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Title: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on August 20, 2008, 01:36:41 PM
Hi all,

Now that we've got our own MN State board, we can get down to some serious Appleseeding. Hopefully  we'll spark some interest and pick up a few Rifleman at the first AS shoot next month. Then one of our next missions will be to start looking for someplace near the metro area, and maybe another up in the northwoods, to host an Appleseed. I'm down in the SE corner and don't have any connections much further north than the Wabasha area. If anybody can help out with some possibles, just post here or drop me a PM.

vmt

Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: SavageShootr on September 01, 2008, 02:28:06 PM

Hey, where is everybody? Let's rock this state! Please check in.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on September 03, 2008, 08:20:42 PM
Aftermath, reporting for duty.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: colycat on September 09, 2008, 10:38:32 PM
Colycat, checking in to a state thats is going to take off.  One on the best AS's I have ever attended occured in Winnona.

If I can get 4 Kwik Tripp girls to want to attend,  It should be easy to hold another event this year.  And Im not from California ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: russellmn on October 24, 2008, 03:35:31 AM
Russell checking in.  I'm just  a little south of Duluth.  Sorry I missed the first shoot, I was signed up and then had to work.  >:(
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Steelheart on November 07, 2008, 10:22:34 PM
Steelheart here.

I didn't make it to the Mn shoot in Sept. but was in Iowa back in April.

Steelheart
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on November 07, 2008, 11:28:13 PM
O.K. Now,

We are starting to get some more Minnesotans on here!

Where is everybody else?  I know we've got some 'lurkers' on here.  There's no time to check the temp of the water! Jump on in!

Stand up, be counted, be heard!

We can have a huge year for MN Appleseed this year, but we're counting on your help.

1)Start by checking in here(if you haven't already): so we know who we've got.

2)Then head over to http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=4310.0 and get some flyers for the next shoot. APRIL 18-19!! Winona
  Print some off an hand some out. (Even if people can't make it, they'll still here about it.  If it sells out; their interest will spike)
 
3)If you've already shot Rifleman(or are very close, check into attending an IBC.)  We need to grow our instructor pool so we
  can host more shoots.  There should be one coming up in Winona; or Lodi, WI: maybe both, if there's enough interest.

4)We need ranges, get in contact with the ranges in your area.(Some of you have already)  Even better, if someone here has access to land
   suitable for an Appleseed, let us know.

vmt193 has gone through a lot of work getting us our first Appleseed and scheduling our 2nd.  Lets not leave it all up to him.

If there's anything I left out, please let me know.

-Aftermath
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: colycat on November 07, 2008, 11:39:08 PM
Really everyone, checking in is good, but lets got some shoots on the schedule!  God knows we need Appleseeds now more the ever.

Call me, 608-963-0296, with your ideas.  Or PM
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: fepowered on November 08, 2008, 12:23:30 AM
There are alot of shooters near Mankato, based on what I saw at Gander and Scheels over there.  There must be some ranges suitable for an Appleseed between there and the Twin Cities...
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Steelheart on November 09, 2008, 05:33:05 PM
There are alot of shooters near Mankato, based on what I saw at Gander and Scheels over there.  There must be some ranges suitable for an Appleseed between there and the Twin Cities...

There's a range by Waseca but the board is fairly political and not following their own regs (just little things like meetings etc).  I have my doubts that anything could be made to work there.   http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/shooting_ranges/show_range.html?name=Waseca+Sportsman%27s+Club

Beyond that, I'm not sure whats in this neck of the woods.  Most of the ones I do know of are either too small to work or hunting preserves.
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/shooting_ranges/index.html

Steelheart
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: russellmn on November 13, 2008, 04:28:21 AM
I talked to my Dad about setting up a range on his hunting land.  Has an area for a 25 yard range probably handle 25-30 lanes.  He wouldn't want a shoot every month, but may be able to run a couple there a year.  We're gonna talk about it some more in the next couple weeks.  I'm trying to get him to sign up for the 4/19 shoot and get him hooked.  I'm also looking to buy some land to build on myself, then I can have a dedicated range.  I'll keep everyone updated on this as I get more info.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on November 13, 2008, 08:50:30 AM
russellmn

Hey, good work! A shoot up that way would be nice. If we could get one there and another in the west-central part of the state we'd be looking pretty good. Let us know if you need any help with anything.

vmt193
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: MisterOblivious on November 14, 2008, 08:58:29 AM
russellmn

Hey, good work! A shoot up that way would be nice. If we could get one there and another in the west-central part of the state we'd be looking pretty good. Let us know if you need any help with anything.

vmt193

Hey folks, finally checking in from the Winona shoot here.
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I tend to shoot at Caribou gun club, which is between Mankato and the cities.  It's fairly nice with berms from 25(feet?) to 500 yards.  It's a nice facility, but really doesn't suit our needs.   Just brining it up incase folks need a range to practice on.  The public can use it, but there's a $20 fee for non-members (yikes!)

Henderson, also on 169 between 'kato and the cities, is something like a $25 yearly membership.  While it doesn't fit the needs of an Appleseed shoot, it's a much cheaper option in that area than Caribou if you don't need to practice out past 70 yards.
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As far as West Central goes, I know the perfect range: Dawson.  It's only slightly further than Winona for cities folks, but straight west on 212 or 7.  I'll have to get some photos and measurements next time I'm out that way, possibly over Thanksgiving.  The range itself is roughly 100meters wide. There are some obstructions, but there's at least 100 feet of useable width.  The range is privately owned property outside of city limits near a largeish park with plenty of shelters and a few camping spaces. The top of the clubhouse is roughly even with the land nearby, so there's a rather tall natural berm as a saftey barrier. There are downsides of course.  The land to the north is a cemetary and it wouldn't be polite to be shooting during a funeral.  The clubhouse was dilapitated 15 years ago and I haven't been inside since.

