We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! The public line will be closed but the range is open to Range Officers for private use.
Elections will be held on Wednesday, January 5th at the club between 5:30p and 7:00p. December 30th is the last day to notify the Nominating Committee of anyone’s intention to run for office.
Submitted so far are Dave Fessenden, Paul Desocio, Gary Swaney, and Gerald Keller….and Mark Walker.
November 18th General Meeting is tonight at the Wyoming Antelope Club Clubhouse. Social hour from 6:00 to 7:00 and Dinner at 7pm
Just a reminder that there are no monthly contests scheduled for the months of November or December, due to the holidays falling so closely to our shoot dates ,(which last year severely restricted attendance.)
Beginning January 3rd, 2016 we will hold our next monthly match, with subsequent monthly matches being held on the first Sunday of the month.
Time schedule remains the same; sign-in from 9 a.m. to 9:30
Safety meeting at 9:45
Gunfights commence as soon as rounds are drawn.
The cowboy fast draw demo and town folk alley put on by the Flatlanders during the two Saturdays of the Hillsborough County Fair was a hit!
Eighty-seven folks tried their hand at fast draw and came away with a big smile. Even the officials of the fair could not resist giving it a try. There is something about folks having FUN, that on-lookers can’t resist. And fun is what cowboy fast draw is all about.
There is no reason not to believe that this effort will spawn new interests in our sport, and, hopefully, more clubs will form that are within a short traveling distance. Inter-club monthly matches are the true friendship- sharing events that we all look forward to. At any rate, cowboy fast draw is ALIVE AND WELL IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, where just over a couple of years ago, it did not even EXIST !
What a beautiful evening for gunslingin’ !! Descent temps with LOW HUMIDITY.
Eight shootists showed up to hone their gun-fighting skills; Shenandoah Drifter, Odessa Tony, Yancey, Dough Boy, Silas Leadbetter, El Don Blanko, Hafta B. Fast, Yusta B. Fast, and of course, our shooting ramrod, Wanda B. Fast.
We are seeing some reduction in times and an increase in hit percentage rate. With summer heat and high humidity subsiding, it is much more comfortable.
By the next time we assemble, we should have some idea of the progress of the new club in Dover, and, maybe, even come up with a date for an inaugural match date for them, to help them acquire some start-up funds.
Keep an eye out for emails…………..flatlanders shootist society
Due to the closure of the Bullseye range, our monthly black powder matches are temporarily cancelled. Our next match was to be held on Sunday, October 25. Dan is currently trying to find us another place to shoot and as soon as something can be worked out, we hope to resume our matches soon.
For additional information, please contact Dan Klawinski at (727) 744-7096 or DanKlawinski@yahoo.com.
We will be out of town promoting the sport of cowboy fast draw, so there will be no competion match for the Flatlanders in the month of October.
With holiday dates in such close proximity to our current fourth Saturday shoot day, and some range scheduling conflicts, there will be no competition matches held for the months of November or December. But beginning the first Sunday of January 2016, the Flatlanders monthly shooting day will move to the first Sunday of the month.
We are working to make progress in the growth of cowboy fast draw in the western part of Florida in the near future, and feel that the small sacrifices made now will bring large gains to the sport we all love and share.
Yusta B., Wanda B., and Hafta B. Fast……Flatlanders Shootist Society
You can read the results of the flatlanders monthly match for September by clicking on the correct category in the column to the right.
Five flatlanders saddled up and rode to Kentucky to shoot it out with gunfighters from fifteen states, at the Kentucky state CFDA championship. They were: Shenandoah Drifter, Hafta B. Fast, Silas Leadbetter, Wanda B. Fast, and Yusta B. Fast.
They represented the flatlanders shootist society well. Their accomplishments were as follows:
Shenandoah took sixth place in overall men
Hafta took twenty-first in overall men
Silas took third in mens senior
Yusta took third in mens old timer
Wanda gave generously of her time by spending two full days scoring, which was greatly appreciated by the head score-keeper.
Old friends were revisited and several new friendships were created. The weather was spot-on and the match was first class.