AAR Lewiston, Idaho 15-16 August 2009
Host Range Lewis Clark Wildlife Club Range at 27007 S Tom Beall Rd, Lapwai, ID
Shoot Boss Fred North Carolina
ITT4 Earl Washington
ITT Reformed Redneck - organizer, coordinator, and principle point of contact Idaho
ITT Leslie Line boss, LSO, instructor, coach Idaho
ITT Bill, Saturday, LSO, instructor, set up Idaho
ITT Hansen, Sunday, volunteered to instruct, coach and rifle maintenance,
Saturday Shooters 26
Sunday Shooters 18
Host Range, did a lot of preparation work for target boards, range had the capability of shooting to three hundred yards and conducting shoot in a separate facility/area for club members not on the Appleseed trail.
Hot lunches were available for purchase., thanks again to the Host Range.
Fred was there to make it a great Appleseed, polishing the History and the Training, honoring the forefathers.
Many family groups shooting together.
Reformed Redneck made a 4MOA target board with six targets for shooting at the 300 yard distance for the best center fire shooters. Just the target out at 300 yards brought home to all the shooters the constant of 4 MOA - the black squares at 300 yards (12 inches by 12 inches) looking very much like the black squares on the target line (one inch by one inch). The reports from those shooters, that they were hitting the target in similar groups to what they had done at the target line, was good for the newer shooters to hear.
Volunteers stepping up to help set up, individual coaching, rifle maintenance, clean up.
Meeting the Appleseed crew from the Garfield, WA Appleseed in Moscow. Many that we had worked with as budding Riflemen in other places now ITTs.
Things to try to do better:
Get the Host Range administrative needs at the same table as the Appleseed in processing, one stop admin central.
Get the Equipment line as marked as the firing line was so the stuff isn't underfoot, and a bit of an obstacle.
Better use of the practice AQTs prior to the real AQTs, bring more targets and keeping control of them all the time.
Take better notes for 'thank you's' to all those great shooters and Appleseed supporters. and so more points could be recorded on the Afteraction report. Perhaps a log of the two days, each major teaching point presented, each time and type of target, each story of April 19. 1775 and who presented it. Could use the POI and jot the notes upon it.
And do reward the official photographer, recording the event and sharing the pictures.
I had a great time, and I have added so much to my knowledge about Appleseed, shooting and the tradition because Fred took the time to fly long and far across the country to stir us up, to keep the ship afloat and on course. Returning to Liberty. Thank y'all for being good solid folks, see y'all at the next Appleseed, somewhere.