I'll go ahead and track down the contact number and maybe have a chat with the guy.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: colycat on November 14, 2008, 08:23:06 PM
Hey, Mister,  I see the patch, but no orange hat ;D

Mark, it was your shoot, get this guy signed up!

Good work on scouting out locations.  Now you guys over there, get some shoots ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: russellmn on November 16, 2008, 09:54:41 PM
Has anybody looked into Camp Ripley????  I'm not sure if they'd allow it, but it would be worth talking to them...  If no one has already, I'll talk to my Chain of Command and see what I can come up with.  They have a KD range out to 5 or 600 meters, multiple 25 meter ranges, etc...
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: sparks1 on December 16, 2008, 06:24:00 PM
 I see I should have checked in here. New and just heard of Appleseed. What a great idea. Can't wait to go to Winona to see first hand.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on December 16, 2008, 11:07:41 PM
Let me be the first to say welcome aboard! O0
And congratulations on taking thes first step towards becoming a Rifleman. O0

It's great to see another member from MN!  We don't have too many yet, but we will.
I can't wait to see what the future has in-store for Appleseed in MN, and the Nation.

Winona should be a fantasic Appleseed, on such a historic weekend as well.

Now step into rank, grab a bucket and start bailing. :)
With a little persistance and hard work, soon we may catch up to California! ;)

I look forward to seeing you on the Appleseed Trail.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: rock-chucker on January 03, 2009, 01:30:51 PM
Hi all:

I just checked in to see what was happening in my "home state".  I am very happy to see so much enthusiasm and energy building back there.  Fantastic!

I'm originally from Minneapolis, but live in CA.  I am very proud of what we are doing out here, but like what Aftermath said about MN catching up with CA.  More power to you!  I

I am hoping you can get a shoot closer to the Twin Cities (preferably to the North), as I do have a few friends and family members out there I would love to see attend shoots and get on board with our noble cause.  They are generally between the Twin Cities and Pine City (70 miles to the North). 

I would be proud to help out with instructing or shoot-bossing, should you need it; and continue to prime and recruit friends and family to attend Appleseeds. 

Keep up the good work, guys!

Rock-Chucker

 
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Oohrah on January 03, 2009, 08:05:35 PM
Hi All,
Glad Minnesota is still on the map.   Edina High class of 58 had their class
reunion this year and I missed it.  Used to hunt and fish where all the neat
houses have been built,  It's hard to picture there are difficulties finding a
place to shoot.  Live as far west as you can go without having to swim.
Pacific Ocean.  Not many people, and seldom see snow except for this year.
Two days and it was gone O0  Really miss the snow removal by hand %)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Sven on March 19, 2009, 08:52:05 AM
Hi all,

I posted to another thread in this forum but just in case this is the official sign up page here I am.  I live in the Twin Cities and am a member of the Oakdale Gun Club and mostly a pistol shooter.  I've got some rifles and am an NRA pistol instructor, retired Army Natl Guard Infantry/Artillery officer and have an intense interest in things that go boom.  Let me know how I can help.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on March 19, 2009, 09:34:09 AM
Welcome aboard Sven!

Our main mission right now is searching for ranges and/or private property where we can hold more Appleseeds. We currently have two on the schedule at the Winona Sportsman's Club. The April 18-19 shoot sold out early but there's another one in coming in September. We're working on several other locations but can always use more.

Keep your eyes open, we'll be posting info on our first Metro area Appleseed very shortly. This shoot is Whisker's baby and he just got approval from the club, so as soon as details are finalized there will be an announcement right here. I expect this one to fill fairly quick also. Minnesotans have shown they are ready and eager to step up to Appleseed and I have a list of names just waiting to be notified of upcoming shoots.

I encourage you to sign up and attend an Appleseed. That will give you the experience you need to be able to answer all the questions that the folks at the Oakdale Gun Club are going to ask you when you make a proposal to them that they host an Appleseed shoot. O0


vmt193
MN State Coordinator
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: dragonfly on April 02, 2009, 06:31:21 AM
Hey Minnesota; dragonfly checking in, another border to sneak across. With all the Appleseed's sprouting up in MN IL and WI we won't have to drive much at all. I better check with Iowa I'm sure they have a border I can sneak across too. See you on the trail.
dragonfly
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on April 13, 2009, 11:32:59 PM
Thanks for stopping by, Dragonfly.  ;D::)

When you're sneaking accross the boarder, be sure you are in full RWVA dress, otherwise I cannot guarentee your saftey. ;)
Otherwise, if the vikings fans don't get you, the mosquitos surely will. ;D
Better yet; where some Packers appearal on the front side, and some RWVA stuff on the other.  That way as they're chasing after you, they'll see the Appleseed stuff, and maybe reallize football really isn't that important.  They will then decide to grow some Apple orchards! ;D

Did you sign on for Elk River yet?

With this being a national situation, we are glad to welcome you to Minnesota-'Land of 10,000 Appleseeds!'
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: selectivefocus on May 13, 2009, 01:35:27 PM
Jason checking in. I live in Monticello at the moment. I attended the AS in Elk River this last weekend and am officially hooked.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: tc95gt on May 14, 2009, 10:26:38 PM
Greg here. I live in the metro and was at the Elk River AS too. Still a cook for now.
.....must........make..........Rifleman.

Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Whisker on May 17, 2009, 10:15:39 PM
Hello tc95gt and selectivefocus.  Good to have a few more pixelated people to populate the Minnesota threads.

Sparks1 suggested we send some thank you emails to Elk River Sportsman's Club.  Great idea.  contact@ersportsman.com   

Is anyone on this board a member of the Elk River Sportsman's Club?  I'd like to discuss setting up another shoot for the summer.
 


Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: FiremanBill on May 17, 2009, 10:45:47 PM
Hi Folks,

Just a Buckeye checking in.

