July 2002 NEWSLETTER


CLUB MEETING

MONDAY July 8, 2002 - 7:00 P.M. at the GUN CLUB 

Upcoming Events

Saturday July 6 Big Bore Silhouette Match - 10:00 A.M.
Monday July 8 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at the clubhouse
Sunday July 14 Independence Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Saturday July 20 .22 Field Pistol - 10:00 A.M.
Saturday July 27 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Sunday July 28 Action Pistol Match - 9:00 A.M.              

Upcoming Events in August 2002

Saturday August  3 Club Workday
Saturday August 10 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Sunday August 11 Summertime Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday August 12 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at the clubhouse
Saturday August 17 Big Bore Silhouette Match - 10:00 A.M.
Saturday August 24 .22 Field Pistol - 10:00 A.M.
Sunday August 25 Action Pistol Match - 9:00 A.M.


BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT:  (Tom McGonigal)

Thanks to Bill Murrell, Ray Campbell, Fred Welfare, John Scott, Jack Flack, Tom Mix, and Don Sloop for conducting a combined shooting familiarization event on May 29 for 10 Jr NROTC students from North Brunswick High School. The event was organized and coordinated thru Complimentary Member MGy Sgt David Miller.

NO MEETING ON JUNE 10TH: (Secretary Dale Lear)

Due to the lack of a quorum there was no meeting.  Our By-Laws state "A quorum shall consist of five percent of the membership, with a minimum of twelve members present."  Come on members - Only 9 members plus MGy Sgt David Miller showed up at the clubhouse.  This is your club   YOUR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN RUNNING THE CLUB IS NEEDED!!!

NON-MEETING INFORMATION:

MGy Sgt David Miller provided The Hoggard Challenge to those at the non-meeting.  We need 4 volunteers for the challenge to be held on August 12th at 3:00 P.M. at the club.  If you want to participate call David between 8 AM and 3 PM at 350-2072 Ext. 257 or call him at his residence - 452-3416.  A copy of The Hoggard Challenge is part of the newsletter.  See The Hoggard Challenge on page 5. [Will be sent to E-mail addresses later - Sec. Dale]

Due to an misunderstanding during the planning of the 2002 North Carolina Civilian Marksmanship Program, Three Position Air Rifle Camp, to be held at UNCW from July 22 to July 27, 2002 there has been a serious monetary shortfall.  Two monetary numbers verbally provided by UNCW were to be added together to get the cost for the participants room and board at UNCW.  The number were not added together and so the announcement for the camp stated student participants cost would be $80.00 each.  However, it will be much more.  MGy Sgt Miller is hopeful that the BGC will come up with at least a $2000.00 donation to help defray the actual cost.  The students have come up with their $80.00 but he feels it is to much to ask them to come up with double that amount.  He checked with NRA and they are not able to advance money for this however next year they will receive money from the Friends of the NRA.  SEE YOU AT THE JULY MEETING SO THIS CAN BE DISCUSSED AND MOTIONS MADE/VOTED ON!!!

MGy Sgt Miller advised that because BGC members have and do participate in the teaching of  Jr. NROTC students our members are considered ad hoc affiliates (adult leaders) by the Civilian Marksmanship Program.  Members will therefore be able to obtain some ammunition at a really low cost.  Examples are $93 per 6500 rounds of Federal 22 cal. and 30 cal. rounds at 10 cents apiece.

Sholar Powell advised that Bill Beadling of the Outer Banks Gun Club is still interested in a joint shoot with members of the BGC.  Those at the non-meeting agreed that it will be an "All Around Shoot" involving shooting  25 rounds each in the pistol, rifle and shotgun events.  Call Sholar at 799-5438 for information and to sign up.

FRIENDS OF THE NRA - 2002 EVENT INFORMATION: (Ray Campbell)

The Friends of NRA event for 2002 is planned for Saturday September 14 at the Elks Club at 5102 Oleander Dr. here in Wilmington. We've finally decided to try having this fun filled dinner and auction on the weekend. As you remember we've always had the event during the week but many of you wanted to have it on a day that you didn't have to go to work the next day so here's your opportunity.

Advance tickets will be available by calling Ray Campbell at 686-7339 or 520-4822. Individual tickets are $25.00 just like last year. You will probably remember that we also have sponsor packages that are $225.00. The Sponsor Package includes two tickets, a limited edition sponsor hat, and new this year is an NRA Minuteman Sculpture which would be a real addition to any den or office. It stands about 15 inches high and is on a wood base. I plan to have one of them on display at Shooters Choice on Gordon Road. If you haven't been by to see the new indoor range it should give you an excuse. Sponsors are always included in a Sponsor only drawing for more guns.

