Club President   

By: Joe Dotterer - Club President

Nothing to Report.


Joe Dotterer 
(951) 897-5685     

Club Vice President

By: Pete Whitworth - Club Vice President

At our last tournament, the “Firecracker”, one of our tournament rules came under fire.  Naturally, at the time I was adamant about enforcing the rules. In subsequent discussions, it became obvious that the rule needed to be changed.   At all future shoots, we will accept any number of cards, even if you only have your own two cards (we will still require that you turn in both cards for any individual archer, then you get one back).   Also, to stay uniform with other local club shoots, we are changing the “DOE” scoring.  At all future shoots, you will get -5 for hitting a doe, and +5 if you have a doe tag.  

Pete Whitworth

Range Secretary

By: Tony Tobin - Club Range Secretary

Nothing to Report.
Tony Tobin
(626) 354-2268
Club Secretary

By: Don J. Reiter - Club Secretary

Nothing to Report.

Don Reiter 

Range Captain

By: Chriss Bowles - Club Range Captain

Good afternoon team and I hope this Newsletter finds everyone well. June and July have shaped up to be busy months. By the time this Newsletter gets out, we should be into August and hunting season will already be in full swing. I have some Hunter Education classes available in August so just look on the CDFW website and search in SB and Riverside County. We have some on-line classes going for Raahauge’s and some new full traditional classes going on across the street and Prado Olympic Shooting Park. Both types of classes are good, it just depends on what you’re looking for. I would recommend a full traditional class for young people under the age of 16. 

By this writing, we will have the Safari Club Youth Safari day in the books. Raahauge’s always does a great job with this event and the archery is no exception. Thanks to Cherry Valley Bowhunters, Riverside Archers and Mojave Archers for their help as we continue to support this great event. Be on the lookout for the notice for next year’s event. I would like to get at least 10 Oranco Volunteers for the event.

Let’s all get ready for Big Bear 2017! Once again Cherry Valley Bowhunters will host the Big Bear shoot and this year promises to be the best (at least according to Ken Wagner). This is always a great shoot and the raffle and games are always a lot of fun.  Make some plans to get off work and have some fun. Don’t miss out. 

As most people have noticed, we have some new carpet bales rigged and ready to go out onto the practice butts. I will be making some plans to get those put in place over the next few weeks. As always, we will make arrangements to sell the old ones to anyone who is interested in a used bale. They usually make a pretty good back yard set up so be on the lookout. 

The ranges are looking nice right now and the weather is not too bad if you stay down on the valley range. If you venture out back then make sure to take some water as you will usually be out there on your own. Use common sense and stay hydrated. I know some guys may be looking to get some exercise out on Cardiac Hill, I do the same thing; just don’t be foolish this time of year. We don’t need anyone getting hurt. 

Guys please make sure you are keeping up with your Range Assignment. I have had to make some adjustments to Assignments and will not hesitate to make more, if necessary. Hopefully,, everyone understands what I mean. I do not have time to be jacking around calling everyone and leaving messages to get you to do your target. You guys are out there as much as I am. Get it done!!  Don’t make me chase you down. 

Get ready for the State 900 Target Championships in September! This is always a great shoot and fun for those tough enough to finish. This is a 90-arrow shoot at 3 different distances. We will shoot this on 2 different days so you will have your choice of Saturday or Sunday in case you must work or have other commitments. My space is limited but I still have quite few openings at this moment. Get your registration in early to guarantee your spot on your preferred day. It will be hot, but we have the perfect spot at Oranco so you will be in the shade and are guaranteed a comfortable shoot. It’s cheap at $25 bucks so come on out and have some fun.

Whatever your plans are, make some time to get out and hunt and shoot. Stay safe and enjoy the club. Thanks, for all you folks do.



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

~Scalps & Skins~

I have a few things to discuss this time around. The Scalps & Skins shoots are over, but that doesn't mean we can't have any more 3-D shoots. I proposed at our June monthly meeting that we start having night shoots here at Oranco. Mark your calendars, the first one will be on November 11th. I will get the details put onto a flyer and then get it loaded onto Oranco’s website soon.


Keep checking in for future info regarding these night shoots. If you have any thoughts or ideas regarding these shoots please get ahold of me, I would be glad to hear your input. Stick around and test your skills after the shoot as I will have a last man standing competition to follow the shoot just before the awards. The last man standing competition is $5 to enter and will be held just like we do at the Scalps & Skins shoots. The only difference will be that it will be done with a flashlight provided by you.