Will you have any shoots near Minneapolis yet this year?  Trying to find one fairly close for my son to attend. 

Are any of you in the Twin Cities area?  EEven if no shoots close by, would love to visit when I drive up to Minneapolis later this year.


Thanks,
FiremanBill
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on May 18, 2009, 10:13:36 AM
FiremanBill

There's nothing on the schedule yet. The only one is in Winona in Sept. but keep checking, we're working on more.

vmt193
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: TheDud on August 21, 2009, 10:12:40 AM
Nothing since May!?!

A proud denizen of "da nort woods" checking in.  I just did an AS down in Kansas while visiting family, and am psyched about bringing one to the Northland, in the Duluth area.

I figure if I'm going to make rifleman, I may as well bring a few friends along for the ride :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on August 21, 2009, 02:03:23 PM
Welcome!
I look forward to meeting you at an Appleseed!
Definately, bring as many friends as you can.
I'm working on a range in Hinckley....So, keep an eye out for that one!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on August 21, 2009, 03:34:53 PM
Hey Dud, welcome aboard. It just so happens that I was just contacted by a gentleman in the Duluth area. He's the VP of the United Northern Sportsmen's Club and plans to bring it up to his membership. I'm sure he'd be interested in your views and opinions of your Appleseed experience. He could probably use some help presenting it to his club members also. I'll PM his contact info if you're interested.

vmt193
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: TheDud on August 22, 2009, 01:30:19 AM
I know Kevin and am pretty active with UNS so I will get a hold of him and combine our forces.  If you would send along whatever email address you have for him I'd appreciate it.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: colycat on August 27, 2009, 10:29:05 PM
If you guys can get a AS set up in the Duluth area, I can be there.  Maybe my friends can be there also.  What about it VMT, Aftermath, Wiskers, Mogs???

Colycat
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on August 27, 2009, 10:34:48 PM
I'm in.
I believe that's a shorter drive to my house than Elk River was.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on August 27, 2009, 10:47:22 PM
I actually got a hold of the gentleman who runs the Hinckley Conservation Club(that small range I posted a photo of a while back)
Anyway; I sent him out an intro letter, a SWAT reprint, and a Dillion as well.
I'll give him another day or so; and I'll follow up.
It probably wouldn't hold more than 25 shooters; but it's a start.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: 30cal4me on October 04, 2009, 10:46:22 AM
30cal4me checking in. Live in Bloomington, ready to do my part. Looking forward to meeting everybody. Options are limited where I live, but anybody wanna go shooting?
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Sven on October 04, 2009, 06:05:38 PM
Hi 30cal4me,

Welcome aboard, I live in south Minneapolis and have been spending some time at the Oakdale range.  Thier longest range goes out to 200 yards, good enough for working out kinks in positions and equipment.  Still trying to get my Garand mastered.  Let's go shooting!

Sven
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: javaguy on October 06, 2009, 02:24:19 AM
Javaguy also jumping in here from the North Branch area.  Attended Winona last month and am hooked and looking fwd to Hinckley!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on December 08, 2009, 01:20:25 AM
If you guys can get a AS set up in the Duluth area, I can be there.  Maybe my friends can be there also.  What about it VMT, Aftermath, Wiskers, Mogs???

Colycat

We've got it. ;)

VMT- Shall we sticky this?
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: FivePoint56 on December 24, 2009, 07:07:12 AM
Craig checking in from near Rochester.  I can help set up at the Rochester shoot in April.  Been to the Winona shoot and can not wait for another.   
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: javaguy on December 24, 2009, 12:38:23 PM
Hey Craig - did you shoot a Rifleman's score at Winona?  If so, we camped next to you.  Looking forward to the next Winona AS!
Chris
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on December 27, 2009, 10:56:14 PM
Welcome aboard Craig!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Archangel on February 02, 2010, 10:19:48 PM
Hi, all.

Near Hinckley.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Garand69 on February 02, 2010, 11:29:20 PM
Hello MN, you folks behaving up there O0
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on February 03, 2010, 12:46:20 AM
Hello MN, you folks behaving up there O0

 >:D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on February 03, 2010, 01:31:20 AM
Hi, all.

Near Hinckley.

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: 2431940 on March 16, 2010, 08:49:08 PM
Chris From Waseca Here hope to make it to a shoot and learn the true meaning of being a Rifleman.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on March 16, 2010, 09:30:32 PM
Chris From Waseca Here hope to make it to a shoot and learn the true meaning of being a Rifleman.

Nice to meet you Chris!

This is Alex from Grasston!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on March 17, 2010, 02:17:12 PM
Craig checking in from near Rochester.  I can help set up at the Rochester shoot in April.  Been to the Winona shoot and can not wait for another.   

Craig

We'll definitely be able to use the help of an experienced Appleseeder! I stopping out at the range tonight to see what will need to be taken care of as far as set-up to make the range ready. I'll get back to you tomorrow.

mike
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Blackdog on April 22, 2010, 10:29:50 AM
Checking in from Rochester, MN. Fresh from my first Appleseed and still ridin' the wave. Already have 3 eager recruits for the next AS in our area.  8)

Mike, put me on your list of BOTG in Roch. Happy to help keep this rolling.

Dave
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on April 22, 2010, 02:25:47 PM
Blackdog

You are officially on "The List". And Congrats again on the Rifleman patch!  O0

vmt
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: three on May 29, 2010, 12:53:06 AM
Hey, just dropping in to introduce myself.  I have great pleasure in announcing I shot 212 for my Rifleman today!  Took me long enough... lol  Pleased I made it, and more pleased to be involved with the RWVA and Appleseed!  I'm also looking forward to the RBC in Rolla, ND in July.  That should be a blast!  (no pun intended)  Nice to "meet" y'all.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on May 29, 2010, 12:58:20 AM
Well...  I think you oughtta check you math on that one. ::)
 ;D ;D ;D

Just messin' with ya!

