ORANCO BOWMEN MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2022
ORANCO BOWMEN ARCHERY CLUB
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
Club Secretary

By: Amanda Duchardt - Club Secretary

Nothing to report.

Amanda Duchardt
Treasurer

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

Nothing to report.

Louie Lopez
(714) 538-7202
Range Captain
 
By: Chriss Bowles - 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

Hi Oranco Bowman,

It's that time of the year again, and tournament season is in full swing. This years Champ Shoot is this coming Saturday March 5th, and is free to members and PM's in good standing. This tournament is a Club Field Championship consisting of 14 field, 14 hunter, and 14 animal targets which has been a long-time favorite for many years and for Club archers of all ages and styles. Members may bring one guest $10. Breakfast burritos will be available before the shoot. Burgers, hot dogs, nachos, fruit, coffee, and cold drinks will be available for lunch throughout the day, all free for participants and volunteers. Awards are for members only ans will be presented at this years Award Banquet.
Bowhunters 3D Championship

Saturday April 2nd

This will be the second year for the Bowhunter 3D Championship, we had a great turnout last year, everyone enjoyed themselves, and has become a quick favorite. The tournament consists of 30 3D 1 arrow targets set in various hunting scenarios to challenge experienced and novice hunters and all those who would just like to see what hunting is like. All styles, all ages. Long stabilizers are allowed, but not recommended. The tournament is $10 for members and $15 for PMs in good standing, NO GUEST. Medals are for MEMBERS ONLY and will be presented at the Award Banquet. The food is free to all participants and we will serve the same menu as the Champ Shoot, lunch may vary.
I look forward to seeing all of you out there for this years Champ Shoot coming this Saturday and the next month's Bowhunters 3D Championship Saturday the 5th.

Mark Houston
(760) 605-1155
Tournament Chairman

By: Chris Stout. - Tournament Chairman

Nothing to report.

Chris Stout
(909) 730-0045
Membership Chairmen 
 
By: David Bacon - Club Membership

Nothing to report.

David Bacon
(909) 217-4441
League Chairman

By: Al Wiscovitch - League Chairman

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all doing well, and are back shooting your bows? As I write this newsletter we will be done with our first Flint league round. This league will run for four weeks starting 3-2 and will end on 3-23-2022 if you would like to join in with us you are very welcome to come out on Wednesday evening at 6:00pm.

I would like to also share that we just got back from our annual CBH meeting. Where many things that affect or change some of the things we do archery, if you are curious please talk to our reg-59 representatives who just happen to be our very own Brad Belvedere, Jose Lara, Steve Smith, Chriss Bowles and myself. There were many topics of discussion but overall it was a good meeting I would like to congratulate Amanda Duchardt on her new appointment as our new CBH legislative leader. Amanda will do a fine job and keep us all informed of all new laws coming our way as well as the challenges. Good luck Amanda I like your new team that you have put together and I’m sure they will be a big help moving forward.

I last note: I would like to share with all of you our club President is doing well and has been moved to a rehab center where they will be working with Joe to get him better. Your prayers have been heard so please keep Joe in your daily prayers as he has a long way to go before he can come back...

Thank you as always for supporting our archery club with all of the things that make Oranco great!!

Al Wiscovitch
(909) 322-3869
Two Year Board Member

By: Bill Waltz - Two Year Board Member

Nothing to report.

Bill Waltz
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.
 Announcements 

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 Tobinis back and will be taking over Cook Shack Assignments effective immediately. Terry Lopez will no longer be accepting calls for Cook Shack volunteers.

Please contact Tony Tobin in order to reserve your spot at: Cell# (626) 354-2268. Due to poor cell service in his area please contact him via TEXT message to assure he can receive your information. 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. 

Feral Hogs: The Perfect Game for Bowhunters

If you like the "other white meat," then start doing your part to keep this prolific nuisance critter in check.


When Do Deer Shed Their Antlers?

Deer antlers are starting to hit the ground as bucks begin the annual casting process, and a new season of growth begins. Shed hunting has grown from a casual hobby to a full-blown addiction for many hunters across the country over the last decade. It’s a big deal. And for some, it’s been given its own season. You hear it every year – shed season – shed rally – etc.


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