Monday, May 25, 2009

Shootout At Mule Camp '09

Tombstone Peacekeeper, Two Moons Shinning and I made the trip to Mule Camp, the Southeastern Regional for SASS. After we got there we ran into Rockwood Ranger and Muleshoe Mike, I think we were the only Regulators to make it this year. Several others went to the Mississippi State Championship instead.
Mississippi State Scores

We arrived early Thursday afternoon, but decided not to shoot side matches due to rain, it wasn't that bad, but we decided to save our ammo.

We shot on the Friday morning posses, and although the weather was threatening, we were once again blessed and only had a light drizzle while we were putting guns back in the truck. We shot in the afternoon on Saturday and had a light rain during one stage, but it wasn't bad. Once again God blessed us with decent weather to shoot in.

There were several vendors to check out as well as a Cowboy Fast Draw setup. You could use your own guns and gear or they would loan you theirs. This was done with wax bullets, and every registered shooter was given 10 free shots if they wanted to try it. They explained the game well and gave lots of pointers on how to stand, draw and fire. You shot at a target 15' away that had a light in the center. After the ready signal in 2 to 5 seconds the light light up, that was your signal to draw and fire, a hit on the target stopped the time and made the light flash. I was able to get a .620 on my 10th shoot, Tater got a .506, but I was proud to be as close as I was.

Doc Johnson's Traveling Medicine Show was there, he was fun to watch.

Jim Bowman was singing cowboy songs that would take you back to your youth.

Lassiter was demonstrating the art of Fast Draw and giving some history on the sport.

Joe "Hoppy" Sullivan was portraying Hopalong Cassidy.

T-Bone Dooley, Nuttin' Graceful and Ringo Fire were there with Karaoke on Friday night, and they were a ton of fun as usual.
Dirt Merchant presented a birthday cake to Ringo and we all helped him celebrate his birthday.

Barbwire Bluegrass was the band for the banquet.

Outback Steakhouse catered a good meal but it took a while to get over 300 cowboys and cowgirls through the line.

After the meal there were silent auctions, a live auction, raffles and awards, that wound up about 11 p.m.

I know there were other things going on but this is all we took in.

The stages were well written, the targets were big and close ( I still missed 3 of them) and there were no "P" Traps.

I got to be on the Posse with my new friends, Levi Creed, Buck Elliot and Ma Creed, they're a great family and plan to come to Wartrace in July. Levi, by the way is our 1st place Buckaroo for the Regional.

I would also like to thank San Quentin, Dirt Merchant and everyone involved in putting on Mule Camp, for a fun match.

I would also like to thank Two Moons Shinning and Buck Elliot for taking most of the shooting pictures for me.



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