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: russellmn on May 29, 2010, 05:59:49 PM
Now we just gotta get Anne (LaughingShooter) to get her patch and we've got ourselves a family of riflemen!!!

Congrats again Dave!  Proud that you're the first patch I gave out!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: BuzzG on June 14, 2010, 03:21:14 PM
BuzzG checking in from the south central flank in Fairmont.

Thanks to Alex, Andy, Mike and Kevin for an unforgettable weekend in Marshall! Now that I know what Appleseed is all about, I'm going to scout out Fairmont Trap Club's range and get with their board of directors to see when we can schedule a shoot in Fairmont.

I love what this is about!

Thanks again.

BuzzG
III
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on June 14, 2010, 05:12:37 PM
Buzz

Good to see you made it here! Did you check out the After Action Report?

mike
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: sparks1 on June 14, 2010, 06:17:57 PM
BuzzG:
 Welcome to our Mn. forum. Glad to hear you  enjoyed AS and are already looking for a range to host an Appleseed.

 Try on the orange hat/ 7th step. I'm sure we got one that will fit ya! Besides, if there are some more Appleseeds in the SW Mn. we'll need you.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on June 14, 2010, 11:36:25 PM
Yeah, if Buzz can work us into the SW corner, it'll be great! But we'll still have about half the State left to work on. If you look at the area north of a line from Marshall thru Elk River to Duluth, it still leaves an awful lot of Minnesotans in the dark and unaccounted for.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: sparks1 on June 15, 2010, 06:31:53 PM
You know vmt, I was thinking the same thing. Something around Fergus Falls would be nice. I am going to check into that or maybe Alexandria area.

We are going to need some more instructors to fill the gaps should we get some more going.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on June 15, 2010, 07:01:38 PM
BuzzG checking in from the south central flank in Fairmont.

Thanks to Alex, Andy, Mike and Kevin for an unforgettable weekend in Marshall! Now that I know what Appleseed is all about, I'm going to scout out Fairmont Trap Club's range and get with their board of directors to see when we can schedule a shoot in Fairmont.

I love what this is about!

Thanks again.

BuzzG
III

Welcome aboard, Buzz!

Keep an eye on them Iowans down there...  Their relative silence makes me wonder whether they're up to something.
There's also the possibility that good ol' Wisconsinois attempts to cross the Muddy Mississippi to our south.  Forcing us to put our backs to Canada!
These are perilous times for sure!

We need you down there!

Start the promo machine now, and when the time comes that we get a shoot down there; we'll sell it out!

 :--- :--- :---

Aftermath
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: FreedomV on July 13, 2010, 12:41:43 AM
Hi, FreedomV from Rochester checking in.  I was able to attend Sunday of the first Rochester AS and then go to the Lacrosse AS June 26/27 A few of the others from Rochester were close to their patch and will make it in August, I need more practice and plan on working and fine tuning until I can be consistent.

The line should be full in Rochester Aug 21/22 I hope I will be able to go to Winona also.
I have two proper freedom practice rifles now.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on July 13, 2010, 01:02:11 AM
Welcome to the forums, FreedomV! Your Rochester crew is a great bunch. Did you know you have your very own IIT now too? Laura will probably be walking the line behind you at the next shoot, so ya better be doin' it right. ~~:)

vmt
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: jengelk2 on July 14, 2010, 12:07:40 PM
Jena here... checking in! I'll be at the Duluth shoot next weekend! And hopefully more after that.  This is my first one, wish me luck! Russell knows I need it
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on July 14, 2010, 12:13:48 PM
Jena here... checking in! I'll be at the Duluth shoot next weekend! And hopefully more after that.  This is my first one, wish me luck! Russell knows I need it

LUCK? Don't need it. All you need is a little determination and a willingness to listen to those 'orange hats' stalking the firing line behind you.

Good Luck! O0

vmt
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: russellmn on July 14, 2010, 12:14:51 PM
See!  Even Mike knows, ya just gotta listen to me, I mean the orange hats!  :D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Brad76 on July 14, 2010, 02:19:13 PM
Laura will probably be walking the line behind you at the next shoot, so ya better be doin' it right. ~~:)

vmt

Glad to hear that she took the Orange Cap - she was thinking about it at the April shoot.

Brad
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on July 14, 2010, 02:53:05 PM
Laura will probably be walking the line behind you at the next shoot, so ya better be doin' it right. ~~:)

vmt

Glad to hear that she took the Orange Cap - she was thinking about it at the April shoot.

Brad


I've also heard rumors that she's been pretty much beating up on everyone during the club's practice sessions at the range, so she's continuing to "walk the walk". O0

vmt
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: jengelk2 on July 15, 2010, 11:16:21 AM
Jena here... checking in! I'll be at the Duluth shoot next weekend! And hopefully more after that.  This is my first one, wish me luck! Russell knows I need it

LUCK? Don't need it. All you need is a little determination and a willingness to listen to those 'orange hats' stalking the firing line behind you.

Good Luck! O0

vmt

Determination I've got... the rest.. well, I'll work on it, I suppose!!! =D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: woodyandcandi on August 09, 2010, 05:41:18 PM
Okay, I'm checking in!
Sorry it has taken me so long but it's all a little confusing :wb:, the site I mean.

A little intro from me to you. My name is Laura, but I go by Goofy ever since my little sister pasted ducktape that said "Goofy" on my back at the Appleseed and then I scored rifleman. I am in the rifleman list as Toth, Goofy/Laura. I don't mind the name so I go by Goofy as well as Laura and woodyandcandi, my sign in name, but is to long to say, but I don't mind if you go by that either. Take your pick.
My father took me to the April 18-19th Appleseed where I scored a 217 my second day.


Alright down to business. What else do I need to be doing?

