Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402






                                        CLUB MEETING


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


                                               Upcoming Events




                               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


                               April 2006


                                    Sat.       1         Big Bore Silhouette Match

                           Sat.       8         Cowboy Action Match

                           Sun.      9         Tax Break Open Skeet

                           Mon.    10         Club Meeting

                           Sat.       22         .22 & Field Pistol          

                           Sun.      23         Action Pistol Match

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.


TURN IN YOUR OLD CLUB KEY:    We need your old key, please leave it in the clubhouse next time you come out to the club.  There will be a can marked  “Old Keys” in the club house for this purpose. 


START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 2/13/06 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 24 members, 1 probationary, 1 honorary and 1 guest present.  The January Minutes and Treasurers report were approved.


Unfinished and Old Business:

The 10 acres property just to the east of the cowboy action shooting bay now belongs to the Buccaneer Gun Club.  We now have one contiguous piece of property.  We will be moving the skeet and trap field to this property in the near future. 


There are 62 applicants for membership, of which 48 were picked by random draw for membership in the club. 


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


New Business:


The 16 probationary members from 2005 were unanimously voted into the club as full members..

We had 18 existing members that dropped out this year and 18 members that reapplied from last year.  One of the applicants from last years’ list declined the offer.  Thus 17 re-applicants were automatically selected for probationary membership in 2006.  There were 44 new applicants this year, and we added 30 new membership slots, so 31 new members have been selected for probationary membership in 2006.  The new members will be announced in the next newsletter.  The 13 applicants not selected will be placed at the top of next year’s list, if they reapply, and will be first on the list next year.

Legislative: Ron Hearn notified the club that Senate Bill SB2128 – The Lobbying Transparency and Accountability Act (introduced by Sen. John Mccain R-AZ) may be a problem.  One provision may require grass roots groups to register to lobby. 

 March Winds Open:  The 2006 March Winds Open, a NSSA registered skeet shoot, will be held at the club March 18-9.  The skeet fields will be closed during the shoot.  If you would like more information, call Fred Welfare 791-8580.

The Camp LeJeune Open, a NSSA registered skeet shoot, will be held March 24-26 at  Camp LeJeune. 

Membership Committee:  President John Scott is going to form a membership committee to help with the many administrative tasks that now fall on the Treasurer and Secretary.  The skeet accounts, membership billing, workday accounting are task that may be handled by this new committee.

Sgt. Miller told the club that Hoggard High School is going to start shooting the shotgun disciplines, the first class will be March 15 with shooting to start soon afterward.   He hopes other high schools will start shooting and competitions start up. 

He is taking over the Friend’s of NRA event, Ray Campbell has stepped sown after 8 years of excellent work.  Sgt. Miller is forming a committee, if anyone is interested in helping out, contact Sgt. Miller at 452-3416.  

 Meeting adjourned at 7:39 pm. 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 2/13/06 Meeting.

NEEDED:  .50 cal Empty Brass.  The Battleship North Carolina could use some empty .50 cal brass for a display.  If  you have any please contact: Terry Kuhn, home: 686-1086, work: 251-5797 ext. 2035.  Lave messages at either number, I stay busy. 

 Welcome 2006 New Members

Below are the new members for 2006.  Please welcome them to the club when you see them.  If an applicant you sponsored did no get in this time, they will be first on the waiting list next year if they reapply. 


New 2006 Members:

MEMBER                               SPONSOR

1.   Don Alercia                         Jon Mix

2    Andrew Barton                    Kevin Scully

3.    James Bradley                     Tom Wertheimer

4.    Leland Bujalski                    Mark Cayton

5.    James Caison                      Ray Campbell

6.   Greg Demetrious                 Dave Marguccio

7.    Dan Dube                          James Gibson

8.    Tad Dunn                           Dwight Davidson

9.    Les Edwards                      David Rose

10.  Caleb English                      Mike English

11.  Matt Erwin                         Victor Stello

12.  Hap Fatzinger                      Jack Kuske

13.  Ken Fortier                         Ray Jackson

14.  Charles Gambino                John Scott

15.  Richard Glover                    Ray Campbell

16.  Robert Graham                   Tom Morgan

17.  Alan Gregory                      John Gallagher

18.  Bill Harding                         Tom Mix

19.  Sid Jordan                           Ray Campbell

20.  Thomas Kaeding                 Ray Campbell

21.  William King, Jr.                  Ray Campbell

22.  Martin Kozloff                    Mark Bradler

23.  Terry Kuhn                         Bob Huebner

24.  Frank Langston                   John Scott
.  David Lisle                         David James

26.  Robert McHenry, Jr.             Tom Morgan


MEMBER                               SPONSOR

27.  Milo McNaughton               Harold Lange

28.  James McSwain                   Tom Morgan

29.  Bill Murrell, III                    Bill Murrell, Jr.

30.  Richard Mynatt                    Wes McLean

31.  Joseph Newman                  Doug Jackson

32.  Jeff Overocker                    Bob Buff

33.  Gregory Page                      Kevin Hill

34.  Fred Pasqualoni                   Bill Bertrand

35.  Marc Sabransky                   David Caulkins

36.  Warren Plowden                  Robin Leloudis

37.  Randy Pridgen                     Ray Campbell

38.  Page Robertson                   Jerry Mannen

39.  David Ruhle                        Ray Campbell

40.  Robert Schoonmaker           John Brantley

41.  Chip Separk                        Ray Campbell

42.   Jonathan Shook                  John Scott

43.   Charles W. Smith, Jr.           Jim Teachey

44.  Kevin Taylor                       Ray Campbell

45.  John Tunstall                       Jack Kuske

46.  William Wallace                   Scott McIntyre

47.  James Ward                        John Scott

48.  Edward Weingart                Ray Campbell


2006 Dave Miller “Deer Rifle Challenge” Results

1.  Here are the results of this year’s DRC.  Some thoughts after the fact:

             a.  Tom Fisk showed that a 150 year old cartridge (45-70 Gov’t), in the hands of somebody that knows what they are

                doing, is still one heck of a round to beat.

