<< February 06 >>

2006 Officers

David Hays

Vice President
Sonny Cross

Polly Cross

Randy Burtis

Board Members
Steve Arnold
Dan Conrad
Richard Ginter
Adam Lewis
Albert Tharp

Have Bow, Will Go


NOTICE - A new Card lock has been installed. If you havenít got your membership renewal in, be aware that the green card no longer opens the door!!

The regularly scheduled February meeting was held on the 6th. All Officers and Board members were present except Randy Burtis. Also attending were several club members and guests.

Treasurer's Report: A copy is posted on the bulletin board.

The Club has a new Post Office Box ..... 20790. All mail should be sent here. Sorry for the inconvenience but the old Post Office closed.

2006 Proposed Budget, set by the previous board, was reviewed and accepted.

First leg of the Triple Crown was a success with over 150 shooters!!!! Thanks to all who made the day such a success!!!

The Club is looking to host a Traditional Shoot the weekend of June 24th. Butch Rupert and Jack Skinner are the Trad Team. Details will follow as the plans are finalized.

Roll away target butts will be ordered. The ones in the club are just about shot out. Please remember that these are for everyone to use and they are NOT to be used for broadhead practice.

A JOAD Agreement was renewed for the 2006 year. This program is really growing.

The Homestead Baptist Church is hosting a Wild Game Feast and Expo on June 17th. The shooting events are held from 1:30 to 3:30 at the trap club. Shooting events include trap, archery and quick draw. The dinner and silent auction will be held at the Icon Center from 4:00 pm 8:30 pm. Auction items include a wild boar hunt in Texas. Tickets for this event are FREE but limited to 350 people. To get your tickets, contact Anna at 632-6684. If you have some wild game in your freezer that you can donate to the feed it would be GREATLY appreciated. Theyíll take anything from alligators to squirrels.

Dave Gowdy, Executive Director of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation spoke of upcoming bills in the legislator that may be of interest to club members. These include: the Wildlife Trust Fund, electronic licensing for Game and Fish licenses; funding for the Animal Damage Management Boards. Dave would also like anyone who may suspect unethical practices by outfitters and/or landowners to report them to the Foundation. Dave Gowdy can be reached at 307-637-5433 or at their web site at www.wyomingwildlife.org.

The Wyoming Wildlife Federationís 25th Annual Fund-raiser will be held on March 25th, 2006 at the Holiday Inn, Cheyenne, WY, from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Prizes include a new vehicle!!! Tickets are $35.00 and can be acquired at the above phone number or E-mail address.

Work party Friday February 24th at 4;00 p.m. Sure would like to see you there!!!!

Tuesday night league report: The league has almost made the budgeted dollar amount. Great job workers and participants.

Donít forget Tuesday 3D and Sunday paper target leagues.

Photos of any archery event, archery hunting or club functions are needed. Please email the photos to the webmaster found at www.cheyennefieldarchers.com.

Thoughts From the Vice President

      As an avid sportsman, I have seen many changes in the opportunities we have to participate in the sport of hunting. Most have not been to our benefit. More and more, private land has been closed off to the average person, making what public land that's left  more crowded and with less game.
      We as sportsmen can change this if we want to. I would urge you to join one or more of the many conservation groups, such as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the North American Wild Turkey Federation, or the Wyoming Wildlife Federation. These organizations put money on the ground for habitat restoration and wildlife enhancement projects. They also keep us informed about wildlife related issues.
      One more program I would like to make a plug for is the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Walk in Access Program. I hunted some prime elk country last fall, thanks to this program, and would like to see more Walk In Areas become available. This can only happen through our contributions.
      Together we can do a lot. Alone we will lose the privilege, one sportsman at a time, to hunt and fish this great land of ours.

Alton L Cross Jr. (Sonny)