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Wisconsin State Shoot to Rhinelander??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by birdognorth, Aug 22, 2009.

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  1. birdognorth

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    Hodag has offered. Many seem to be in favor.
     
  2. berettagold53954

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    that would be great but im afraid they will never leave waukesha which sucks. otherwise ive always thought they should talk to hochunk in the dells i guarantee they would have good #s every year lots of hotels it would be a vacation for whole family and its more central
     
  3. birdognorth

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    Does Waukesha really want the State Shoot to stay?
     
  4. War Wagon

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    If you think Wis State will move way up there i would go see a doctor! You should have your med's checked. Very nice of them to offer but the "Good old Boys" will never leave where they are now.










































































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  5. Francis Marion

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    From what I understand, the WTA is looking at Rinelander to build their new homegrounds. Some of us call it Fantasy Land. If you possess even rudimentaty math skills, you would quickly realize there is no way in hell you could lay out that kind of money and expect to keep your head above water. Trapshooting is down because of the economy.One big shoot a year won't come close to paying the bills. What about the other 51 weeks a year. For those of you who aren't familiar with the area, northern Wisconsin isn't exactly densly populated.Where are all the shooters you need to support such a facility going to come from. I think this a lot more about ego then trapshooting.
     
  6. Straight99

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    Build it and they will come.
     
  7. halfmile

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    NIce central location, easy to travel to, lots of hotels etc.

    Sure.

    Next stop, Manitou Island.

    Dumbest freakin thing I heard all week, not counting health care.

    HM
     
  8. JACK

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    Put it in Rhinelander and Ho-Chunk will put in a casino. Be better tthan Sparta.
     
  9. brad patterson

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    No decision has been made, we have received a informal offer, lots of thoughts and ideas. As Bruce stated at annual meeting we would look into the offer more after the state shoot and the grand and would have discussion once the WTA board of directors has the next meeting. Plus as stated at state shoot annual meeting this is a decision that will be made by the members.

    Brad Patterson
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  10. Dave P

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    What the heck is "HO-Chunk"? I shot a Waukesha several years ago when I was in Milwaukee for a seminar and thought it was a great place to shoot. Nice grounds, polite people and good vendor area. My only regret was I didn't think to take my MEC with me to be worked on. I thought it was comparable to Iowa which is or was a great place to shoot also.

    Doesn't Fond du Lac have anything to offer? That's my home town and has grown considerably since I left. If memory serves there used to be a few clubs there but that was back in the 70's.
     
  11. Francis Marion

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    It's a nice thought, but let's get real.( a Wisconsin Homegrounds) From a business standpoint, it's a horrible idea. Way up nort eh' just makes it worse. Unless something would happen like Sparta, where the state pays for it and expects nothing in return, good luck. Thanks to the brain dead a-holes in this state voting Democrats into total power, we have a budget deficit that is per capita worse than California.Read that as no money, especially for anything gun related. I am not a member of Waukesha Gun Club, but I think they provide a more than adequate facility for our state shoot. This year the WTA ran it and I think for their first time they did a good job. Face it, unless the WTA wins the lottery, Waukesha is it and it works just fine.
     
  12. berettagold53954

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    Dave P its indian land and ho chunk casino biggest tourist area in wisconsin. i heard this brought up quite a few times and i think they would be happy to help more business for them
     
  13. MX-15L

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    What happened to the offer from the Fox Valley Gun Club to build "Home Grounds" at their site? It seemes in past years, "everyone" wanted "Home Grounds" centrally located in the State, i.e. Town of Grant, and Wisconsin Rapids. Fox Valley would be a much better site.
     
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    Beware of Indian land, remember what happened to Red Mtn.
     
  15. berettagold53954

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    it would have to be worked out and all on paper
     
  16. halfmile

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    If losing shooters is your goal, go for it.

    But check with John Muir first.

    HM
     
  17. Donm

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    Why check with John Muir first? Is he the chief of the Hocunk nation or something.
     
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    No. John will tell you how many shooters actually make it int his neck of the woods. Adn I gotta tell yo one more thing about Rhinelander area... It has a lot of motels in but every one is full in the summer.
     
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    I Got wind wind of this offer months back. WHAT A GREAT OFFER!!!!

    PRO'S

    1. The ability to have better and increased camping.

    2. An area of the state that redident's and non-resident's may even want to visit.

    3. A location that could be locked down for YEARS!!!!!!!!

    4. Most likely better weather in July.

    5. Within a reasonable distance for most shooters in the state.

    CON'S?????

    Listen we need to secure a new place....SOON Look at where the MN state shoot is held. Talk about the middle of nowhere..... Location to population always in not the most important. Look at the Michigan state shoot, lots of people great site.....lousy numbers. The long and short of it I would bet a State shoot in Rinelander would be bigger and bader than the current location.

    GS
     
  20. Donm

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    Midalake, boy are you going to hear it now. You maybe right but the pro Waukesha people are not going to be happy with you.
     
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