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Title: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Will Ketchum on December 07, 2005, 04:00:53 PM
I use to have this posted as a sticky on the TFS.  I figure it is time to put it here.

Will Ketchum

Form a NCOWS Posse

A posse may be formed with only three members, but must have at least five members by the end of it’s first calendar year and maintain at least five members there after. 50% of all members and 100% of the posse officers must be NCOWS members.  Posses must subscribe to NCOWS Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws and Rules and Regulations, including standards of historical authenticity for all events for which the Posse requests NCOWS official sanction, and maintain NCOWS membership for at least half it’s members and all it's officers.  Posse must conduct at least two NCOWS-sanctioned events a year, which need not be shoots.  Posses must pay an initial Charter Fee of $35.00 (renewable annually also for $35.00).  Posses may, of course, require more rigorous standards for their members and activities and may employ lesser standards for non-NCOWS-sanctioned events.  To apply for a Charter: submit a letter of application including a statement of purpose, a copy of the Posse’s organizational By-Laws, a list of Posse members (indicating which of them are NCOWS members and/or are applying for NCOWS membership---include new membership applications and fees), a proposed schedule of events to be sanctioned by NCOWS (if any), the name of the Posse’s Territorial Representative, and the Charter Fee.  Upon approval by the Executive Committee, the Posse’s Charter will be granted and the action published in the next issue of “The Shootist”. The Posse may immediately begin to employ the benefits of NCOWS membership.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Major 2 on March 08, 2006, 05:51:24 PM
Thanks Will...

couple of questions though..
 
To apply for a Charter:
 submit a letter of application including a statement of purpose... OK 

a copy of the Posse’s organizational By-Laws, ... is there and example of these somewhere ?

 a list of Posse members (indicating which of them are NCOWS members and/or are applying for NCOWS membership ... OK

include new membership applications and fees),  no problem

 a proposed schedule of events to be sanctioned by NCOWS (if any),  ... that will be down the road

the name of the Posse’s Territorial Representative... What are the qualifications for and the responsibilities of this Person ?
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Will Ketchum on March 08, 2006, 07:21:38 PM
Well Major I think Joss House will probably jump in here and give you some advice since he did this not long ago.  I have never started a posse so I would defer to him.  As for the Territorial Representative I am more knowledgeable.  They are expected to attend the meetings of the congress but since that is difficult for those like Joss House that live quite a distance there is a proxy process.  The Territorial Representatives and Senators are given the agenda prior to the meetings and a proxy to submit if they are unable to attend.  It works fairly well.

To be a rep you need to be able to think of what your fellow posse members would feel about an issue and to sometimes put aside your own ideas if they conflict with the majority of the other members..  Many times on a given issue I will poll the members of my posse and vote accordingly but since I know them fairly well I can pretty much guess how they would want me to vote.

It is helpful if the Territorial Representative has e-mail and Internet accessibility to discuss issues and find out things for their posse.

Will Ketchum
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Major 2 on March 08, 2006, 11:35:49 PM
Accutually,  Joss that's my bad...

I was looking at the link (to here) you gave in the other topic , and forgot to click back to that thread, when I replied.

That why it's both places , sorry

I'll use the other " Florida thread", if we get enough pards to put this together... may take some doing.


Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: ColonelFlashman on April 01, 2006, 02:30:08 AM
Is the NCOWS membership large enough in the Los Ageles area to form a Posse?
If so, please have them contact me.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Chili Wolf on January 31, 2007, 03:00:58 PM
Is the NCOWS membership large enough in the Los Ageles area to form a Posse?
If so, please have them contact me.

Howdy:
I am a NCOWS member, yet I have not attended a NCOWS shoot or gathering.
I live in The San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County ...no NCOWS Posses here.
Next moth if it works out, I going to get up to the Bakersfield's NCOWS Posse shoot.
(((Hat Creek Regulators, Kern County, CA - The Feb shoot is on 25 Feb)))

Just wish we had something goin' on a bit closer to my home valley.

_Chili Wolf
 
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Trap on January 31, 2007, 04:55:13 PM
 C. Wolf , I'm sure you could start a posse in your area. there should be alot of folks who would be interested in the NCOWS ideals. You wouldn't even need a range in the beginning, though it would help.            jt

P.S.Hope you make it to the hat creek shoot. They are a good bunch!
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Irish Dave on January 31, 2007, 06:48:27 PM
Chili:

You might start by contacting Col. Flashman who posted above you. Sounds like he may be in your vacinity.

