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For Membership Info. Call Mike 440 2237-6756 I will meet you on the grounds and give you the ten cent tour! Basically it is $75.00 for a single membership $100.for the Family ( we are a family oriented club)with no mandatory work! we are all voluntary with assignments,Membership has its benefits.Our range is open year round! come see what we have to offer.

Friends Archers and Countrymen

Friends Archers and Countrymen Lend me your ears , 2014 is finally here! I hope everyone had a happy Holiday, a Merry Christmas and memorable hunting season! With a new year upon us, it is time to make our plans for the upcoming season of open to the public (3~D) shoots. As most of us know it takes some effort to put on a quality experience for our visitors as well as having a good time ourselves, This year when you send in your update form, please give us any input we can use to help make our club more desirable to visitors and members alike. Also if there is anything you would be of assistance with during the season please be sure to let us know this also.

To start off the new year right, our monthly meetings will be on the first Wednesday of the month, this may change as we see how many members can regularly make it out , the next meeting will be Feb. 5th at 6:30 pm. in the warmth of the Punderson Chalet. Located at the top of the sledding hill, there is no vendor this year so we will need to bring our own refreshments if we like I will bring the coffee! . Our March meeting will be immediately after the Game dinner March 8th. I hope everyone will do their best to come to our monthly meetings this year!

The first shoot of the season is on April 12~13 and is our traditional 2~D Turkey Shoot, this is out trial run for the season, as it is usually wet and we tend to get a lighter than normal turnout .so we may iron out any problems that arise. the reason it is a traditional archery shoot is because of the 2~D targets, light poundage and youth compound bows will be OK.to use if necessary year round group shooting is still going on strong, we meet at the club by noon , each Sunday and form groups to shoot the 3~D targets on the trad. range, everyone is welcome to join the fun. If the snow is deep we park out front and walk in. this is a great time to introduce a friend to our club! I hope to see you there!

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Friends Archers and Countrymen lend me your ears, 2014 is finally here! I hope everyone had a happy Holiday, a Merry Christmas and memorable hunting season! With a new year upon us, it is time to make our plans for the up coming season of open to the public (3~D) shoots. as most of us know it takes some effort to put on a quality experience for our visitors as well as having a good time ourselves, This year when you send in your update form, please give us any input we can use to help make our club more desirable to visitors and members alike . also If there is anything you would be of assistance with during the season please be sure to let us know this also.

To start off the new year right ,our monthly meetings will be on the first Wednesday of the month, ,this may change as we see how many members can regularly make it out , the next meeting will be Feb. 5th at 6:30 pm. in the warmth of the Punderson Chalet.located at the top of the sledding hill, there is no vendor this year so we will need to bring our own refreshments if we like I will bring the coffee! . Our March meeting will be immediately after the Game dinner March 8th. I hope everyone will do there best to come to our monthly meetings this year !

The first shoot of the season is on April 12~13 and is our traditional 2~D Turkey Shoot, this is out trial run for the season, as it is usually wet and we tend to get a lighter than normal turnout .so we may iron out any problems that arise. the reason it is a traditional archery shoot is because of the 2~D targets, light poundage and youth compound bows will be OK.to use if necessary.

Sunday year round group shooting is still going on strong, we meet at the club by noon ,form groups and shoot the 3~D targets on the trad.range,everyone is welcome to join the fun.If the snow is deep we park out front and walk in. this is a great time to introduce a friend to our club! I hope to see you there!

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Game Dinner / Elections meeting

GAME DINNER This year's dinner will be on Saturday, March 5th at 5:00. Once again we will be meeting inside the rustic Great Blue Heron Lodge located at the Rookery. What is the Rookery, you ask? It is a Geauga County Park located just 2 miles from our club grounds near Munson Township. It has been the perfect spot due to its location and being part of the park district, it is cost effective. Everyone is invited. Just bring a covered dish or dessert. Wild game or not! Coffee, pop and water will be provided. Directions from Chesterland: Take route 322 E. to Rockheaven road and turn right. The road will then make a right turn, follow it to Cedar road. Turn right on Cedar and you're there. For more information, call Mike at (440)-227-6756

2014 Shoot Schedule

Traditional Turkey ~April 12~13

Swap~and~shoot~ May~10~11

Native American Fun Shoot~ June 7~8

Camp ~and~Shoot June 28~29

Cook ~out~ Shoot Out~July~ 12~13

African Safari~ Tournament~Aug 9~10

Dog Days Shoot~ Aug 30~31

Deer Shoot ~Corn Roast ~Sept. 13~14

Northern Ohio Bow Fishing

This years event will be May 17th 2014 pre registration dead line is the Swap meet May 11 call mike for details!

Club Pictures

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The Great Geauga County Fair

YES The Fair is almost here! Once again the Geauga Bowmen will be running the Archery range in the outdoor skills area of the Fair, hundreds of kids young and old are coached in the fine art of sending an arrow down range, The range is open Thursday Aug.28 through Monday Sept.1st.(labor day) we can use all the help we can get, If you can spare some time. please let me know asap. As usual we will be putting on demonstrations a few times daily so bring your equipment. volunteers will have special parking and get in FREE. so contact Mike for tickets and information. (440) 227-675six

Deer Shoot & Corn Roast

Our Deer shoot 3~D tournament September 13th 14th 2014 is unique as it is the only shoot where you pick the steak you shoot from, the idea is you need to decide your own effective range, the blue(cub) steak is worth 5 points, the yellow(Trad)steak 8points, green (HUNTER) steak 10POINTS, and the number (pro) is worth 11 points, you get the points only if your arrow is inside the ten ring, if you are inside the 8 ring you get nothing if your arrow is out of the vitals you must subtract the points given for the steak you chosen. each station you must decide your best shot, once you decide to move up to a closer steak you can't move back, only forward, it may sound confusing at first,if given a honest effort you will realize your true effective range! Corn roast dinner and door prizes both days!

History lesson

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger, it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore be incapable of fighting in the future. This famous weapon was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking the yew." Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French,saying, "See, we can still pluck yew! PLUCK YEW!" Over the years, some 'folk etymologies' have grown up around this symbolic gesture. Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say (like "pleasant mother pheasant plucker", which is who you had to go to for the feathers used on the arrows for the longbow), the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodental fricative 'F', and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute are mistakenly thought to have something to do with an intimate encounter. It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows that the symbolic gesture is known as "giving the bird".

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