Monday, December 17, 2012

Wartrace December 15 Cowboy/Wild Bunch Match

17 Cowgirls, Cowboys and Wild Bunch shooters rode into Wartrace to keep an innocent man from hanging at the Gallows, stop a horse thief at the Line Shack, blow off some steam at Graftons, bury your horse at the Cemetery and stop a claim jumper at Wells Fargo Bank.

It rained early but blew out well before we started shooting and stayed dry till long after we finished. The rain blew out but the wind stayed, by the time my posse got to the Cemetery the wind had to be at least 25 mph, but at least it was dry.

We had 11 Cowboy shooters and 6 Wild Bunch. We were able to have a Wild Bunch posse with only 6 because all guns can be cleared on the firing line.

Randy Saint Eagle was the Top Gun for the Cowboys, followed by Ben T. Iron, Sheriff Frank Canton, Yak and Sunflower Kid rounded out the top 5. Congratulations to Randy Saint Eagle, Reno Mustang and Sheriff Frank Canton for shooting Clean Matches.

Papa Dave was the Wild Bunch Top Gun, followed by Frank Buckshot and Lead Bone rounded out the top 3. Congratulations to Papa Oso for shooting a Clean Match.

The Cowboys shot the same stages as the December 1st match and Papa Dave rewrote the stages for Wild Bunch. You can't compare the times because the Wild Bunch shot more rounds than the Cowboys.

I'd like to thank Yak and Lead Bone for making the trip down from Kentucky to shoot with us and hopefully they'll come back again soon. Also thanks to Jersey Brat for doing the scoring, hopefully by spring she'll be shooting with us.

Scores when available 

Videos taken by Buckshot Peterson

The next match at Wartrace will be the January 5th Cowboy match. This time of year the weather could be bad so check out our Cold Weather Policy.

We have been blessed to have another fine Cowboy Action Shooting year at Wartrace and hope to see everyone in 2013.

Merry Christmas and Happy Trails until we meet again.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Wartrace December 1 Cowboy Match

36 Cowgirls and Cowboys rode into Wartrace to test their skill and have some fun. This was a fantastic day for December, I'm guessing mid-60's by noon.

Whiskey Hayes wrote his usual fast and fun stages with a couple of twists thrown in for good measure. All the stages had some movement, no "Stand and Deliver" when the weather is cooler. Save that for the 100 degree days. The Line Shack was lot's of fun with a double tap on the cannon target with your rifle and a double tap on a 12" circle with your pistol or pistols in the case of Gunfighters. We also had choices on staging long guns and gun order on some stages, as well as split shotgun at the Cemetery.

When the smoke cleared Cumberland Drifter was the Top Gun of the day, followed by Papa Dave, Randy Saint Eagle, Ben T Iron, Tabasco Jot, Scattergun Kid, Sheriff Frank Canton, Cherohala Chase, Wes Outlaw and Whiskey Hayes rounded out the Top 10.

I always like the recognize those who shoot a Clean Match and this time we had 5. Congratulations to Cheyenne Thornton, Dirtwood Dobber, Gringo Gordo, Hardluck Hudgens and Tabasco Jot.

I would like to thank Tom Hofmann, a friend of Southern Yankee's, for the pictures and videos.


Scores when available

If you haven't been to Wartrace in a while, you might not recognize it, we're filling the pond and connecting the Old Town berms with the Hill and adding new stages. The lower parking lot will be closed starting with the next match and everyone will need to use the upper lot.

The next match at Wartrace will be the December 15 Cowboy/Wild Bunch Match for more info check out our website.

With the chance of bad weather for the next few matches check out our Cold Weather Policy.

Merry Christmas and Happy Trails until we meet again.