Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

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President

John Scott

675-9357 (H)    470-8457 (Cell)

scottaa410@aol.com

 

Vice President

David Morgan

799-9057 (H)    762-6631 (W)

sunport@juno.com

 

 

Secretary

 

Dick Brame

793-3098 (W)   452-2763 (H)

ccaasmfc@cs.com

 

 

Treasurer

Don Pelling   791-0926

Pellingdm@prodigy.net

 

 

Club Store

Hidy McEachern   762-9626 (W)

 

 

Benchrest Rifle

Don Sloop   799-4627 (H)

 

Wilt Leeuwenburg   395-2855 (H)

nhhs60@ec.rr.com

 

Big Bore Silhouette

Tom Mix   763-0870 (H)

 

 

Cowboy Action

Ray Campbell   686-7339 (H)

520-4822 (Cell)

dhc@ec.rr.com

 

 

Field Pistol/Rimfire Silhouette

Louis Stanley   259-8497 (H)

 

Legislative

Dale Lear   686-2418 (H)

DELSNOOP@aol.com

 

 

NRA Action Pistol

Sholar Powell Jr.   799-5438 (H)

powellsh1@earthlink.net

 

 

 

Skeet/Trap

Bill Murrell

452-2145 (H)    763-6274 (W)

bmurrell@serr.com

 

 

Training

 

Harold Lange   791-6232 (H)

Dave Miller 452-3416 (H)

Millerk5@aol.com

Ransom Rest

Wayne Aycock   256-7215

                                                               

 

JANUARY 2005 NEWSLETTER

 

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

                    MONDAY, January 13, 2004 - 7:00 P.M. Pearls Restaurant  

 

 

                                               Upcoming Events

 

 

                                                January 2005

                                    Sun.      9         Mid-Winter Open, Skeet

                           Mon.    10         Club Meeting

                           Sat.       15         Dog Trials

                           Sat.       15         Cowboy Action Match

                                    Sat.       22         Club All Around Match

                           Sat.       29         David Miller Deer Rifle Challenge

 

 

                                                February 2005

                                    Sun.      13         Valentine Open, Skeet

                           Mon.    14         Club Meeting

                           Sat.       19         New Member Orientation

                           Sat.       19         Cowboy Action Match

 

 

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

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

 

PRES IDENT’S MESSAGE:  We have cleaned out the clubhouse and would like to make it more of an informal meeting place, a place where you can meet friends and relax after a shoot.  Thus we need comfortable sofas, nice chairs and other furniture.  We do not need old raggedy stuff, but nice furniture that would make the place comfortable.  If you have any please contact me: John Scott  675-9357 (H)   470-8457 (cell) Scottaa410@aol.com

MEMBERSHIP DUES NOTE: Your annual club dues statement was included in the December newsletter.  Your dues, along with any work day payments and proof of NRA membership must be returned to the club by January 31, 2005, or your membership will be revoked.  As you can see below, there are 40 prospective new members waiting to get into the club, so there is no leeway for late dues.  If they are not in the club mailbox on or before January 31, you will not be a BGC member in 2005.  When you send in your dues, please include the receipt. 

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.

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 12/13/04 Meeting:

The meeting was called to order at Pearl’s Restaurant by President John Scott at 7:07 P.M.  The November minutes and the Treasurers report, as reported in the November newsletter, were approved.  

Unfinished Business:  The Club All Around shoot was discussed and the date moved to January 22 (see description below).  The Dave Miller Deer Rifle Challenge will be January 29. 

New Business:  The BGC 2005 Calendar of Events was discussed and is enclosed.  

The method of recording work days was discussed, all workdays are recorded and kept by the Vice president and then submitted to the membership chairman.  Workdays earned are then recorded on members mailing label.

The lack of heating and air in the clubhouse was discussed, making it unusable in the coldest and hottest months.  Thus the feasibility of installing a unit in the clubhouse was investigated, Don Sloop obtained an estimate of $4,200 for the complete installation, with work commencing as soon as approval was granted.    A motion was made and seconded to install heating and air conditioning in the clubhouse.

ELECTION OF 2005 OFFICERS:

The officers for 2005 were elected at the December 2004 meeting.  

