Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wartrace Wild Bunch/ Cowboy Match 3.20.10

8 Wild Bunch and 7 Cowboy Action Shooters came out to try their luck on this wonderful day. We had a nice warm day with enough cloud cover not to roast.

Papa Dave had 5 good fast stages, all on the hill. There were no "P" traps, although at the Cemetery, it would have been better if he had written it the way I shot it. Some people have no sense of humor so I earned a "P" for not shooting it as written.

If we'd had much more fun, I don't think we could have made it through the day. We had some spectators and one comment made to me was that we were just having TOO MUCH FUN, I told them if we weren't having fun we might as well be at work.

Top Gun of the day was Duck River (Wild Bunch) and he was the only one to shoot a Clean Match, 2nd was Buck Dodgers (Cowboy), followed by Randy Saint Eagle (Cowboy), Papa Dave (Wild Bunch) and Sergeant Shooter (Cowboy) rounds out the top 5. The top 6 had 3 Wild Bunch and 3 Cowboys so it seems like a pretty even split.

Papa Dave started letting Cowboy Action shooters come out and compete at the Wild Bunch matches due to the bad weather this winter and limited shooting opportunities. It was decided last month that since this had worked so well, all Mid-Month Matches will now be Cowboy Action/ Wild Bunch combined matches. This will give people a lot more chances to shoot Wild Bunch and the other Cowboys and Cowgirls a chance to watch it and see if they want to give it a try.

Papa Dave also wanted to thank Sergeant Shooter for getting out early and helping him set up the stages.

We would like to Welcome, Tn. Roadrunner, who joined The Wartrace Regulators yesterday, I failed to get his picture for the Directory but I'll do that next month. If you are a member of The Wartrace Regulators please check the Directory and if your picture and info has not yet been added please get with me at the next match so I can add it.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Green River Gunslingers 3.13.10 Cowboy Match

Buck Dodgers and I decided at 6:30 this morning to take a chance on the weather and go to Bowling Green KY. to shoot the Green River Gunslingers match. I left my house in the rain, arrived at Bucks house in the rain an hour later, left Bucks house in the rain and got to within 20 minutes of the range before the rain stopped. It just goes to show God loves Cowboys and a good Cowboy Match. Although it was a cool day we had very little wind and NO RAIN for the entire match.

This was my first trip to the range and I thoroughly enjoyed it, it's always fun to travel to other clubs and see how they do things. Yak heads up this Cowboy Club and as an added benefit they had a cake and celebrated his birthday.

23 Cowboys and Cowgirls shot 5 fast and fun stages with no "P" traps. The range is set back in the woods and I'll bet it is really nice when the weather is warmer and the sun has a hard time getting through the trees to roast you. After shooting straight through, shooters choice, we had a very good meal, thanks to whoever did the cooking, and had time to visit with new friends.

I met a lot of really nice folks there and would like to mention a couple of them. Padre de Cinco was a really nice pard and had his family there with him, I understand he will have to change his alias soon, Congratulations. His son Campo Kid was shooting with him and what a great young man he is. This young cowboy is only 14 years old, but remember his name he will be a force to be reckoned with.

Thanks again to Yak and all the Cowboys and Cowgirls who showed us a great time and of course thanks to Buck for hitching up the Mules and hauling us up to the Bluegrass State.

1 W Buck Dodgers..111.78

2 Jr. Campo Kid…127.26

3 BW Randy St. Eagle.. 127.84

4 Du George Emmett..152.26

5 W Bushrod…166.57

6 W Leadbone…169.32

7 49 Poncho…193.13

8 F Fire N. Fallback…215.49

9 W Midnight….228.19

10 Fc Cleve…232.15

11 W Padre...248.81

12 LFC Lynn E Bird...256.13

13 S Dodge Boy…281.02

14 W Big Jake…282.16

15 Du Tuckassee…292.74

16 Du Shooter….294.13

17 F Burn em’ up… 299.44

18 W Line Rider….319.60

19 SS P I Parker….330.91

20 O Charlie Coyote….332.08

21 W Festus……….349.41

22 S Kaintuck…419.79

23 W Jimmy Ferrett…429.70

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Wartrace Regulators March 6 2010 Match

59 shooters converged on Wartrace for a great day of shooting. The day started out in the 30's and sunny, but by the time the shooting started it was near 50 and mid 50's before we finished.
Through out the course of the day we rode out to the Line Shack with a purty gal, had a run in with a vaquero over King Fishers road, tried to board the Train after being falsely accused of horse stealing and found ourselves in the middle of the Sutton-Taylor Fued.

My Posse started out on the Train and that was appropriate since I started with a train wreck.
Next we moved to the Corral and tried our hand at the Texas Star with the rifle, alternating between the Star and a square plate. Anything left on the Star could be cleaned up with your Scattergun. Then we had 2 pistol dump targets.
Then we moved to the Fort and were accused of stealing horses for the second time today.

After taking a break for some grub we rode out to the Line Shack with a purty gal, only to be confronted by her irate, soon to be late, brother. We finished up our day at the Cemetery where we had to make a road over a ornery vaquero.

We'd like to thank our Pards who came over from East Tennessee and also several who came up from Alabama to help up clean up Wartrace.

As always Whiskey Hayes wrote some fast and fun stages with "No P Traps" but with ample opportunity to get over confident and to exceed your speed limit.

Papa Dave was on a roll and was our Top Gun for the day, followed by Buck Dodgers, Will Reilly, Whiskey Hayes and Scattergun Kid. These 5 will make up our Shootist Category at the April 3rd Match.

Congratulations also go out to Slim Jim Dandy, Hardluck Hudgens and Pond Creek Pete for shooting Clean Matches.

Papa Dave, who heads up our Wild Bunch Matches opened them up to Cowboy shooters as well this winter due to weather related limits on opportunities to shoot. After trying this for 2 months with no problems our Mid-Month Match will now be a combined Cowboy Action/ Wild Bunch Match.
This will give those who like Wild Bunch plenty of opportunities to shoot. Cowboy shooters will get to see what Wild Bunch is all about. For more info click on Wild Bunch .

We'd like to thank everyone who came to shoot with us and invite all to come to our Mid-Month Cowboy Action/ Wild Bunch Match on March 20.

We had several spectators that came out to watch and would like to remind everyone to invite your friends to come out and see what Cowboy Action Shooting is all about.

Grey Horse came by to see us, it was great to see him again. Hopefully in a couple of weeks they will be able to put his knee back in. Latigo Jim was back shooting with us, good to see his "Smiling" face again. Cash Jackson was also shooting and it's always a pleasure to see him. Please keep these folks and Hot Lead Dancin's wife in your prayers.

And last but certainly not least, a special thanks to Annie Marlin for taking care of registration and stats.

Until next time Keep Your Powder Dry.