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Offline Castle Mountain

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Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012 BACKWOOD'S HOME MAGAZINE
« on: August 07, 2012, 01:35:45 PM »
On a sunny Saturday morning with the mist rising off the Pacific Ocean, 57 Americans rose off the couch and stood together, anticipating a weekend full of rifle marksmanship  education and American Revolutionary War history.  They were not disappointed and neither were we.

We had a wonderful group of attentive students from Portland, OR to Lewiston, CA and instructors from Olympia, WA down to San Francisco and as far as central Illinois.  A great combination for a great Appleseed Weekend.

Our host for the weekend and the facilitating influence for this Appleseed was Dave Duffy, CEO of Backwoods Home Magazine.  Dave was on the line along with many from the staff of BHM along with Masaad Ayoob who writes regularly for BHM and is a strong advocate of Appleseed and has his own Rifleman patch.   O0

Anticipating a maximum of 75 participants, the line was broken into three instructional groups which worked well to facilitate student/instructor interaction with the smaller numbers.  The two days went quickly with everyone staying focused on the task, keeping in mind the sacrifices of our forefathers.

As a result of their perseverance, nine Riflemen were brought forward!!

Josh E.  scored 244
Derek W - 237
Charlie C. - 237
Dick T. - 231
Kim O. - 218
Alan R - 212
David A. - 224
Austin B. - 211 (phew!)
Robby D. - 214

Congratulations to all the new Riflemen!!!  Huzzah!  Huzzah!  Huzzah!!   O0   O0   O0

And a huge thanks to all the Appleseed instructors who drove many hours from the surrounding states to be at this first shoot in Brookings and the largest shoot so far in Oregon!!!   
Prescott, Ducko, tionico, 56Huck, Eaglescouter, NorCal22Gal, Nero, American Amazon, Theophillis, Joni  :bow:

We thank Pat Foley who found the land for the shoot and Ted Fitzgerald who graciously allowed us to use his land.

Castle Mountain and I are grateful to have had the opportunity to have been a part of this event.  The Brookings shoot for 2013 is already in the planning stages!!!

Respectfully submitted,
Patriot Gal/Shoot Boss
« Last Edit: August 10, 2012, 12:01:35 PM by Patriot Gal »

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Re: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 04:15:55 PM »
What a great shoot! Congrats to the 9 new rifleman, thanks to everyone else who came out, I hope to see you all on the line again soon.  Special thanks to Dave D., Massad A.,
and Ted. F and all the instructors to travelled to make this happen.
Ducko
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Re: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 11:12:10 PM »
I can tell you that my son and I had a great experience at this shoot and although we had to leave early, we will be back to get our Rifleman patch in the near future. Thank you to all the instructors and our shoot boss for a wonderful memory for my son and I.

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Re: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 12:12:22 AM »
Just reached home base after a 10+ hour drive.  I will replace this post with some photos when I have them downloaded from the cameras.

BTW, there is a sheet of notes floating around (I think it was Joni's) with the repeat qualifying scores for the Rifleman.  I know Derek made a 243, and there might be other improvements as well.

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Re: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 02:00:40 AM »
I have the sheet of requalifying scores, and was going to modify my original post to include them, but then I just realized I posted under CM's account as I had grabbed his laptop to use when I posted
.   :wb:

Five of the 9 Riflemen requalified, with even higher scores. 

We had to hurry out this morning to catch the jet boat to go down the Rogue River so I didn't have any more time to work on the post.  ;D

In the morning...back to Illinois.

We have had a great time coming out to Oregon to do this shoot!  Great time!  Great people! 
Dave is already setting up a shoot(s) with Ted for next year.  Stay tuned!!!!   O0

Oh!  Dave's daughter Annie is planning to look for a range up where she lives in Corvallis so we may have more in this area of the state sooner than later!       
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Re: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 04:39:17 AM »
My deepest thank you to the instructors.  Hope to see more of Mountain Castle and Patriot Gal in the future here in Oregon perhaps.  A special thank you to Massad a LEO icon, who wrote inspirational books, that all his fellow officers consider words to live by.  Thank you for this support, and endorsement of the Appleseed program Mass!  I attended two Appleseeds previous to this in 2005.  The first being in the National Forest, at Snake Tooth Range, in Nov. where it rained 24/7 for all three days.  A month later in Dec. with some rain, but the firing stations were covered!  This was by far the greatest thanks to the heart felt feelings and action of the instructors.  Thank you all for your help, and kindness.
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Re: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 07:13:05 PM »
Congratulations to all those who made rifleman! What a great event to be at! Thank you so much Backwoods Home Magazine for putting on such a great Appleseed Shoot, looking forward to the next one.

Here is the link to the pictures. Please feel free to take the ones you want.

https://picasaweb.google.com/GretaStuff/BrookingsORAug452012?authkey=Gv1sRgCJPAw-Hr5sTe8gE

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Re: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 07:24:57 PM »
A few more pics.

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Re: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 07:42:45 PM »
and a few more!

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Re: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 12:57:37 AM »
Nero, I wrote the repeat Riflemen scores on the back of the registration sheet with the list of names and scores. So Patriot Gal has it.
It was such a pleasure to meet all of the new Appleseed folks, hope you will be able to come back soon!
Joni

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Re: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2012, 01:47:06 AM »
Here we go with some more pix!

The longest Appleseed target line I've seen so far - and the most cow pies!


Spectacular view provided by our hosts, at no extra charge!


Shooters and instructors gather


Setting up the line...


...where there was a bit of a slope.  (Not quite so bad as the photo angle makes it - we only had to stake down a few shooters!   %) )


A beautiful but unseasonably warm day on the Oregon coast


Saturday morning red coats.  Now you know how the instructors can tell at a glance who already knows steady hold factors or not.


The instructional 'pods' get down to business.  The break out groups kept the instruction personal in spite of the big shoot.


Attention to history at lunchtime


The standard pose for a shoot boss


Day 2.  Closer to what I'd expected from the Oregon coast.  Not the lightning, though!


A visit from Sam'l Whittemore (pre-4/19/1775 version)


IITs take the stage


Ahhhh, break time!  (Note the flags are now flying the other direction.)


"The target should be blurry in the background..."  No problem!


Our Sunday shooters (sorry about the poor contrast)


What's Huck saying here?


Speaking of sleeping in prone (the day was getting a little long...)


Dave Duffy and Rifleman Alan + some more weather


tionico contends for most dynamic storytelling position...


but is aced out by Norcal22Gal


On into the Grind


Posting final red coats


Turn out the lights...


...the potty's over.   ;D   %)


Lots more in the full album:
https://picasaweb.google.com/114208333789247233986/Brookings812

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Re: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 08:36:32 AM »
WOW ....

Very nice photos, a lot of work to make this shoot happen... Thank you all...

Look at the size of the group photo,

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Good job by all....
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Re: BACKWOOD'S HOME MAGAZINE: Brookings, OR - Aug. 4-5, 2012
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2012, 04:57:31 AM »
I had a great weekend! All of the people I have met are awesome, I couldn't have imagined it turning out any better. haha  O0

*Very excited for next year*
-Griffin C.