Thursday, December 17, 2009

We've Lost A Great Cowboy


At approximately 3:40 this morning Fatback Slim (David Moffitt) went to claim his reward in Christ. I will forever miss my shooting pard and my big brother. Services are Sat. at 2:00 at the Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield Tn.
Visitation is from 10:00 til 8:00 p.m. Friday and 10:00 til 2:00 Saturday with the funeral at 2:00.
His beloved shooting partners at Wartrace Regulators are honorary pallbearers. No one loved this sport more than Fatback.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society will be appreciated. continue to pray for us as we adjust to this loss.

Joe K.
Steve Mofitt

The Wartrace Regulators will miss having Fatback Slim among our ranks, he was a good friend to many cowboys and cowgirls. We offer our condolences to Joe K another good Cowboy and all of Fatback's family.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Nine Wartrace Regulators made the trip north to
"The World Famous Second Annual Blazing Saddles Cowboy Action Turkey Shoot."
Mose, Bella, MJ and the Kentucky Regulators know how to put on a Great Shoot. The hospitality was fantastic. To my Knowledge this is the best one day shoot going. For those who made it on Friday night I understand they had a party including T-Bone Dooley and The Dooley Gang Karaoke and for those who could stay Saturday night I understand another party was on the agenda.

Papa Dave, Marshall Red Stockburn and I headed out early Saturday morning for our first trip to TWFMSBSCATS and we were in for a treat. We met up with the rest of the Wartrace Gang, Memphis Gunslingers, Kentucky Regulators, Ocoee Rangers, Smokey Mountain Shootists, North Alabama Regulators and many others.

92 shooters shot 6 stages based on the movie Blazing Saddles. The stages were fun and fast with some unique props. I think a few folks, including me , had a little trouble with the Kentucky Sweep on stage 5, The Gallows. You dumped 20 rifle and pistol rounds on one large target and 4 shotgun rounds at dummies that didn't have to fall and some of us tried to go too fast. Not Tator though, he ran this stage in just over 11 seconds, I can't even count to 24 that fast.

After we finished the match we were treated to lunch consisting of smoked turkey legs, brisket, baked beans and lots of desserts. Following lunch we had team shoots. Everyone who participated had fun, but in the end, my team including Lefty's Lady, Copperhead Joe, Mountaineer Lefty and Randy Saint Eagle, didn't win.

Following the team shoot was the man against man shoot consisting of 5 pistol KD's and 2 shotgun KD's . Tator took this with just over 5 sec., MJ Spencer was only .3 sec. slower, but he forgot to knock down the pistol targets.

The awards followed with Tater being the Top Gun and Dew R. Dye being the Top Lady.
This shoot had the largest Smokey Mountain Outlaw/ Outlette Posse I know of at one place. 11 Outlaws and 5 Outlettes, Top Outlaw was T-Bone Dooley, Top Outlette was Yazoo City Gal.

The Top 5 were Prestidigitator, Boomerang, Blackfish Kid, Buck Dodgers and More Guns Massey. The Wartrace Regulators fared well;

Buck Dodgers, 1st Wrangler 4th Overall
Randy Saint Eagle, 1st B-Western 11th Overall
Papa Dave, 1st Elder Statesman 12th Overall
Will Reilly 1st Duelist 14th Overall
CW Knight, 1st Senior 18th Overall
Tombstone John, 2nd Senior 21st Overall
Marshall Red Stockburn, 2nd Classic Cowboy 33rd Overall
Blackwater Desperado, 1st Frontier Cartridge 79th overall
Shotgun Schoolmarm, 3rd Ladies 49'r 89th Overall

Congratulations to all the Regulators and thanks again to Mose, Bella, MJ and all the Kentucky Regulators for a great match. The biggest winners were the kids, toys were collected for Toys For Tots and the cowboys and cowgirls were generous.

The next match at Wartrace will be Sat. December 5th, registration 8:30, Safety meeting 9:30, start shooting 10:00.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Smokeout In The Hills

The Tn./Ky. Black Powder State Championship, Oct. 23-25 2009 hosted by The Highland Regulators at Possum Trott.

Sheriff Frank Canton, Marshall Red Stockburn, Papa Dave and Randy Saint Eagle caught the early morning Stage in Middle Tn. and headed to Smokeout In The Hills. Shortly after noon we met up with, Will Reilly, Blackwater Desperado, Shotgun Schoolmarm, Blue Boy and Imis Twohofon, the rest of The Wartrace Regulators who made the trip to the Best Black Powder Shootout that I know of.

