Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

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MAY 2006 NEWSLETTER

 

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

                 MONDAY, May 8, 2006 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant  

 

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

                                            May  2006

 

                                    Sat.       6         Club Workday

                           Mon.    8         Club Meeting

                           Sat.       13         Cowboy Action Match

                                    Sun.      21         Summer Warm Up Open,

                                                   Skeet

                           Sat.       26-29    National Long Range Big Bore Silhouette Match,

                                                   Range Reserved

                           Sat.       27         .22 & Field Pistol

                           Sun.      28         Action Pistol Match

 

                                      June  2006

 

                                    Sat.       1         Big Bore Silhouette Match

                           Sat.       8         Cowboy Action Match

                           Sun.      9         Independence 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 4/10/06 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 17 members, 3 probationary and 2 guests present.  The March Minutes and Treasurers report were approved.

 

Unfinished and Old Business:

The financing for the new property purchase was discussed.

 

New Business:

A timber company has been contracted to timber the new property.  We expect to make a little money on the transaction.

 

The new membership applications will have language on the sponsor line reminding members to take prospective members visit the club property before they are admitted into the club.

 

Clay target prices have gone up again, the possibility for a skeet round price increase was discussed.     

 

 Meeting adjourned at 7:36 pm. 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 4/10/06 Meeting.

 

NEED HELP WITH NRA BIG BORE PISTOL SILHOUETTE MATCH

I am going to need some help for the match.  I will need four people a day to help me.  The dates are May 26, 27, 28, and part of day on 29.  They can get work day credit for the work. Tom Mix  763-0870  lp919@bellsouth.net

 

New Skeet Account System:  In order to reduce the burden on club volunteers, starting this year you will no longer receive a skeet account statement via mail or email.  Instead your account will be posted in the middle skeet house (where the skeet log books are) and you can see how much you have in your account at the end of each quarter.  You still have to log in the rounds you shoot in the notebooks, but your account statement will no longer be sent to you.  You are responsible for keeping up with your skeet account and making sure it never goes into the red. 

 

APRIL NRA ACTION PISTOL MATCH (Sholar Powell)

We had a sparse turnout for the first match of the year; 2 shooters to be exact.  Seems that most of our regulars had conflicts with family events, match gun in pieces, etc.  So we turned this into a ‘fun’ shoot, basically for practice and burning ammo.  Ray C. and David Ruhle, Jr. smoked up the plates and got some trigger time in.  We’ll run again on Sunday, May 28 at 12:00 noon.  Hope to see you then.

 

APRIL SKEET SHOOT

The April Club Skeet Shoot took place on the ninth.  The weather was not at all like Spring.  A strong cold wind was blowing for the entire time.  We have, of course, seen colder and stronger wind at the skeet fields, but probably not in April.  Sunny McHenry supplied us with a large plate of delicious brownies.  We were cold and wind blown, but we did not go hungry. 

 

Ten skeet shooters participated.    The winners were:  New shooter class - Larry Coble  38, Class F- Larry Moore 19, Class E - Bobbie McHenry 38, Class D - Lewis Carlton 37, Class C -  Chuck Gambino 46, Class  B - Jeff DeSantis 45, and Class A - Dick Brame (who seemed not to notice the wind) 50.

 

After the skeet shooting we shot trap, not for a contest, but for the record.  We will continue to do this each month until we have enough scores to establish trap classes.  We will then offer both a skeet and a trap contest each month.  Shooters may enter either or both of the contests.  The conclusion reached from the trap scores is that a lot of practice is seriously needed.

 

Come out and join us in May for skeet and/or trap.  We are having a lot of fun.  Remember that in May, because of Mother’s Day, we will meet on the third Sunday i.e. May 21.

 

COWBOY MEETING
A short meeting of Buccaneer Gun Club members who shoot in the cowboy action matches (Buccaneer Range Regulators) or those who might be interested in cowboy action shooting will be held immediately following this months Buccaneer Gun Club meeting on May 8th.  

 

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE


 

April 1897

 

Headline:  Silverado Releases New Songbook

 Not many people know it but Silverado is a very accomplished harmonica player and song writer (must have been practicing on them lonely nights out on the range). The problem is that all the songs he writes will tell you exactly what sort of mood he was in when he writes his songs.  See if you don't get a hint that he was having woman problems when he put out his latest book of songs. What follows is a list of his current titles......

 

It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chewed Your Ass Out All Day Long

If I Can't Be Number One In Your Life Then Number Two On You

How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away

I Liked You Better Before I Got To Know You So Well

I Still Miss You Baby But My Aims Getting Better

I Wouldn't Take Her To A Dog Fight Because I'm Afraid She'd Win

I'm So Miserable Without You, It's Like You're Still Here

If I'd Shot You When I First Wanted To, I'd Be Out Of Prison By Now

My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend And I Sure Miss Him

She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger

You're The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly

 

Sounds to me like we'll be seeing some of those on the Banjo Top Ten pretty shortly.........

 

Match Director Holliday was off trying to find a shooting sport he's good at so Ragtime Kid, with some help from the Buccaneer Posse, put on a six stage two posse match that had 15 cowboys and one cowgirl in attendance.......The action pistol range was used for three stages and it will be used again for the May match which will also be six stages.......Ragtime plans to put the stages on his websight www.ragtimekid.com  so you can look at them in advance.....You can also see a breakdown of the stage scores for the April match......

 

Scores went like this:

Senior Cowboys           Traditional First Flight            Traditional Second Flight  

Ragtime Kid                  Mad Dog                                  Marshall                               

Titewad                        High Noon Henry                      Shakey Jake                         

Dodge City Dude          Headmaster                               Bourbon Shooter

Stalker                           Deacon Dave                            Silverado

 

Gun Fighter -------Blue Ridge Davidson

Cowgirl ------------Carolina Rose

Duelist -------------Cowboy Cloud

 

Well that's it for the April match so be with us on the Second Saturday in May and we'll do it again.........

 

Don't forget that were working on a Valiant Bullet Order (and you don't have to be a club member to participate) so call Ray and he'll give you details at 520-4822........

 

So till we see you in May don't forget to................"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.