spot on the property.  One man said that he would hunt with no one else.  See the pictures of past harvests.

The fee is $100/gun.  This event is full.  Contact Mike Walsh at duxmn@austin.rr.com or 512-560-7001 to be added to his ‘will-call’ list in case someone backs out.

We may book other hunts there this coming season, depending on the outcome of this hunt.  Also let Mike know if you are interested in a Monday, 9/2/19 and/or Saturday, 9/7/19 hunt there.

Contact Mike if you have any questions.

9/14/19 ‘Patriot Day’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

FCS will participate in the next Capital Clays sporting clays tournament on Saturday, 9/14/19. 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. Capital Clays is located at 8707 Lindell Lane.  Their phone number is 512-272-4707. Contact Bruce Crockett at bmc55@att.net or 512-970-7797 if you have any questions.

9/21/19 ‘Copperhead Creek Tournament’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

FCS will participate in the next Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls Sporting Clays Tournament on Saturday, 9/21/19.  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 Side Event and Concurrent options.  Contact Bruce Crockett at bmc55@att.net or 512-970-7797 if you have any questions.

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9/28/19 Guided Teal Hunt

FCS will go on a guided teal hunt on 9/28/19 with The Drake Plantation near Winnie.  The cost is $175.  Participants are advised to reserve a motel room as it’s a 214 mile drive from Austin to Winnie.  RSVP is required to Ian Daniels at idaniels@austin.rr.com or 512-633-2221.

9/28/19 FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

FCS will host our next monthly Sporting Clays shoot on Saturday, 9/28/19, from 9:00 – 11:15 AM at Capital Clays.  We’ll shoot one round of 50 sporting clays.  We’ll probably shoot their red course (formerly called the corporate/hunter 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.

  • 9:05 AM – Sporting clays
  • 10:45 AM – Scores and announcements
  • 11:15 AM – Depart

Who should come: Members and guests, including ladies and youth, both new shooters and experienced.  We usually have around 10 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 costs $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 Clays requires eye and ear protection (available free of charge at Capitol Clays).  They sell shotgun shells if you need them (but you can get them cheaper at Academy, Walmart, etc.).  You’ll need to bring two boxes of shells per round of 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 Red course are designed for skeet chokes, but IC works just fine.

Location: 8707 Lindell Lane (near the Travis County Exposition Center and Lake Decker)

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

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

Questions:  Contact Bruce at bmc55@att.net or 512-970-7797 or Randy at randywrowley@gmail.com or 512-922-2484.

10/8/19 FCS Meeting and Shrimp Boil

Our next FCS Meeting (social activity) and shrimp boil will be on Tuesday, 10/8/19, 7:00 – 9:30 PM at Bruce Crockett’s home (2119 Woodston Dr., Round Rock, 512-970-7797).  The cost should be approximately $12/person.  RSVP is required to Randy Rowley to ensure that we’ll have enough food at randywrowley@gmail.com (his preference) or 512-922-2484 before 8/10/19.  Let Randy know if you have a recent hunting, fishing, or shooting experience or tip that you would like to share.  In addition, 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

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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).  However, see the hierarchy preference below.

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.”

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 president, vice president, and 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.

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