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

The mailed version of the Newsletter HAS discontinued effective 10/1/2017. Members can either sign up for the Club Newsletter by sending me an email requesting to be subscribed or they can access the Club Newsletter on the Club's Website: www.orancobowmen.org

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.
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

B y: Chriss Bowles -  Club Range Captain

Nothing to Report.         

Chriss Bowles
Range Captain
Hunt Chairman

By: Bill Leal - Club Hunt Chairman   

Nothing to Report.

Bill Leal 
(714) 803-9617 - Cell
(714) 523-5284 - Home
You’ll Never Guess How This Dead Deer Ended Up on the Roof

Imagine showing up for work in the morning, looking up on the roof, and seeing a dead deer.
I first saw this story in one of my Facebook groups. Stephen Wolota of Alleghany County, shared some photos of a dead deer on the roof of his work.

Membership Chairmen 

By: Samantha Ewertz - Club Membership

Hello Everyone!
Just as a reminder, the gate code will be changing shortly. I have gone through all files to see who’s CBH or NFAA card I have and who’s I do not. There are quite a few Members that I do not have CBH or NFAA cards for. Please get those to me as soon as you can. You can bring it in the office on a Sunday when a Board Member is here, you can make a copy of it and put it in the mail box, or please email a copy to me. My email is ob.membership@outlook.com .
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you,

Samantha Ewertz 
Flint Captain

By: Jason Duysings - Club Flint Captain

Scalps & Skins
The "Moonlight" shoot is almost here. November 11th is the date for this night shoot. Registration will be open at 3:30pm and the shoot will start at 6pm. Please come out and test your skills shooting. There will be 24 unmarked 3-D targets with the flashlight of your choice. There will also be a Last Man Standing Competition immediately following the shoot, with awards given out shortly after the final competition.
I would like to give a big, “Thank You” to Bill Waltz for time he spent grading the area for the new Sniper Cook Shack. Bill has moved a lot of dirt for us and has saved the range a lot of time with his tractor expertise. Thanks again Bill.
Thank you, to those who come into the Club House on Sundays that have your green Membership Card with you to show that you are a current Member. We are still getting a few that try and sneak in without paying. For those of you Members who come on Sundays, if you see someone shooting that isn't wearing a colored wristband please bring it to the attention of the Board Member who is on duty. It's not fair that you pay your dues and these Non-Club Members shoot without paying.
Hope to see a lot of you at the Night Shoot! If you are interested in Work Party credits, please send me a text and I'll let you know what time I am setting up targets for my future shoots. Thank you for your continued support!
Jason Duysings 
(951) 906-4021
Club Newsletter  

By: Nick Scamperino - Club Newsletter Editor

Happy Halloween! As October 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 October Club Meeting, here is what was discussed:

Club Meeting - October 2017 - Topics

  • Joe Dotterer was not present for this meeting as he was hunting out of state.

  • Pete said the Tomahawk Shoot went well. He said that we need to make some adjustments to a few of the targets. He said we need to rethink some of the layouts due to some of the bounced arrows that were found. These adjustments will result in safer shooting lanes. There was also a discussion in regards to moving the Tomahawk.

  • Bill Waltz did a fabulous job mowing the hill. Perhaps too good of a job. As there is no longer any grass to slow down skipped arrows. We may need to add some small trenches or add some additional berms.

  • Don mentioned that there is a lot more tumbleweed than he has ever seen out on the range in the past. He suggested having a tumbleweed round up. There was a discussion that they end up getting mowed down, which results in reseeding and more tumbleweeds. It was also mentioned that we have been mowing areas on the range that have not been moved before. Chriss mentioned that those Members that have Target Assignments are supposed to be cleaning them up as well.

  • Chriss reported that the Tomahawk shoot went well. He said it was very disappointing to see that only a few guys attended the Work Party. He was surprised that Pete was able to get everything setup with such little help. Thank you to those of you who attended and helped Pete out.

  • We had 326 shooters show up for the Tomahawk shoot. That is almost 100 more shooters than we had at last year's shoot. The weather was good and there was little to no wind.

  • Chriss has some Hunter's Education classes coming up. If you need training reach out to him in order to get set up.

  • All of the scores from the State 900 have been posted to CBH's website.

  • Bill wanted to tell everyone to be careful while out Deer Hunting. Watch for Rattlesnakes. Do not start any fires.

  • Membership Chair says that we are at 393 Members. She has put together more Membership Packets. She wanted to remind everyone that the Gate Combo would be changing soon and she needs everyone's' updated CBH / NFAA Cards.

  • Tony said that the shoot was an experience. We ended up having a few bow blowouts on the elevated platform. Tony is back to work again. Hopefully, we will see him more and more back out to the range.

  • Anthony Tobin needs to complete the Tournament Archer of the Year cards with the latest set of revisions.

  • The Flint Captain wanted to remind everyone about the upcoming Night Shoot on November 11th.

  • There was a discussion in regards to some tree trimming that we will be having done, The dead Eucalyptus trees will be removed. The trees around the practice butts also need to be cleaned up.

  • The 2018 Shoot Flyers need to be paid for so that we can get them posted to our website and uploaded to CBH's website.

  • The was a brief discussion in regards to some of the outstanding items on the By-Laws.

  • There were a few issues that occurred during the shoot with some of the Cook Shack workers that need to be addressed.

  • There was a discussion regarding postponing the use of the elevated platform until we can get somebody to come out and look at its structural integrity.

  • Tony mentioned that we may need to move the Champ Shoot next year to March 18th, which is two weeks before the Annual Banquet.

  • Pete is still working on trying to fine tune the Registration process for our upcoming shoots so that the process is more efficient and faster. He said currently the process is either flawless, but slow or fast, but sloppy.

  • It was brought up that we should have a time limit to turn in score cards in order to speed up the awards process.

  • City of Chino is asking for a donation for their Holiday Drive. It was tabled until the next meeting.

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 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 

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 Tobin will no longer be accepting calls for cook shack volunteers. Please contact Terry Lopez in order to reserve your spot at: (562) 900 - 4487. 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.  

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Deer hunting to some is not just a means of getting venison for their family. To some deer hunting is a sport, and the trophy is the mounted head of the kill. For a new hunter, the skill can be a challenge to develop, especially if there isn’t a mentor to teach it to you. My husband and I were both born and raised in the city. Neither of us knew how to do the things we know how to do today. We didn’t even know anyone that could teach us how. We learned by trial and error, and a whole lot of research online. We learned early on that valuable deer hunting tips are hard to come by. All hunters; even veteran hunters know that the learning process is constant and ever changing. Deer hunting is a skill that isn’t like riding a bike, it is more like cooking. There are always ways to refine the skill and make it better. The following deer hunting tips should give you a head start.

Scalps & Skins "Moonlight Shoot"
November 11th, 2017
Registration is open at 3:30 - 5:00
Shoot starts at 6pm
24 Unmarked Targets, 1 Arrow per Target
Cost is $15 per Shooter or $25 Husband / Wife
Unlimited Light, No Restrictions
Range Captain
Tournament Chair
Hunt Chair
Membership Chair
Range 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