Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

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FEBRUARY 2006 NEWSLETTER

 

 

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

           MONDAY,  February 13, 2006 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ  Restaurant  

 

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

 

                                              February 2006

 

                                    Sat.       11         Cowboy Action Match

                                    Sun.      12         Valentine Open, Skeet

                           Mon.    13         Club Meeting

                                    Sat.       18         New Member Orientation

                                    Sat.       25         Cowboy Action Safety Seminar

 

                               March 2006

 

                                    Sat.         4        Big Bore Silhouette Match

                                    Sat.       11        Club Workday

                           Sat.       11        Cowboy Action Match

                           Sun.      12        Springtime Open, Skeet

                           Mon.    13        Club Meeting

                                    Sat. & Sun.18-19 March Winds Open,

                                                NSSA Skeet,  Skeet Fields Reserved

                                    Sat.       25        .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.

NEW CLUB KEY ENCLOSED:  The new 2006 key for the gate and clubhouse is enclosed in this newsletter.  The locks will be changed between February 13 and February 18. 

 START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 1/09/06 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 28 members and 1 guest present.  The December Minutes and Treasurers report were approved with one correction – Dave Morgan, not Tom Morgan was re-elected Vice President. 

Unfinished and Old Business:

Proposed Change to Constitution and Bylaws:  Proposal submitted by Don Sloop for increasing the Club membership limit by 30, from 270 members to 300.  Procedure followed as prescribed in the Constitution and By-Laws, notice in the December and January Newsletter.  Motion made by Don Sloop to accept the proposal, it was accepted by a unanimous vote. 

There are 62 applicants for membership (see list later in newsletter). 

The purchase of the 10 acres was discussed.

 BGC member Bill Wetherill wants to hold Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) Cowboy Action Shooting safety and training courses at the Cub on Saturday, February 25.  Contact Bill if you are interested:  395-1429.  There will be 2 courses held:

1.  Range Operations Basic Safety Course (ROI) (Level 1)

            Rules, Safety, Terms, Commands, Attitude, Spirit of the Game -  In Club House, 9am – 12:30pm

            Cost:  $10 (Need not be a SASS member)

2.  Range Officer Training Course (ROII) (Level II)

            Setting up and running matches, Practical application, etc. - In Club House and Shooting Range  1:00pm – 5:00 pm

            Cost:  $25 (Must be a SASS member and competed in CAS for at least 6 months, must have completed ROI)

 New Business: Boy Scout Troop 221 will camp at the club on February 17.  Troop 220 will camp at the club either the 11th or the 25th. 

 Sholar Powel has reserved the club from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Thursday, April 20.

 The club needs members that shoot precision .22 rifles to help us with our matches against Hoggard High School.  Contact Tom Mix: 763-0870 if you are interested.

 General Discussion:  Since there were a lot of new faces at the meeting, we had a good discussion of some issues members want to see addressed.  Safety at all times was the primary discussion, one member related how someone was accidentally wounded at a gun show in SC.  Every member should practice safe gun handling at all times and insist others do also.  There may be a short safety class given at the new member orientation every year.  There may be new name tags to provide a little more security, several members noted they had seen people at the club they were not sure were members. 

  Meeting adjourned at 7:49 pm. 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 1/9/06 Meeting

2006 New Member List

Below are the membership application received.  They are listed in order of receipt of application.  The first list is new applicants, the second is those applicants who applied last year, did not get into the club and reapplied for this year.  Thus they will be first on the list this year. 

NOTE TO BGC MEMBERS SPONSORING APPLICANTS THAT DID NOT GET IN LAST YEAR:

If you sponsored anyone last year and they have not reapplied for this year, they will not be considered for the 2006 probationary class, and dropped from the list.

 New Applicants for 2005:

APPLICANT                            SPONSOR
1.  Kevin Taylor                         Ray Campbell
2.  Milo McNaughton                 Harold Lange
3.  Randy Greer                         Richard Crouch
4.  Bruce Arne                           Tom Mix
5.  Robert McHenry, Jr.              Tom Morgan
6.  Frank Hassell                         Bill Murrell

7.  Martin Kozloff                      Mark Bradler
8.  Lon Layton                           Ray Campbell
9.  Edward Weingart                  Ray Campbell
10. Leland Bujalski                     Mark Cayton
11.  Fred Pasqualoni                   Bill Bertrand
12.  Randy Pridgen                     Ray Campbell
13.  Paul Eney                            Tim Mihle
14.  John  Haney                                    Sholar Powell
15.  Alan Gregory                      John Gallagher
16.  William Wallace                   Scott McIntyre
17.  David Ruehle                      Ray Campbell
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8.  Hap Fatzinger                      Jack Kuske
19.  Richard McAtee                   Richard Thompson
20.  Page Robertson                   Jerry Mannen
21.  Stephen Wheeless                 Dick Brame

22.  Caleb English                      Mike English
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.  James Caison                       Ray Campbell
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.  Thomas Kaeding                 Ray Campbell
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.  Robert Schoonmaker           John Brantley
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.  Walter Craven                     Jack Kuske
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.  David Lisle                         David James
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.  Byron Stratas                       Bill Bertrand
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.  Tad Dunn                           Dwight Davidson
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.  Andrew Barton                   Kevin Scully
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.  Marc Sabransky                   David Caulkins