1. Read instructor manual
2. Read Fred's rifleman guide
3. I finally got the Paul Revere book and am reading that

What am I missing?

I would appreciate anyone's help and input. I have started things a bit late, but am going full bore from here on in.

Goofy (aka Laura, woodyandcandi)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on August 09, 2010, 06:02:00 PM
Okay, I'm checking in!
Sorry it has taken me so long but it's all a little confusing :wb:, the site I mean.

A little intro from me to you. My name is Laura, but I go by Goofy ever since my little sister pasted ducktape that said "Goofy" on my back at the Appleseed and then I scored rifleman. I am in the rifleman list as Toth, Goofy/Laura. I don't mind the name so I go by Goofy as well as Laura and woodyandcandi, my sign in name, but is to long to say, but I don't mind if you go by that either. Take your pick.
My father took me to the April 18-19th Appleseed where I scored a 217 my second day.


Alright down to business. What else do I need to be doing?

1. Read instructor manual
2. Read Fred's rifleman guide
3. I finally got the Paul Revere book and am reading that

What am I missing?

I would appreciate anyone's help and input. I have started things a bit late, but am going full bore from here on in.

Goofy (aka Laura, woodyandcandi)

Ehh...  The site is a little funky, but you'll get the hang of it.

PM sent. O0
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: sparks1 on August 09, 2010, 08:43:01 PM
Welcome, welcome. It's good you are here.

I take it you are going on to the 7th step? Sign up to work a shoot !!!  O0   Only way to get started is to get your feet wet by doing. We look forward to seeing you SOON.
Aftermath's Pm will probably cover everything you need to do.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: adamt on August 10, 2010, 11:32:17 AM
AdamT checking in. After a solid month on the trail and a orange hat, I figgured I'd say hi.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on August 10, 2010, 10:13:44 PM
You see guys!

I told you I wasn't hallucinating!  Adam is real!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Cooper on August 17, 2010, 02:43:57 PM
Checking in from the southeastest of southeast MN

Attended the AS's at La Crosse and New Lisbon (cleared a sheet of redcoats, but I'm far from a rifleman at this point).  Plan to attend Rochester and Winona in the next few weeks and meet some other Minnesotans!


oops!  I hit modify rather than reply....  Reply below.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on August 17, 2010, 11:18:50 PM
Welcome aboard!
Hope to see you at both!

Aftermath
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: eyes on August 17, 2010, 11:36:32 PM
eyes  - checking in

Attended my first Appleseed shoot this past weekend in Hinckley Aug 14&15.

Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: russellmn on August 18, 2010, 01:59:31 AM
Eyes, it was a pleasure to have you on the line this weekend.  Sorry I couldn't be there in the morning, dang Guards...  :D   you showed more improvement than I think I've seen in a weekend...  hearing that you literally bought your first rifle on Thursday before the shoot and scored a 192 on Sunday blows my mind!!!    WELL DONE!!!    :bow:

Look forward to seeing you at another shoot soon!  oh yeah, and welcome to the boards!  (did ya know this is a "working" forum???  that means... FIND US A RANGE NEAR YOU!!!)    ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Pat19.5 on August 25, 2010, 10:37:58 PM
Hi; I'am from cloquet mn and was at 2 appleseeds up here and with the help from all the instuctors I made rifleman. thanks to all. now to get a redhat so I can help out...pat19.5
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on August 25, 2010, 10:45:10 PM
Hi; I'am from cloquet mn and was at 2 appleseeds up here and with the help from all the instuctors I made rifleman. thanks to all. now to get a redhat so I can help out...pat19.5

Welcome to the forum Pat!

How abouts we start you off with an orange hat first.  O0
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: javaguy on August 25, 2010, 10:46:31 PM
Hi; I'am from cloquet mn and was at 2 appleseeds up here and with the help from all the instuctors I made rifleman. thanks to all. now to get a redhat so I can help out...pat19.5
Three generations of our family now on the MN Appleseed board!  And we can't fail to mention my mom who stressed dry firing and encouraged so many trips to the range!  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Winston on September 13, 2010, 04:28:40 PM
Hey everyone,
I just got back from the '300' shoot in Illinois this weekend and I decided it was time to get on the forum. The '300' was my third apple seed, as I had attended the Hinckley shoot in August as well as the most recent Winona shoot. I'll probably be going to the next apple seed in Duluth, so I'll probably see some of you there. :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: adamt on September 13, 2010, 05:32:10 PM
Hey everyone,
I just got back from the '300' shoot in Illinois this weekend and I decided it was time to get on the forum. The '300' was my third apple seed, as I had attended the Hinckley shoot in August as well as the most recent Winona shoot. I'll probably be going to the next apple seed in Duluth, so I'll probably see some of you there. :)

Welcome aboard.

AdamT.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: 5-stitch on September 19, 2010, 10:16:13 AM
My screen name is 5-stitch. Those of you who were in Marshall, MN  on the 11th and 12 know why.

It was the first AS for both me and my son and we both thorough enjoyed ourselves! We will be back later this year...I think the one on Oct 30-31. But there was talk of maybe adding some more events that are not on the schedule yet...anything happening there? Is the best place to check on the official AS map?

A special thanks to Sparks for lending me his really nice Ruger for Sunday. We went out and bought a couple as soon as we got home. Got our slings from Kevin, at the event, and have ordered USMC jackets from the store.

Great bunch of people. Love your dedication...and thanks again, Mary, for taking me to the ER.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: javaguy on September 19, 2010, 10:31:03 AM
My screen name is 5-stitch. Those of you who were in Marshall, MN  on the 11th and 12 know why.

It was the first AS for both me and my son and we both thorough enjoyed ourselves! We will be back later this year...I think the one on Oct 30-31. But there was talk of maybe adding some more events that are not on the schedule yet...anything happening there? Is the best place to check on the official AS map?

