March 2021 | Issue 11
Welcome to the 11th issue of The Greater Houston Journal!

In this issue of The Greater Houston Journal you with find:

2021 March Events Calendar
2021 Browning Briley Registration & Information
Casual Shooting Availability During HLSR Young Guns
2021 Buckel Race Series Registration Links
A Wagner Family Wine Tasting

And much more!
Event Updates | March Calendar
Club Events
Briley Demo Day — Saturday, March 20th
2021 Buckle Race Series Leg 2 — Saturday, March 27th

Corporate Events
HLSR Young Guns — Friday, March 12th & Saturday, March 13th
ALS — Tuesday, March 23rd
Kinkaid — Friday, March 26th
Children's Museum — Tuesday, March 30th

Casual shooting is available for all members and guests during March.
Please contact the Clubhouse Front Desk at 281.437.6025 for more information.
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo — Young Guns Shoot
Course Closers & Membership Casual Shooting

Friday - March 12th
Central & East Course Closed
All 5-Stand Closed
North & South Course  Open
Skeet & Trap  Open

Saturday - March 13th
North Course Closed
All 5-Stand Closed
Skeet & Trap Closed
South, Central, East Course  Open
Hello Shooters!

Below is information that will help you get the most out of your 2021 Buckle Race experience. You may have noticed that the Buckle Race has become increasingly popular each year, and 2021 is no different. The January Buckle race saw the largest attendance to date with 326 eager shooters!

Larger attendance means more people on the courses and the potential to have longer shoot times and more waiting between stations. Just like in years past, the 12ga Sporting clays event and the All Gauge Sporting clays event are Euro rotation. Meaning, shooters have the ability to choose when they shoot. The alternative to that is to squad these events, which means there are specific start times. The freedom of choice when you shoot those two events is a part of the magic that makes the Buckle Race a casual and fun event.

As the Buckle Race continues to grow we will eventually have to move to a squadded format, but we don’t believe we are there yet.

Below is a simple graph that shows you the times the 12ga Sporting Clays course is the busiest. It seems that most people enjoy starting the course late morning, which by noon the course is pretty bogged down. On the contrary, at 8:00 am when the course opens it is pretty light and shooters are able to finish quickly.

All the best to everyone. We thank you for your continued support of GHSC and the Buckle Race Series.

2021 Buckle Race | Dates & Registration Links

All Sporting Clay registration is now through WinScoreOnline. Please see below for dates and registration links for all Sporting and Skeet events for the 2021 Buckle Race!

2021 Buckle Race - Sporting Clays Registration

2021 Buckle Race - Skeet Registration
The 2021 Browning Briley is right around the corner! We have a fun-filled event planned for you and are excited to see all our friends again soon. Please join us Saturday evening for our banquet/awards ceremony where we will host shoot-offs, then some delectable, heavy Hors D’vours, and finally the awards presentation itself.

Don’t forget that sprinkled in here and there we are giving away 10 Browning shotguns and a stack of Briley Gift cards! Also, look for the Kids and Clays silent auction set up at the pavilion throughout the weekend. Kids and Clays have had a long relationship with the Browning Briley and support such a great cause. Check it out and sign up today!

Able Ammo will be down for the duration of the 2021 Browning Briley selling ammo. Bulk purchases will not be available, but they will have plenty for what you need during the B&B.

Take care, everyone! We'll see you soon at the 2021 Browning Briley!

Vendor Opportunities
Hannah Price -

Registration & Squad Questions

Sponsorship Opportunities & General Questions

Casual Shooting Availability | 2021 Browning Briley
Designated B&B Practice Stations — Located on Skeet Fields
Open to B&B Shooters All Week

Wednesday, April 7th
B&B Main (East Course) — Open to Membership Not Shooting B&B
B&B Snooker — Open to Membership
Steak Night — Open to All

Thursday, April 8th through Saturday, April 10th
Casual Shooting Closed
Greater Ladies 5-Stand League!
Greater Ladies 5-Stand League is underway!
Please see below for scores from the first week.

If Your Dog Poops, Please Scoop!
Please help keep your club neat and clean by picking up any special gifts your furry friends leave behind!
Retriever Training
This year you might have heard the words “back!” and “over!” echoing in the early morning hours instead of the more familiar “pull!” It’s our club members who utilize the club grounds during non-core hours for dog training, and it’s become one of the club’s more popular outdoor activities. It is getting harder and harder to find property close to Houston to train and work sporting and hunting dogs, and the club’s ponds and fields provide a great alternative!

Always with an eye on safety, the dog trainers have been out in the hours before we open the club to shooters, both during the week and on weekends. If you’d like to take advantage of the opportunity, please contact Kevin by clicking here. — R.K. Sawyer
Club Shooting Hours
Monday/Tuesday - Closed
Wed/Thurs/Fri - Noon to Dusk
Saturday - 9am to Dusk
Sunday - 9am to 6pm
The Clubhouse | A Wagner Family Wine Night!

Steak Night is in full swing on Wednesday and Thursday evenings!

Join us Wednesday, March 17th, and Thursday, March 18th, for a special wine tasting featuring a selection (see below) of Wagner Family Wines!
Emmolo Merlot 2017
Napa Valley
Lush and supple with expansive, dark berry flavors, a fresh earthiness, and smooth, leathery tannins.

Caymus-Suisun Grand Durif 2017
Suisun Valley
With lush textural tannins, this wine is rich, supple, and totally enjoyable.

Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 3
Bonanza features flavors of dark berries, vanilla, and toasty bread with silky tannins.
Hunting Season Info
From migratory game birds to mule deer, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Outdoor Annual website carries all the regulations, limits, season dates, and hunting licenses.

Don’t get a ticket, get informed!

To get a license, click here.

For season dates, click here.

For regulations and limits, click here.
Safety Reminder | Shooting Safety Video
Greater Houston Sports Club | NSCA Certified Instructors
Greater Houston Sports Club is proud to be home to several NSCA Certified instructors. Please see below for a link to the instructor page on our website for a comprehensive list of members who coach.

That's all for now! Thanks for reading, and don't forget to see below for upcoming events.
Stay safe, and be well everyone. We'll see you soon at the club!
Established in 1959 and situated on 290 immaculately maintained acres less than 20 minutes south of downtown, the Greater Houston Sports Club is Houston’s premier shotgun sports complex.
Address: 6700 McHard Road, Houston, Texas 77053
Wed-Fri: Noon-Dusk / Sat: 9am-Dusk Sun: 9am-6pm

Phone: (281) 437-6025