32.  Frank Langston                   John Scott
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.  James Bradley                      Tom Wertheimer
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.  James McSwain                   Tom Morgan
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.  Grey Demetrious                 Dave Marguccio
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.  Gregory Page                      Kevin Hill
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.  Bill Murrell, III                    Bill Murrell, Jr.
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.  Charles Gambino                John Scott
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.  John Tunstall                       Jack Kuske
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.  James Teague                      Jon Mix

41.  Don Alercia                          Jon Mix
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.  Shawn Sullivan                     Ray Campbell
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.  Les Edwards                       David Rose
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.  Matt Erwin                         Victor Stello

 

Applicants from 2004 that have reapplied and will be

first in line for 2005:

APPLICANT                            SPONSOR
1.  Richard Glover                     Ray Campbell
2.  Jonathan Shook                     John Scott
3.  Andy Bessellieu                      Jerry Rouse
4.  Joseph Newman                   Doug Jackson
5.  Charles W. Smith, Jr.              Jim Teachey
6.  Chip Separk                          Ray Campbell
7.  Robert Graham                     Tom Morgan
8.  Jeff Overocker                      Bob Buff
9.  Terry Capps                          Jon Mix
10. William King, Jr.                   Ray Campbell
11  Dan Dube                           James Gibson
12 Warren Plowden                   Robin Leloudis

13.  James Ward                         John Scott
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.  Sid Jordan                           Ray Campbell

15.  Ken Fortier                         Ray Jackson

16.  Bill Harding                         Tom Mix
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.  Terry Kuhn                         Bob Huebner
18.  Richard Mynatt                    Wes McLean


 

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BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE

 


 

Regulator Gazette

January 1897

Headline: Rocky Point Rebel Goes To The Theater For a Little Culture

 A cowboy named Rocky Point Rebel lay sprawled across three entire seats in the posh Amarillo Dance Hall and Theater.

When the usher came by and noticed Rebel's condition, he whispered to Rebel "Sorry sir, but you're only allowed one seat."

Rebel groaned but didn't budge.  The usher became more impatient: "Sir, I don't care if you are drunk-if you don't get up from there I'm going to have to call the manager."  Once Again Rebel just groaned.  The usher briskly marched back up the isle and in a few moments was back with the manager.  Together they both tried repeatedly to move Rebel, but with no success......Finally they summoned Sheriff Holliday.  The Sheriff surveyed the situation briefly then asked Rebel,  "All right cowboy, what's your name?"  "Rocky Point Rebel" groaned the cowboy......."Where ya from Rebel" asked the Sheriff.  With great pain in his voice Rebel replied............"The Balcony"............OOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooh, I bet that will leave a mark..........

 The Buccaneer Range Regulators started the new year off with a bunch of bangs at the January match........We had 20 cowboys and cowgirl and 4 stages in this months match.  After the match, there was a barbeque dinner put on by the Deer Dog Contest crowd and everybody that wanted some got to eat......I really like it when there's something to eat and I didn't have to cook it........

Scores went like this......

Traditional First Flight                            Traditional Second Flight                        Senior

Dick W. Holliday           166.83               Derringer Dave             220.03               Stalker                           247.65      

Ragtime Kid                  184.69               Duke Remington           222.40               Idaho Spud                   251.29

Colonel Case Hardin      185.81               Rocky Point Rebel          271.69               Carbine Kid                  251.36

Headmaster                   192.95               Marshall                        334.81               Dodge City Dude          288.98

Bullseye Mike                 213.12               Burbon Shooter             444.67

Hugh G. Rection            455.36

 

Duelist                                                  Gunfighter                                            Lonely Cowgirl

Pard Pickett                   201.13               Seth Hawkins                 247.01               Carolina Rose                209.41

Cowboy Cloud             210.90               Blue Ridge Davidson      398.69

Sonny                           261.92

Congratulations to all the winners and my condolences to all the cowboys that Carolina Rose outshot......Thanks to Blue Ridge Davidson who showed up at Buccaneer to shoot his second ever cowboy match and also Seth Hawkins who shot his first match with us....Don't forget that we've changed our monthly match to the second Saturday of each month.....So until I see you in February........Don't forget to........."Take a kid shooting"..........Respectfully submitted.....Ned Bluntline 

From the Legislative Bench... The broadbrush painting of our BGC membership falls into two categories, active and inactive... I have been in both. I suspect the majority of us have fallen into both, back and forth, through the years as our time is rationed from the responsibilities of essential and non-essential. There is no criticism intended, it's just the way life is. Thankfully, there is a core group of members that provide the steady foundation for the club so that I may be "variable" from time to time. There are many avenues for "activity" within the club, most of them enjoyable and some, well, just necessary... cleaning the clubhouse bathrooms comes to mind.

With legislative issues continually affecting our shooting interests, both pro and con, we have an excellent opportunity to express our concerns. Admittedly, the "power of the pen" cliche was well before the M-16, however, you can make a difference by being active in the political world... contacting your representatives in government, writing letters to the editor of a local "mullet wrapper", etc. A wealth of information is available on the Internet, the National Rifle Association - Institute for Legislative Action ( www.NRAILA.org ) provides a weekly update regarding national issues as well as state coverage. There are other organizations with merit... I will provide contact information as we go along.

I will be including legislative information in the BGC newsletter as appropriate... I welcome your thoughts and ideas. My contact information is listed on the masthead on the left... hmmm, maybe we should move it to the right.

 10X (no, it's not my size... yet),

Ron Hearn      

** 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.