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AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« on: April 17, 2011, 10:28:45 PM »
We had a great turn out for the La Crosse Appleseed this weekend with 18 shooters.  Thanks to Colycat, Old Glory, and Mogget for helping steer two new IIT's (me and Blue Five) in the right directions.  Crappy weather yesterday (but everyone seemed to still enjoy shooting) and beautiful weather today.  We were able to move to 100 yards and 300 yards for shooters this afternoon.
Honoring my ancestor, Seth Hall, of the Massachusetts Militia for his sacrifices during our American Revolution that helped to provide freedom for all Americans.

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 11:00:19 PM »
It was definitely a great day today, beautiful weather on a Spring day in Wisconsin.  The shooters were very attentive and wanted to learn.  I myself really enjoyed doing the line commands and working with shooters one on one on what they could do to improve their form.  I enjoyed telling the story of David Lamson as well.

A great weekend, shooters, come back and bring someone with you!  Pictures to follow.

B5
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 11:02:06 PM »
This weekend was my first Appleseed.  Showed up by myself and everyone was tremendously welcoming and helpful.

I have to say, I was impressed with everyone's attitude on Saturday.  Snow, sleet and rain didn't hamper spirits.  Neither did the mud bog we shot from most of the day.  I didn't hear a single person complain.  I guess this is what you can expect from the kind of people that attend an Appleseed.

Congrats to the two Rifleman.  I'm determined to complete this at my next Appleseed!

Thanks to all the volunteers.  You guys were great!

Gabe

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 11:03:48 PM »
Some first day pictures:

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 11:05:12 PM »
Great to have you Gabe!  O0 

Head on over to the Wisconsin board and check in here: http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=5381.0

Hope to see you in June!

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This weekend was my first Appleseed.  Showed up by myself and everyone was tremendously welcoming and helpful.

I have to say, I was impressed with everyone's attitude on Saturday.  Snow, sleet and rain didn't hamper spirits.  Neither did the mud bog we shot from most of the day.  I didn't hear a single person complain.  I guess this is what you can expect from the kind of people that attend an Appleseed.

Congrats to the two Rifleman.  I'm determined to complete this at my next Appleseed!

Thanks to all the volunteers.  You guys were great!

Gabe
"Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" ~Captain John Parker, April 19, 1775.

Mol?n labe! :--- 

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 11:09:15 PM »
Some Sunday pictures:

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 11:13:32 PM »
Hey Gabe!
Come back to the La Crosse Rifle Club for the June Appleseed!  You got me thinking about the 6.8 SPC again.
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011, 11:54:52 PM »

I have to say, I was impressed with everyone's attitude on Saturday.  Snow, sleet and rain didn't hamper spirits.  Neither did the mud bog we shot from most of the day.  I didn't hear a single person complain.  I guess this is what you can expect from the kind of people that attend an Appleseed.


Gabe

Gabe,
Welcome to the forum!  Mudbog indeed.   I, too, was VERY impressed with the stick-to-it-tive-ness all of the students showed under unusually uncomfortable conditions.   :bow:



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April 18-19, 2009  "The seeds of rifle marksmanship were sown in good ground.  In the end, then, every attendee walked away as an instructor for their friends, family, coworkers.  May you tend your patch in Liberty's garden well and through a long life."  Francis Marion

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 12:00:09 AM »
The students definitely gave living proof to the phrase "a rifleman persists, adapts, and overcomes". 

And nice picture.  I did not let that mud slow me down on clearing those rifles  :)
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"Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" ~Captain John Parker, April 19, 1775.

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 12:19:50 AM »
Laying in 3 inches of mud may build character  ~~:) ~~:)... but it sure doesn't build a good shooting base!!  :sos: :sos:
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 12:21:48 AM »
Welcome to WI Appleseed Gabe. Please feel free to log in some North Woods time at one of our many upcoming Northwest Wisconsin shoots. Multiple accomodations available at our homestead, so please  be our guest if you can come up Nort'.

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 10:33:07 AM »

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 10:50:12 AM »
Thanks Coly! Glad to be joining the family.  ..:..

Lucas
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2011, 11:27:40 AM »
Thanks Coly! Glad to be joining the family.  ..:..

Lucas

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Congrats little bro!  Welcome to the orange hats  :D  :D  ^:)^ ^:)^
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2011, 12:55:42 PM »
wow --all that snow and mud  ;D
They were no doubt looking down from heaven observing men and women honoring the day freedom began  O0
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2011, 02:41:18 PM »
Congrats to the new Rifleman, browningman thanks for stepping up. Looks like a great time had by all.

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2011, 07:50:41 PM »
Congrats to browningman, Orange hat number 3 on our quest to be an Appleseed family.
Great Patriot's Weekend.  Thanks to all!!!

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2011, 09:23:03 PM »


   GOOD JOB LUCAS! O0
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2011, 11:04:46 PM »
Thanks Coly! Glad to be joining the family.  ..:..

Lucas

Way to go, Lucas! Great to have you on the roster. Now get to work.  &)

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2011, 11:07:47 PM »
oh, i'll get to work alright... finally, my plan to conquer Minnesota can be put into place.....  >:D  :sos:
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2011, 11:08:47 PM »
oh, i'll get to work alright... finally, my plan to conquer Minnesota can be put into place.....  >:D  :sos:

You're going to fit in just fine...just don't let Aftermath see that ;)

He'll attempt the reeducation process...just wait until you go to an IBC  &) ^-^
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2011, 11:11:47 PM »
oh, i'll get to work alright... finally, my plan to conquer Minnesota can be put into place.....  >:D  :sos:

Conquer away! Just beware of the AS gang in the SE. You might want to try the NW region.....PLEASE?  :sos:

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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
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Conquer away! Just beware of the AS gang in the SE. You might want to try the NW region.....PLEASE?  :sos:

I'll see what i can do! My new life mission: to help everyone including myself become better riflemen.. those floggings are starting to hurt...  :wb: ~~:)
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2011, 11:48:26 PM »
Go west, young man, go west!

(greatness calling, hundreds of newly minted riflemen, throngs of admiring shooters bowing at your feet...)

Fill the hole left along the Mississippi as Cooper drives further into the south, southwest and southeast from MN's corner...
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
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Go west, young man, go west!

(greatness calling, hundreds of newly minted riflemen, throngs of admiring shooters bowing at your feet...)

Fill the hole left along the Mississippi as Cooper drives further into the south, southwest and southeast from MN's corner...

OOH-RAH! There's a feeling i get when i look to the west and my spirit is crying for leaving.....

Colycat, you gonna let these Minnesotians snatch me like this?  ;D :D
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Re: AAR La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 16 and 17, 2011
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2011, 10:42:38 AM »

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