FEBRUARY 2003 NEWSLETTER

CLUB MEETING

President John Scott 

Vice President David Morgan 

Secretary Dale Lear 

Treasurer Don Pelling 

FEBRUARY 2003 NEWSLETTER

CLUB MEETING

MONDAY, February 10, 2003 - 6:15 P.M. to eat and 7:00 P.M. to meet at the Sweetwater Café 

Upcoming Events


Saturday, February 8 BSA Troop 220 (M. English)
Sunday, February 9 Valentine Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday, February 10 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at Sweetwater Café
Saturday, February 15 New Member Orientation - 8:00 A.M.
Saturday, February 15 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, February 22 Dog Trials & BSA (inclement weather date)

Upcoming Events in March 2003


Saturday, March 1 Club Work Day
Sunday, March 8 Big Bore Silhouette Match - 10:00 A.M.
Sunday, March 9 Springtime Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday, March 10 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at Sweetwater Café
Saturday, March 15 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Sat. & Sun., March 15 & 16 March Winds Open, NSSA Skeet
Saturday, March 22 .22 Field Pistol - 10:00 A.M.

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST: www:packing.org;  www:nccowboys.com

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 1/13/03 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at the Sweetwater Café by President John Scott at 7:00 P.M.  President made comments to the members present.

The minutes of the last meeting (December 9, 2002), as appearing in the newsletter, were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:


Skeet There were 11 shooters at yesterday's match - good shoot - good scores - cold.

Cowboy Matches are the 3rd Saturday of the month commencing at 9:00 A.M.

Silhouette Matches are the 2nd Saturday of the month commencing at 10:00 A.M.

Training A Concealed Carry course will be held in the next week or ten day.  Materials for the 12 Boy Scouts of America taking the Basic Rifle Course have been ordered.


OLD BUSINESS:

Vice President Dog trials were held at the club last Saturday.  Discussion.

Bill Murrell Presented for information, including a sketch, of shooting sheds to replace the current sheds.  There would be 9 bays measuring overall 240' wide and 24' deep.  Discussion.

Bill Murrell Someone is shooting targets on the ground in the middle of the falling plate bay.  Comments.  Members were cautioned to put targets up against the back berm and not in the middle of the bay.

Secretary No one has come forward with information about the shooting of 30-06 at the field pistol targets.

Sholar Powell Inquired as to the status of the broken trap machine.  Bill advised the machine has not been taken apart yet to see what broke.   

NEW BUSINESS:

Tom Mix A Boy Scouts of America troop would like to use the range on 2/28 and 3/1 to camp and work on their Rifle Merit Badge.  Calendar is clear on 2/28 however 3/1 is a work day.  Discussion.  Workday participants will work around the Scouts.  No opposition.

Fred Welfare Someone is needed to operate lunch for the March Winds Open match on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16.  Four members will be needed and will receive work day credit.  Volunteers please call Bill Murrell.

Sholar Powell Requested reservation of both skeet fields for Thursday, April 24th, from 4:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.  No opposition.

Lon Downing Requested reservation of both skeet fields for Thursday, February 6th,  from 4:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.  No opposition.

David Miller Passed a sign up sheet for the Dave Miller Deer Rifle Challenge on 1/25/03 as he needs to know how much jambalaya to make.  Ashley High School is proposing a state of the art range building for junior shooters.  Provided details about the Junior Shooters events in June and that he needs volunteers to help out.

President Changes to the Committee Chairman.  David Merrill will replace Sholar Powell on Legislative; Cowboy Action is added and Ray Campbell will Chair; and Tom McGonigal will replace Tom Repik to work with Harold Lange in Training.

Vice President Made comments to the members.  Encouraged members that if they see things that need to be done -  pitch in to get it done.  Please call or E-mail David when you see things that need to be done.

Don Sloop Septic tank broke down and he called in a plumber.  The plumber replaced the lift station pump and checked out the entire system.  It cost $632.00 which Bill Murrell paid.  Discussion.

ATTENDANCE: 43 which included 4 Probationary Members and 1 Complimentary Member.

ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 P.M.

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 1/13/03 Meeting.


BUCCANEER GUN CLUB
2003 CALENDAR OF EVENTS (REMAINING)

Feb Sat.   8 BSA Troop 220 (M. English)
Sun.   9 Valentine Open, Skeet
Mon. 10 Club Meeting
Sat. 15 New Member Orientation
Sat. 15 Cowboy Action Match
Sat. 22 Dog Trials
BSA (inclement weather date)

Mar Sat. 1 Club Workday
Sat. 8 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Sun. 9 Springtime Open, Skeet  
Mon. 10 Club Meeting
Sat. 15 Cowboy Action Match
Sat. & Sun.15-16 March Winds Open, NSSA Skeet,  Skeet Fields Reserved
Th,Fri&Sat20-22 Dog Trials
Sat. 22 .22 Field Pistol

Apr Sat. 12 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Sun. 13 Tax Break Open Skeet
Mon. 14 Club Meeting
Sat. 19 Cowboy Action Match
Sat. 26 .22 Field Pistol
Sun. 27 Action Pistol Match

May Sat. 3 Club Workday
Sat. 10 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Mon. 12 Club Meeting  
Sat. 17 Cowboy Action Match
Sun. 18 Summer Warm Up Open, Skeet
Sat. 24 .22 Field Pistol
Sun. 25 Action Pistol Match

