Dobber, Branchwater Jack and I left last Thursday and headed to The Smokeout In The Hills at Possum Trott to meet up with our cabin mate, Buck D Law.
Also from Wartrace were Blue Boy, Imis Twohofon, Blackwater Desperado, Hatfield.
This was my 3rd trip to Possum Trot and I believe it was the best one I've been to. Thursday night had Jambalaya and a Poker Tournament. Friday morning started with a breakfast of country ham, eggs, bisquits, gravy and fried apples.
The Long Range Side Matches ran from 8:30 till noon and Dobber and I tried some of them. Dobber won one of the 200 yard rifle events and I won the long range smokeless pistol match.
After lunch we had the regular Speed side matches plus Ringers Humdinger which covered 3 stages 8 guns and was a ball.
Friday night brought out the Chili Cook-off (which was also part of supper), the best Home Brew Contest, Liars Contest and the Pie Eating Contest which for the first time was won by a Lady, congratulations to Tequila Liz.
Saturday morning brought the start of the Main Match and Posse 2 with Cheyenne Culpepper as Posse Marshall had more fun than was believed possible. We had the Honor of having Blue Boy, the oldest active competitor in SASS, on our Posse. I can't remember but I believe Blue Boy is 92 or 93 and still has a good time shooting. Posse 2 also had our share of Category Winners, 8 winners out of 16 posse members.
I usually don't try to name all the posse members for fear of leaving someone out but we had so much fun I'm going to try. I apologize in advance if I forget anyone.
Shooting smokeless were Tequila Liz, Luscious Liza, Speedy Fredrico (1st Elder Statesman), Blue Boy ( oldest active competitor in SASS) and Long Wolf.
Shooting black powder were Imis Twohofon, Dobber, Kirk (1st 49r), Branchwater Jack, Witch Doctor (1st Ladies Senior), Ole Saddlebags (1st Wrangler), Randy Saint Eagle (1st Duelist), Mckensie River Drifter (1st Elder Statesman), Pig Iron Lane (1st Senior), Cheyenne Culpepper (1st Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter) and Fast Eddie.
Saturday night we feasted on Copperhead Joe's fish receipe that is bound to win the Parking Lot War at Comin' At Cha. It was some fine fish. After that we were treated to a great concert from Blackwater Desperado and Milkbone and as usual they do Southern Rock proud.
Sunday brought Cowboy Church with Cree Vicar Dave and his wife. We had a good service and got to hear Dave play his new Mandolin.
After Church we finished the final 4 stages and then feasted on a lunch of everything that was left over, if we'd had a couple more days there I'd have to buy new pants. Thanks to Baby Bull and Miss Julia for the fine breakfasts and to everyone who helped feed us so well.
After lunch Ringer had the scores together and Copperhead Joe passed out the awards.
Silver City Rebel was the Top Cowboy followed by Fast Eddie, Copperhead Joe, Cheyenne Culpepper and Pig Iron Lane rounded out the Top 5. Anita Marguarita was the Top Cowgirl.
Also congratulations to Hatfield and Ole Saddlebags, the only ones to shoot a Clean Match.
They also gave away free 14 entries to matches, Branchwater Jack won one to The Midwest Classic and I won one to The Georgia State Championship.
While this was a Great Match it was also a sad one as we learned this will be the last Smokeout at Possum Trott. Next year look for the Smokeout at Copperhead Joe's Range.
The Wartrace Regulators finishes:
Blue Boy, 2nd Smokeless Elder Statesman
Blackwater Desperado, 4th Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter, 48th Overall
Imis Twohofon, 3rd Josey Wales, 46th Overall
Dobber, 3rd Classic Cowboy, 44th Overall
Branchwater Jack, 2nd Classic Cowboy, 28th Overall
Hatfield, 1st Cowboy, 15th Overall
Randy Saint Eagle, 1st Duelist, 9th Overall
To see the Videos I took click on Wartrace Cowboys Channel
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