Club President   

By: Joe Dotterer - Club President

The State Field is over and things went well with no major problems. The range was in fantastic shape and again some of the old-time shooters that haven't been to the range for many years were blown away on the improvements that we have been doing to the Club. I hope that when our Members go to other ranges they are more appreciative and proud of our range and Club.


I would again like to thank Al Wiscovitch for our road dust control water system. His design works great.


Our new 24" drain pipe is almost done in Bear Valley. We had to move the target 15 yards forward to make room for it and the markers should be reinstalled by the time you read this.


The Firecracker was a huge success with 235 shooters. It was very hot and we had to buy more water since we ran out at a few of the stations. We can't control the weather, but we appreciate everyone that came out despite the heat.  


The State Target is in September and it is a very easy shoot. Plus, all the shooters remain in the shade all day. The State Target is PRE-REGISTRTION ONLY and we will have very limited space. If you are planning to shoot it, register as early as possible. Forms are at the Club House or on the CBH website.


The main thing we will be working on for the next 3 months is trying to finish the remodeling of the inside the cook shack.


We have put our bid in to NFAA & IFAA to host the 2018 NAFAC shoot. The voting will be in early August, we will keep everyone informed when we find out. This year it's back in Florida and it is in December if you plan to shoot it.


It's very hot and deer season is opening, so everybody needs to be careful with fires and take lots of water to stay hydrated.


Good Hunting.


Joe Dotterer 
(951) 897-5685     

Club Vice President

By: Pete Whitworth - Club Vice President

Nothing to Report.

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 morning all, I hope this report finds you well. It has been a busy month at Oranco and the summer is shaping up to be hectic as well. I want to start by discussing the Ranges. The Mountain Range looked acceptable for the State Field, but not as good as it could have. Anyone that is receiving dues for your Target Assignment, please keep up with your Assignment. 


Several of the targets in the back bowl were looking pretty shaggy. Joe and I were able to clean Target # 23 up enough to where it could be shot, but overall it was in rough shape. I expect the weeds and brush to be cleared and the plugs and butt to be kept clean and presentable. For anyone looking for an Assignment, please contact me via e-mail or phone. I am assembling a waiting list for anyone that wants on a Target or Tree Assignment. 


I am currently seeking a Range Captain’s assistant. Anyone that is looking to have their dues paid for the year in return, please reach out to me. I am looking for someone to help with changing targets and to help to keep up the range. This person will be helping with work parties and target inventory as well as assisting in some shoots and other duties as assigned. I need someone with their own transportation. Please reach out to Chriss Bowles to discuss.


Thanks to all who came out to shoot the State Field. The turnout was a little lower than expected, but I think it was a good tournament and everyone had a good time. I think we will be looking to host this important tournament again next year so start getting ready now. I know this tournament requires a lot of arrows and is kind of an Ironman, but it really is a lot of fun and a great test of archery. If you are unclear on how to shoot a field round then get out to the range and ask one us. We will be happy to explain it for you and have a little fun showing you. We are putting in a bid for the NAFAC again for 2018 so be on the lookout for details on this event. By the time you read this, we will already have the Fire Cracker in the books. This is a great Oranco event and I hope you will have been a part of it.


Hunting season is just about on us.  I hope all of you got in on the Big Game drawing.  If you didn’t, then get a pig or bear tag. There may well be some non-premium tags available later in July as well. Get out and get hunting before we lose it in California altogether. I will be teaching a couple of on-line follow up classes for Hunter Education at Raahauge's in August. If you are more of a late season hunter then please feel free to get on their website and get the details. I would love to have any of you that need the certificate.


We are doing the SCI Youth Safari Day at Raahauge’s shooting enterprises again this year. The event will be on Saturday July 22nd. We will be working with Riverside, Cherry Valley and Mojave to run the archery event. The drill will be about like it has been every year, so be prepared for a fairly long and sometimes hot day.  We will need about a dozen volunteers to help show archery to young people.  This is always a big and well attended event.  Get this one on your calendar and plan on being a part. It will be fun…. I promise!


That should just about cover it for me. As always, please be careful and watch the heat out at the range. Remember that you are usually on your own out there so dress appropriately and bring plenty of water. Thanks again for all that you guys do for our Club!