We arrived just in time to check into our cabin, sign in and have lunch (which was included in the price of the shoot) and shoot the afternoon side matches (also included). If you've never been to Possum Trott you've missed the "Ringers Humdinger" side match. 10 guns, throw a spear, throw a tomahawk and cover a lot of ground. My only complaint was I needed an oxygen bottle by the time I got to the end (Ringer said he'd try to work on that for next year).

We finished in plenty of time to check out the vendors and shoot the breeze with some pards we haven't seen in a while before dinner (also included). There was a Chili Cook-off which became part of dinner. There was also a best Home Brew contest, a Best Liars contest and a Pumpkin Pie eating contest, won by our own Blackwater Desperado.

Possum Trott '09 Saturday

Saturday Morning ,after breakfast (also included), saw a drizzle of rain for the first of 6 Main Match Stages. The stages were good but on a few you had to think and count, not one of my strong points. The rain moved out by lunch (also included, do you see a trend here?) and by late afternoon we saw some sunshine.

The shooting was over in plenty of time to clean guns and clean up before dinner ( you guessed it).
Blackwater Desperado and Milkbone provided the entertainment for the night, and if you've never seen this band you've missed a really good show. There was plenty of adult refreshment to go around also.

Possum Trott '09 Sunday

Sunday morning started with Cowboy Church, for those who got up in time ( I confess I wasn't one of them). Then breakfast (yes) and the final 4 stages. Sunday morning also brought sunshine, not so good for those of us starting on stage 9 and getting to stage 10 just as the sun came over the hill and right in our eyes ( but now we know what it is like for the folks who shoot black powder all the time). After finishing the last 4 stages we had time to pack up the covered wagon and have lunch (included) while they finished up the scores.

In case you didn't realize it yet, after paying your entry fee and cabin rental the only place you could spend money was with the vendors, everything else was included, plus everyone got a door prize. WHAT A DEAL!!!!!!!!

The Top 10 shooters were 1. Little Wing, 2. Ringer, 3. Black Tom, 4. Silver City Rebel, 5. Tall Drink A Water, 6. J.D. Brooks, 7. Copperhead Joe, 8. Shaddai Vaquero, 9. Isom Kid, 10. Black Jack Beeson.

Wartrace Regulators made a good showing and for the first time when I've been at a shoot everyone from Wartrace won an Award. The Smokeless shooters were not scored with the Black Powder.

Blue Boy 1st Smokeless Elder Statesman

All the rest are Black Powder Categories:

Will Reilly 1st and Tn. State Champion Duelist, 11th Overall
Randy Saint Eagle 2nd and Tn State Champion B-Western, 19th Overall
Papa Dave 1st and Tn. State Champion Elder Statesman, 23rd Overall
Marshall Red Stockburn 2nd and Tn. State Champion Classic Cowboy, 29th Overall
Sheriff Frank Canton 2nd and Tn. State Champion Senior, 41st Overall
Imis Twohofon 2nd and Tn. State Champion Josey Wales, 52nd Overall
Blackwater Desperado 5th and Tn. State Champion Frontiersman, 67th Overall
Shotgun Schoolmarm 1st and Tn. State Champion Ladies 49r, 72nd Overall

Congratulations to all who made the trip to Possum Trott. If you're looking for a really fun and cheap shoot , put this on your calendar for next year. If you want to rent a cabin talk to Tn. Triple B now to find out what you have to do.

Many thanks to all the Highland Regulators who make Possum Trott such a great shoot.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wartrace Oct 10 '09 Monthly Shoot

39 Cowboys and Cowgirls descended on Wartrace to rid the area of all manner of Outlaws and Holligans. The weather was less than ideal, but to those of us who were in Memphis for the State Shoot, A Gunfight In Dixie ( subtitled a Monsoon in Dixie), it seemed like desert conditions, we were dry before lunch and hardly even a drizzle in the afternoon.

Whiskey Hayes treated us to some good Stages, fast, and a couple that were like you might find at an annual shoot somewhere. I think Whiskey is doing a great job with interesting stages every month. For those who didn't know, stage 4 is the CAS World Record Stage, click on this link to see how you fared against the records.

We had some excellent shooters with us today and I'd like to welcome Prestidigitator, he's in school at MTSU and will be shooting with us for a while. He was also the Top Gun for the day.

