Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

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APRIL 2005 NEWSLETTER

 

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

                      MONDAY, April 11, 2005 - 7:00 P.M. Pearls Restaurant  

 

 

                                               Upcoming Events

                              

                                       April 2005

                              Sat.      2         Big Bore Silhouette Match

                           Sun.      10         Tax Break Open Skeet

                           Mon.    11         Club Meeting

                           Sat.       16         Cowboy Action Match

                           Sat.       23         .22 & Field Pistol          

                           Sun.      24         Action Pistol Match

 

 

                                      May 2005

                                    Sun.      1         Summer Warm Up Open, Skeet

                                    Sat.       7         Club Workday

                           Mon.    9         Club Meeting  

                  Sat.      14-21   National Long Range Big Bore Silhouette

                                          Match, Fields Reserved

                           Sat.       21         Cowboy Action Match

                           Sun.      22         Action Pistol Match

                           Sat.       28         .22 & Field Pistol

 

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

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

 

WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:  Please send your e-mail address to the Secretary (ccaasmfc@cs.com), it is cheaper to send the newsletter that way, plus you will get club notices and For Sale items faster.  In addition, I have about 2 dozen e-mail addresses that are now undeliverable, if you used to get your newsletter via e-mail and do not now, please send in your new e-mail address.

 

Special Note: Club Reserved May 14-21 for National Shoot

The National Long Range Big Bore Silhouette Match will be held at the club May 14-21.  This is a national big bore competition, club volunteers will be needed for a variety of tasks.  If you have time, please come out and help or just come to watch some great shooters compete.  The club will be reserved for the week for this event.

 

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 3/14/05 Meeting:

The meeting was called to order at Pearl’s Restaurant by President John Scott at 7:03 P.M.  The February minutes and the Treasurers report, as reported in the March newsletter, were approved.  

 

Old Business:  Negotiations are still underway with International Paper about the possible purchase of property next to the skeet field. 

 The Club workday went well with over 40 members in attendance.  The main goal was to “spiff” the club up for the National Long Range Big Bore Silhouette Match that will be held at the club May 14-21. 

 New Business:  Don Sloop requested the club appropriate $2000 to purchase some rock to fill in holes in the road  and for drainage around the shooting and storage sheds. The motion passed unanimously. 

 A special Thanks to:  Bill Poteat for the loan of some heavy equipment and Bill Murrell for the operation of that equipment.  It was used to refurbish some berms and create a new one on the east property line. 

 John Scott has begun work changing the electrical service to the club house so we can create new outlets for RV’s.  He noted the work to date has been donated but he will need some funding for materials to complete the project. 

 The Hoggard JROTC air rifle team won the regional championship recently in Shallotte.  Member Ray Campbell was a volunteer scorer.

 The lawn mowers are going to be taken in for service, one may need to be replaced. 

 Club Reserved:  Sholar Powell has reserved the entire club for Thursday, April 28 from 4:00 pm on, for a private event. 

 ATTENDANCE: 26 members (1 probationary).

ADJOURNMENT: Motion made and seconded to adjourn.  Adjournment was at 7:254 P.M

 NC Amateur Sports State Games: These Olympic style games are held every year and are designed to allow folks of all ages and skills to compete in a fun event.  For more info go to www.ncsports.org.  The shooting venues are as follows: 

Skeet, Cowboy Action, Rifle, Pistol:  June 4, 11, 12, 18  Sir Walter Gun Club, 2507 Hester Rd., Creedmoor, NC (www.sirwaltergunclub.com)

Metallic Silhouette:  June 25   Durham County Wildlife Club  3616 Hopson Road, Durham, NC  (919)  544-1306 (www.dcwc.net)

Sporting Clays and Helice:  Deep River Sporting Clays, Inc.  284 Cletus Hall Rd, Sanford., NC  (919) 774-7080 (www.deepriver.net)

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 3/14/05 Meeting.

  Lost and Found A backpack was found at the club on 03-15-05 and it contains lots of goodies.  I'm sure it belongs to a club member, if so please call  John Scott 470-8457

 March Winds Skeet Shoot A Success 

 

The March Winds turned out to be a little windy and a little wet, but it was a great event that everyone enjoyed.  There were 27 shooters during the event and the winners in each event were:

12 gauge – Gary Mullins (Grifton)                     100 

20 gauge – John Scott (Wilmington)                  99

28 gauge – John Scott (Wilmington)                  99

.410 – Jim Hill (Pollocksville)                                98

High Over All – Bill Murrell (Wilmington)   393

 Special thanks go out to club members Jeff DeSantis and Lewis Carlton for volunteering both days of the shoot, they helped with all the chores necessary for a successful shoot. 

 The food was superb, especially the Saturday night pig pickin’ for all the shooters – thanks to Tony Rivenbark for cooking the pig, it was great!  A special thanks go to Nancy Welfare, Deborah Carlton, Georgia Scott and Cathy Murrell for putting together all the food, from 2 lunches to breakfast and snacks to helping with the pig pickin’ Saturday night.  We sincerely appreciate all their efforts, no one went away hungry.

