Club President   

By: Joe Dotterer - Club President

Nothing to Report.

Joe Dotterer 
(951) 897-5685   
Club Vice President

By: Pete Whitworth - Club Vice President

Nothing to Report. 

Pete Whitworth

The Mailed version of the Newsletter will discontinue effective 10/1/2017. Members can either sign up for the Club Newsletter via email or can they access the Club Newsletter on the Club's Website. Members who would still like a paper copy of the Newsletter can log onto our website at Oranco Bowmen and then click on the "About" tab and then click on the "News" tab. From there Members can print out their own paper copy. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Level 1 and Level 2 Coach Training Classes Available

Oranco Members,

Cherry Valley is hosting Level 1 and Level 2 Coach Training Classes on Sept. 2 nd and 3 rd if you are looking to get trained. If so, please contact me.

Michael McGraw
(760) 333 - 4267 - Cell Phone
Range Secretary

By: Tony Tobin - Club Range Secretary

The State 900 is only weeks away, make sure you get your pre-registration in before the deadline. A few things have changed with my range responsibilities recently. I will no longer be taking phone calls for cook shack volunteers. Moving forward, Terry Lopez will be taking the calls for the volunteers. If interested, you can contact him at: (562) 900 - 4487
Other than that, the range looks great. During this hot spell and throughout the summer months, bring plenty of water if you are planning to shoot the courses, especially the mountain range. I don’t think I need to go on about that.
Some of you have asked me why I don’t come out so often? The reason I have been very scarce at the range, without making it sound like a pity party , is I lost my job in April and have been looking for a new job since. I have gone on a few interviews with high hopes but nothing came of them, so I continue my quest. The finances for travel to tournaments had to be allocated to other areas until I can get a steady income.
Till next month, shoot straight and focus on the gold.
Tony Tobin
(626) 354-2268
Club Secretary

By: Don J. Reiter - Club Secretary

Nothing to Report.

Don Reiter 
Range Captain

B y: Chriss Bowles -  Club Range Captain

Nothing to Report.         

Chriss Bowles
Range Captain
Hunt Chairman

By: Bill Leal - Club Hunt Chairman   

Please see the hunting information posted below. Good Luck!

Bill Leal 
(714) 803-9617 - Cell
(714) 523-5284 - Home
Membership Chairmen 

By: Samantha Ewertz - Club Membership

Nothing to Report.

Samantha Ewertz 
Flint Captain

By: Jason Duysings - Club Flint Captain

Nothing to Report.

Jason Duysings 
(951) 906-4021
Club Newsletter  

By: Nick Scamperino - Club Newsletter Editor

As August has come to a close, there have been a lot of things going on down at the Range. For those of you who missed the August Club Meeting, here is what was discussed:

Club Meeting - August 2017 - Topics

  • Joe announced that we were awarded the NAFAC Shoot for 2018.

  • We are continuing to work on the Bear Valley Cook Shack.

  • Joe has requested one more speed bump to complete our traffic control project.

  • Our 100 Gallon Sprayer is ready for use.

  • We have finished supplying the First Aid Kits. We just need a few labels for them.

  • Todd Dancer is going to grind some more stakes for us. Thank you, Todd!

  • Chriss mentioned there have been some Mountain Target Assignment changes.

  • He also said that the Raahauge's Youth Safari Day went very well. He wanted to thank all of the other Clubs that chipped in to help out with the event.

  • Chriss has some upcoming Hunter Safety Courses coming up.

  • A reminder was put out that you must Pre-Register for the upcoming State 900 in September. There is limited space available. As of the Club Meeting, he already had 28 shooters signed up for Saturday and 24 shooters signed up for Sunday. The maximum number of shooters per day is 48 shooters.

  • Membership Chair stated we were at 356 Members as of the Club Meeting.

  • Memberships have all been completed.

  • Jason is still waiting for pricing on the Water Jug Holders.

  • David has completed the transfer of our website to the new carrier within the last couple of months.

  • The discussion was brought up again in regards to a mobile hotspot for the Membership Chair position. AT & T and Verizon both require a 2 year contract. However, you must have a phone plan as well. A Member brought up a service called Freedom Pop. The first 200 MB are free, then $20 + a month for a Hot Spot depending on data usage. David is going to do some research on this program and report his finding to the Board.

  • Joe is planning on tearing down the Refreshment Stand.

  • We received a Recall Notice on the Kubota Tractor.

  • 2018 Shoot Calendars have been completed.

  • David suggested that we pay for the Shoot Flyers upfront for the entire year so that we can post them all on our website rather than one by one. He is unable to post them until the Club pays for them.

  • A motion was submitted to create a shade structure at the Practice Butts. Motion was voted on and approved.

