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

By: Louie Lopez - ob.treasurer@outlook.com

Nothing to report.

Louie Lopez
(714) 538-7202
Range Captain
By: Chriss Bowle s -  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

Nothing to report.

Mark Houston
(760) 605-1155
Tournament Chairman

By: David Bacon. - Tournament Chairman

Hi All,

At the October 6th JFA we hosted our JOAD kids out for an Introduction to 3-Ds class. We set up several 3-D animals of various shapes and sizes, even got a dinosaur out and explained the differences between shooting paper targets vs 3-Ds. I have to say, this is my favorite JFA class. It gives the kids a chance to learn about shooting 3-Ds and helps to answer some of the concerns the parents may have about shooting 3-D targets. It is great to see our youth archers out there having fun and learning something new. Another note on the JFA program…We have about five very experienced (not saying they are old but most of them are a little dusty) volunteers ready and willing to teach a Field Archery Class on the first Sunday of the month. When I started the JFA I asked for volunteers to help out and got some great response and I don’t want all that great knowledge and wisdom to go to waste. We have two fantastic field archery courses so don’t stay at the practice butts! Yes, the Junior Field Archers is a youth program, but all ages are welcome to come out and learn how to shoot the range the right way and hopefully we won’t have so much target camping.

Our JOAD program continues to grow and several of them now have their own junior membership. Our JOAD is a little different from most in that we encourage our young archers to shoot Field Archery as well as FITA and Indoor. Our goal is to produce well rounded archers who participate in a broad spectrum of archery events and it is working out very well so far.

On another note, as many of you know my intention in becoming Tournament Chairman was to get some badly needed education programs up and running in the club. Namely the JFA (Junior Field Archers), JOAD and Beginners class programs. Get them funded and staffed and then, find a member who had a heart for the job. Have them assist for a several months and then turn the Tournament Chair position over to them and stay on in a support role. Many of you know Chris Stout from the club and for several months he has been helping me opening the club, helping Vernie with the JOAD classes and beginners class and so at the October club meeting I recommended that Chris be installed as Tournament Chair and he was unanimously voted in. Mission accomplished. I will stay on as Chris’s assistant, continue to do the JFA classes and help out whenever they need. Please support Chris in his new position and as always…feel free to lend a hand. If you would like to get involved, contact Chris or Vernie. Their contact info is on the website.

Thank you,

David Bacon
(909) 217-4441
Club Secretary

Nothing to report.

Amanda Duchardt
Membership Chairmen  
By: David Bacon - Club Membership

Since I became Membership Chair I have had the opportunity to personally meet many of our members and I got to say we are one great club. We have a well spring of knowledge, wisdom and diversity of thought out on the range and I hope, especially our new members will take full advantage of our little archery communities’ years of experience and knowledge. I look back on my first few months as a member and remember all the great advice I got (sometimes whether I wanted it or not) that helped me grow as an archer and helped me fall in love with field archery and want to give back to the club. I have done a lot of shooting sports but there is nothing like chucking an arrow and having it hit right where you expected it to. Members…If you have a question, please don’t hesitate to ask. You may get several opinions, but there is a lot of wisdom there.

To business:

Currently, we have 394 members including 65 prospective members. If it looks like the number went down a bit it is because some of our prospective members went past the four month mark.

I would like to welcome Carlo Balta, Vivian Jiao, Mario Hernandez, Ayush Mothukuri and Justin Tesoro to our club. They have met all the requirements and we have some great new members.

FYI…I would like to have a “New Combo” work party sometime in November to get things ready for the January 1st new combo mailing. I asked some of you to let me know when you received your new membership card by mail this year and most only took a few days but some took up to 10 days. I would like to get them out by December 1st to make sure they get there on time considering the holiday rush. I will have everything ready so all we have to do is stuff the envelopes, put a label and stamp on it. Shouldn’t take more than a couple hours and I would appreciate the help. Sorry, no prospective members please since it involves the gate code.