After the dinner our club President John Scott started a second career as emcee for an auction.  There was a friendly competition based on the 20 gauge scores – the top shooters were paired with bottom shooters.  Those 2 man teams were then auctioned off to the highest bidder for the next days 28 gauge competition.  A lot of fun was had by all and in the end Bob Mizner (Jacksonville) won because his team of Fred Schnibben (Havelock) and Scott McIntire (Oak Island) had the high 2 man score in the 28 gauge. 

Both John Scott and Bill Murrell contributed funds to the prize structure, allowing additional funds to be awarded to each gun Champion.  We sincerely appreciate their contributions to the shoot – they really helped make it the success it was. 

 And last but certainly not least we want to recognize the hard work and dedication of Fred Welfare.  He has been running this shoot for 10 year for the club.  It is a lot of thankless work putting on the shoot, Fred handles it all from the initial mailing and notification to squadding to registration, keeping scores and notifying winners.  All without a complaint.  We are especially grateful to Fred for his work this year and during the 9 previous years. 

Regulator Gazette:

Headline:  Father Pelling Has Fund Raiser For Parrish

Father Buckshot Pelling needed to raise money for the Regulatorville Parrish and having been told that there was money in horse racing, he decided to purchase a horse and enter him in the county fair races. However, at the local auction, the price of a horse was so steep he decided on buying a donkey instead.  He figured that since he had it he might as well enter it in the race. To his surprise, the donkey came in third. The next day the headline read: "Priest's Ass Shows".  Father Pelling was pleased with the donkey and entered it in the races again.  This time the donkey won and the headline read: "Priest's Ass Out Front".  The Bishop saw the headlines and was disappointed with all the publicity and ordered Father Pelling not to enter the donkey in any more races.  The newspaper got wind of the Bishops decision and the headline read: "Bishop Scratches Priest's Ass".  This was just too much for the Bishop and he ordered Father Pelling to get rid of the donkey.  Father Pelling then gave the donkey to the Sisters in Sin Convent.  The next day the headline read: "Nuns Have Best Ass In Town".  The Bishop fainted and after coming to he informed the sisters that they would have to dispose of the donkey immediately.  The Sisters sold the donkey to a local farmer for $10.00 and yes you guessed it, the local paper got wind of the sale and the next day the headline read: "Nuns Peddle Ass For Ten Bucks".  They buried the Bishop the next day.........

Lost and Found........A black size 50 cowboy overcoat......Dick Holliday has already tried it on so you better let him know who's it is.........it's hanging in the clubhouse......

Lost and Found.....a Straw hat with two feathers in it....it sort of looks like one that Tom Two Feathers wears....it also is in the clubhouse.......

Scores for the match went like this....

 

Traditional                   Seniors                       Cowgirls               Duelist

Dick Holliday                Pard Picket                  Carolina Rose        Cowboy Cloud

Mad Dog                       Ragtime                       Dead Eye Diva                      

Bullseye Mike                Idaho Spud

Tightwad                       Stalker

Little Mix                       Doc Clock

Cody Gray                     Tom Two Feathers

Killer Karl

Silverado

Rocky Point Rebel

Bourbon Shooter

We had another big time with good weather and good folks.  A couple of new shooters showed up as well as some of the good ole cowboys from up north of here.  Dick Holliday showed up with a black powder pistol and smoked up the range and has issued a challenge for other charcoal burners to show up and be counted.   So we'll be back at it on the third Saturday of April so come out and play with us....in the meantime don't forget.....Take a kid shooting.....Respectfully submitted......Ned Bluntline

 

** WHEN YOU USE THE CLUB, PLEASE LEAVE IT IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOU FOUND IT.

 

**  TAKE YOUR PAPER TARGETS DOWN AFTER YOU USE THEM, DON’T LEAVE THEM UP TO GET WET AND BLOWN ALL OVER THE FIELD.

 

**  PICK UP YOUR BRASS AFTER SHOOTING.

 

**  PICK UP YOUR SHOTGUN SHELLS WHEN DONE AND RELOAD THE MACHINES. 

                 

** WHEN YOU USE THE CLUB, PLEASE LEAVE IT IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOU FOUND IT.

** TAKE YOUR PAPER TARGETS DOWN AFTER YOU USE THEM, DON’T LEAVE THEM UP TO GET WET AND BLOWN ALL OVER THE FIELD.

** PICK UP YOUR BRASS AFTER SHOOTING.

** PICK UP YOUR SHOTGUN SHELLS WHEN DONE AND RELOAD THE MACHINES.

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 NEITHER AT SILHOUETTE TARGETS NOR AT THE COWBOY ACTION TARGETS.

 TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM SHOOTING CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT THE

SILHOUETTE TARGET WE ARE REQUESTING YOU DROP THE  SILHOUETTE TARGETS WHEN YOU ARE THROUGH SHOOTING.

 

6 April 2005