June Sun. 8 School's Out Open, Skeet
Mon. 9 Club Meeting
Sat. 14 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Sat. 21 Cowboy Action Match
Sun. 22 Action Pistol Match
Sat. 28 .22 Field Pistol

July Sat. 12 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Sun. 13 Independence Open, Skeet
Mon. 14 Club Meeting
Sat. 19 Cowboy Action Match
Sat. 26 .22 Field Pistol
Sun. 27 Action Pistol Match

Aug Sat. 2 Club Workday
Sat. 9 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Sun 10 Summertime Open, Skeet
Mon. 11 Club Meeting
Sat. 16 Cowboy Action Match
Sat. 23 .22 Field Pistol
Sun. 24 Action Pistol Match

Sept Mon. 8 Club Meeting
Sun. 14 Back-to-School Open, Skeet
Sat. 20 Cowboy Action Match
Sun. 28 Action Pistol Match

Oct Sun. 12 Dove Season Open, Skeet
Mon. 13 Club Meeting
Sat. 18 Cowboy Action Match
Sun. 26 Action Pistol Match

Nov Sat. 1 Club Workday
Sun. 9 Smoked Turkey Open, Skeet
Mon. 10 Club Meeting
Sat. 15 Cowboy Action Match

Dec Mon. 8 Club Meeting
Sun. 14 Ho-Ho-H open,  Skeet

Matches are open to the public.  Call Match Directors listed in the Club Newsletter for information on matches.

Club meetings start at 7:00 P.M.
Skeet Matches start at 1:00 PM.
Big Bore Matches start at 10:00 AM.
Cowboy Action Matches start at 9:00 A.M.
Action Pistol Matches start at 12 Noon (except July and August when start time is 9:00 AM)
.22 Field Pistol Matches start at 10:00 A.M.

Two (2) workdays are mandatory for all Club Members under 60 years old.  Workdays start at 8:00 A.M.
For additions or corrections call Dale Lear at 686-2418 or E-mail at DELSNOOP@aol.com  


JANUARY COWBOY MATCH: (Ray Campbell)

Regulator Gazette      January 1897

HeadLine:  Sonoma Kid Cleans Up Crooked Poker Game
It was a cold day in Regulatorville when the Sonoma Kid and his son Kid Jr. came into town. Sonoma went to the Hard Times Saloon looking for something to warm his insides and Kid Jr. went over to Sadie's Bawdy house to warm his (well you know what I mean). After a few drinks Sonoma sat down to play a few hands of poker with the resident card butcher Five Aces Sloop. Little did Sonoma know but he was the only player at the table who was not crooked. After losing a few pots and seeing everybody else at the table win but him he figured the fix was in. As Sloop started to deal the next hand Sonoma grabbed Sloop's arm jerked up his sleeve and out came Aces and Kings. Sloop went for his knife but Sonoma pulled out a derringer and gave him a 44 ball between the eyes. At that point everybody in the Saloon went for their gun and was aiming to put Sonoma in boot hill. Well after emptying both his six shooters and his derringer he collected his winnings and joined Kid Jr. over at Sadie's.

HeadLine: Regulator Buffalo Hunters Need Lots Of Ammo
Darn it was cold.....Well how cold was it?????....Well it was so cold that you had to heat your bullets before you shot'em or they'd freeze in the air. All the Regulator Posse mounted up for the annual buffalo hunt. After riding for about two hours out to Buffalo Gulch the posse was just about frozen to their horses. As I heard it the buffalo scored more points than the posse did. Out of 9 posse members there were 36 misses. Carbine Kid was heard to say that his rifle was frozen shut and Roberdel was complaining that his face got frozen to the stock. Maybe that's why he got the most meat. Tom Two Times said that he bet that his tongue would stick to the barrel and he found out the hard way that it would. Doc Clock said the fastest way to get Two Times tongue unstuck would be to warm the barrel and we all know the fastest way to warm a barrel. Well the recoil removed Two Times tongue before it warmed up and now he is speaking "In Tongues" so to speak.....

Well it was indeed a cold day in Regulatorville but 7 Regular Regulators and two guest Regulators showed up for the January posse. Thanks to The Sonoma Kid and his son Kid Jr. for joining us. Hope to see you again. The Range staff was a couple of members short as Sheriff Dick Holliday and Idaho Spud were off chasing outlaws somewhere. Doc Clock and Tom Two Times ran the match and from all reports everybody had a good time. Mrs. Tom Two Times ran the chuck wagon and furnished some eats for the posse. Thanks to her for some good eats.

I didn't get the full shooting order but the order of the first three finishers was Roberdel (Match Winner and also Senior Winner) Sonoma Kid was second and Carbine Kid was third.

Thanks again to all those brave souls who braved the cold to play with us this month and plan to be with us again the Third Saturday in February. I've been getting some E-mail from shooters and it sounds like we should have a good turnout next month. We'll work hard between now and then to see that we come up with more fun stuff.....I understand that we're getting a few new steel targets in the next few days and we'll try to put them to good use. If you need directions to the club and a shoot schedule you can take a look at www.buccaneergunclub.org or if you want to see what's going on with Cowboys in North Carolina try www.northcarolinacowboys.com.

Thanks again and see you in February and don't forget......Take a kid shooting.....Ned Bluntline

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.