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info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« on: April 23, 2008, 12:49:21 am »
August 2nd & 3rd, 2008

Defend Devil’s Drop

A match Cowboy Action Shooters get together for some good ol’ shootin’ fun.

Located on Bow View Farm along the banks of the West Bow Creek
in eastern Knox County near Crofton Nebraska.

Take Hwy. 12  west from Crofton 1 mile to county blacktop, 550th  Ave. (old Hwy. 121) and go south on 550th  Ave. 3 ¾ miles across the Bow Creek bridge.  Turn west and follow the drive.

Saturday, August 2nd    SASS day = 9:00AM to sign up with a safety meeting at 9:30. 
We will have 6 Main Match SASS type stages, a hearty meal, and some side matches as well. 
All standard SASS categories are honored as well as some NCOWS and others. 

Sunday, August 3rd    G A F day = 9:00AM to sign up with a safety meeting at 9:30. 
We will have 5 Main Match GAF type stages, a hearty meal, and several side matches. 
We will follow the G A F “Battle Rifle” class Structure using 1 handgun and 1 long gun. 

A Cowboy Action Shooting event in a remote scenic prairie setting.
Home cooked meals, friendly folks, and local history.
Come and shoot just Saturday , just Sunday or both days. 

Awards will be given for each day in each class with participants pre-registered by July 4th. 

For more info CONTACT:  Bow View Haymaker (Paul Arens) 402 270-1697, pjarens@frontiernet.net or
Scruffy Skippy (Skip Fricke) 402 276-1391.
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Detach & Return with payment, $15 per shooter per day includes  meal, + $5 per additional meal.


Alias:  ________________________________________________   Date participating: 8/2____ 8/3____

SASS #:  _________________Shooting class:  _____________________   Campsite needed??  _____

Name:  _____________________________________________________   # of additional meals. ______

Address:  ____________________________________________________________

Phone   ________________________Emergency phone:  _____________________

Emergency contact person:  ______________________________________________   

I hereby release the SASS, High Plains Renegades and Bow View Farm and all it’s members and any representatives, of any and all responsibility for injury , death or damage to myself or my property while at any event of the High Plains Renegades.   


Signature:  ____________________________________________   Date:  ______________

High Plains Renegades, P.O. Box 1122 Columbus NE, 68602

Guns of the Old West:  single action revolvers, pistol caliber lever action rifles, and old time shotguns (bring whatever you have that‘s close and join the fun).  Your score is your time plus penalties for misses and such.  Low score wins.  An honest effort to dress in appropriate “old west” style clothing is appreciated.  We will be following SASS safety and scoring rules as best we can for the Cowboy Action main match and side matches and GAF battle rifle structer and scoring for the GAF match.  With everyone pitching in everything should run smoothly. 

COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING COMPETITION BASICS
*Cowboy Action Shooting is shooting scenarios using firearms that are all of 1899 or earlier in design or manufacture.  This includes rifles, pistols and shotguns.
*Matches are not quick draw contest.
*Cowboy Action Shooting is NOT the place to learn how to shoot. It is where experienced shooters go to play the fantasy of Cowboy Action Shooting.
*The "Spirit Of The Game" is a term we use to describe the honor of the old west, a handshake was your bond and honesty was the rule of the day. It also means the shooter fully participates in what the stage requires.
(Common-sense exceptions are made for those shooters with physical disabilities that hinder participation in certain activities.  For example, a wheelchair-bound shooter is not expected to mount the "horse" in the middle of a stage).
*If in doubt, just remember "WWJWD" (What would John Wayne do?)
*Remember, No target is too close or too big, that it can't be missed.
*Remember, it ain't how good you shoot, it's how good you look shooting and how much fun ya‘ have!

For more info on SASS (Single Action Shooting, Society), NCOWS (National Congress of Old West Shooters), or GAF (Grand Army of the Frontier) , go to their websites:
www.sassnet.com , www.ncows.org , www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org .