And Trap's right, that Hat Creek outfit is top notch. You'll have a great time with those good folks.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Sir Charles deMouton-Black on February 05, 2007, 12:05:15 AM
In the Longbranch I met a new NCOWS member from Texas, "Texas Trail Boss'.  There are a few others who live a long ride from the nearest posse.

In Canada there are myself in BC, Rattlesnake Jack in Alberta & Ninetoe Jim in Manitoba.  There may be others, but I havn't met them.

I propose a new posse, "THE ALONE RANGERS"!
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: River City John on March 06, 2007, 08:02:51 AM
Sir Charles,
Your idea has great merit and I'm surprised that it has not been done before, particularly as Rattlesnake and I believe Nine Toe are members of The Grand Army of the Frontier, which technically exists only on the internet, but seems to have enough cohesiveness to create and support shooting events.

I see no reason why there could not be an NCOWS Posse that used the internet as it's common meeting ground. Perhaps the contribution by being a cyber Posse is something to be explored.

RCJ
 

   
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Buffalow Red on June 04, 2007, 09:48:37 PM
 Re: NCOWS questions
« Reply #37 on: Today at 07:47:24 PM »     

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so decribe what the event in kc is to entail , weres the sales pitch ?
so just what is a convention ? is this a shoot ? or a meal felowship i havent found the right page to decribe what it is
thanks in advance
was told to post this here
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Trap on June 05, 2007, 08:44:40 AM
   Buffalow Red, The convention is the premier non-shooting event of the year for NCOWS. There is a 3 day old west show & sale. Seminars on all things NCOWS and old west. Fri night is the winter Congress meeting. Sat night is a formal (if you want) banquet and supper, also there is a Victorian Ball in the works. All in all, a great opportunity to get together with NCOWS friends in a little different atmosphere.      jt
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Shotgun Franklin on August 12, 2009, 04:06:02 PM
I wish someone would start one around San Antonio. I like more authenticity than SASS aims for.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Dr. Bob on August 12, 2009, 11:28:43 PM
All you have to do is find 2 more pards and fill out the paper work! 
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Wandering Man on August 24, 2009, 09:48:58 PM
I wish someone would start one around San Antonio. I like more authenticity than SASS aims for.

I could probably manage to wander from Corpus Christi as far north as San Antonio more often than I could make it all the way to Greenville.  Not on a monthly basis, but a few times a year, anyway (quarterly?).

Where would you propose to shoot?

WM
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Pancho Peacemaker on August 25, 2009, 09:08:20 AM
I could probably manage to wander from Corpus Christi as far north as San Antonio more often than I could make it all the way to Greenville.  Not on a monthly basis, but a few times a year, anyway (quarterly?).

Where would you propose to shoot?

WM

If you pards get the ball rolling down there, let me or one of our posse officers know.  We'd be more than happy to travel down and help out with the first few matches.

At the Ten Horns, we are all itchin' to have another NCOWS posse somewhere within reasonable driving distance.

Also, try to make it up to our Regional in November.  You'll get to meet some of the NCOWS folks from out of state there.

Pancho.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Wandering Man on August 25, 2009, 09:26:40 AM
If you pards get the ball rolling down there, let me or one of our posse officers know.  We'd be more than happy to travel down and help out with the first few matches.

At the Ten Horns, we are all itchin' to have another NCOWS posse somewhere within reasonable driving distance.

Also, try to make it up to our Regional in November.  You'll get to meet some of the NCOWS folks from out of state there.

Pancho.

Thank you for the offer.  I'm talking to folks in the Corpus area, but we're still a ways off from even having an informal posse. 

I'm not sure even San Antonio (much less Corpus Christi) is "reasonable" driving distance from ya'll.  In the meantime, I am working on my boss (3Reds - spouse) on lettin me hitch up the horses to go visit the great northern Texas frontier in November.

 ;D

WM
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Pancho Peacemaker on August 25, 2009, 09:35:16 AM
I'm not sure even San Antonio (much less Corpus Christi) is "reasonable" driving distance from ya'll. 

