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Paralyzed Vet Shoot June 17,18,19, St. Charles, IL

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bbourdage, May 17, 2011.

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  1. bbourdage

    bbourdage Member

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    On June 17,18,19 we are honored to hold the Paralyzed Veteran Shoot.

    ANYONE can shoot this, great prizes, and a great value.

    $160 gets you 300 shells, 100 singles, 50 pair doubles, and 100 handicap.

    2 breakfast's, 2 lunchs, and a banquet

    Shirt and additional prizes.

    Please come out and spend some time with these heroes

    Please send e-mail to pva@scsconline.org, if you would like to pre-register.


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  2. MDJ67

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    Barry,

    Do you have to pre-register for this? The program says June 1st deadline.
     
  3. Captain Bud

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    It probably has something to do with how many shooters the range/competition can handle.

    There was a statement made that alot of the locals were going to participate in this shoot. I guess the gun club membership is quite large.

    You might want to call the phone number and check with those folks to be sure.


    There is a PVA shoot in Kansas the last weekend in May. One in Baltimore June 4-5. And this one in Elburn, Ill in mid June.

    Check PVA.org and look under shooting sports, then 15th circuit for other up coming shoots in Wisconsin, Seattle, and Sioux Falls.

    Philip Santos
     
  4. bbourdage

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    You can send me the info, or pre-register on the PDF.

    We are doing a manual pre-squad on this. I am helping develop a pre-squad system for them.
    Thanks for your interest, we would love to see anyone come out for this, even if you are not going to shoot, just meeting these people and listening to their stories would be a great thing to help support them.

    Barry
     
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    This is a FANTASTIC group to shoot with. They are some of the best People in the game, If you have never attended one of these shoots you are missing a GREAT time, and an even better bargain for your money. They usually have Great prizes, Raffles and Banquets. AND I'll garuntee if you win a class you WILL get something worth winning(not 2 free rounds of practice that expire in 90 days at an out of town club) If you can make one of these shoots do yourself a favor and GO!!!!! You will enjoy great shooting and ALOT of friendly people that have plenty of interesting stories.

    Mark Williams
     
  7. Ducky

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    Thats a really nice club to shoot at also!!!
     
  8. bbourdage

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    Please let me know if you are going to make the event.

    Without electronic presquad we may have lines at check in.

    The Calcutta is going to be great.

    Barry
     
  9. bbourdage

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    Friday is practice, games and Pizza

    Saturday/Sunday is Singles, Doubles and Handicap.

    Shamrock leather just arrived.
    Cabelas is also donating prizes.

    This is a low cost to enter shoot.

    $160 gets you 300 shells, 300 targets, 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, shirt, prizes.

    Sunday Chef James , is donating his time for the event.

    Made to order Omlets, potatoes O'Brien, pancakes, sausage, bacon.

    Mexican grill for lunch and banquet.








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  10. Joe Schmo

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    This shoot should be lots of fun! Hope a lot of men and women from the area can make it. See you there.

    Jim Barnes
     
  11. recurvyarcher

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    I am going to second what Mark Williams said. These guys are a LOT of fun, the shoot offers excellent prizes, and if you are a halfway decent shot, you should walk away with something because of the way that they distribute trophies. More importantly, you'll go home with some new friends. This group is really supportive of each other and of able-bodied shooters as well. The food is great, too. This is our second year attending, and we will attend every year.

    Don't miss it!
     
  12. bobdog

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    To answer the original question, I'm pretty sure they'll accept walk-in registrations. I did that last summer at the Green Bay shoot.

    Great bunch of folks. Back out the shells and meals you get with your registration fee, and you shoot all weekend for about $60.00, or about $20.00 per event, and you get fed all weekend. Don't know about Elburn, but at Green Bay, the food was passable.

    One comment about ammo worth noting (from their brochure):

    Ammunition Policy: If ammunition is taken from PVA then it must be used
    for the competition. If other ammunition not provided by
    the tournament is utilized, then ammunition provided
    must be returned without refund. Absolutely no re-loaded
    ammunition may be used for competition at anytime.
    Using re-loaded ammunition will result in disqualification
    by the tournament director.

    One other note: These are not ATA registered birds.

    This is a fun shoot, and well worth the time.

    The Green Bay shoot at Brown County Sportsman's Club is just before the Grand. This year, it's on July 22-24. Lodging is at a casino, with special group rates.
     