A special thanks to Sparks for lending me his really nice Ruger for Sunday. We went out and bought a couple as soon as we got home. Got our slings from Kevin, at the event, and have ordered USMC jackets from the store.

Great bunch of people. Love your dedication...and thanks again, Mary, for taking me to the ER.

Hello 5-stitch and welcome to the forum!
I too have bled for the second amendment - for me it was the recoil from friends massive handgun (one of those single shot .30 cals) that got me.   :P  Oh man I had no idea how a little wound could bleed!
I am glad you are OK and even had a chance to run Sparks amazing rifle. Sounds like you are all setup now with all the equipment you'll need!  (Did you upgrade your stock ruger sights too?)
Look forward to meeting you at an upcoming AS!
Chris (Javaguy)


Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: sparks1 on September 19, 2010, 10:55:05 AM
 5-stitch...welcome!! I see you got some Rugers and Javaguy has asked about upgrading sights. What he means about those is the TECH Sights. They are much better than factory stock and give you a longer sight radius. muy bueno !!!! You will notice that the charging handle is awkward to use as compared to mine. Mine has been altered by doing some minor filing. Rimfirecentral.com has information on this. It is the quintessential place to go for 10/22 information.

  Glad to hear you will be back.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Trouble on September 20, 2010, 05:31:55 PM
Trouble here,

Came down for that picnic with russellmn, hoping to make it to the shoot next weekend. Already got a couple of buddies that want to head out with me. :)

Hopefully be seeing you all soon!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on September 20, 2010, 06:23:48 PM
My screen name is 5-stitch. Those of you who were in Marshall, MN  on the 11th and 12 know why.

It was the first AS for both me and my son and we both thorough enjoyed ourselves! We will be back later this year...I think the one on Oct 30-31. But there was talk of maybe adding some more events that are not on the schedule yet...anything happening there? Is the best place to check on the official AS map?

A special thanks to Sparks for lending me his really nice Ruger for Sunday. We went out and bought a couple as soon as we got home. Got our slings from Kevin, at the event, and have ordered USMC jackets from the store.

Great bunch of people. Love your dedication...and thanks again, Mary, for taking me to the ER.

Look at the bright side, you probably didn't even feel any pain in your joints. %)
Glad it all turned out O.K.! 
Find us a new location; and we'll get it on the schedule, ASAP. O0
And hopefully, I'll see you there!

Trouble here,

Came down for that picnic with russellmn, hoping to make it to the shoot next weekend. Already got a couple of buddies that want to head out with me. :)

Hopefully be seeing you all soon!

Huzza!  Hope to see you there!

By the way; I love that avatar.  :---


Back to the front!


Aftermath

Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Cooper on September 21, 2010, 11:34:32 AM
Trouble!
Welcome aboard!
Jackie and I where glad to meet you!

Cooper
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: russellmn on September 21, 2010, 11:52:33 AM
Trouble here,

Came down for that picnic with russellmn, hoping to make it to the shoot next weekend. Already got a couple of buddies that want to head out with me. :)

Hopefully be seeing you all soon!

And I didn't even have to badger her into signing up!!!   Welcome hun!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Padre on September 29, 2010, 02:06:59 AM
This is "Padre" - checking in as requested.  My kids and I had a great time at the Hinckley shoot this past weekend.  We look forward to more participation in the future, Lord willing.  Thank you all for your service and the time you devote to planting seeds...

Appleseed makes some good humble pie too - I need some practice.

-Padre
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on September 29, 2010, 09:49:25 AM
Welcome to the forums, Padre!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: wintermute76 on October 17, 2010, 02:42:04 PM
Thought I had posted in here before, guess not.

Derek, up on the Iron Range in Hibbing. Working on finding something up this way.

Been to the Halloween shoot in Hinckley, and the last 2 in Duluth, still haven't quite hit that 210 tho  :wb:
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: sparks1 on October 17, 2010, 05:32:57 PM
Thought I had posted in here before, guess not.

Derek, up on the Iron Range in Hibbing. Working on finding something up this way.

Been to the Halloween shoot in Hinckley, and the last 2 in Duluth, still haven't quite hit that 210 tho  :wb:

Welcome Derek. If you would like to try Hibbing Rifle and Pistol club or Itasca Gun Club (Grand Rapids) and see about hosting an Appleseed. They might be receptive to a local talking to them. PM me if you would need any information regarding this.

Ron
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Puma Mami on December 04, 2010, 12:56:36 PM
I've already posted a couple of other places, but here's my official MN check-in.

My 13-year-old son and I attended Hinckley Nov 27-28. It was cold, but went well. We are both planning to come back in the spring and hopefully get our rifleman patches after practicing dry firing over the winter.

I've ordered the Paul Revere's Ride book. Is there an Appleseed manual available with all the info in it? It would be nice to have a spiral-bound reference.

Thanks for all of your dedication and hard work in putting these Appleseeds on! I will do what I can to get more people involved. I will try to get some of my friends to join us either in the spring or summer next year.

The hardest thing is to get people to understand it's not a militia. The overall cultural social conditioning has been very anti-gun for a long time, and then talking about the American Revolution makes people wonder...but once you go to an Appleseed, then you see it's a very positive organization. I would sum it up as promoting an awareness of the uniqueness of American freedom, what it cost our ancestors to get us that freedom, and doing "real" stuff like shooting well, getting off the couch, and participating in the political process is much better than being an apathetic zombie TV watcher and couch potato. Would you say that's accurate?
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Taylor on December 04, 2010, 08:32:55 PM
Not sure what state me and Dicey (fka Joyce) belong to as we have spent more Appleseed time with you fine Minnesotans (sp?) than our fellow Wisconsinites and I do make an occasional forray into our former home state of Illinois so hi everybody, glad to be here. Look forward to seeing the west side of Hwy 35 again soon.