Actually, those would be good cities.  Both SA and Corpus are "vacation" destinations, so our non-shooting family members could travel with us and have a good time at the beach / Sea World / shopping, etc...
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Shotgun Franklin on November 23, 2009, 06:25:15 PM
So where could I see a list of Texas NCOWS Clubs and the weekends they shoot?
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Pancho Peacemaker on November 23, 2009, 07:25:48 PM
So where could I see a list of Texas NCOWS Clubs and the weekends they shoot?

Shotgun Franklin,

Currently we only have one NCOWS Posse in Texas:  The Texas Ten Horns.  We are north of Greenville, Texas.  We host 2 NCOWS matches each month.  Here's a link to our match calendar:

http://www.texastenhorns.com/Calendar.htm (http://www.texastenhorns.com/Calendar.htm)

Another club in the Tyler area will likely come on board in 2010.

Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you,

Pancho
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Rambling Rex on July 20, 2010, 05:03:03 PM
There are none in the Pacific Northwest. Closest are California and Wyoming. Does NCOWS still do events with double action revolvers, semi-auto pistiols, and rifles of the first couple of decades of the 20th Century now that SASS has the Wild Bunch events using 1911's? I tried skimming through the rules on the NCOWS website but couldn't tell from the wording.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Dr. Bob on July 20, 2010, 05:11:18 PM
Howdy RR,

DA revolver from the period prior to 1900 and reproductions are allowed in any category except Pistoleer.  Some models that were introduced prior to 1900 and were produced in the early 20th Cen. are allowed.  They would be in the approved list at NOCWS.org .  Our rules require that the firearm must have originally been made for a black powder cartridge.  That eliminates most all 20th Century ones.  We do not have a "Wild Bunch" shoot as an approved NCOWS class.  Some local clubs may offer it as a side match.  Someone please correct me if I am wrong on any of this!
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Dr. Bob on July 20, 2010, 05:12:38 PM
And I suppose you could use Starr DA's, if you can get them to work consistently in Pistoleer! ;D
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Pancho Peacemaker on July 20, 2010, 05:45:14 PM
There are none in the Pacific Northwest. Closest are California and Wyoming. Does NCOWS still do events with double action revolvers, semi-auto pistiols, and rifles of the first couple of decades of the 20th Century now that SASS has the Wild Bunch events using 1911's? I tried skimming through the rules on the NCOWS website but couldn't tell from the wording.

Rex,

Here's the direct wording on our firearm regulations:

Quote
7-2. No modern (post 1899) firearms will be allowed unless they are authentic reproductions of traditional firearms or very markedly resemble traditional firearms. Traditional firearms are defined as those manufactured prior to or during the era 1865-1899 and in documented use on the North American Frontier within that time period. Center-fire calibers may substitute for original rim-fire calibers in reproduction firearms. Reproduction firearms chambered in calibers not utilized in original models shall be allowed as long as such calibers are original to the period or are otherwise approved by the National Congress of Old West Shootists.


As you can see, we limit our approved firearms to the time from of 1865 to 1899.  We don't differentiate between single and double action in competition as long as said revolver has some provenance to the time period.

Regarding semi-autos:  We do not allow them since they do not fit the definition above.  Our Congress would allow a member to petition approval of such a firearm, provided the member could provide credible historic reference that such a firearm was in documented use on the North American Frontier.  To date, no such evidence has been produced.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Will Ketchum on July 22, 2010, 01:36:03 PM
From Pancho Peacemaker from another thread:

Similiar situation here in Texas.  There is a VERY strong SASS presence in the DFW/North Texas Area with some 10+ clubs within a 90 minute drive of the DFW metro area.  I am not anti-SASS by any means, but some shooters are growing weary of the super-close target arrays and the repetitive "10-10-4" order of fire that is the common stage scenario in SASS.

The spearhead of our NCOWS efforts was our SASS TG.  He presented NCOWS not as a competing entity, but an alternative shooting style.  Our club ran some "NCOWS based" matches to gauge interest.  The matches were spread by word of mouth and email.  We emphasized the target array (longer distances, more accuracy based) and more challenging order of fire.  We also addressed the "authenticity dogma" by emphasizing NCOWS "one year to authenticity" rule.  We also emphasized the working cowboy class which appeals to lots of folks, especially the newer shooters who don't have "all the guns" yet.

