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OMAHA NE TRAP RANGE LEASE

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Harderyet, May 31, 2007.

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  1. Harderyet

    Harderyet TS Member

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    It is official!!!! The Omaha Parks & Rec. has recommended that the new lease be awarded to Steve Nuss, currently residing in Virginia, formerly of Grand Island NE where he was instrumental in the establishment of the Grand Island Skeet and Sporting Clays Range.

    Mr Nuss has a long history of being involved with gun clubs including management and event promotion. He is expected to be approved by the
    City Council and operating the Facility before the end of June.
     
  2. xsshooter

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    I heard one of the guys bidding was going to put up a 5 stand. Anyone know if Steve has plans to do the same?
     
  3. Clay McCracken

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    I was there last night. John does a terrific job. Anyone have Steve Nuss' phone number?

    Gil didn't do such a bad job...even though he hated people.

    He did give the kids $2.50 a round practice for 3 years. Like anything, if you're in a business long enough, you begin to take things for granted. Maybe the Omaha Skeet Club will actually shoot in Omaha now.

    Mike T.
     
  4. omahasportingsupply

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    It will be good to see some events back at Koch again. I like being able to shoot both trap and skeet(even though I'm not good at it). And in Omaha, you need to be friends with both sides.


    Chauncy, Wednesday night, International Clays 1325 FPS with 7/8 Downrange wad. What a dufus I am. It was breaking them from the handicap yardage with ease. It changed the POI by 2-3" and cost me a number of birds until I could find where they were shooting. Broke the 2ND shot in doubles, no problem. You mileage may vary.
     
  5. Doug Brown

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    Are they going to take those towers down, that clutter the background?
     
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    xxxxx
     
  7. C1

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    Doug: Are you refering to the "skeetie" things?? I think they will fall down with a slight push.
     
  8. Clay McCracken

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    He's talking about the power towers. Shoot on fields 11 - 13. The towers don't come into play there.
     
  9. C1

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    Did they just put in some power lines? I never noticed any before.
     
  10. Clay McCracken

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    Hmmm...they're about 600 feet tall with about 42 80,000 volt lines on them, right in front of the trap line about 75 yards out. If it's quiet you can hear them buzz. Add a few B-52s from Offutt AFB coming overhead, along with the fact the range is the only one in the world that faces East, and we are very lucky to have such a range in Omaha!

    Mike T.
     
  11. omahasportingsupply

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    I shot at Offutt Rod and Gun the other night...... you want to talk about some distractions? Planes were doing touch and goes on a regular basis and small planes were buzzing overhead. Now the after burner flame on a fighter dialing her up for take off when you are on position one...... it has a longer flame than Longshot at a PONDO! ROFL
     
  12. C1

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    Mike, I brought up the range on google earth to look and see if towers really exist and Wow it is big, but I think it's more than 75 yards out. The target only goes 50 yards and these things are in the far distance. I measured it on google earth and it's really more than a tenth of a mile and only one of them. I really think the skeetie thingies are more of a distraction and should be removed ASAP so we could shoot on the west end and a tower wouldn't even be seen. I don't think the range faces east either, more north north east. Google Earth is a wonderful thing but it's to bad it's not in real time. I'll bet the number of Nebraskan's who claim they shot a pheasant at 100 yards or a deer at 300 yards would be a lot fewer.
     
  13. Doug Brown

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    Rumor has it , Koch will be turned into a Skeet Club.
     
  14. jim brown

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    Can we keep them all in one place then?

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  15. omahasportingsupply

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    OK, I was at Koch Sunday afternoon for 3-4 hours shooting, talking with shooters, and picking on John B. Now there were 3 cars on the trap side and 25 cars on the skeet side. I shot trap on house 8 and there were not many trappers shooting or sitting in the clubhouse. Skeeters were paying the bills at Koch today. We all know that Gil didn't like Skeeters but when you look at the league sheets, they have a lot of shooters also. So if the trappers want to talk, support can be measured in pictures of green dead presidents. Many of our top high school trappers, shoot trap practice, then walk down to the skeet side for a round of fun. What is wrong with that? Many anti guns would like to see that range shut down. Why not support the trap side instead of picking on the people that are paying the bills right now. Don't believe me... ask John for the ratio since he work the register today. Don't worry, I was weird before I stated shooting skeet and sporting clays. Had a visitor from Wisconsin who stopped by Offutt to visit his son. He was a 27 yard shooter and a lot of fun to be on squad with. Come out and have some fun. IMHO
     
  16. jim brown

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    You mean the skeeters are PAYING for targets??

    jim brown
     
  17. Doug Brown

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    Hey Jim, If we put all the skeeties in one place & put a fence around it, does that make it a zoo?
     
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    No, ain't enough of them for a zoo. I don't know what it would be but you sure wouldn't want to have your billfold in your pocket if you went there.

    jim brown
     
  19. omahasportingsupply

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    JD
    You were in diapers when Gil started running the place. You have better stick to getting out of high school rather than trying to run the political affairs of Omaha Ne. City government. While you are entitled to your opinion, you need to be able to back up your statements with facts. While I have no dog in this fight, the pending investigation may just make you eat your words. If you don't know why, you may want to withhold your comments until you see what the investigations shows. JD, research first, talk second.

    Jim and Doug<br>
    Why do you hate the skeeters so? I know Gil didn't like skeeters and they testified against him. Did they do something to you personally or are you just mad over the change of management? I personally think this animosity between the shooting disciplines is more dangerous than the Bradys. Have they prevented you from shooting trap? Are they just different than you? I don't understand what they did to you. Brown's , shoot well.
     
  20. Doug Brown

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    OmahaShootingSupply, Who are you ? I shot about 20,000 registered skeet targets in Nebraska, from 1990-2000 & I have some issues.
     
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