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Camping for MD, VA, PA, and WVA State Shoots?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tuscarora 99, Feb 13, 2010.

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  1. tuscarora 99

    tuscarora 99 TS Member

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    Hello everyone, i was just wondering if anyone has information, or people i could contact about camping at all these different state shoots, im looking to attend them all, but trying to keep the costs down by camping. If anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance guys.

    Sincerely, Osker Reynolds
     
  2. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Osker,

    Here's the link for the Millington Gun Club (MD). Ohmer Webb handles the reservations, etc.

    Curt
     
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    Camping at elysburg for Pa state shoot. You can also try Knoebels Grove Park, along with the rides/food and such they have a campground or at least they did.They had camping, cottages, and cabins to rent although not sure hoe far in advance they book up.

    http://www.knoebels.com/camping.asp
     
  5. chipking

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    For the VA state shoot there are camp sites available at the Winchester club. contact

    Gary Funkhouser
    1750 Millner Road
    Strasburg, VA 22657
    Ph: 540-465-9424

    --- Chip King ---
     
  6. tuscarora 99

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    Thanks everyone for the information. I'll give them all a call. Look forward to seeing you guys at all the state shoots.
     
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    you forgot the OHIO STATE shoot!!
     
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    WV is first come first serve. They have very limited spots with electric and a mountain (literally) of primitive.

    Ohio go to www.cardinalcentercamp.com for information
     
  11. gdbabin

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    Osker,


    I virtually always camp at all the shoots you've listed. All the venues have ample space for tents, decent shower/washroom facilities and low rent! No reservations required.



    Call me cheap--maybe, but I genuinely enjoy my time at shoots and camping in my low-rent set-up. If you look at pictures of Grands from the old days, you'll see mostly tents. Because of that I consider myself a traditionalist rather than a cheap bastard--you may find some who have different views. I've found that the smartest, best looking and most charming folks agree that primitive is the preferred, and most dignified way to go. Don't let others dissuade you my friend!



    You and your dad come join me. We'll have a blast tellin' stories, grillin' steaks, and sippin' on cool refreshments.



    Get a big dome tent, one you can stand in. Cots are much preferred over sleeping on the ground with an air mattress. One of those folding square awning thingies is really nice to provide a porch, or extra shelter should it rain (get a heavy duty one). Those Cabalas reclining chairs are wonderful, get the wide ones. A couple of coolers, a small grill, lighting of some sort, some groceries and you're set. Don't forget shower shoes!




    P.S. Tell dad I'll have your shot at CCGC this Sunday if youall decide to come.




    Guy B.
     
  12. phirel

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    Camping is very good at all of the listed clubs. But, if you are camping at Thurmont and the area has had some heavy rain, I suggest that you sleep wearing a life preserver. I remember campers floating down the creek. Camping at VA can also be interesting after heavy rain. Fortunately the club has equipment that will drag very heavy things through the mud. The club has about 10 inches of soil over nearly impermeable shale. Never fear- I predict no rain for all of these shoots.

    Pat Ireland
     
  13. oskerspap12

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    Hey Pat,
    Got caught camping in the Catoctin mountains just west of Thurmont back in June or July '71? I was sleeping on a old army cot,and woke up with a foot of water in our tent at 2 PM. Just got worst....rain,and heavier rain.3 days of the hardest rains I've ever seen in my life.I stayed soaking wet for 5 or 6 days,but survived...Turned out to be Hurricane Agnes.
    Just a camping story.
    D.P.Reynolds

    P.S. Guy I'll see you at CCGC on Sunday....
    Later...
     
  14. gdbabin

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    Was ye "camping" with a sweetie Dave? No better way to cope with the elements!


    See ya Sunday.
     
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