Some mythology we disspelled right off the top:

1)  Yes you can use gun carts (Most folks "heard" NCOWS outlaws them which is untrue)
2)  Yes you can use Rugers  (Again folks "heard" NCOWS outlaws Rugers.  You do need to explain the problems with the modern features of the Blackhawk and the "bisley" frame they sell.)
3)  No, there will be no "clothing police" checking you over at the parking lot.  Dress like you usually do for SASS when you come out.  Just remember that there is no "B-Western" class here.

Over the first year we became "official", folks who took to NCOWS have made the appropriate changes in their gear, leather, and attire to achieve the Level 1 authenticity.  It didn't take any arm twisting.  Shooters who wanted to be in the NCOWS game did the reading, asked questions, and made some changes (most of them very minor.)

The ideals of NCOWS took for about 80% of our club membership.  I would say that the emphasis on accuracy and the "fun" factor at each stage was the draw for most.   Our club stage writers always have you throwing a knife, shooting a bow, or rescuing a maiden in distress at each match. 

Most of our members still shoot SASS as well.  We do our NCOWS matches on different days than SASS, so we have not dropped any match dates.  We do have a few hard corp folks that will only shoot SASS and a few that will only shoot NCOWS, but most will attend either.  No one was "robbed" of members.
 
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Okefinokee Outlaw on July 23, 2010, 10:30:08 AM
If a posse of 3 were to be formally organized and approved, and a year later no additional recruits were to be found, would the posse be sent to Boot Hill?
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Major 2 on July 23, 2010, 02:34:04 PM
Not likely.... 3 like minded fellows are 3  (I believe) 3  (or insert # ) more will join. There is a number (10 members) were NCOWS will refund your insurance.
If you've dropped the dime and formally organized, you're good to go.....

The year deal is a per member to at least reach level 1 impression.

Wiser (perhaps not older) heads will correct my error , if any  :)
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Okefinokee Outlaw on July 23, 2010, 03:11:08 PM
Section 1-3 of the By-Laws in the Tally Book states that there must be 5 after a year to remain active.  I didn't know if there was a provison for an extension.  Or maybe I am misinterpreting? 
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Rambling Rex on July 23, 2010, 04:00:55 PM
Rex,

Here's the direct wording on our firearm regulations:
 

As you can see, we limit our approved firearms to the time from of 1865 to 1899.  We don't differentiate between single and double action in competition as long as said revolver has some provenance to the time period.

Regarding semi-autos:  We do not allow them since they do not fit the definition above.  Our Congress would allow a member to petition approval of such a firearm, provided the member could provide credible historic reference that such a firearm was in documented use on the North American Frontier.  To date, no such evidence has been produced.

I would think the C-96 Mauser would qualify, as well as the Browning Model 1900, Steyr Mannlicher 1894 series, Colt Model 1900 and even the P.08 Lugar (both designs began in 1898-99 and the Lugar was adopted by the Swiss army in 1900), and it is an adaptation of the Borchardt 1893 design. I mainly asked because I seemed to remembe a decade or two ago reading the NCOWS rules and conversing via eamil with an NCOWS member/official about 1911's and Lugars and C-96s, DA revolvers and rifles like the 1893/95/96/98 Mauses, Enfields, Krag-Jorgensens, Savage 99s, Winchester and Marlin 94 and 95 models, and Springfield 03's used in side matches and thought at the time that was a great idea. They seem to have gone away from that.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Books OToole on July 23, 2010, 04:26:02 PM
I would think the C-96 Mauser would qualify, as well as the Browning Model 1900, Steyr Mannlicher 1894 series, Colt Model 1900 and even the P.08 Lugar (both designs began in 1898-99 and the Lugar was adopted by the Swiss army in 1900), and it is an adaptation of the Borchardt 1893 design. I mainly asked because I seemed to remembe a decade or two ago reading the NCOWS rules and conversing via eamil with an NCOWS member/official about 1911's and Lugars and C-96s, DA revolvers and rifles like the 1893/95/96/98 Mauses, Enfields, Krag-Jorgensens, Savage 99s, Winchester and Marlin 94 and 95 models, and Springfield 03's used in side matches and thought at the time that was a great idea. They seem to have gone away from that.

