ORANCO BOWMEN MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2021
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

Hello Oranco Members!

Here is a quick summary of Oranco updates from Club meetings March:

TOURNAMENTS:
· CBH State Broadhead will be held Memorial Day weekend near Castaic. Check out the CBH website for details and registration. · Check out the CBH Event Calendar for additional tournament dates and updates on cancellations throughout California.

LEAGUE SHOOT:
· If you haven’t been able to join us on Saturdays for the League shoots, you are missing out. We’ve had two gorgeous mornings of shooting and comradery. It’s not too late to join in. The next league shoots are April 10, 17, 24 and May 1.

BEGINNERS ARCHERY CLASS · Please check out our website or contact Vernie Urbano at archer@vernie.biz or 714-928-4100 for more information and to RSVP.

JUNIOR FIELD ARCHERS
· Held first Sunday of each month at 9am. Participation is free for members and children under 11. Guests are $20. No pre-registration required. Please contact David Bacon at orancobowmen@outlook.com or 909-217-4441 for more information.

LADIES
· If you would like to learn how to shoot tournaments/league, bowhunt, or just want to shoot archery with other women there is an informal lady’s group that meets at the range at 2:30pm on Sundays. Please contact Amanda Duchardt at ob.secretarty@outlook.com if you are interested.

RANGE MAINTENANCE AND WORK PARTIES
· SIGN UP for emails to be notified of work party opportunities.
· Joe is managing several projects around the range. Please reach out to Joe at 951-897-5685 if you need work party credits and have a few hours to help.
· Most Board members will need assistants to help with duties and opening the range on Sunday. Work party credits available. Check out the Contact page on the Oranco website and reach out if you are interested in helping.
· San Bernardino County is hosting an outdoor event on June 19 and is seeking booth volunteers. Please contact Joe to volunteer and receive work party credits.

HUNTERS
· Best of luck during spring turkey season!
· Hunter education classes are available online.

BOW FISHERS
· CBH Small Game Club is hosting the 25th Annual Tilapia Shoot in Palo Verde, CA on May 1-2, 2021 · and the Annual Carp Shoot at Lake Isabella, CA on June 5-6, 2021. Check out the Small Game Club page on the CBH website for details and registration.

RULES REMINDERS
· Max arrow speed is 300 feet per second (FPS). There is a chronograph in the clubhouse for member use on Sundays to measure your arrow speed.
· Smoking is prohibited except in designated areas around the club house and refreshment stands.
· No alcohol consumption allowed on the range while shooting a tournament. It’s ok after the shoot in the assembly area. NO glass bottles on the range.

Want to be informed or get involved? Our next club meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, at 7pm. 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 meetings are included below.

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

Hey Oranco Bowmen

Happy Easter

I hope you all have enjoyed Easter with your families, we have so much to be thankful for! With the onset of warmer weather this spring, tournament season at Oranco Bowmen archrey range is beginning to come into full swing. Although we haven't received approval by San Bernardino Parks and Recreation to hold any public tournaments as yet, we have had several in-house member tournaments.

Champ Shoot

The club Champ Shoot, was held on Saturday March 20th and was a huge success! This field archery tournament shot annually, has been a longtime favorite of Oranco archers and was well-attended. The shoot is our club equivalent to an Iron Man shoot, encompassing all of the valley ranges and half of the mountain range. The shoot consists of 14 Field targets, 14 Hunter targets and 14 Animal targets with a min. of 126 arrows and a max. of 152 arrows of intermittent ranges out to 80 yards. This shoot is free to members with the awards be given out at awards banquet, prospective members $10. Free burgers, dogs, chips and drinks included.

I'd like to thank all of you who made this shoot the success it was, Mar. 13th range cleanup work party also Jason Connors and his daughter for Target set up, assistant Cookshack coordinator Steve Baker and Cookshack workers Valerie Solis, Byron Phillips and Rex Khan great job feeding everybody guys. A special thanks to Pete Whitworth for printing flyers and scorecards, Peter Nguyen for the fantastic photos he took of our archers, Justine Houston our newsletter editor who helped with registration and last but not least Al Wiscovich who was pretty much my right-hand man and helped out with everything! Thank you all so much for your help!