I'd also like to give a special Congratulations to Vaquero Jake who finished 4th overall today and will be in the Shootist Category next month if he can make it back. This is a great feat for a Buckaroo shooter or anyone for that matter, it's not easy to get into the Top 5 at Wartrace.

Papa Dave and I shot Black Powder in our categories today in preparation for Possum Trott
Oct 23-25 '09. It gives you a much better appreciation for being able to see your targets.

The Top 5 were Prestidigitator, Whiskey Hayes, Will Reilly, Vaquero Jake and Lil' Marshall WD. I think it says a lot for the caliber of shooters we draw when you see the top 5 shot in 5 different categories.

Deadwood Miner and Randy Saint Eagle shot Clean Matches.

The next shoot, the mid-month, will be next Sat. Oct. 17th.

Until next time shoot straight and keep your powder dry.

Scores when available

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ambush at Cavern Cove 2009

Papa Dave, Sheriff Frank Canton and I hitched up Papa Dave's wagon and made the trip to Ambush, The SASS Alabama State Championship, hosted by The North Alabama Regulators, Oct. 2-4, 2009

This was my first trip to Ambush because it is usually on the same weekend as the workers shoot thru for the Tennessee State Championship.

We got there just in time to check in, have lunch and shoot the afternoon wave of side matches.
They had the standard side matches plus The Cool Waters Secret Stage. It was a lot of fun and I, for one, am glad they made it a side match and not a main match stage.

Saturday morning started off with a safety meeting and a very interesting short presentation with some history about our flag.

We were on Posse 9, " The Absolute Best Posse there", Sidekick did an excellent job as our posse marshall, and everyone worked together making it as smooth running a posse as I've ever been on. We had 8 Category winners on our posse, as well as Sidekick the Ambush '09 Top Gun,
After 6 straight forward and fast stages we had plenty of time to visit the vendors, I've never seen so many vendors at a State Shoot, and clean up before the Sat. Night Banquet.

At the banquet we had a good meal, Best Dressed awards and door prize giveaways, I think they gave away 5 guns, but of course, none of us won anything.
There were ladies dressed in beautiful dresses and costumes as well as a lot of well dressed men. I was so stressed out over shooting bad I left my camera in my guncart at the range. See Sheriff Donalds Pictures.

I think I forgot to mention, the weather Saturday was fantastic. Papa Dave and I are still trying to think up a good excuse for why we shot so bad. I had 5 misses.

Ambush '09 Sunday

Sunday started with overcast skies for our final 4 stages. Apparently I do better when the weather is not perfect, I was clean on these.
We had just a slight drizzle just as we finished shooting, but it stopped before we got our gear packed.

We finished in plenty of time to visit the vendors again, eat lunch and visit with our old friends and some new ones.

The side match awards were given out as well as a Spirit Of The Game Winner from each Posse. Tennessee Triple B won it on our posse and no one was more deserving. That was followed by a brass auction to benefit the Boy Scouts who spent their weekend picking up and sorting brass and shotgun hulls. I would consider it a huge success as over $2100 was raised for them at the auction.

Next all the plaques were presented to The Alabama State Champions in each Category.
I apologize for my award pictures, it seems all the flashes were wreaking havoc with my auto focus. Again see Sheriff Donald's Pictures as they are better than mine.

Ambush '09 Category Awads

Next the awards were given to all the Category winners.

I'd like to congratulate The Top Gun, Sidekick, The Ladies Top Gun, Dew R Dye and all of the top 10 finishers.
2. Badlands Drifter, 3. Tall Drink A Water, 4. Prestidigitator, 5. Tuff Stuff, 6. Ozark Az, 7. Fast Eddie, 8. Harman Hammer, 9. SA Pondwater, 10. Sunshine Billy.

The Wartrace Regulators had a small contingent present, but those who made the trip fared well.

Papa Dave, 1st Elder Statesman, 21st Overall
Tabasco Jot, 4th Elder Statesman, 34th Overall
Randy Saint Eagle, 1st "B" Western, 36th Overall
Whiskey Hayes, 1st Classic Cowboy, 39th Overall
Capt. Jo Walker, 7th 49R, 46th Overall
Sheriff Frank Canton, 2nd Senior Frontier Cartridge, 111th Overall
Boothill Smoke, 6th Senior, 122nd Overall
Hot Lead Dancin', 8th Senior Duelist, 139th Overall
Blackwater Desperado 1st Frontiersman, 157th Overall
Frank Dalton,8th Frontier Cartridge Duelist, 201st Overall

Did I mention that Birdgun Quail came all the way from Huntsville Alabama just to shoot in the match. He also won the Spirit of the Game Award on his Posse, I think it's because he came from so far away.