The caveat is:  The arms had to have been manufactured before 1900 and originally chambered for a black-powder cartridge.

I wanted to use a 'broom-handle' my self. :(

Books
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Major 2 on July 23, 2010, 05:30:02 PM
Section 1-3 of the By-Laws in the Tally Book states that there must be 5 after a year to remain active.  I didn't know if there was a provison for an extension.  Or maybe I am misinterpreting? 

well yeah,  there is that ( Blair reminded me it tonight) told you some wiser would chime in and it was YOU !

My point was... they "NCOW's" won't kick you outa bed for eat'n' crackers as it were...but pehaps your possi name will not still be listed ..comes to that and I'll join you and drive up to a shoot ! heck it's only 8 hours  ;)....one way !
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: River City John on July 23, 2010, 05:31:58 PM
I would think the C-96 Mauser would qualify, as well as the Browning Model 1900, Steyr Mannlicher 1894 series, Colt Model 1900 and even the P.08 Lugar (both designs began in 1898-99 and the Lugar was adopted by the Swiss army in 1900), and it is an adaptation of the Borchardt 1893 design. I mainly asked because I seemed to remembe a decade or two ago reading the NCOWS rules and conversing via eamil with an NCOWS member/official about 1911's and Lugars and C-96s, DA revolvers and rifles like the 1893/95/96/98 Mauses, Enfields, Krag-Jorgensens, Savage 99s, Winchester and Marlin 94 and 95 models, and Springfield 03's used in side matches and thought at the time that was a great idea. They seem to have gone away from that.

Not quite sure which NCOWS official you would have talked to 2 decades ago. That was before NCOWS was around. NCOWS has never officially considered adopting those arms you mention.

The majority of those arms are also not in documented use during our time period on the American frontier. Double actions of the approved type? Oh yes, we allow them.

Do many of us own and shoot similar arms in other venues? You bet!


RCJ

Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Rambling Rex on July 26, 2010, 05:11:06 PM
Not quite sure which NCOWS official you would have talked to 2 decades ago. That was before NCOWS was around. NCOWS has never officially considered adopting those arms you mention.

The majority of those arms are also not in documented use during our time period on the American frontier. Double actions of the approved type? Oh yes, we allow them.

Do many of us own and shoot similar arms in other venues? You bet!


RCJ



Well my memory likely failed me on the time frame (that's been known to happen, they say memory is the second thing to go and I can't remember the first). It was probably more like 10 years ago. Perhaps he was referring to his local chapter, I can't recall (now I sound like Tony Hayworth). DA's of the "approved type" would apparenty be Colt Lightning, Thunderer, 1878 DA, S&W DAs (and H&R, I own a mint H&R DA pocket gun in .38 S&W made in 1878), M&H,and of course the Starr. I'm waiting for the day when Colt or USFA or Uberti or Merwin & Hulbert makes a real DA version of those guns. Probably will be a long wait.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: PABLO DEL NORTE on December 17, 2010, 10:13:16 AM
 ??? ANY NCOWS POSSES IN THE NM/CO AREA??  WOULD BE INTERESTED IN JOININ' UP IF THERE IS ONE!  8)
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Pancho Peacemaker on December 17, 2010, 10:32:56 AM
??? ANY NCOWS POSSES IN THE NM/CO AREA??  WOULD BE INTERESTED IN JOININ' UP IF THERE IS ONE!  8)

Pablo,

There is not a posse yet.  This is interest in getting one started.  Get in touch with this compadre:

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,34896.0.html


Con mucho gusto,


Pancho
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Books OToole on December 17, 2010, 11:45:20 AM
??? ANY NCOWS POSSES IN THE NM/CO AREA??  WOULD BE INTERESTED IN JOININ' UP IF THERE IS ONE!  8)

Last summer I sent a Hooplehead's Guide to a guy named Kenny Rogers in Truth-or-Consequences, NM.  I'll see if I can dig up his contact info.

Books
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: PABLO DEL NORTE on December 23, 2010, 05:27:58 AM
 :)  OBLIGED, GENTS!  :)
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Tascosa Joe on December 23, 2010, 08:04:36 AM
??? ANY NCOWS POSSES IN THE NM/CO AREA??  WOULD BE INTERESTED IN JOININ' UP IF THERE IS ONE!  8)
Pablo:
There is a fellow that posted as Harolds over on the Longbranch looking for a club period.  He is in Eastern Colo (Lamar/Springfield).  You all may be able to get together and start a posse.