Bowhunters 3D Championship 

The "Proud Bowhunters of Oranco Bowman" present a new annual 3D championship tournament coming, Saturday May 15th 2021. Members $10 and prospective members $15, this is a "members-only tournament". No guest. Lunch ticket included at sign up. Awards for members only at awards banquet. Sign up from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. shoot starts at 9 a.m. all cards in by 2 p.m. and 4 to a group double scoring mandatory. All ages, all styles.

Shoot consists of 30 - 3D animals, 1 arrow unmarked yardage. Set in challenging bowhunter scenarios utilizing elevated platform, ground blinds, steel silhouettes and more. Don't miss this!!!
Check website for more information and flyer coming soon.

Spring 3D League
 
 Just a few quick words on the spring 3D League, if you haven't shot this you are missing out! We are getting rave reviews from our club archers! Last Saturday we warmed up with 12 - marked yardage 3D's shot from two different spots. Everybody had a great time and enjoyed themselves. This Saturday we shoot 24-3D's tough man style, "WOW WHAT A BLAST !!!" Al Wiscovitch our League Chairman well have more detail on these league shoots.

So come down to Oranco Bowmen archery range to participate in some of these in-house shoots with family and friends, and let your spirit of competition fly!

Thank you, Mark

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

Hi All,

I hope you are all doing well.

Currently we have 452 Members including 92 Prospective Members all working hard to complete their membership requirements.

June renewals are coming up soon so if you haven’t already, please send us a copy of your CBH or NFAA card so there is no delay in getting your new membership card and gate code delivered. You can send a copy to ob.membership@outlook.com. Also, if you have moved or changed your email address in the last year please send me your new contact info so we can make sure the invoice for your dues reaches you and again, there is no delay in getting your new cards out.

Thank you,

David

David Bacon
909-217-4441
League Chairman

By: Al Wiscovitch - League Chairman

I hope this finds you all well,

Well this is my first newsletter since last year, and then the Covid hit, and we had to shut down our league and tournament shooting. As we all look back and say I know someone or have family who has been hit by this awful disease that has cause so much damage to so many of us and our friends and family I for one can tell you that this Covid has been a challenge getting over. I apologize for my rant so please be safe out there.

Let’s talked about our new spring 3-D league and how our first shoot went off very well, if you missed it you can still come out and shoot any of the remaining weeks we have on our club web site under calendar shoots. It was fun to see so many of our club member’s show up to shoot the first league shoot of the year. Remember this league is for club members and p/m’s only. P/m’s will be able to win awards as long as they have completed their membership requirements by end of our league.

I would also like to thank our board members for working so hard keeping our club open and running under these challenging times. Remember that great clubs don’t just happen it takes great leadership and membership to make it all come together. If you are thinking about helping out at the range we will always find something for you to do. It all counts at the end of the day so please check with any of our board members…

Thanks

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. 

Cracked Deer Hooves: Why Does it Happen?

Cracked or damaged deer hooves – why does it happen? Maybe you’ve seen it before on deer that you’ve taken over the years. Or maybe you’ve encountered a deer limping or struggling to walk through the woods. They could have been struggling from some type of injury, but chances are they were battling the effects of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD). 


Bowhunting Turkeys: 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid

The problem with bowhunting wild turkeys is that it should be easy. They are generally just lovestruck creatures strutting their way across the landscape each spring. Talking one into the decoys for a 10-yard shot shouldn’t be that difficult, but it oftentimes is. This is due to a multitude of reasons, which are all pretty much tied to the birds’ tolerance levels. Even lightly pressured longbeards have a low tolerance for mistakes on our part. Harder hunted birds, like those found on public dirt, are even less tolerant of our screw-ups. Obviously, the best way to bag your bird this spring is to understand what the most common mistakes are, and how you should avoid them.


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