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
(909) 223-5822

By: Louie Lopez - ob.treasurer@outlook.com

Nothing to report.

Louie Lopez
(714) 538-7202
Range Captain
By: Chriss Bowle s -  Club Range Captain
Nothing to report.

Chriss Bowles
(951) 757-4571
 Hunt Chairman

By: Bill Leal - Club Hunt Chairman   

Nothing to report.

Bill Leal 
(714) 803-9617 - Cell
7328 El Dorado Drive
Buena Park CA 90620-7589
Range Secretary

By: Mark Houston - Club Range Secretary

Nothing to report.

Mark Houston
(760) 605-1155
Tournament Chairman

By: David Bacon. - Tournament Chairman

Our JOAD class continues to grow. Our newest Archer is just 7 years old and already shoots like a pro. Her name is Vivian and with her father’s help, she is working toward her junior membership. Frank is working hard to complete their membership requirements…now we just need to put a bow in his hands as well. They are a great bunch of kids and young adults and Vernie is doing a great job with them. Please stop by next time you see them at the range and give them some encouragement. Also, please keep in mind that when there is a Beginners or JOAD class in the education area, the broadhead pit will be closed. Safety First!!

Our beginners class continues to do quite well. We are trying to limit the class to no more than 12 for now but with some help, we could handle up to 20. If you would like to lend a hand and help train up some new archers, please contact me and I will find you a place. The classes are on most Saturday’s and they start at 10 am. We need help manning the front gate from 9:30 – 10:15 to let guests taking the class on the range and again after the class to let them out and we could always use a few experienced archers to help out with the beginners.

I would like to thank the members who donated arrows to the education program. If you have some kid friendly arrows that you are not using, please consider donating them to the club. That said, we have had a training bow and some arrows go missing from the clubhouse. If you borrowed some equipment, please return it as soon as possible.

Thank you,

David Bacon
(909) 217-4441
Club Secretary

Hi All!

Happy Labor Day weekend! Here’s a brief summary of events from the August 13 Club Meeting:


· The State 900 is coming up the weekends of September 7-8 and 14-15; pre-registration is required.

· Summer League concluded on August 28 with a BBQ and awards. Thanks for making this first league event a success.


· One hour class usually held on Saturday mornings. Please contact our JOAD Coordinator Vernie Urbano at archer@vernie.biz or 714-928-4100 for more information and to RSVP.


· Next JFA is on October 6 at 9am. No pre-registration required. Participation is free for members and children under 11. Guests are $14. Please contact David Bacon at ob.tournamnet@outlook.com or 909-217-4441 for more information.


· Joe is managing several projects around the range. Please reach out if you need work party credits and have a few hours to help. Note: Joe has not been receiving emails since 6/19; please call him if you are trying to get in touch.

· Next tournament work parties are October 12 and December 7.


· On September 3, Oranco Flint Captain Jason Duysings resigned his position on the Board after 5+ years of volunteer service. Jason would like to thank all of our members and guest that helped make the Scalps and Skins a success year over year. If you see Jason around the range, please thank him for all he’s done around the range, from including some great “hunting shots” in our tournaments and our beautiful cook shacks in Bear Valley and Sniper Hill.

· Hunting season is here. Bill reminds everyone to tag your animal before you begin to dress it. Meat will spoil quickly in the heat so you want to open the animal up and cool it down as quickly as possible. You can also use black pepper and vinegar to keep the flies away.

· Current membership count: 381; Prospective members: 48 and counting

· Check out our website for proposed amendments to the By-laws (located under About OB > By Laws > Proposed Changes to the By-Laws – 4/17/19). We will likely vote on adopting these measures at the next meeting. Changes include: 1) Capital Project Implementation Process; 2) New preface language regarding fiduciary responsibly of the Board of Directors; 3) New language clarifying that prospective or past members wishing to join/rejoin Oranco Bowmen must complete the new member requirements (i.e., attend 2 club meeting and participate in 2 work parties).

Want to be informed or get involved? Our next club meeting is Tuesday, September 10th at 7pm in the club house. As a reminder, all prospective members need to attend 2 Club Meetings and participate in 2 work parties to become an Oranco member.

Club Meeting Minutes are available in a binder at the Club office or email Ob.Secretary@outlook.com for a copy. The Summary of Board/Member Actions from the last meeting are included below.

Amanda Duchardt
Membership Chairmen  
By: David Bacon - Club Membership

Hi All,

Here is a quick update on our membership:

Currently we are at 382 Members including 46 Prospective Members

New Members:

Mark Umeda
Joshua Coniglio
Matthew Hwang
David Gonzalez
Nicholas Johnson
Roland Fraterrigo

And Several more working hard to complete their requirements

Returning Members:

Lawren Wylie
Nick Day
Mike Bunten

Association Membership:

There are just 4 months before the new gate code goes out. Sounds like a long time but not if your CBH or NFAA card expires before the new year. If your card ends in 2019 please make sure you get it up to date before December 15th or you will not receive the new gate code before years end. Sorry, no exceptions.