Good Luck.

T-Joe
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Capt Billy on April 26, 2011, 04:10:49 AM
Same over here on the Western Slopes in Delta County CO.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: TwoWalks Baldridge on June 01, 2011, 12:31:16 PM
The idea of starting a posse appeals to me, at least on the surface.  So while I whittle away the time thinking on this, I have developed a couple questions that I have found no answer too as yet.

1. Dealing with the number of posse members stated: "50% of all members and 100% of the posse officers must be NCOWS members."  Are these full paid members or can it include folks signed up as additional family members, such as spouse?

2. Is there a list of equipment needed, such as targets, timers, flags etc and the approximate cost of start up including where to get the insurance policy and cost?

Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Dr. Bob on June 01, 2011, 02:48:17 PM
TwoWalks,

PM Books O'Toole and he will send you a guide booklet on forming a posse!  He's the go to guy on this!  There is no equipment requirements and we have at least 1 posse that does old west reenactments.  You will eventually need targets and a timer, but they are not required to start a posse.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: TwoWalks Baldridge on June 01, 2011, 04:36:47 PM
TwoWalks,

PM Books O'Toole and he will send you a guide booklet on forming a posse!  He's the go to guy on this!  There is no equipment requirements and we have at least 1 posse that does old west reenactments.  You will eventually need targets and a timer, but they are not required to start a posse.

Bob, can not locate Books O'Toole to send a PM.  Is there an email address?

Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: RickB on June 01, 2011, 10:39:22 PM
TwoWalks, if you look up the thread about 4 posts above yours you will see who Books is. Here is his e-mail. anastasiasbooks@comcast.net

Good luck on starting the posse. From the rules it doesn't appear to be that hard. Sure would like to hear that you got one going in your neck of the woods. It's great to find others who share the same interest you have. Check local gun shows and gun shops and see if they mind you posting some adverts on NCOWS and a posse. I know the NCOWS site has a few documents you can download and hand out that explain what NCOWS is all about. That should help you get them interested.  ;D
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on June 01, 2011, 11:35:50 PM
Okay...

I have asjked this on another thread, but feel that it is worth dicussing here too...

I am a member of the 'Florida Cracker Cow Calvalry', as was my namesake, the original Wadd Watson Ellis. Barring a vacation that overlaps a shoot, I will probably never get to indulge with them, but still want to keep up active membership.

My question for the group is, can I be members of two possis (sp?) at once?

Thanks!

BTW, If you have already ansered the question in theat 'other thread', I am just about to look in my 'new replies to my posts' ... So thanks!
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Dr. Bob on June 02, 2011, 03:06:52 AM
WWE,

Yes, you can be a member of two posses.  You must declare one as your primary posse and you will count for insurance purposes for that one only!
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Major 2 on June 02, 2011, 05:39:45 AM
Florida Cracker Cow Cavalry  ;)

Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: TwoWalks Baldridge on June 02, 2011, 07:45:03 AM
TwoWalks, if you look up the thread about 4 posts above yours you will see who Books is. Here is his e-mail. anastasiasbooks@comcast.net

Good luck on starting the posse. From the rules it doesn't appear to be that hard. Sure would like to hear that you got one going in your neck of the woods. It's great to find others who share the same interest you have. Check local gun shows and gun shops and see if they mind you posting some adverts on NCOWS and a posse. I know the NCOWS site has a few documents you can download and hand out that explain what NCOWS is all about. That should help you get them interested.  ;D

Thanks RickB, now I see why I could not locate Books.  I was searching for "Books O'Toole" not Books OTool ... no ' in it, so no return.  ;D
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Irish Dave on June 02, 2011, 10:59:44 AM


Maybe Books is just punctuationally challenged.   ;D
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: TwoWalks Baldridge on June 02, 2011, 12:32:48 PM

Maybe Books is just punctuationally challenged.   ;D

Drinking coffee ... Reading posts ... very bad for computer   ;D
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: RickB on June 02, 2011, 04:06:18 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Crackers.  ;)
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on June 02, 2011, 08:04:19 PM
I guess that is why my minster just hangs his head in resignation ... I try but I never really get those two words correct ... Cavalry and Calvary ... been hanging around too may sky pilots perhaps ...

