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 meeting in April:

· May 15 is the Oranco 3D Bowhunter Championship Shoot. Fee is $10 for members and $15 for PMs. Food provided.
· 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.

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

· 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.

· If you would like to learn how to shoot tournaments/league, bow hunt, 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.

· 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.

· Best of luck during spring turkey season!
· Hunter education classes are available online.
· Hunting Licenses are on sale, check out your local retailer/sports store or online to purchase.
· CA Big Game Draw Application deadline is June 2.

· CBH Small Game Club hosted the 25th Annual Tilapia Shoot in Palo Verde, CA on May 1-2, 2021. We had a record 29 shooters and GREAT representation from Oranco members! Thanks for coming out and showing your support. We received a lot of positive feedback. Keep an eye out for upcoming newsletter articles in the CBH newsletter. · CBH Small Game Club is hosting 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.

· Negligence in the use of archery equipment, horseplay and dangerous, rude or belligerent behavior of a member, his/her family member or his/her guest are not tolerated and are grounds for suspension or expulsion of the member from the club.
· Shoot only at targets set up by the range master. For target butts set up as part of the field range, shoot only from designated or otherwise safe positions. Ensure that you shoot from positions that provide an unobstructed shot and a safe backstop.
· Never shoot when the safety of the shot is in doubt. Notify the Range Captain or another board member of problem immediately.

Want to be informed or get involved? Our next club meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 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

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

Oranco Spring League

Saturday May 1st was the last day of Spring League and all the archers who participated had a fantastic shoot! Al Wiscovich ( League chairman ) really outdid himself, the league shoots just get better and better! We all enjoyed the BBQ lunch provided by Oranco Bowman Spring League, and the potluck dishes brought in by the members. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place archers received their awards. My daughter Justine and I are really looking forward to the next round of League competition. If you haven't had a chance to participate in League shoots you're really missing out. Many thanks go out to everyone who made this event such a huge success!

Bowhunters 3D Championship

This Saturday May 15th we will be holding the first annual Bowhunter 3D Championship!
We're inviting everyone to come down and enjoy this new tournament at Oranco Bowmen archery range. Free BBQ lunch and refreshments at Cookshack. Looking forward to seeing all of you at the tournament! Check out the attached Bowhunters 3D Championship flyer below for more information.

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

Currently we have 461 members and 95 prospective members working hard to complete their requirements. I would like to welcome Robert McLaughlin to the club as the first new member to complete all his requirements.

Membership renewals are just around the corner so, if you haven’t already, please send in a copy of your current CBH or NFAA membership card. You can take a picture of your card and email it to me at ob.membership@outlook.com.

We sent out renewal invoices on May 1st by email so if you haven’t received your invoice please let us know so we can get it to you. You can pay by Credit/Debit or bring cash or check to the clubhouse.

David Bacon
League Chairman

By: Al Wiscovitch - League Chairman

Good evening everyone,

As I start this newsletter, we are just finishing our spring 3-D league and would like to thank everyone who came out and had a chance to shoot one or all five weeks of our league. I hope you all enjoyed shooting and hanging out with your favorite club member. It was fun to see so many new faces out shooting and wanting to get better at 3-D shooting.

I would like to share that I just got my first recurve bow, so that I could learn how longbow and recurve shooters shots compared to compound bows. I must say shooting a recurve is very humbling to say the least. As league chairman it is important that I understand how all of you shoot your bows so that we can offer the best shooting experience to our shooters. So please drop me your thoughts on what we can do to improve our 3-D shooting.

This year we added the Toughman 2-person teams and where very pleased to see so many of you come out and shoot it. It’s fair to say that we will be doing this again. Again this was a leaning lessen for many of you and fun seeing who was able to match up with the right person. In my opinion judging yardage can be a big challenge for so many of us but with practice and learning from those who find it less challenging to shoot unmarked shots.

Enclosing, I could put on a clinic in the near future and have some of our better unmarked shooters come out and help those that want to learn more about the art of unmarked shooting. So let me know if some of you would like to work with some of our better 3-D shooters….
Thanks again!

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.

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. 

Bow Lingo for Beginners

Archery can be intimidating. Don't let it be. Understand these terms and how they relate to your shooting success, and your path will be one of enjoyment and not confusion.

Public-Land Etiquette for Turkey Hunters

When I pulled into a parking area of J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area in Central Florida for the Osceola opener, I wasn’t the only early bird. I knew that opening day would be busy, but with six other vehicles already parked and hunters readying their gear, I had a feeling that all of the spots I’d picked out during a pre-hunt scouting mission would be occupied. I wrestled with what to do, but went forward with plan A. As I readied my own gear, more vehicles arrived.

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