             b.  Scores way higher when the when the weather is better.  Maybe shivering and watery eyes do not lead to good


             c.  Watch out for M. Shingleton.  When a 16 year old girl that is 5’ 1” and 100 pounds outshoots most of the burly

                men, we have a real shooter coming up.  A few more points in prone and bench and some practice with her Ruger

                77 .223 and we are all in a lot of trouble. 

            d.  From J Mix:  :When your front sight is bigger than the bullseye it is hard to get them in the 10 ring.”  Also, “A

                 .357 mag at 200 yards is tough shooting.”  Well said John.  


2.  21 guns shot in the match.  There weren’t any complaints about the chili and chocolate cake and there was very little chili left so lunch was a hit.  Everybody stayed very safe, thank you, and we gave out 16 medals and 10 trophies.


3.  This is the best match I know of to find out the limits of you and your gun for hunting.  Next year bring friends and practice some more. 


4.  Thanks for coming out and making it a good day. 


                                    Traditional Category Scores

Name                          Standing          Kneeling          Prone               Bench              Total Score

Tom Fisk                      36                     39                     31                     28                     134

Waters                          43                     42                     27                       9                    121

J. Shingleton                  44                     44                     26                       3                    117

J. Mix                           46                     39                     27                       5                    117

Newman                       45                     41                     21                       1                    108

T. Mix                          42                     32                     21                       9                    104

Dave Morgan                40                     33                     16                     15                    104

Average Standing:                      42

Average Kneeling:                      39

Average Prone:                          24

Average Bench:                          10

Average Total Score:                 115





                                    Modern Category Scores

Name                          Standing          Kneeling          Prone               Bench              Total Score

D. Fortier                      37                     36                     31                     28                     132

J. Mix                           42                     39                     23                     22                     126

T. Mix                          36                     32                     27                     39                     125

T. Fisk                          38                     31                     27                     27                     123

A. Gehrig                      35                     29                     27                     27                     118

M. Shingleton                32                     38                     18                     16                     104

Newman                       27                     40                     18                     16                     101

J. Shingleton                  36                     41                     11                     11                     99

J. Brantley                      30                     40                     17                       7                     94

D. Morgan                    34                     28                     23                       3                    88

Reaves                          27                     31                     16                       0                    74

C. Benedict                    15                     9                     12                     17                     53

Mr. Waters                    29                     16                       0                      0                    45

Mattox                          16                     18                       2                      2                    39



Ten dedicated shooters braved the wind and cold to shoot skeet February 12.  The targets were frisky to say the least.  Come out March 11 and join us.  Here are the scores:


A Class:             Dick Brame                   50                                 B Class:             Chuck Gambino                        46

                        John Scott                     48                                                         Chris Moore                  44

                                                                                                                        Alex Zukovsky              43


C Class:             Jeff DeSantis                 44 (he shot a .410!)         E Class:             Bill Montgomery            40

                        Fred Welfare                 42                                                         Bobbie McHenry           29

                        Lewis Carlton                34


TRAP SHOOTING: Since the Camp Lejeune boys managed to barely eek by BGC this year in the challenge shoot, we decided to add trap to the monthly skeet shoots as a means to practice more. We will start on Sunday, April 9 right after the skeet shoot competition.  You can shoot in either the skeet or trap or both.  Bring a friend, it’s open to the public.



Regulator Gazette

February 1897


Headline:  You Gotta Love Those Texas Women

 Three cowboys were sitting around the campfire bragging about how they had given their new wives duties around the ranch.

Cowboy number one "Slic Vic" bragged that he had married a woman from Arizona and had told her that he expected her to do all the dishes and all the house cleaning.  He said it took a couple of days but on the third day he came home to a clean house and no dirty dishes.......Cowboy number two "Bullseye Mike" said that he married a woman from Oklahoma and he immediately gave her orders to do all the house cleaning, cooking, and dishwashing.  On the first day he didn't see any results but the next day was better  and by the third day that she was taking care of all the chores and had a big hot meal on the table..........Cowboy number three "Dick Holliday" boasted that his new wife was from Texas and he informed her the first day that he expected her to keep the house clean, the dishes washed, hot meals on the table, the yard work to be done and the barn to  be clean. Dick said that on the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he didn't see anything either, but on the third day most of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye....enough to fix himself a bite to eat, hire a maid, and some yard help..........."You gotta love those Texas women"


The Buccaneer Range Regulators braved the rainy weather on the second Saturday to go play cowboy once again...We had 16 or 17 show up but ended up with 13 cowboys actually competing.  Polecat Carl finally found our range after we were about halfway through the match but we let him catch up with the posse. Polecat was the fastest shooter on a speed stage we had set up so I expect big things from him......We need someone to contend with The Ragtime Kids reign of terror at the matches....


The order of finish was as follows:

Traditional 1st Flight               Traditional 2nd Flight              Seniors                       Gunfighter

Ragtime Kid                            Polecat Carl                             Slick Vic                     Blue Ridge Davidson

Dick Holliday                          Marshall                                   Dodge City Dude       Hugh G. Rection

Headmaster                             Duke Remington                     Stalker

Mad Dog                                 Derringer Dave                              
Bullseye Mike                          Col. Angus


We'll be at it on the next Second Saturday of March so come out and shoot or if you're interested in the cowboy game just come out and watch....We'll be glad to have you...That's it for February so until next month don't forget to....."Take a kid shooting"......Respectfully Submitted......Ned Bluntline