But I think I would be closer if I just plead poor grammar .... 'course my grampa wasn't that rich either ... sorry, it just snuck out ....
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on June 02, 2011, 11:15:19 PM
Two Walks,

I just tried to send you a PM ... but the website said that you don't exist .... LOL
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Major 2 on June 03, 2011, 05:12:05 AM
I guess that is why my minster just hangs his head in resignation ... I try but I never really get those two words correct ... Cavalry and Calvary ... been haning around too may sky pilots perhaps ...

But I think I would be closer if I just plead poor grammar .... 'course my grampa wasn't that rich either ... sorry, it just snuck out ....

 ;D  don't worry..... I can't spell either  ;)
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: TwoWalks Baldridge on June 03, 2011, 07:48:51 AM
Two Walks,

I just tried to send you a PM ... but the website said that you don't exist .... LOL

Wadd, just got a PM delivered to my box.  sent too:   "Flap Jack"
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on June 04, 2011, 11:56:17 AM
Two Walks,

I give up on PMs ... I'll have to try Flap Jack later ... the gist of it is that we ar both CentraL CA people, and if we wanted to start an NCOWs club we would just need three more  .... and I am guessing that with all the people iin californiagunslingers.com there is sure to be three more people who would be intersted in being dual members like us .....and I would help back you up ....if you are interested ...
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: TwoWalks Baldridge on June 04, 2011, 12:11:31 PM
Two Walks,

I give up on PMs ... I'll have to try Flap Jack later ... the gist of it is that we ar both CentraL CA people, and if we wanted to start an NCOWs club we would just need three more  .... and I am guessing that with all the people iin californiagunslingers.com there is sure to be three more people who would be intersted in being dual members like us .....and I would help back you up ....if you are interested ...


I have a friend that is also interested in starting a posse.  Actually we only need 3 and 5 by the end of the year.  From what I can tell to actually hold events and too get a posse to run smoothly we are looking at about 12 +. 
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Matthew Duncan on March 05, 2012, 06:00:41 PM
Northern Indiana (Etna Green) the Murderi'n Horse Thieves are working to get a posse together.

7 met this past Sunday to get orgainzed and then shot 5 stages to get the what fors figured out.

Figuring the Sunday after the first Saturday of every month at noon.  Hope to have a web site up by the end of this week and NCOWS affiliation soon.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Irish Dave on March 05, 2012, 06:30:09 PM


Sounds great, Matthew. We look forward to welcoming you good folks into the outfit. Let us know if we can assist in any way.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Bugscuffle on April 13, 2012, 02:06:49 PM
I just sent a P.M. to Shotgun Franklin, but just in case it doesn't get through woulkd someone, anyone please contact me aboiut starting an NCOWS affiliate in San Antonio.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Tjackstephens on April 13, 2012, 02:24:12 PM
Matthew and Bugscuffle, Sure be good to have you all. Tj
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Irish Dave on April 13, 2012, 03:01:27 PM


Ted Beechler aka Cole Bluesteele, NCOWS' new Deputy Marshal, is generally given credit for getting NCOWS posses started in the Lone Star State. We now have 3 and expect to have more.

Can't think of anyone better to help you folks get started in that neck of the woods. If nothing else, you can contact him via PM here on CASCity.

Let us know if we can assist.

Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Cole Bluesteele on April 13, 2012, 03:58:21 PM
Bugscuffle,

Check your email.  Sent you my contact info.  Let's get Texas's fourth posse headed down the trail.  I know my wife won't have any problem accompanying me down your way to shoot with you!

Ted
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Bugscuffle on April 13, 2012, 05:37:15 PM
Yes sir, thank you. I replied to your E-mail. I was a little bit longwinded, but that's the way I am. I am ready to roll on my end, so lets hat up and get started.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Tascosa Joe on April 13, 2012, 05:51:58 PM
Good for you Bugs.  I know there are several like minded folks in your general area hopefully you can get them to help you get started.  If there is anything I can do to help let me know.  I love to eat breakfast at Mi Tierra's.  I am sure my wife and I will come shoot. 