I have also proposed at the monthly meeting that Oranco no longer charges for PEE WEE or CUB shooters at any of the future shoots we hold, I am happy to tell you it has also passed and we will no longer charge for them at our shoots. This new rule goes into effect on January 1st, 2018.

We have had a few people trying to be sneaky and come onto the range on Sunday's and not come into the office to pay. We have also had our own Members not come to sign in. If you are a Member and you are shooting on Sundays, please bring your Membership Card into the office and show it to the Board Member when you sign in. Too many people are signing in under the Member list even though they are not actually a Member just so they don't have to pay the $14.


Please don't get upset at the Board Member for asking to see your Membership Card. Unfortunately, we do not know every Member by name or face. Please start bringing your card in to show that you are an actual Member. It is a requirement that you ALWAYS have it on you. ALL our current Members have the right to ask anyone on the range if they are a Member if you don't see their Membership Card. If they don't have it, they need to leave. Thank you in advance for your future cooperation on this issue.

I would like to take the time to say, “Thank You” to a Member who donated his dues to the Club. He was in the process of moving out of state and was no longer going to use the range, rather than requesting a refund, he wanted to donate the money to Oranco. Thank you to Micheal Garrick for your kind donation. Good luck to you in your new adventures.

Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you at the night shoot.

Jason Duysings 
Email - Jason Duysings
(951) 906-4021
C lub Newsletter   

By: Nick Scamperino - Club Newsletter Editor

As July 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 July Club Meeting, here is what was discussed:

Club Meeting -  July 2017 - Topics

  • Joe obtained the materials for the bow racks and hopes to start this work soon.
  • Bill Waltz and Steve Smith have been working on mowing the entire range.
  • We were able to pick up a few fans for the cook shacks and now have one grill mat that seems to be working very well.
  • In the area where we shoot the 900 round it was very messy so it has been cleaned up re-graded.
  • A Big “THANKS” to Todd Dancer who sharpened all the target number stakes. They said he was grinding on them all day.
  • Most of the wood and debris from the old cook shack was put into the dumpster.
  • All 12 of the sanitation shacks have been pumped.
  • The Vice-President said the last shoot very well, however they had one guy come in with two cards. Normally, if a guy walks off the group is disqualified, Moving forward, Oranco will accept the remaining group shooter’s cards rather than disqualifying the rest of the group.
  • The Range Captain mentioned that the target bales came in and he's already sold 3 of them for $500 each. He will be getting them prepared for installation.
  • We just got a new load of cardboard for targets.
  • The State 900 is on September 9th and 10th we need to know who is going to shoot and what day they plan on shooting.
  • Raahauge’s Youth Safari Day is on July 22nd and we will need between 10 - 12 volunteers. Roughly 7 a.m. To 3 p.m.
  • There will be Hunters’ Ed classes being held at Prado Shooting Park in the upcoming future.
  • There was a motion for the Range Captain to pick up some straw bales for the Raahauge’s Youth Safari Day. The motion was approved.
  • The Membership chair said that all renewals have gone out at this point. Number of members, unknown.  
  • The Flint Captain is still waiting to hear back regarding the pricing of the 10 water jugs and 7 water jug holders.
  • The Secretary is going to get a cost for the beams for the bridge renovation.
  • There was a motion to approve spending for the 50-year history book, the motion was voted on and approved. The donations help to lower the cost of the book.
  • There was a motion to approve 5 new speed bumps at $100 each, to help control the speed of traffic around Oranco. The motion was voted on and approved.
  • There was a motion to approve a permanent lean-to type structure at the practice butts where the picnic table is. The motion was voted on and approved.
  • David brought up some issues that are starting to appear with websites. There is a motion in the industry that all websites need to be SSL certified (secure socket license). The cost is around $70 per year. Go Daddy sells these. The rules do not go into effect for another year and it does not increase the security of our website, David will be keeping an eye on this for Oranco. Click here for more Info
  • The Membership Chair brought up an issue regarding Board Members handing out the combination to certain Club Members. It was brought up that the reason why the gate code was given to certain individuals was because they couldn't get a hold of the Membership Chair. The Membership Chair felt that by doing this it undermines her position and it needs to stop.
  • The Membership Chair has requested a mobile hotspot. There was a motion, it was seconded, and approved. David is going to do the research to get the Club the best deal.
  • There was a motion to remove one shoot from next year's calendar. The motion was put up for a vote and was not passed.
  • We should know about the NAFAC shoot by the time we submit for the 2018 calendars.
  • The Flint Captain made a motion to discontinue charging for Cubs and Pee Wees at future Oranco shoots. It was put to a vote and it passed. Beginning January 1st, 2018 Cubs in Pee-Wees will shoot at Oranco for free.
  • The Flint Captain made a motion to have a night shoot at Oranco. It was voted on and the motion passed. The scheduled date will be November 11th.
  • There was a motion to get rid of “Mulligans” and “Doe” tags. The Board voted and the motion was shot down.
  • The Vice-President brought up the fact that Oranco handles the “Doe” tags differently than other Clubs and in the future “Doe” tags will work as follows: you will get -5 for hitting a doe and +5 if you have a doe tag. 
  • Moving forward Members must have their Membership Card on them at ALL times, otherwise they will be asked to leave the range.
  • The Flint Captain opened on Sunday and mentioned that one of our current Members was moving out of state and would no longer be able to use the range. Rather than receiving a refund for his dues, he donated them to the Club. Thank you, Micheal Garrick.