I would also like to recognize , an outstanding young man, Levi Creed, 1st Buckaroo, 24th Overall.

To see where everyone finished, Overall Scores

We had a great time and I'd like to thank May Lillie
and all the North Alabama Regulators that worked
so hard to put on this match, with a special thanks to
Cool Waters for keeping me in bullets

Don't forget The Smokeout in the Hills, The Tn/Ky
Black Powder State Championship, Oct. 23-25, 2009
at Possum Trott.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The SASS Tennessee State Championship 2009

24 Wartrace Regulators made the trip to Memphis to
shoot in:

A Gunfight in Dixie VIII September 18-20 2009
Hosted by The Memphis Gunslingers

You couldn't have asked for better weather, if you
were a Duck. I thought Duck River stayed home,
but by the time we finished up Sunday it seemed like
we were wading through a river. Our Posse finished
up on stage 10 and it was beginning to get a little

The Memphis Gunslingers did an excellent job of
putting on a Great Match in less than ideal conditions.
This continues to be one of my favorite
Annual Matches. I'd like to thank Mountaineer Lefty,
Walking Short, Cherokee Sergeant, Dew R Dye, Bella
Spencer and all The Memphis Gunslingers who worked
so hard to put on this match.

Buck Dodgers won The Speedy Gonzolas Side Match
Award for the 3rd straight year.

The Main Match Stages were fast but you had to think
on some of them.

On Saturday night we had a good steak, or chicken,
catered by Outback Steakhouse. Every night after the
guns were put away there were coolers,
full of soft drinks and beer, opened.

Dooley Sworn and his band provided the
entertainment on Saturday night.

'09 Tennessee State Championship Awards

Sunday we had the final 4 stages and LOTS of RAIN! Then we had the awards presentation and no rain.

1. Prestidigitator was the Top Shooter Overall followed by;
2. Dew R Dye
3. Blackfish Kid
4. Buck Dodgers
5. Mose Spencer

The Wartrace Regulators represented our club well;

Buck Dodgers, 2nd Wrangler, 4th Overall
Will Reilly, 4th Wrangler, 6th Overall
Papa Dave, 2nd and Tennessee State Champion Elder Statesman, 13th Overall

C W Knight, 3rd Senior, 21st Overall
Charlie Bowdre, 2nd and Tennessee State Champion Silver Senior, 24th Overall

Randy Saint Eagle, 1st and Tennessee State Champion B-Western, 26th Overall

Jailbreak Jake, 2nd Duelist, 27th Overall
Scattergun Kid, 2nd and Tennessee State Champion Frontier Cartridge, 38th Overall

Imis Twohofon, 4th Senior,41st Overall
Capt Jo Walker, 7th 49r, 50th Overall
Tombstone John, 6th Senior, 52nd Overall
Sergeant Shooter, 9th Wrangler, 56th Overall
Marshall Red Stockburn, 1st and Tennessee State Champion Classic Cowboy, 61st Overall

Fort Knox, 6th Elder Statesman, 69th Overall
Sheriff Frank Canton, 8th Senior, 71st Overall
Deadwood Miner, 7th Elder Statesman, 91st Overall
Hot Lead Dancin', 5th Senior Duelist, 95th Overall
Mortimer Smith, 8th Duelist, 105th Overall
Cheyenne Thornton, 15th 49r, 115th Overall
Feisty Mama, 1st and Tennessee State Champion Grand Dame, 134th Overall

Cody Kid, 9th Elder Statesman, 136th Overall
Buxom Boo, 2nd Grand Dame, 139th Overall
Blackwater Desperado, 4th Frontiersman, 140th Overall
Crooked Penny, 10th Elder Statesman, 145th Overall

I once again would like to thank The Memphis Gunslingers for putting on a Great Match. I'd also like to thank all the Wartrace Regulators that made the trip to Memphis and represented our club well.

For complete results click on Overall Scores or Scores by Category

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Letter From Capt. Jo Walker

This letter is written by Capt. Jo Walker aka “The new guy at Wartrace”.

