Buccaneer Gun Club
P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402
DECEMBER 2005 NEWSLETTER
MONDAY, December 12, 2005 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant
Sun. 11 Ho-Ho-Ho Open, Skeet
Mon. 12 Club Meeting
Sun. 8 Mid-Winter Open, Skeet
Mon. 9 Club Meeting
Sat. 14 Cowboy Action Match
Sat. 14 Dog Trials
Sat. 21 Club All Around Match
Sat. 28 David Miller Deer Rifle Challenge
BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org
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WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: Please send your e-mail address to the Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
Proposed Change to Constitution and Bylaws: Proposal submitted by Don Sloop for increasing the Club membership limit by 30, from 270 to 300, in 2006. Procedure is being followed as prescribed in the Constitution and By-Laws, notice in the December and January Newsletter.
START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 11/14/05 Meeting:
Meeting was called to order at 7:05pm, 20 members present. The Minutes and Treasurers report from the October meeting were approved.
President Scott reminded everyone there is a proposed constitutional change to raise the membership levels from the present 270 members to 300 members. Per our constitution and bylaws, there will be a notice in this newsletter and the January newsletter. It will be voted on at the January meeting.
We received a Thank You letter from Dave Foster, the shooting coach at Ashley High School for the $1000 we have pledged towards the construction of an indoor shooting range.
Jon and Tom Mix indicated the Buccaneer Gun Club would host the 2006 NRA Big Bore Silhouette Championships May 26-29, 2006. There will be 3 days of shooting and 1 day for shootoffs.
Land purchase: The club has a contract on the 10 acre tract that is between the present club property and the new property to the east.
Meeting adjourned at 7:58 pm.
END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 11/14/05 meeting.
KAREN WETHERILL, aka CAROLINA ROSE, NC STATE COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING CHAMP, LADIES 49er
Karen Wetherill, BGC member (aka Carolina Rose), recently won her division, ladies 49 and over, at the Uprising at Swearing Creek, the SASS North Carolina state championship. This makes her NC Cowboy Action Shooting State Champion in this division. The Uprising at Swearing Creek was held in September by the Old North State Posse at the Rowan County Wildlife Association range in Salisbury, North Carolina. There were a total of 146 participants in the shoot, and she beat out 6 other ladies to win the Ladies 49er Class.
Congratulations to Karen!!!
MONTHLY SKEET SHOOT – November 13
There were 17 shooters:
Class A: John Scott
Class B: RonWaidlich
Class C: Jenning Rose
Class D: Jeff Desantis
Class E: William Montgomery
Class F: Reggie Hucks
Novice: Bear McHenry
Next shoot is December 11, come out and join us.
BGC 3 Gun Match
Well the 3gun match is now history and I think everyone had a blasting good time.....We had 14 shooters show up and we shot 3 classes.....The open class is pretty much unlimited as far as equipment goes, if you've got it you can use it....The tactical class limits equipment to what a tactical situation might call for.......The Limited class is very limited equipment and to do good in Limited class really calls for skill because you can't have optics such as the other two classes.........The scores went like this:
Open Class total time
Jay Della Bella 88.05
Don Pelling 103.49
Ray Jackson 144.88
David Ruehle 247.18
Ray Campbell DNF (did not finish....Rifle puked)(Twice)
Joe Singerline 134.65
Cosby Thomas 135.49
Matt Hearn 224.74
John Renfrow 243.05
Lon Layton 311.81
Gehrig Austin 193.07
Benjamin Smith 206.90
Jeff Desantis 216.02
Darris Ehrenfeld 297.74
Kash Harrison 390.66
Thanks to all who participated and maybe we’ll do it again sometime.....Ray
BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE
Regulator Gazette Novenber 1897
Headline: Reverend U.B. Goode Passes Away
An old Cowboy pastor was dying. He sent a message for his Accountant and his Lawyer to come to the hospital.
When they arrived they were ushered to his room. As they entered the room, the pastor held out his hands and motioned for
them to sit on each side of the bed. The pastor grabbed their hands, sighed contentedly, smiled, and stared at the ceiling.
For a time, no one said anything. Both the Accountant and the Lawyer were touched and flattered that the old pastor would ask them to be with him during his final moments. They were also puzzled because the pastor had never given any indication that
he particularly liked either one of them.
Finally the Lawyer asked, "Pastor, why did you ask the two of us to come here?"
The old pastor mustered up some strength, then said weakly, "Jesus died between two thieves on the cross, and that is how I want to go to my Lord too."
The November match at the Buccaneer range was the last one for this year so we made it a little more special by having a picnic at the conclusion of the match.......The chicken and fixin’s were furnished by that famous cook "Bojangles"........
We decided to have the Buccaneer Regulator matches on the second Saturday of each month starting with the January match so put it on your calendar....
Scores went like this....
Traditional Traditional Second Flight Duelist Cowgirl
Ragtime Kid Duke Remington Pard Picket Carolina Rose
Colonel Case Hardin Marshal Cowboy Cloud
Bullseye Mike Whispering Bill
Rocky Point Rebel Bourbon Shooter
Well that's it for this
year so be sure to join us the "Second Saturday" of each month so until
then......Don't forget to "Take a kid shooting".......Respectfully
** 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.