Chriss Bowles

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

By: Nick Scamperino - Club Newsletter Editor

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

Club Meeting -  June 2017 - Topics

  • Joe mentioned that the Parks Department was impressed with the condition of the Range

  • The Range Fire Extinguishers have been updated

  • Everyone seemed to be pleased with the outside Cook Shack workers

  • Some of the Oranco Board Members will be attending the State meeting this month

  • Pete mentioned we would need a pretty good Work Party prior to the Firecracker

  • Bill mentioned that Big Bear has a Carp Shoot coming up this month and that the Big Bear Municipal Water District will dispose of the carcasses

  • Deer results are out. The Drawing ended on June 2nd, 2017

  • Membership Chair stated that all renewals with CBH cards attached have gone out. She mentioned there were over 20 without CBH Cards attached

  • We had about 185 shooters at the State Broadhead and we received a lot of compliments

  • Thank you to Al Wiscovitch for assisting with target setup

  • Chriss was pleased with the Work Party turnout, more help is always better. He said the new Cook Shack was a hit. He thinks continuing to outsource the Cook Shacks is a great idea. We also received our Carpet Bale order.

  • A Member spotted a guy, his wife, and their dog scooping fish out of the creek, that would not be a Board approved Club activity...please don't let Joe catch you doing it...

  • Raahauge's Youth Safari Day is coming up on Saturday, July 22nd. Oranco will be helping to assist with the Archery event again this year. We are asking for approximately 10-12 people to volunteer to help teach kids how to shoot Archery. It ends up being a great day.

  • The NAFAC bid is due before July 1st. We will be submitting another bid for it this year

  • The Club will be purchasing some materials to make some additional bow racks. We will also be getting some new water jug holders. We are checking around for better pricing.

  • The drain pipe has been installed to help with drainage on the Range

  • The Club will be ordering new BBQ Mats for the grills

  • David moved the "Scores" section of the website to its own place

  • A question was raised as to whether any Member can put an article in the Newsletter and the answer is that it would need to be approved by the Board.

  • The Board will be meeting on July 8th to work on the Oranco Bowmen Club By-Laws

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


We have our first item for sale under this new section courtesy of Bret Scott. Please see the item details below. If you are interested please reach out to him for the specifics. It would be helpful for the Buyer or Seller to let me know if the items are sold so we can remove them after the purchase has taken place. Thank you.

Please remember... 

If you have an item you would like to post in this section please send me an email with a description of the item and the cost you would be willing to let the item go for. Remember, pictures speak a 1,000 words, so the better the pictures are of your item, the better your chances of actually selling / trading the item are.

Likewise, if there is an item you are looking to purchase / trade for send me an email with the description of the item and the price you would be willing to pay for that item  or what you would be willing to trade for that item. 

Please remember the  Club WILL NOT assume ANY responsibility for ANY items that may be purchased, sold, or traded through this type of venue. ALL responsibility would remain between the Buyer and Seller. 

In order to ensure your item(s) is included in the next month's Newsletter I would recommend that you send me your email before the 20th of the month. This will allow me time to process your email.   

Thank you for your support,

Nick Scamperino 

For Sale: $300

2010 Hoyt Alpha Burner, LH, 70", 28.5" draw

Black Riser, Real Tree Limbs

Spot Hogg, 7 Deadly Pins sight

QAD rest

Hoyt 2 pc quiver

Hoyt fuse stabilizer

Call Bret (951) 202-0140


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 of Elk” Film Provides All the Basics of, Well, the Life of Elk!

This excellent short film, The Life of Elk, is the perfect primer on elk biology and behavior for either the uninitiated or elk fanatics both. 

The Life of Elk is a seven-minute film that pretty well covers all the bases concerning basic elk biology and behavior through the four seasons.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) put this film together as an introduction to the life of the large ungulate and although it is clearly a kid friendly production, folks of all ages will enjoy this quick tour of an elk’s life cycle throughout the year.

How to Make a DIY Ghillie Suit

Here’s the process of creating your own DIY ghillie suit, courtesy of The Sticks Outfitter.

We’re always trying to find the coolest DIY projects to help hunters, anglers, and outdoorsmen out there, and thankfully The Sticks Outfitter has helped on that front.

Ever since they became Wide Open Spaces video contributors, we’ve learned so much. That continues with this DIY ghillie suit video, showing you how to make one yourself with minimal, inexpensive materials.

Learn more about the world of hunting with The Sticks Outfitter on their website and YouTube channel.

Read Full Article Here

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    

Hunt Chair         
Range Secretary
Flint Captain                   
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