         
« Last Edit: April 23, 2008, 12:53:59 am by Bow View Haymaker »
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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 06:21:43 am »
OUTSTANDING!
This one is on my list! And with the GAF portion on a Sunday I should be able to make it! :) :) :)
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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 10:07:55 am »
Pitspitr
Great!,  I am still looking for stage ideas for both days. 
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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 10:22:00 am »
Sounds GREAT!  I wish I could join ya!
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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 11:09:11 am »
8/2 & 8/3 is the Weekend of the Iowa State SASS championship, of which I am the asst match director.

So I can't make it.

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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 08:02:31 pm »
8/2 & 8/3 is the Weekend of the Iowa State SASS championship, of which I am the asst match director.

So I can't make it.

Dusty

Sorry about that,
 I didn't find our about the IA state SASS untill after we had ofund the only weekend that would work for us.  I think the IA state SASS is one the other side of the state so maybe any folks that can't go there can come join us for jsut one day or both.  It's getting to be that we need a couple more weeekends each month.
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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 10:05:56 pm »
For those that don't know about Crofton, NE:

Upper Missouri Trading Co. is located there and sell several brands of Holy Black.

The Argo Hotel is a historic Bed & Breakfast with single,  double & a couple of sitting room + bed room suits.  It also has a GREAT restaurant with steaks, sea food and full bar! 

Doc. Carlson who runs Upper MO. is a former NRA & NMLRA director and supporter of the shooting sports.  A grate gunsmith too.

When I was a Field Rep. for the NRA [77 - 78] I got to know Doc. well and he is the kind of guy you can count on in a pinch. 

A great place to stay while you shoot on both days!!  NO, I don't get a kick-back from either business, but am a satisfied customer of both!!
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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008, 11:07:00 pm »
Dr. bob,
I'm glad to hear from someone who actually knows Crofton.  Yes Doc Carlson is well known in the world of the Black stuff. The Argo has a uniqe story of it's own, too long to go into here.  But too bad Bogner's Steak house is gone.
My mother is actually geting excited about cooking for the event.  She loves to feed people, so come hungry.
The area has some interesting history but most of it is just hardworking pioneer families trying to make a go of it on the prarie. 
My brother is the historian in the family and will be around to tell soome stories of the area. 
BTY he recently had his first book published. "Down To Earth" tells a bit about the Bow Creek Valley
I think there is an excerpt at http://www.downtoearthbooks.com/Down_To_Earth_BookExcerpts.shtml
and more about the old family farm at http://www.bowviewfarm.com/
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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2008, 11:52:32 pm »
BVH,

You just made my mouth salivate with the memories of crab legs at Bogners! ;D ;) ;D

For those who can't find Crofton on your map, look for Yankton, SD.  Then look just south and west and there it is.  When I go there from KC, I go up I-29 to SD 50 and west to Yankton.  Take the Highway 81 bridge over the Mighty Missouri and then look for the sign that shows Crofton to the right!  Fastest way to go!! ;D
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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2008, 08:37:44 am »
Less than a month away for the pre-registration for the Defend Devils Drop weekend.  Late registration is ok but if you register by July 4th than we can make sure to have awards in your catagory and a free t-shirt in your size. 
We are still getting sponsors so we should have some good prizes. 
For more information and a registration form, go to:
 http://www.highplainsshooterssupply.com/renegades.html
and there is a link to a pdf form at the bottom for the Defend devil's Drop weekend and also the 3rd annual Shootout at the Kamarath Corral.  I hope some of you can make it.
Please contact me with any questions.
 
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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2008, 03:44:25 pm »
Bow View: 

We're still working on getting that weekend off for the shoot!
If I can make it, I'll haul up a LOAD of wwts for ya.

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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2008, 10:33:59 pm »
It's time to get your registration in to help us "Defend Devils's Drop"  First weekend of August near Crofton NE.  Here is the link to a printable registration form and information. 

 http://www.highplainsshooterssupply.com/Devil%27s08.pdf

We are trying to round up some prizes and have awards made. 
Sunday could be a good warm up for the Muster in October. 
Hope to see ya there.
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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2008, 08:16:44 am »
J. Dawg's and my registrations went in the mail yesterday.
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Re: info on the GAF day near Crofton NE
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2008, 05:39:14 pm »
It arrived today.  The pony express is working prety good these days.  Gald you'll be able to come.  When the day gets closer I'll be sending out more information to those registered whick is not very many yet. 
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