After returning from overseas duty, 1973-75, I shot from 1976-88 representing the All National Guard pistol team. Shooting matches are nothing new to me so I can speak from experience when I say, “No team or match has ever offered the fellowship and friendly atmosphere of SASS and the Wartrace Regulators”.

Memphis was the first SASS State match I have ever attended and I came in 7th. in the 49ers. category and missed a trophy by 2 standings. But it really did not matter because I was given a trophy by the Wartrace Regulators that means more to me than any piece of wood and gold plated plastic Memphis had to offer.

No less than 8 Regulators spoke to me with encouragement. I was told by multiple members that in the short 6 months I have been a Wartrace Regulator that they have seen me improve my newly learned skills with good results. Each member offered their smile and words of wisdom. Each one gave me something worth more than a materialistic symbol, they gave me the best trophy anyone could offer. A true sincere trophy given from the heart. A trophy that I am an accepted member of the Wartrace Regulators and we work as a team to assist one another.

I only hope that I can have the honor of passing this trophy down to other new members in the future with the same sincerity and wisdom that it was given to me.

Things I learned at the Memphis State Match.

#1, Sleep well before the match, if you have a favorite pillow or blanket bring it to the hotel with you. If you can not sleep…you will miss.

#2, Do not shoot your first stage of the day at 100%, about 80% will do. Otherwise…you will miss.

#3, Do not take extra arthritis, heart pills or night pain medication before a match or…you will miss.

#4, Do not wear new uncomfortable boots to the match. About the 5th. stage you are thinking about your feet and not the targets and…you will miss.

#5, If the stage is muddy, slow down or you may fall down and…you will miss.

#6, If you practice for 6 long weeks at your home range and the State match targets are not in the exact same spot they were at home…you will miss.

#7, If you are used to shooting 6 stages at Wartrace and Memphis has 10 stages remember to bring extra ammo…or you will have nothing to miss with.

#8, If you spend 6 long weeks practicing your style of shooting and 10 minutes before you shoot someone suggests you change your style, Don’t do it!…or you will miss…several times.

#9, If you practice 6 long weeks before a match there is a good chance some of the screws on your Marlin rifle may be loose. Holding the lever screw in with your left pinkie finger during a stage will….make you miss.

#10, If you are so nervous about the match that your digestive track shuts down from Thursday evening until Sunday evening, there is a good chance it may become operative again about 1 mile before you return home. Be sure you have the house keys properly staged, loaded and cocked in your hand before you reach your front door…or you will miss.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wartrace Sept. '09 1st Sat. Shoot.

53 shooters came out to Wartrace to play on Sat. Sept 5, the weather was a mixture of sun, rain and cloud cover with a nice breeze. If you didn't like the weather stick around a few minutes and it would change.

Whiskey had some fast and challenging stages, you had to think on a few of them, and one stage featured our brand new Texas Star. I think most folks enjoyed shooting the Star, although some of us have a lot to learn about shooting it.

Delap Dave, Coonbone, JB Littlebit, Sheriff Frank Canton, Sunflower Kid, Cherohala Chase, CW Knight, and the father and son team of Clancy O Conall and Lil' Marshall W.D. all shot the match clean. Clancy was shooting Frontier Cartridge, which makes it even more impressive to me.

Overall Winner was Whiskey Hayes shooting Classic Cowboy, followed by Duck River, Will Reilly, Lil' Marshall W.D. and Clancy O Conall to round out the Top 5. They will makeup our Shootist Category next month and that is a hard Category to get into.

As always I'd like to say a special thank you to Shotgun Schoolmarm and Annie Marlin for doing the registration and scores.

My daughters Allison and Natalie, along with my granddaughter Jade and my wife Lannie, came out and took pictures at the match. I'd like to thank them for coming out and providing this months pictures.

Several of us will be at The Tennessee State Championship instead of the Mid-Month Match.

The Mid-Month will be Sept 19., The October Match is being moved to the 2nd Sat., Oct. 10, due to The Alabama State Championship on the 1st weekend. Also don't forget
The Tn./Ky. Black Powder State Championship the last full weekend in Oct.

Monday, August 10, 2009

World Record Stage

Whiskey Hayes set up The World Record Stage at the Corral so we could see how we did against the current World Records. All current records can be seen on Doc Shapiro's Website.
A few of us tried the stage after our August Monthly Match. We had pretty good luck with it.

