Club President   

By: Joe Dotterer - Club President

Well it's hunting season and my trip to Beaver, Utah for deer was a bust. We had great weather and had a great time with my wife, son and my hunting buddy of 48 years and his wife. There were other Oranco members up there near us also . After hunting, my wife and I went to Brice and Zion National Parks and it was worth the trip.

By the time this comes out, I will be hunting in Southern Indiana with my brother, son and Mike Friend. Hopefully we will have better luck this time. My wife and I will be doing a lot of sight seeing before and after hunting in Indiana.

We are still remodeling the main cook shack and it's going great. I have been getting a lot of great help. I would like to thank everyone who has been helping so far:

Todd Dancer, Max Burk, Bill Waltz, Steve Smith, Joe Baglio, Mark Huston, Josh Coniglio, Nick Johnson, Mark Umeda, Mike Abacherli, Rich Diuguid and Earl Rider

I hope I haven't left anybody out but if I did I apologize now and please let me know.

Also, a really big thanks to Heath Drake and his son. He owns S&H Tree Service and he brought a 5 man crew to cut down that big Poplar at the end of the office before it could do damage to the Club House they also ground down 4 big stumps. Thanks guys.
The Tomahawk shoot is just around the corner and as usual we will be having a work party Saturday Oct. 12th .

We will also need 7 cook shack workers Sun. the 13th The big news Tony Tobin is back and will be the cook shack coordinator so you must TEXT him to reserve a cook shack assignment

Because where Tony lives he has very poor cell service so that’s why you must text him He also works a swing shift so please text only.His cell phone # is (626) 354-2268

WE also have a new cook shack foreman his name is Steve Baker and he has been out a lot helping with the cook shack remodeling I think Steve and Tony will make a great team thanks guys
That's it for now. I hope everyone has a great hunting season.

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

Nothing to report.

Thank you,

David Bacon
(909) 217-4441
Club Secretary

Nothing to report.

Amanda Duchardt
Membership Chairmen  
By: David Bacon - Club Membership

Hi All,

Here is a quick update on how the club is doing on membership. Currently we have 399 members including 60 prospective members all working hard to fulfill their membership requirements.

I would like to take a moment to welcome Tyler and Marco Temblador and Todd and Denice Nichols as new members to our club.

The new requirements have been in place for several months now and I have to say, most of the feedback we have gotten is very positive. Attending two club meetings before you can become a member doesn’t sound like much fun, but most have found it very informative and are surprised at just how much work goes into keeping the club up and running. The same goes for attending the two mandatory work parties but the prospective members have been a great help to Joe who has been working hard to get the renovations completed on the main cook shack.

All in all, the new requirements have been working out quite well for both the club and new members. The club gets new members with a better understanding of how much work it takes to keep the club going and it gives us an opportunity to get to know them better before they become members.

Gate Code…We are still having a few issues with members leaving the gate code just one number off when the arrive or leave. I cannot stress enough how important it is that we all scramble the gate code when we open the lock. Leaving the code one number off just isn’t good enough. We might as well just write the code on the lock!!! Quite a few members have reported seeing vehicles pull up outside the gate, someone gets out and fiddles with the lock and usually they take off before anyone can get down there to ask what they are doing. So, what’s the big deal…so what if a few people are using the range without our permission. Well, for one thing it is theft of services and trespassing and if one of these individuals gets hurt on the property, we may not be protected, and it could cost us everything we have worked so hard to accomplish.

All that said…also keep in mind that making sure the code is scrambled is required and failure to do so could cost you your membership.

David Bacon
Two Year Board Member

By: Al Wiscovitch - Two Year Board Member

Hello everyone,

Lots to talk about this month first let’s say thanks to our Oranco crew for putting on a great State 900 again. If you got to shot this you will agree what a well put together event it was.

I would like to talk a bit about injury, how many of you are suffering from some type of injury do to over usage I know I am. As most of you know or don’t know I’ve been dealing with elbow tendonitis or more comely know as tennis elbow for over two years. It has been very debilitating and has force me to stop shooting my bow for almost a full year. I spent a lot of time trying to find a quick cure to this problem starting with my regular doctor who prescribed piles and rest that didn’t work so well. So I went back to my doctor who then sent me to a specialist Orthopedic specialist who then said you need cortisone injections this will help remove the pain three shots later and I’m still having lots of pain. I requested a new doctor with x-rays now this doctor did a lot of test and recommend to start some therapy, so off I go to a therapy center were they tried to help me with different exercises with very little success. Now I’m still in lots of pain and not shooting my bow and thinking what do I do about fixing this problem. I go back to my doctor and they send me to another specialist with a MIR report so the new doctor recommends that we consider surgery to clean up the elbow and tie things up a bit. Doctor is very honest with me and tells me that this type of surgery doesn’t always work out so well ‘’Wow’’ what to do. So now the wife (Suzy) says to me why don’t you go and try Covina Hills Sports Medicine who has been helping her with her injuries as well so I said why not I’ve been everywhere else. So here is what I’m doing at the moment and seems to be working for me well enough that I’m back shooting my bow yes I have yet to be 100% back but with this type of therapy I’m sure I will make a full recovery.

My hope is to share what I’m going through and maybe helps someone who maybe experiencing the same problems that I’m going through. Here is the name of treatment I’m using at the moment if you guys ever need help please send me text or email and I will direct you to Covina Hills Sports Medicine they are a great bunch of hard working people who seem to get to the root of the problem and come up with a plan that fits your hectic life.

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)

What does blood flow restriction do?

Your arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from your heart to your body... The goal of blood flow restriction training is to restrict venous return while still allowing arterial flow by strategically wrapping the topmost portion of your limbs.

Thanks as always for reading my news letter

Al Wiscovitch
(909) 3 22-3869
Julie Robinson's Trip to Canada

What a week in Lac La Biche, Alberta Canada at the 2019 World Archery 3D Championships. I shot well, just not well enough to bring home any shiny bling. I finished 6th place in the Women’s Longbow Division. Even got the chance to shoot in the elimination rounds, winning 3 out of 4 matches...with some tough competition from some great archers from Finland, Denmark, Italy, and Austria. This was a very humbling experience.
I would like to thank all of those who supported me in my recent endeavor of competing at the 2019 World Archery 3D Championships. Each year the competition gets stronger and stronger.  I look forward to doing this again in 2021 in Italy!!  
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.  

The Last Stand: Dwight Schuh's Final Buck

Emily Schuh Berriochoa details her father's final harvest — a mule deer buck in Utah's Book Cliffs.

“Hey, Dad, are you going to write a story about this hunt?” I asked hopefully as we trudged up the trail.

His voice was weary. “That’s my plan,” Dad said. “I was thinking about calling it ‘The Last Stand.’ What do you think?”

“That’s perfect!” I said. “I can’t wait to read it.”

Little did I know I’d have to write it.

Best Spots to Hang a Trail Camera

Do you have your cameras hung in the most productive spots?

Most bowhunters own and use trail cameras. Perhaps you have multiple yourself. The question is, are you reaping their maximum benefits? After all, there are a bazillion places to hang trail cameras. The key is to hang them in locations that most of the deer on your property frequent weekly and even daily.

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