Taylor (Mike) and Dicey (Joyce)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on December 05, 2010, 11:04:42 PM
Quote
I would sum it up as promoting an awareness of the uniqueness of American freedom, what it cost our ancestors to get us that freedom, and doing "real" stuff like shooting well, getting off the couch, and participating in the political process is much better than being an apathetic zombie TV watcher and couch potato. Would you say that's accurate?

Precisely!  O0
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Blue Five on December 07, 2010, 11:21:34 AM
Blue Five finally checking in over here...I'm a native Wisconsinite over here in La Crosse, but I'm considering some of the Winona Appleseeds in 2011. ^:)^

I might be able to get some other Wisconsinites to come to that one too ;)


B5
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on December 07, 2010, 03:05:56 PM
Blue Five finally checking in over here...I'm a native Wisconsinite over here in La Crosse, but I'm considering some of the Winona Appleseeds in 2011. ^:)^

I might be able to get some other Wisconsinites to come to that one too ;)


B5

We're always happy to help out our neighbors across the river!  >:D
I hope to see you there!

Alex
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Blue Five on December 07, 2010, 04:22:04 PM
Blue Five finally checking in over here...I'm a native Wisconsinite over here in La Crosse, but I'm considering some of the Winona Appleseeds in 2011. ^:)^

I might be able to get some other Wisconsinites to come to that one too ;)


B5

We're always happy to help out our neighbors across the river!  >:D
I hope to see you there!

Alex

Good to hear...I'll assemble a raiding party for some of those Winona shoots...just like you Minnesotans did this last WinterSeed in La Crosse  ;D

I am already looking forward to the Appleseeds in 2011  :cool2:


B5
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: pite0007 on July 09, 2012, 01:08:14 PM
Bringing this thread back from the dead.

pite0007 checking in.  Native Wisconsinite and die-hard Green Bay Packers fan now transplanted in Rochester, MN.  Earned my first Rifleman patch at the April 2012 shoot in Rochester.  Planning on doing at least one more Appleseed shoot in Rochester this year, either the September or December (Icicleseed?) shoot.  Nice to meet everyone!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on July 09, 2012, 11:08:11 PM
Why not both? >:D

IcicleSeed!!!!!

 ..:..

Don't worry about being from WI, originally...  In fact, that could be a useful trait for one of our boarder raids! :---
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: JOEMORGAN on July 14, 2012, 10:16:56 PM
JOEMORGAN  Checking in....a bit late.  from Alexandria,MN attended 2 1/2 AS so far met alot of great people. Working Marshall in the AM

Hope we can get another AS in Alex this fall.
Mike(JOEMORGAN)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on July 14, 2012, 10:36:24 PM
Welcome to the Minnesota forum! 
It may not carry the prestige of making the "top-ten" activity list, yet, but I'm hoping we push WI aside and take strait to the top!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: DebH on September 14, 2012, 01:53:14 PM
Deb H checking in.  Just got my Rifleman Patch last weekend and joined AppleCore.  Look forward to meeting all fellow Minnesota Appleseeders!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: vmt193 on September 14, 2012, 04:35:06 PM
Way to go Deb.  ^:)^  I knew it wouldn't take ya too long. Welcome aboard!

mike
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Cooper on September 17, 2012, 08:37:27 AM
HUZZAH !!  ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Sven on September 22, 2012, 02:04:17 PM
Congratulations Deb!

O0
And what Cooper said
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: bergfire on December 04, 2012, 10:06:10 PM
Checking in.  Is there any shoots planned near Minneapolis this winter?

Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on December 07, 2012, 07:30:21 PM
Checking in.  Is there any shoots planned near Minneapolis this winter?


Welcome!  No shoots scheduled yet, but we're working on it.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: jackpine on March 25, 2013, 10:42:44 PM
howdy all. Planning on my first appleseed this spring. Hope to see you all soon.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Scope-Eye on June 09, 2013, 07:49:28 PM
Checking in from Winona, MN
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: JOEMORGAN on June 09, 2013, 08:02:03 PM
Hello and welcome Smith 148. Based in Alexandria along with DebH. See ya on the trail sometime....

Mike(JOEMORGAN)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Polaris on December 07, 2013, 11:47:26 PM
New to the program, haven't been to a shoot yet, hope to make one soon, even if it's in subzero weather.  About me:  I've lived in MN most of my life, am an avid trapper, hunter, fisherman and shooter.  Been attending a lot of CMP shoots in the last few years, hope to pick up some pointers on shooting, sharpen my skills, get in some more trigger time and hopefully make a difference.

Also, to anybody in the Monticello area, I'm a member at Monti Rod and gun and can bring guests to the line if anybody's up for some winter practice.  I was recently voted in as an active member and am gaining clout in the club.  We have an active group interested in this kind of shooting.  I hope to approach membership about hosting a shoot this summer.  Looking forward to meeting some fine folks.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on December 13, 2013, 09:00:34 PM
New to the program, haven't been to a shoot yet, hope to make one soon, even if it's in subzero weather.  About me:  I've lived in MN most of my life, am an avid trapper, hunter, fisherman and shooter.  Been attending a lot of CMP shoots in the last few years, hope to pick up some pointers on shooting, sharpen my skills, get in some more trigger time and hopefully make a difference.

Also, to anybody in the Monticello area, I'm a member at Monti Rod and gun and can bring guests to the line if anybody's up for some winter practice.  I was recently voted in as an active member and am gaining clout in the club.  We have an active group interested in this kind of shooting.  I hope to approach membership about hosting a shoot this summer.  Looking forward to meeting some fine folks.

