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 will discontinue effective 10/1/2017. The September 2017 Newsletter will be the last "PAPER" Newsletter that will be mailed out to Oranco Members. 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 or sign up on the Club's Website: www.orancobowmen.org

Members who would still like a paper copy of the Newsletter can log onto our website at Oranco Bowmen and then click on the "About" tab and then click on the "News" tab. From there, Members can print out a paper copy. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.
Range Secretary

By: Tony Tobin - Club Range Secretary

The State Target went smoothly. When you have a great team that works together, things just seem to be easier. The weather turned out great, not too hot. There is still a lot of time this year to get out, and go to a tournament.
Not just Oranco, other ranges also benefit from us shooters. When we support other Clubs, we preserve the future of our sport and build lasting friendships with Members of other Clubs.
Till next month, shoot straight and focus on the gold.
Tony Tobin
(626) 354-2268
Club Secretary

By: Don J. Reiter - Club Secretary

Happy Halloween my fellow archers, this year has flown by. Before we know it, Thanksgiving and then on to the Christmas season. Make sure some of you attend the upcoming work party set for Saturday, October 7th for the Tomahawk shoot (All you can eat lunch) compliments of Oranco Bowmen. We can sure use your help to clean up the range for the Tomahawk Shoot to be held on Sunday, October 8th.
I have noticed a large number of tumbleweeds throughout our site, so hopefully the mowing guys can get some of those cleaned up and knocked down. We are currently going to get the trees trimmed or taken out completely at the practice butts. Around this time of year, the range will transition from dried up grass to new growth after our first noticeable rain storm of the season, which usually hits in the next couple of months. The new growth adds to the ground cover that exists now.
The Club is now completing another cook shack renovation in the sniper area located just to the northwest of the Club House, we would like to thank Jason Duysings for this remodel, along with other Oranco Members, and Board Members that have contributed to getting this project off the ground.

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
Treating a Snake Bite - How to prevent, recognize and treat snake bites

Although nearly 8,000 people are bit by venomous snakes each year, there are usually no more than eight deaths. However, this should not lead backpackers and hikers to believe it isn’t something to worry about. Snakes do not want to waste their poison on humans, but rather rodents and other small animals to feed on. If a bite victim is not treated quickly, the venom can be deathly. Even a bite from a so-called “harmless” snake can cause infection or allergic reaction.

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 
(951) 906-4021
Club Newsletter  

By: Nick Scamperino - Club Newsletter Editor

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

Club Meeting - September 2017 - Topics

  • Joe mentioned that the work on Target # 15 has been completed.

  • Todd Dancer will be working on adding sharpened points to all of the Animal Stakes, Thank You, Todd!

  • The Parks Department sent a letter that needs to be addressed in regards to some recommended improvements that need to made to the range . Joe will get with the appropriate people and will address their concerns, Joe was not happy due to fact that some of the concerns they mentioned the Club already has a policy, procedure, or program in place for. Just one more example of people trying to justify their employment. Unfortunately, more work for Joe,

  • We have obtained all of the materials necessary for the "Cabana" that will be installed over by the Practice Butts,

  • It was mentioned that the Board Members that open the Range on Sunday need to be prepared with the proper change for our Public Shooters.

  • There was a suggestion made to create a sign stating "No Credit Cards, No Checks, Cash Only".

  • Chriss mentioned that the State 900 is becoming a more popular shoot with each passing year. He mentioned that with the help of Tony, Pete, and David the shoot went smooth.

  • Chriss mentioned that there were some Target Reassignments made recently and that he is prepared to make more in the future if necessary.

  • There will be another Work Party scheduled on October 7th, 2017 in order to install some of the new Carpet Bales. We will also need some help with target gluing. Be prepared to sign up if you want to save some money on next year's dues..

  • Chriss has already received some requests for the old Carpet Bales.

  • There was a discussion in regards to the effectiveness and usefulness of thin vs. thick bales.

  • There was a discussion in regards to the advancement in bow and arrow technology resulting in faster arrows penetrating too far into a target vs. the manual exertion of trying to pull the same arrows from a backstop or target and the resulting wear and tear on the above mentioned target.

  • The State Field 900 resulted in approximately 110 shooters this year.

  • Bill mentioned this is the time of year to be extremely aware of the Fire Hazard due to the current dryness. He also mentioned to be aware of Rattlesnakes. He suggested that we should have an article in regards to snake bite first aid. See the included article in this Newsletter.

  • Chriss mentioned that there have been several Mountain Lion sightings early mornings, especially near watering holes.

  • Bill mentioned that there are currently a lot of Deer and Turkeys in Washington

  • Membership Chair stated we should be at approximately 371 Members.

  • The Wi-Fi issue for the Membership Chair is no longer an issue as she has moved to an area with better Wi-Fi capabilities.

  • Membership Chair is creating a new Membership Application and will forward it to the Board once it has been completed.

  • Don's pricing on the Bridge Beams is still pending

  • Joe has laid out the plans for the Sniper cook shack. The tear down of the old cook shack has been completed. Bill Waltz has performed some of the preliminary grading. Finish grading will occur shortly. The goal is to have this one done by the Tomahawk Shoot in October.

  • The 2018 Shoot Calendars have been completed

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. In the future, 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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Impacts of EHD can be quite significant; however, high mortality rates are typically localized. Be aware, but don’t panic. The good news is that the first frost kills the biological vectors the disease and it will no longer spread at that point.

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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 Secretary
Flint Captain
Vice President
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