As of 8-6-09,

Buck Dodgers has the Modern Category Record with a time of 19.35.

Papa Dave has the Elder Statesman Category Record with a time of 20.65.

Randy Saint Eagle has the "B"-Western Category Record with a time of 21.13.

It's a fun stage to try and I think Whiskey is going to leave it up the rest of the year so everyone who wants to can try it. I think it may be one of the stages in September? Doc Shapiro's site explains what you have to do to be considered for a Record.

I hope everyone tries it out and remember to thank Whiskey for setting it up for us.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Memphis Gunslingers August Saturday Shoot 8/7/09

Buck Dodgers, Papa Dave, Tombstone John and I went to Memphis to shoot their monthly match and boy was it hot!!! This was probably one of the hottest Saturdays this year.
The Gunslingers put on a great match as always. 35 shooters came out and braved the heat. The stages were fast and fun, but at least one made you think some and on that stage I was the first shooter on our posse. It was a Degressive Sweep on just 2 targets. That was the first time I had seen that but I expect I'll see it again.

Congratulations to the Top Five Shooters, Prestidigitator, Papa Dave, Locco Perro, Buck Dodgers and Blackfish Kid.

I thought it was interesting that the top shooter is about 18 and the number 2 shooter is 74, covers a pretty broad span.
Mountaineer Lefty told us they have 146 shooters signed up for the State Championship right now, so if you want to shoot and haven't signed up you better hurry.

The Gunslingers are building covered loading and unloading areas and running electricity for fans, the fans really helped Saturday. Due to the small posse I wasn't able to take very many pictures, but I have a few.

If you're ever in the Memphis area go and check out The Memphis Gunslingers.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wartrace 1 '09 Main Match

53 Cowboys and Cowgirls braved the heat to come to Wartrace for our August Main Match. It was hot but we had an occasional overcast sky that helped some.

In spite of the heat Tombstone Peacekeeper and CW Knight managed to shoot clean matches, Congratulations Cowboys.

I'd like to blame it on the heat, but I think it was CRS instead, I got one of the 15 Procedurals That were given during the day. Thats two for me in two months, I'm going to have to do better.

Whiskey Hayes did a good job again of setting up fast and fun stages.

Buck Dodgers, SA Pondwater, Tombstone Peacekeeper, Will Reilly and Duck River were the top 5 Cowboys and will make up the Shootist Category next month.

Birdgun Quail was wanting the True Grit award because he had a splinter in his finger and a mosquito bite, he thought that took a lot more grit than Two Moon Shining shooting in a back brace. We may have to give him an award just to stop the whining.

Once again thanks to Shotgun Schoolmarm and Annie Marlin for doing the registration and scores.

Come on out and join us for the Mid-Month Match Aug. 15 and our next Main-Month Match Sept. 5

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wartrace July '09 Mid-Month Match

29 Cowgirls and Cowboys came out to Wartrace for our mid-month match. We had the best weather I've seen for a match this year. I managed to make it through this one without a "p", but I came really close at the cemetery.

The scores just got online today and Will Reilly and Papa Dave were 1 and 2, no surprise, those two are always at or very near the top.

I shot on the posse with Clancy O Conall, he is really doing well shooting Gunfighter, 4th Overall.
I'm not sure if he is a Jedi Gunfighter or not but I'm sure he soon will be.

Whiskey all ready has the stages set for our next match Sat August 1 and I'm sure they will be fast and fun as always.

Scattergun Kid and Buck Dodgers have the scores posted. Scores

Come on out in August and shoot with us and don't forget the Tennessee State Championship at Memphis this year in September , the Alabama State Championship in October and the Tennessee Black Powder State Championship at Possum Trott in late October.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cowboy Action Shooting Keeps You Young

Blue Boy's 90th Birthday

49 Cowboys and Cowgirls had the pleasure of helping Blue Boy celebrate his 90th birthday during our July 4th Match.
Buxom Boo, Cody Kid, Lady Banker and Fort Knox hosted a nice celebration during our lunch break.
Cody Kid told us Blue Boy SASS 46773 started Cowboy Action Shooting in 2002.
Buxom Boo presented Blue Boy with a certificate from SASS recognizing him as the oldest active SASS competitor.
Will Reilly presented a plaque for his achievement from The Wartrace Regulators.
Charlie Bowdre presented him with the flag that has been flown over the range at every match since he became a Wartrace Regulator.
Lady Banker gave him a birthday cake and she and Boo passed out cupcakes for us all to enjoy.