Advance ticket sales is important to both you and I because we use the number of advance tickets to help us figure out how many extra guns we need to buy. In the past we have purchased more guns to increase our chances of winning one. As last year there will be one gun given away as a door prize. So your $25.00 ticket purchase could win you a gun.

This years event is still developing and I'll keep you updated but we still plan to have the same auctioneer and the same good food........

Almost forgot--We need workers and committee members to help sell tickets so if you work with a bunch of folks that share the same interests as you then make sure they get a ticket. Call me to get on board.........thanks........Ray



JUNE COWBOY MATCH: (Ray Campbell)


Regulator Gazette 

June 15, 1897 

 "Tom Two Times" Ambushed in Outhouse

"Tom Two Times" had just gotten settled down for a rest in his new outhouse. After all the problems with Native Americans trying to take their land back, he equipped it with any eventuality in mind which included picture windows on the sides and a shooting port in the door. It seems like the Natives didn't appreciate him building his outhouse on their burial grounds. Tom had just gotten past the first few pages of his new Colt Catalog when an arrow whizzed by his head. The arrow went in one window and out the other. Since his pants and holsters would be around his knees he had built holsters in the walls to hold his two six shooters while he was indisposed. He drew his first pistol and dispatched the five braves on the left and drew the other to send five more on the right to the Happy Hunting Grounds. He peered out the port in the front door only to see two more coming toward the door with torches to set his roost on fire. Two shoots from the double barrel changed their minds (Permanently). Off in the distance he could see five Chiefs on horses which were directing the action. Fortunately Tom's outhouse equipment included a long range rifle which he put to good use on the Chiefs. Tom is thinking about relocating to town if the problems continue......

Stage two above was originally to be called "War Wagon" but when the posse voted and it was agreed that Match Director Holliday's construction of a stage coach looked more like an outhouse than a stage coach then the name was changed.....

The June posse was attended by 14 cowboys and one cowgirl......Seems like we've been having one cowgirl make the scene for the last few matches. It's been a different cowgirl each time. What we need is for them all to show up on the same day so we can have a real cowgirl shootout.

"Doc Clock" our resident cowboy timekeeper had to leave before the match was completed so the scores may be somewhat suspect as Dick Holliday took over the score keeping and we suspect that he had been in the Old Crow Mouth Wash again....His ciphering skills are questionable when he is sober....Dick said that it helped his cough....

Scores went as follows:

Cowboys--Dick W. Holliday (Scorekeeper always wins), Little Mix, Mad Dog, Deacon Dave, Duplin Kid, Silverado, Slowhand.......
Senior Cowboys--Roberdale, Prosper Kid, Idaho Spud, Tom Two Times, Black Smith, Tom Two Feathers, Doc Clock....
Cowgirl--Slow Hand Sal

All posse members were awarded hanker chiefs for showing up.

COOKOUT AT THE JULY MATCH.....Idaho Spud came up the idea of feeding the Posse members and their guests at the July match so if you'll let us know for sure you're coming we'll know how many yard birds to cook...The match is scheduled for July 27 at 9:00 AM with lunch to follow......If you need directions to our Range go to www.buccaneergunclub.org and look us up......so as always......Take a kid shooting........Ned Bluntline

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB
2002 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sept 8 Back-to-School Open, Skeet
9 Club Meeting
22 Action Pistol Match
28 Cowboy Action Match

Oct 13 Dove Season Open, Skeet
14 Club Meeting
26 Cowboy Action Match
27 Action Pistol Match

Nov 2 Club Workday
10 Smoked Turkey Open, Skeet
11 Club Meeting
23 Cowboy Action Match

Dec   8 Ho-Ho-H open,  Skeet
  9 Club Meeting

Big Bore, Skeet, Action Pistol and Field Pistol

ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS/SHOOTERS:


PLEASE - DO NOT PLACE ANY TYPE TARGET ON TOP OF A BERM AND THEN SHOOT AT IT!


PLEASE - IF YOU TAKE TARGETS OUT OF THE SHED YOU SHOULD PUT THEM BACK WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED SHOOTING.


NO LOADED CONCEALED WEAPONS ARE TO BE CARRIED TO THE FIRING LINE AS WE ARE A COLD RANGE CLUB.


PLEASE - DO NOT SHOOT CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT SILHOUETTE TARGETS NOR ANY FIREARM AT THE ACTION PISTOL BARRICADES ON WHICH ARE SIGNS STATING "DO NOT SHOOT BARRICADES." 

TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM SHOOTING CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WE ARE REQUESTING YOU DROP THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WHEN YOU ARE DONE SHOOTING.