Thank you

David Bacon
Two Year Board Member

By: Al Wiscovitch - Two Year Board Member

Hi there everyone,

Hope most of you had a chance to shoot the Tomahawk shoot as it was as always a very fun shoot with a great turnout. Big thanks to Pete and all those that helped him get this done.

News flash as of the first of the year I will be finishing up my two year special board member and want to thank our board members for always being helpful and helping me learn how our club runs and functions, there is a lot that go’s in to running this club and keeping it moving in the right direction good or bad our board is always working to fine tune this club. As a board member I have been able to share in the workings of this club and have enjoyed doing so. It’s not always easy getting things done but we always seem to find a way through all the minutiae, but at the end of the day we are able to vote and put our differences behind us and get it done. So I have agreed to take on a new roll with our club that will be starting first of the year. I will be the new League Chairman. As league chairman I will be responsible for putting on club leagues that will support our club members moving forward. So get ready for our winter 3-D league. More Info. Coming as we work out the details.

Hope your hunting is going well as I reported a few months ago we have been hitting it hard this hunting season and have enjoyed the taking of our bounty. We will be going back to Arizona later this month to hunt the 2nd season of dove bird hunting what makes the 2nd season so much fun you get to hunt dove and quail so dove in the mornings and quail rest of the day. Enclosing I would like to share a cartoon a good friend of mine sent me and thought it was funny and worth sharing, remember what we teach our youngster’s will last a life time so don’t be afraid to tell them what you are feeding them!!

Thanks and happy hunting.

Al Wiscovitch
(909) 3 22-3869

NOV. 16, Conejo Valley Archers, Simi Valley, CA

Since 1980, the number of archers in the U.S. has gone from 3 million to more than 23 million, and as many as 1/3 of American archers are women. One reason that there is dramatic increased interest in archery is the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®).Currently, more than 2 million 4th-12th grade kids participate in every year. It’s the largest youth archery program in history, and it’s growing at 9.3% per year – about 1,000 new schools join every year. And there has never been a serious injury in a  event.            

NASP® is definitely one factor in the phenomenal growth of archery. Another is that many heroic archers are appearing in TV and films. According to the Archery Trade Association, a big boost for women in archery came in 1999 when Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis became a semi-finalist for making the U.S. Olympic archery team. Davis says she was inspired to take up the sport by Olympic archers on TV. And after major motion pictures showing heroic archers, like "Hunger Games," the numbers of new archers, especially women, has skyrocketed according to ATA.

To help build support for archery and all outdoor sports, on November 16, 2019, the First Annual Hollywood Celebrity Archery Shoot will be held at Conejo Valley Archers in Simi Valley, CA.  https://www.cvarchers.com/   This is a benefit for NASP®. The Weatherby Foundation has provided a grant to cover the basic costs, and a number of other sponsors have contributed nearly $8000 in equipment for prizes and silent auctions, including an $1100 Mathews bow. This event will involve teams of celebrities (actors, producers, writers, visual artists) NASP archers, and supporting archers competing for prizes donated by the archery industry and many others. And to show us all how its done, pro archer Dave Gore will be there to give support and guidance  https://bowtecharchery.com/team-bowtech/dave-gore/

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EVENT SEE THE HCAS WEBSITE:  http://www.jamesswan.com/hwcelebarcheryshoot/
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.  

Decoying Bucks From the Ground

A new ground strategy proves deadly, resulting in the author's most exciting hunts and biggest whitetails to date.

Where to Hang a Stand During the Pre-Rut

The best days of the deer season are finally upon us! Up to this point, field edges have been the primary stand options for early season whitetail bowhunting. But now that the temperatures are dropping, the leaves are starting to fall, and the hours of daylight shrink each day, it’s time to start implementing your pre-rut hunting strategies. Let’s dive into the factors that go into where to place your stands. Here’s a look at where to hang your stands during the pre-rut.

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