  13. joe kuhn

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    I signed up late, made the fifth squad and had a great day shooting with some new friends. I now have even more respect than I did before for these guys who have given so much for each and every one of us here in America.

    If you're squeamish about realities, then you can stop reading right here.

    One vet had no legs from the knees down and he was walking around with no assistance. Another guy couldn't squeeze my hand when we shook hands. He shot by biting something in his mouth which set off a mechanism on the trigger. His wife loaded the gun for him. Others helped their spouses shoot in various ways. A shooter had a slider mechanism rigged up in front of his chair so he could shoot doubles. I met a man who was standing next to his chair, shooting with his son and traded phone numbers. There was some active duty soldiers participating as well.

    These guys were out there shooting, participating and having fun.

    A remarkable, humbling day so say the least.

    I made sure all shooters on the line were ready before starting as the first shooter on the squad.

    Thanks for the opportunity to shoot with these folks. I'll remember this day for a long time.
     
  14. Dodgers28

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    What a great 2 days of shooting. Great value for the money and a lot of fine shooters. A personal thrill for me as I got to shoot right behind my son for the 1st time in a shooting event! Kudo's to Barry - Big Jim and the entire St. Charles Sportsmans Club - all kidding aside - Jim Barnes sets a great target. Both Brett and I will be back for this event next year.

    John McQuade
     
  15. Sparky30-06

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    Joe, I couldn't have said it better. What a great group of people and a great shoot. Can't wait till next year and do it again.
     
  16. bbourdage

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    Ed,
    Great shooting today, Ed and Joe walked away with a 96 for high gun in the caps.

    Big John, won the singles yesterday with a 99.

    Food was fantastic today with Chef James.

    Thanks to everyone who attended, and helped out.

    The high school singers were amazing on the National Anthem both days, and the trumpet player did a great job, along with the Legion Color Guard, and the Marine Color Guard.

    It was humbling to watch a person without legs, stand up for our National Anthem and salute our flag. I have been to a lot of shoots and stood for the Anthem, it has new meaning for me after this weekend, hands were not on their hearts, they all were saluting the flag.

    An interesting note, HOA was taken by a veteran, high doubles was also taken by a vet. Some people were worried about competing against this group, assuming they would have an advantage against these vets.

    If you have not been to one of these shoots, please try and make the effort.

    We had 1200 in the Calcutta, Thanks to Jim Barnes for making this happen.

    Barry
     
  17. joe kuhn

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    Sunday lunch was delicious. I ate too much.

    When was the Calcutta?

    Thanks to Barry and all the organizers.

    See you next year.
     
  18. bobdog

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    I had to scratch this weekend, but I'm looking forward to the Green Bay shoot coming up next month. This will be my third trip.

    If you missed St. Charles, Green Bay is every bit as much fun. These guys deserve our support.
     
  19. recurvyarcher

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    Yes, they certainly do. If I had to choose only one shoot per year, this one would tie for first place with the Grand. It would be difficult to choose.
     
  20. traperjohn

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    The St. Charles Sportsman Club put on an outstanding PVA
    shoot this past weekend. Adrea, Barry, Bill and the entire staff were as accommodating as any other shoot I have attended.
    I shot a lot of practice on Friday and they made it very easy on the wallet. The pullers were as well trained and accurate as any I have come across. The targets were set well (something had to be wrong with my gun for
    missing any). There was not as much concrete as a wheelchair user like me
    prefers but I always had a helping push to get me from one field to the next. I
    had the pleasure to shoot with Bill Hardt (youth trap shooting coach). Trap shooting will live on thanks to
    men like Bill. This shoot was the first time ever we had live stream
    scoring. Everyone loved seeing his or her name on the big screen (almost every one). Thank you Barry for the addition of live streaming. Finally, the food served was very tasty. I am looking forward to shooting at St. Charles next year. Congratulations to Norm Bissel, 78 years young and top
    Wheelchair shooter this weekend!

    I shoot with the Wisconsin Chapter PVA. Our shoot will be
    held next month, July 22nd and 23rd. Visit PVA.ORG to see all 14 shoots being held this year. Wisconsin's
    shoot is one of the best-attended shoots on the circuit. Everyone should give
    the PVA.ORG Circuit a shot.
    John Pilotte
     
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