  • The Mailed version of the Newsletter will discontinue effective 10/1/2017. Members can either sign up for the Club Newsletter via email or can access the Club Newsletter on the Club's Website. With the abundance in technology we are currently being afforded there has been a steep decline in the demand for mailed Newsletters. As of the last couple of months, we are down to only 10 Members requesting paper copies. This does not make sense due to the time and effort that is required to reformat the Newsletter from a digital format to a paper format. Members who would still like a paper copy of the Newsletter can log onto our website at Oranco Bowmen and can click on the "About" tab and then click on the "News" tab. From there you should be able to print out a paper copy for your viewing pleasure. Those of you who have not been receiving the digital copy have been missing a lot of interactive content that I am unable to fit into the paper version of the Newsletter due to space restrictions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • We received a request last month from one of the Pro Shops requesting that we post via email blasts or via the Newsletters some openings that were trying to fill in their shops. The Board has discussed the matter and will take each future request into consideration on a case by case basis.

  • A Member made a motion in regards to placing some signage up around the range promoting future shoots that would be coming at Oranco and at several other participating Clubs. This would benefit Oranco as there is no out of pocket cost to Oranco Bowmen, plus it would help us to promote our shoots with identical signage being posted at other participating Clubs. The motion passed.

  • There was a discussion regarding some recent changes to the NFAA Shooting Styles.

  • Terry Lopez has requested another date for his Cub Scouts' shoot as the original date went to the Scalps and Skins Night Shoot on November 11th.

  • Moving forward, cook shack volunteers are to contact Terry Lopez instead of Tony Tobin. Terry Lopez's contact number is (562) 900- 4487.

  • There was a discussion in regards to speeding up the Shoot Scores cut off time. It seems it only takes a couple of minutes for the final scoring to be completed once we have all of the scorecards in. The delay lies in getting ALL of the scorecards in from the shooters on the course. It was mentioned that a large part of the delay comes from shooting groups who shoot one person at a time rather that having multiple people shoot at the same time.

Some of these issues may be important to you and some may not be. The only way to have your voice heard is to attend a Club Meeting. They are held on the second Tuesday of every month. Please plan on attending the next one. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Nick Scamperino  
Oranco Bowmen Archery Club - Range Map 

Range Beautification Party : We would greatly appreciate your help and support to the upcoming Work Parties. Keep an eye out for the email blast. All Club Members and their families are invited. Per Joe Dotterer, Club President there will be an “ ALL YOU CAN EAT LUNCH ” served for ALL of our Volunteers who come out and help. Your assistance ensures that the Oranco Bowmen Archery Club remains the best in Southern California. There is a reason why people travel from all over California to shoot at our Archery Club. Get involved and help us out.  
Cook Shack Workers Needed : Positions are still available for volunteers to help out during the upcoming shoots. Tony Tobin will no longer be accepting calls for cook shack volunteers. In the future, please contact Terry Lopez in order to reserve your spot at: (562) 900 - 4487. First Come, First Serve.  

Target Camping : This is NOT Allowed...Period. Your Membership will be terminated for doing this! The Practice Butts are for sighting in, improving your archery skills, and honing your accuracy. The Roving Range is just that, Roving. Shoot 4 arrows, Score them, then move on to the next target. 

You have been warned. Don't do it. It is not worth it.  

5 Rationales for Shooting Does Instead of Bucks

Many wildlife management experts have taught us that an ideal buck-to-doe ratio is 1:1, meaning there is at least one buck for every doe. But ask any deer hunter which of the two (bucks or does) they more commonly see out in the woods and they will unhesitatingly say: “does!”

PETA’s ‘Shoot Selfies, Not Animals’ Awareness Graphic Goes Incredibly Wrong

PETA had a Facebook profile picture filter that didn’t quite go as planned. The hunting community found it, and ran with it… PETA is a pretty well-known group among outdoor folks.PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has always been big on stopping hunting and everything it embodies. And over time, the acronym has been upgraded by the hunting community to PETA (People for the Eating of Tasty Animals).

Trail Camera Tips For Deer Hunting
Humans are carnivorous creatures, and as such we need meat. Our kind has been hunting wild animals for millennia. Now that I am thinking about the first hunt, I imagine an early human hunched over as he runs through the woods. He is wearing only a leaf to cover his goods. My mind then pictures a large animal running faster, and faster ahead of him. I would assume that man never did catch that first beast but instead went home to think of ways that he could better the odds of catching it so he could not only harvest the skin for better attire but also to taste the meat beneath it. Since that time, our odds have greatly increased. We now have better weapons, and tricks to assist us in catching not only the smallest fish in a pool of water but the largest game on the planet.

Scalps & Skins "Moonlight Shoot"
November 11th, 2017
Registration is open at 3:30 - 5:00
Shoot starts at 6pm
24 Unmarked Targets, 1 Arrow per Target
Cost is $15 per shooter or $25 Husband/Wife
Unlimited Light, No Restrictions
Range Captain   
Tournament Chair
Hunt Chair     
Range Secretary       
Mission Statement:
My Goal as Newsletter Editor is to help Members stay informed with the Operations and Activities that are going on in and around the Oranco Bowmen Archery Club. Your suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Check out our Club Website: Oranco Bowmen Archery Club Website