Sound's great!  Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: MagnumFarce on July 14, 2014, 12:36:28 AM
Hello all,
I live in Bloomington MN and support the efforts of the RWVA.  Have recommended this excellent program to all of my shooting friends.  It is difficult to get better training and the price cannot be beaten.
As much as the marksmanship training, I really enjoy the history lessons.  I think this is an excellent way to promote and preserve our legacy of liberty.
Just finished an excellent Appleseed in Superior Wi.  Ably led by Aftermath with the help of Mario and Dominic.  Beautiful weather at a very nice range. This is my second Appleseed, the first being in Rochester in May.  I managed to qualify as a Rifleman for the second time this weekend, but my skills had gotten rusty already in just a couple months.  I really wish I could find a range here in the Twin Cities where I could lay out my mat and practice.
Thanks again for your help and support this weekend.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on July 29, 2014, 08:51:00 PM
Hello all,
I live in Bloomington MN and support the efforts of the RWVA.  Have recommended this excellent program to all of my shooting friends.  It is difficult to get better training and the price cannot be beaten.
As much as the marksmanship training, I really enjoy the history lessons.  I think this is an excellent way to promote and preserve our legacy of liberty.
Just finished an excellent Appleseed in Superior Wi.  Ably led by Aftermath with the help of Mario and Dominic.  Beautiful weather at a very nice range. This is my second Appleseed, the first being in Rochester in May.  I managed to qualify as a Rifleman for the second time this weekend, but my skills had gotten rusty already in just a couple months.  I really wish I could find a range here in the Twin Cities where I could lay out my mat and practice.
Thanks again for your help and support this weekend.

Good ranges are hard to find! 

Thanks for checking in with the kind words.  I've been too busy to play around online in the past couple weeks, but I did start the AAR - http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=41948.0
Hopefully, Privateer will check in with some pics!

Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: bedford on November 03, 2014, 02:40:45 PM
I'm a transplant from WI to Madison, MN. I had been very involved in the past, but due to health problems I had to cut back. Mostly recovered now, and found a group of guys wanting to do Appleseed. We have a new young gunsmith in our town, which everyone is excited about.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: ColonialIron on November 03, 2014, 03:18:12 PM
I'm a transplant from WI to Madison, MN. I had been very involved in the past, but due to health problems I had to cut back. Mostly recovered now, and found a group of guys wanting to do Appleseed. We have a new young gunsmith in our town, which everyone is excited about.

Great to hear from you!  We look forward to seeing you on the line!  I will PM you with some questions. 
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: AFTERMATH on November 03, 2014, 10:11:36 PM
I'm a transplant from WI to Madison, MN. I had been very involved in the past, but due to health problems I had to cut back. Mostly recovered now, and found a group of guys wanting to do Appleseed. We have a new young gunsmith in our town, which everyone is excited about.

Bedford's in MN now?!?!?!?!  ---  THIS CAN BE ONLY WIN!

Welcome old friend!  Good to hear you're doing well.

Now I've gotta go figure out where Madison is...
Title: The Newest Old Guy
Post by: Sfcmarkc on December 19, 2014, 02:34:43 AM
Howdy all,

    I've been reading up on the site and it looked like a good group to get involved in.  I'm hoping to both get to shoot myself and also to get my kids involved.  One item that looks promising is that I'm only an hour from both St. Cloud and Alexandria.  I'm guessing thing will start to stir once spring comes on, but I look forward to learning.
Title: Re: The Newest Old Guy
Post by: ColonialIron on December 19, 2014, 05:38:39 PM
Howdy all,

    I've been reading up on the site and it looked like a good group to get involved in.  I'm hoping to both get to shoot myself and also to get my kids involved.  One item that looks promising is that I'm only an hour from both St. Cloud and Alexandria.  I'm guessing thing will start to stir once spring comes on, but I look forward to learning.

Excellent!  We look forward to seeing you and your family at a shoot this year!

 O0
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Trig on April 22, 2015, 09:53:40 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm moving from WI to MN and look forward to meeting you all!  I do a little bit of this appleseed thing, so you better get some more shoots up for me!!   ~~:)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: ColonialIron on April 22, 2015, 01:38:15 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm moving from WI to MN and look forward to meeting you all!  I do a little bit of this appleseed thing, so you better get some more shoots up for me!!   ~~:)

Welcome to the entertainment!  We promise not to pick on the Packers too much  ;D

I look forward to working with you. 

Shawn
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: m14man on June 03, 2015, 09:42:15 AM
Hello, been on here for a while just never introduced myself. I am from the Blaine area.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: ColonialIron on June 03, 2015, 10:49:09 AM
Welcome to the adventure!!

Hello, been on here for a while just never introduced myself. I am from the Blaine area.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Jackpine1 on January 06, 2019, 12:47:23 PM
Hi all,
Just heard about Appleseed this morning. Wow, where have I been?  :slap:

Originally from SoMpls, now living in Plymouth. Got my first rifle training in 1962 at the tender age of 10 (anybody remember that VFW post with a range, right by Lake Calhoun where the USS Minneapolis mast is?). Time to ramp it up! I think this is a wonderful initiative, a big thanks to everybody involved.

And yup, I plan on attending the event this coming May in Austin.

JP1
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: OldNorth on May 18, 2019, 12:17:06 PM
New guy here by Alexandria. I plan on attending my first event in Monticello this June!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Minnesota Appleseed forum! - Please Check In
Post by: Schweddy B. on May 29, 2019, 04:48:48 AM
Welcome to Minnesota Appleseed.

I also will be at the Monicello Appleseed, it is going to be a great weekend.

See you then.

Schweddy
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Post by: Mercedes on October 12, 2019, 08:06:59 PM
This MN girl is currently living in Texas but still has family in MN.  I’ve been planting seeds and 2020 is the year to put some lead down range with the relatives.  Look forward to working with you very soon.

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Post by: Trig on October 17, 2019, 10:32:39 AM
We'll see you on the trail soon!   We have 1 Shoot confirmed in MN for 2020 (April 18-19th in Monticello).  I am working on getting some more locations around the metro area if I can, if not Monticello Sportsman Club has been great to work with and I anticipate at least a couple more events there for 2020 too