Blue Boy shoots at most of our monthly matches and The State Championship. He occasionally travels , with his son Imis Twohofon SASS 46646 to other matches.
Blue Boy shot clay target sports with The Nashville Gun Club for about 30 years before discovering Cowboy Action Shooting. He said CAS was much more fun, anyone who shoots CAS knows it's more fun than any other shooting sport.
Blue Boy's father gave him his first gun when he was 10, so he's been shooting for about 80 years and hopes to be shooting for many more.

Blue Boy is a Great person and an inspiration to us all and I hope we can all get together again and celebrate his 100th birthday at the range as well.

July 4 '09 Match

49 shooters came and braved a hot 4th of July to compete in our main month shoot and help celebrate Blue Boy's 90th birthday.
Whiskey again had some good stages and I proved you can get a "P" even on a good stage.
The top 5 shooters were, Buck Dodgers, Will Reilly, Papa Dave, Iron Maiden and Duck River.


Thanks to everyone who helps out putting on these matches and a special thank you to Sassy Lora, Annie Marlin and Shotgun Schoolmarm for doing the registration and scoring.

For more info go to our website.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wartrace June 6 Match

What a beautiful day for a Cowboy Action Shoot, the sun was shinning, the sky was blue, there was a breeze to help keep the temp down. It just doesn't get much better than this. 72 Cowboys and Cowgirls came to Wartrace to help defend the town from all sorts of miscreants, and they managed to get all the outlaws taken care of.
A special thanks to Last Kiss and Fast Harley for getting a Posse together from the East. We had lots of pards come in to help us out.
We shot 5 stages that were fast, fun and Gunfighter friendly. We had 5 Gunfighters and 1 Lady Gunfighter, which is something we don't see very often. Also Tennessee Tombstone shot Outlaw Category which is something else we don't see much of.

Buck Dodgers, Tabasco Jot, Judgem' All Duncan, Cash Jackson, Perfecto Vaquera and Delap Dave all shot a CLEAN MATCH, Congratulations

Category Winners:

Shootist Will Reilly
Cowboy Buck Dodgers
Elder Statesman Tabasco Jot
Wrangler Shaddai Vaquero
Gunfighter Pleasant
Senior C W Knight
Duelist Emmet Moon
"B" Western Randy Saint Eagle
49'r Tombstone Peacekeeper
Ladies Gunfighter Last Kiss
Classic Cowboy Marshall Red Stockburn
Silver Senior Cash Jackson
Buckaroo Vaquero Jake
Traditional Jaged Rock
Frontier Cartridge Long Gulch
Senior Duelist Birdgun Quail
Ladies Modern Yazoo City Gal
Double Duelist Outcast
Outlaw Tennessee Tombstone
Ladies "B" Western Perfecto Vaquera
Ladies 49'r Mrs. Pleasant
Ladies Senior Sassy Motchie
Frontiersman Blackwater Desperado
Grand Dame Feisty Mama

I'd also like to say a special thanks to Annie Marlin for her work on registration and scores.

All Scores

The Mid-Month Match will be June 20th. If have any questions, please contact Latigo Jim 615-604-8601 or

Come on out to the July 4th match and help Blue Boy celebrate his 90th birthday, we all hope God will bless us as he has Blue Boy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mule Camp '09 Awards cont'd

Congratulations to Maggie Darlin' and Red River Ray your Southeastern Regional Winners.
I'd also like to say congratulations to Prestidigitator on a close second .47 seconds behind, now that's cutting it close.
Also to Killem-all Kate who was less than 5 seconds behind Maggie.
Congratulations also to all the Category winners and everyone who came out and had a good time.

Ozark Azz and Maggie Darlin' had left before the awards were finished so I don't have a picture of Maggie.

If anyone is looking for a place to shoot in September, come on over to The Tennessee State Championship, held in Memphis this year.

I'll see ya there.


Mule Camp '09 Saturday

I got a few shooting pictures and some of the demonstrations before it got time for the banquet and awards. I'll have the rest of the award pictures on another post.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mule Camp Karaoke '09

Friday night after the side match awards, T-Bone Dooley, Ringo Fire and Nuttin' Graceful cranked up the Karaoke. There wasn't a huge crowd , but all who stayed had fun. If you ever have the opportunity to check out The Dooley Gang and their Karaoke, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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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