President: John Scott                  Vice President: David Morgan    

Secretary: Dick Brame                Treasurer: Don Pelling

Note: The slate remained the same as in 2004, despite strong urging from some officers that replacements volunteer from the audience. 

 

ATTENDANCE: 27

ADJOURNMENT: Motion made and seconded to adjourn.  Adjournment was at 7:45 P.M

 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 12/13/04 Meeting.

 

BGC Club All Around Shoot – January 22

The BGC All-Around Shoot will be held this year on Saturday, January 22.  This is the “Bragging Rights” shoot for the club, as it consists of rifle, pistol and shotgun.  There is no pre-registration, just show up ready to have a good time.   The event will be:

Pistol:  25 shots at 25 yards.  Any pistol, any sights.

Rifle:  25 shots at 100 yards.  Any rifle, any sights.

Shotgun:  25 skeet targets.  Any shotgun.

 

Come on out and participate, test your skills and have a good time. 

 


 

                                Dave Miller Deer Rifle Challenge -  January 29

 

Sgt Miller once again volunteered to organize the Dave Miller Deer Rifle Challenge on Saturday, January 29th , 2005.    Same rules as last year, bring your deer rifle and be prepared to have a great time.  In addition, Sgt. Miller will serve up some good food for all.  If you have never attended this event you owe it to yourself to give it a try. 

Rules.  Bring your favorite "venison getter”.  Any rifle that is legal by North Carolina standards for deer hunting is eligible.  No target rifles or target ammo please.  This is a match designed to test your skills with a deer rifle.  One rifle, one box of ammo.  No sight changes allowed between shots.  Coaching and shot calling is encouraged, so is practicing for the next couple of months.  5 minutes at each position.  Course of fire begins with you shooting at the standing position first, then kneel/sit, prone third and then the bench.  You are done in 20 minutes.  A new shooter/s begins every 5 minutes.  Shooting jackets, slings, and shooting gloves are o.k. and all types of sights.   Please bring guests and kids.  Eye and ear protection is required.  You can shoot in both categories if you want to bring two rifles.

 

Two categories this year.  I had several folks approach me last year to inquire into a more traditional form of rifle hunting.  So be it.  I will make the final decision on which category you shoot in if there are any questionable calls for those of you with some strange rifles.  Course of fire is as follows:

 

Traditional Category:  30‑30, 45‑70, 444, 35 Rem, 44 mag, slug guns, all pistols etc (0800 – 1000)

Shots                                    5                      5                      5                      5

Position/Range(yards)     Stand/25           Sit/Kneel/50      Prone/100      Bench/200                                   

 

Modern Category:  (1000  ‑ 1200)

Shots                                    5                      5                             5                 5

Position/Range(yards)     Stand/50       Sit/Kneel/100          Prone/200      Bench/300                                 

 

I will provide the targets, lunch and trophies (position and total).  Please call me at home (452‑3416) or E‑Mail me at Millerk5@AOL.com to reserve a spot for you or if you have any questions.

 

5-Man Team Skeet and Trap Shoot

 

The first 5-Man Skeet and Trap challenge with Camp LeJeune was held December 5, BGC fielded 4 shooters so we lost.  We need shooter to come out and participate at the next shoot January 12 at BGC.  Remember, everyone is invited to participate; the best 5 scores from each club are used, so no matter what you shoot you should still come out.  . 

Cost:       $20.00 entry fee per event including targets (which we recommend the club charge $3.00 per round for targets).

 

When:     December 5, 2004 – LeJeune Recreational Shooing Club

               January 16, 2005 – Buccaneer Gun Club

               February 20, 2005 – LeJeune Recreational Shooting Club

               March 6, 2005 – Buccaneer Gun Club (Awards Ceremony with food & drinks)

               Flights start at 10:00 am on the above dates.