David Bacon
Two Year Board Member

By: Al Wiscovitch - Two Year Board Member

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well and your hunting season is going well or is about to start,

Last month I reported that I would be going to San Francisco to shoot the one million BC 3-D shoot wow what a shoot. If you haven’t done this one you need to put it on your calendar. First thing that came to me was how nice the weather was and beautiful the range was with all it big trees, I guess this is how they came up with the scheme for prehistoric animals (Jurassic) It was a lot of hiking up and down hills with a small lake in the middle of their range which made it very nice to look at as you were shooting. Did I mention cool “weather” sorry just had to mention that a gain. Scoring was 11-10-8 with two arrows with the longest shoot being 101yards (Wooly mammoth). I finished 2-pionts out of second and I believe 12 out of first. Now this is where I tell everyone I should have won this tournament but I will tell you that I was not prepared for the easy 2-yard shoots that cost me the win as I should have known how to shoot those easy shoots.

So note: for next year practice shooting those birdie shots that cost me the win

Ok, let’s talk about this year’s summer league and thank a few people for taking rolls in helping to put this together. First thank you to Brad Belvedere for jumping in with set up brake down and being a good friend, I would also like to thank Mark Houston for also jumping in with set up brake down, food, registration and so many more things he did, Dave Bacon the guy behind the scenes as most of you now he is always working to improve our club with modem technology and grow membership with positive interaction thank you Dave, for always taking my call late at night and sending out my emails, keeping up our scores and posting them on a very timely manner.

Also would like to thank all those that came out and participated in our club league and help out with brake down, cooking at the BBQ and cleanup. It was truly a club effort

Thank you

PS. Side note:

This past weekend was opener for bird hunting and headed out to Arizona with a few of us from Oranco we loaded up our quads and went out to some of my favorite hunting grounds only to be shocked to see that our great hunting grounds have been sold to a foreign country who has decided to keep us off our hunting grounds and make it tough on hunters to have access to the desert. We were able to still find are way to some of my favorite hunting areas and shoot our limits each day and enjoy each other’s company.

If you guys or gals have any questions for me or would like to see a winter league please drop me a line or a phone call.

Thanks for reading this newsletter!

Al Wiscovitch
(909) 3 22-3869
Great Job Chris Stout!

I recently had the privilege to shoot in the USA National Outdoor Championships in Dublin, Ohio.

More than 560 people attended the event. The target field was massive, covering over a quarter of a mile. With 98 percent humidity and varying winds, it proved to be very challenging. It was a three-day event. The first two days were qualification rounds of 72 arrows each day. After each of the first two days, and few bad ends, I was sitting in 9th position. I managed to pull things together for the last day of elimination rounds. I made it to the quarter finals where I ran into the #1 qualifier. I shot a good final round but wasn’t able to pull off the win. I lost by only 4 points and managed a 5th place finish overall in the Masters Freestyle division.

It was a great trip overall, and I gained a ton of experience for future National competitions.

Thank you to Oranco Bowmen for the support. It was an honor to wear the Oranco jersey and represent our club at this large event.

Chris Stout
Oranco Bowmen Archery Range

Occupying about 45 acres, Oranco Bowmen Archery Club is a NFAA certified 5-star range. This is the highest certification given by NFAA. We are the only range in Southern California with practice butts from 10-80 yards in 5-yard increments. If you need a place to "dial in" your bow, this is it! 

Oranco also has two NFAA roving courses: Our Valley Course is a level 28-target course, consisting of 14 animal and 14 hunter paper targets. For those who desire a bit more of a physical challenge, our Mountain Course is a hilly 28-target course offering 14 Field targets and another set of 14 animal paper targets. The Layout changes occasionally.
Oranco Bowmen Archery Club - Range Map 
Oranco is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.

Please remember to lock your vehicles when you are not present and always take your equipment home with you. We have received reports about stolen equipment, and want everyone to understand that you alone are responsible for your belongings . We advise you to put your identification information on your belongings and try not to leave anything unattended.

Remember: We are open to the public on Sundays and during shoots. During these events it is much more difficult to track who is on range property, especially if people do not sign in at the office.

Be safe and responsible everyone.

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. Mark Houston will be taking over Cook Shack Assignments effective immediately. Terry Lopez will no longer be accepting calls for Cook Shack volunteers.

Please contact Mark Houston in order to reserve your spot at: Cell# (760) 605-1155 . If he is unable to pick up please leave a message with your name and your cell phone number. First Come, First Served.   

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.  

Best Exercises for Hunters Hauling Meat

Whether you’re hauling elk meat out in a pack on your back, or dragging a dead buck up the ridge, hauling meat is no easy chore. You better have your body in shape for the task when success comes your way. Seriously, don’t underestimate this one. Every year hunters die from heart attacks while hunting. They weren’t ready for the physical exertion that comes with hunting, particularly packing out meat. So whether you’re packing in deep, or just dragging deer through the swamp, you need to be physically up for the job. Here’s a look some of the best exercises for hunters that will help get you there. They are designed to help you avoid injury as well as make getting that buck out of the woods a little less painful.

Beginner's Guide to Bowhunting Mule Deer

“Go west,” they say. If you’re a bowhunter looking for adventure, and bowhunting mule deer is on your adventure list, you should indeed head west. A do-it-yourself hunt for mule deer will be one of your most exciting and memorable hunts.

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