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 
Joe's List


Due to the lack of interest in this section, we will be discontinuing it. Thank you for your understanding. 

Nick Scamperino 

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. Please call Tony Tobin today to reserve your spot at: (626) 354-2268. 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. 

NFAA Qualifier Round Shootout 
The 1st Sunday of March, June, September, and December  

For More Information: Contact Tony Tobin: (626) 354-2268 - Range Secretary -  Email
“The Life: A Traditional Bowhunting Film"

I thought this was a very motivational video regarding the Life of a Bowhunter. There has been a lot of press swirling around the recent suicide of Huntress and blogger Melania Capitan. Many reports indicate that she may have been pressured into taking her own life due to being cyber bullied and threatened by anti-hunting /animal rights activists.


She gained notoriety among outdoorsmen and women by becoming a face for the hunting community to include being open to the public with her lifestyle, hunting advice, and the posting of photos of her successful hunting trips.


Following her death, there were several negative anti-hunting / animal activist rights comments left on her Facebook page that just showed how far these people are willing to go to obtain their agenda. I do not like to hunt; therefore, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HUNT. Comments included:


“She’s finished the lives of many animals and no one defended the death of them … I think our [lives are] worth the same as theirs,” one person wrote on her Facebook page.


Another person said, “You have done a favor to humanity! Bye Bye.”


At what point is an animal's life worth more than a human's life? This video reminds me of the way life is supposed to be. Melania Capitan, RIP…Click here - Melania Capitan Article

Bowfishing for Paddlefish Blends Hunting and Fishing

What do bowhunters do in the off-season?

For many bowhunters, there really is no off-season. Just that time between January and September when we’re thinking about hunting, preparing for hunting, target shooting, watching hunting videos and waiting on the mail to bring our tags for Fall. And while slinging practice arrows is a great stress reliever, and a good way to stay sharp, sometimes those foam targets just don’t quite cut it. So what do you do bowhunters do in the off-season? Bowfishing, of course!

The perfect blend of two of our favorite pastimes, bowfishing is just what it sounds like. Fishing while using hunting equipment. It’s a beautiful thing. A staple for many hunters and anglers alike, bowfishing is a great way to scratch that off-season itch. On the Missouri River boundary waters between Nebraska and South Dakota, June weekends are flooded with bowfishers looking to punch a tag. Their target? A prehistoric looking beast better known as a Spoonbill Paddlefish.

Read Full Article Here

How to Create a Deer Mock Rub


When searching for the ideal location to place a hunting blind or stand, the very first thing you should do is check for deer activity in the area. Hunting in an area with no deer is much like fishing in an empty pond. You can sit there all day, but you are never going to catch anything.

Just because you saw a deer standing by the side of the road several miles back doesn’t mean that the land you are hunting on will have them now. Despite the fact that the land is deer-less, doesn’t mean it will always be that way. There are steps that you can take to attract them to the area you are hunting on. Building a mock deer rub is one of them.

CBH/SAA State Target 900

September 9th & 10th, 2017                            Saturday @ 9:00 am / Sunday @ 9:00 am       Pre-Registration ONLY-Deadline August 30th
A ll NFAA Age Groups,Shooting Styles & Rules    
$25 Adults & Seniors / $40 Couples / $15 
Y oung Adult & Youth / $12 Cubs / $45 Family    

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