Tascosa Joe
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Pancho Peacemaker on April 13, 2012, 06:29:57 PM
Biscuit and I are ready to roll down I-35 for a good South Texas Match. Bugs, if you send me your email, ill send you a copy of the Cotulla feud I wrote a few years ago. 
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on April 13, 2012, 08:11:12 PM
Just gonna throw this out there.

is there any interest in NCOWS in the SE AZ or SW  NM area.  I'm hear at Safford AZ and the nearest cowboy range is a 2hr drive minimiumand all SASS.  There is a public range here that might be accomidating if there is an interest.  Would like to see somthing diffent than SASS going on in the area.thining of GAF and.or NCOWS.  Not gonna try to do it alone though.

Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Ima Sure Shot on April 13, 2012, 09:51:40 PM
Bow View Haymaker,

Hang in there, someone else will kick in ther with you I am sure...Celeste
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Bugscuffle on April 14, 2012, 02:54:15 PM
;D  don't worry..... I can't spell either  ;)

I lurnd to spel by huked on fonix.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Sgt Brisco on July 22, 2013, 05:50:25 PM
Looking to start a N.C.O.W.S posse here in Illinois. Was told there are some Illinois shooters interested in one I live in springfield.  If some of the Illinois shooters want contact me here if you are wanting to start one. Thanks Sgt Brisco
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Irish Dave on July 24, 2013, 10:21:01 AM


Sounds great Sgt. Brisco. Wish you all the best.

C'mon Illini cowboys, get in touch with the Sgt. and get something started. Would be super to have an Illinois NCOWS posse.


Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: G.W. Strong on August 08, 2013, 09:22:11 AM
Looking to start a N.C.O.W.S posse here in Illinois. Was told there are some Illinois shooters interested in one I live in springfield.  If some of the Illinois shooters want contact me here if you are wanting to start one. Thanks Sgt Brisco

Johnny McCrae, Moose Wrangler and I are trying to get a Posse going on the Illinois Wisconsin Border. You would be more than welcome to join our posse. We just got interest from one more of our local SASS club this weekend. We are four in number but would be five with you!

Feel free to PM to talk more.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Cane on January 01, 2014, 07:34:20 PM
Count on me. Cane Masterson, Rockford, IL
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Wapaloosie on May 02, 2017, 12:43:34 PM
Looking to maybe form a posse. I read through this thread and didn't see a price for signing one up. Other than a NCOWS membership for three cowboys.

On the NCOWS website the Form a posse link doesn't work.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Tascosa Joe on May 02, 2017, 01:44:26 PM
The Posse dues are $35 per year.  Where are you located?
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Tascosa Joe on May 02, 2017, 01:50:47 PM
Check with the Secretary Bryan Buck for the forms and such.  Either call the number on the NCOWS Web site or email Secretary@ncows.org.  He will help you.
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Wapaloosie on May 02, 2017, 02:49:59 PM
Sounds good.

NE Washington
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: Badwater Dan on June 18, 2019, 06:14:28 PM
Getting ready to jump in this summer and form the first Montana based Posse. We have several SASS affiliated clubs here, in fact I founded one in the Bitterroot Valley in 2013, the Bitterroot Buckaroos. The club is well managed and well ran. I would think I'll get several X over shooters interested in both, and many more that would like the tighter hold to authenticity and period living history camping. I have zero issues with SASS as a 21 year member. I just want a place where the emphasis is more historic, and less race oriented. You can play anyway you want with SASS, but that also draws the minimalist shooter that has no real interest in history. Myself, I enjoy the time spent around the table outside a wall tent playing Faro, as much as I enjoy the shooting. I hope to draw some of our Montana Living History crowd into the shooting aspect.
For those here that have already expressed an interest, staying true to our heritage, we will be known as the "3~7~77 Shootist Society". Those unfamiliar with 3-7-77 in Montana might find this interesting reading: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-7-77
Title: Re: Form a NCOWS Posse
Post by: bear tooth billy on June 19, 2019, 06:20:17 PM
B.D. best of luck forming a new posse, my stepson is in Washington
and I'm planning on retiring and taking trip out there next year. Now one of my
highlights will be to shoot with your group. Anything we can do to help
you get started, don't hesitate to ask. Welcome!!!!

  John Hoker aka Bear Tooth Billy    Senator and Deputy Marshall