 

For further information contact:

John Scott                                                    Randy King

910-675-9357 (evenings only)                        910-612-1770

scottaa410@aol.com                                     2atlow8@ec.rr.com


 

 New Applicants/Sponsors For 2005 Membership (as of 12/27/04)

 

Please take the time to look over this list and make sure it is accurate.  If you have sponsored someone and they do not appear below, please contact Sholar Powell Jr.:   799-5438 (H)   powellsh1@earthlink.net

 

   Applicant                                                                                          Sponsor

1.  Aaron Williams                                                                                  Vance Oliver

2.  Bill Harding                                                                                      Tom Mix

3.  Jeff Fountain                                                                                     Don Sloop

4.  Joe Hack                                                                                          Sholar Powell

5.  Doug Hobgood                                                                                Vern Poindexter

6.  Gerald Huffman                                                                               Doug Jackson

7.  William King                                                                                     Gehrig Austin

8.  Terry Capps                                                                                      Jon Mix

9.  Robert Graham                                                                                 Tom Morgan

10. Chris Benedict                                                                                  Vic Grose

11. Jeff Overocker                                                                                 Bob Buff

12.  Jonathan Shook                                                                               Ray Campbell

13.  Terry Kuhn                                                                                     Bob Huebner

14.  Joseph Newman                                                                              Doug Jackson

15.  Stephen Anderson                                                                            Harold Lange

16.  Ralph Coble, III                                                                              D. Lon Downing

17.  Daniel Ferguson                                                                              Bill Bertrand

18.  Jeff Bellows                                                                                    Sholar Powell

19.  William Bergeron                                                                             J.D. Gore

20.  Andy Besselieu                                                                                 Greg Taylor

21. Robert Shelton                                                                                 Bill Storcks

22. Lloyd Eastlack                                                                                  Dick Brame

23.  James Bullard                                                                                  Richard Crouch

24.  Michael Kinnebrew                                                                          Jim Teachey

25.  Harold Gore                                                                                   Jim Teachey

26.  Robert Burney                                                                                 Don Pelling

27. Carson Boone                                                                                  B.L. Morgan

28.  Charles Ward                                                                                  Richard Crouch

29.  Chip Separk, Jr.                                                                               Ray Campbell

30.  Charles Smith, Jr.                                                                             Jim Teachey

31.  Tim Blazey                                                                                      John Scott

32.  Russell Schaeffer                                                                              Robert Lehrschall

33.  John Renfrow                                                                                 Ray Campbell

34.  Randy King                                                                                     Chris Lastinger

35.  Kenneth Fortier                                                                               Don Sloop

36.  Perry Kontalonis                                                                              Jim Morgan

37.   Warren Plowden                                                                             Mike English    

38.  Sid Jordan III                                                                                  Tom Mix

39.  Richard Glover                                                                                Ray Campbell

40.  Marty Miller                                                                                    Ricci Wright

 



 

BGC 2005 Calendar of Events

 

Jan    Sun.     9     Mid-Winter Open, Skeet

Mon.   10    Club Meeting

Sat.      15    Dog Trials

Sat.      15    Cowboy Action Match

         Sat.      22    Club All Around Match

Sat.      29    David Miller Deer Rifle Challenge

 

Feb   Sun.     13    Valentine Open, Skeet

Mon.   14    Club Meeting

Sat.      19    New Member Orientation

Sat.      19    Cowboy Action Match

 

Mar   Sat.        5    Big Bore Silhouette Match

         Sat.      12   Club Workday

Sun.     13   Springtime Open, Skeet

Mon.   14   Club Meeting

Sat.      19   Cowboy Action Match

Sat. & Sun.19-20 March Winds Open, NSSA Skeet, 

                            Skeet Fields Reserved

         Sat.      26   .22 & Field Pistol

 

Apr   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  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

 

June  Sat.       4     Big Bore Silhouette Match

Sun.     12    School’s Out Open, Skeet

Mon.   13    Club Meeting

Sat.      18    Cowboy Action Match

Sat.      25    .22 & Field Pistol

Sun.     26    Action Pistol Match

 

July   Sat.      2     Big Bore Silhouette Match

Sun.     10    Independence Open, Skeet

Mon.   11    Club Meeting

Sat.      16    Cowboy Action Match

Sat.      23    .22 & Field Pistol

Sun.     24    Action Pistol Match

  

Aug   Sat.      6     Big Bore Silhouette Match

 

** 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.

 

 

5 January 2005