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AAR Long Lake WI
« on: September 14, 2008, 11:51:42 PM »
Well its in the history books,  Wisconsin has doubled the number of AS shoots per year with the just completed Long Lake Shoot.

14 shooters showed up on Saturday,  some just off the Winona AS.  Thanks Michael for coming and bringing 2 friends.  It was so good to see you again.  Michael left MN at 1:00 am to get there in time!  WOW!  To bad you guys had to go home saturday eve. Another 8 hrs?  Thats Appleseed spirit ;D ;D ;D ;D

Special thanks to Bedford and Fepower for not only coming and bringing friends, but for stepping up to instructor status as IIT's. :) ;)

Oh, ya, about the shoot.  Cloudy and cool untill it started raining.  Then it really started raining.  Gathered up in the pavillion for some history and discussion.  It stopped raining long enough to get a qdaqt the end of the day.  The guys from MN were under cover, except for their feet, which were right at the drip line. :(

Sunday was again cloudy and cool, but no rain.  We were not rushed to get everything in like Saturday.  6 shooters showed up.  Fepower brought a friend, who really enjoyed the day.  I think he will be back, Right Nick?

Total score, 2 Riflemen, and one at 209, (next time Mike), 2 new IIT's and a really great weekend.  There is really something special about being way "UP NORTH".

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I would also like to thank the SC, Belt fed Jason, the slacker who set the shoot up, but could'nt stay for more than 20 minutes! :o
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Re: AAR Long Lake WI
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 12:59:10 AM »
Thanks alot for everything today colycat .   Nick is definitely going to be heading to more Appleseeds!   He was talking about putting together his own LTR now that he has a taste for it. 
It was nice to hit the ground running on my first day as an official IIT.
Definitely a pleasure to meet and work with SavageShootr and Johnnyappleseed.   
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Re: AAR Long Lake WI
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 01:24:59 AM »
AND OH YES, How could I forget to thank the California Instructors, Johnny AS and The Savage Shooter,  for driving all the way in their new crappy little car to help us midwestern folks learn how to shoot.  Boy, thanks to Iowa Mark and myself(thanks Guy) did they learn a lot! ;D

You guys are welcome to return anytime, just leave your liberal politics behind next time, OK Johnny ;)?
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Re: AAR Long Lake WI
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008, 10:44:48 PM »
Two new riflemen.  First Rifleman in the rain on the first day, remarkable!  Second Rifleman on Sunday with an AR15; hard to say who had more fun, Rifleman or his sons.     Congratulations!  We hope to see a lot more of you both. 

Johnny Appleseed and Savage Shooter excel in Wisconsin rain.  Yeh, that's how come we have that green stuff on the ground. 
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Re: AAR Long Lake WI
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2008, 07:34:09 AM »

     colycat, one day Appleseeders in WI will look back at these "little" 14-man Appleseeds, and gape in awe that you were really there, right at the beginning.

     And you are.

      8)
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Re: AAR Long Lake WI
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2008, 09:25:38 AM »
Hey SS....nice hat!!! ;D All of us here in CA are very proud of you and Johnnyappleseed as some of our first CA Appleseed exports to help in other states...GREAT JOB! Colycat, it's good to see you stepping up.....it must be something in the genes...keep up the good work. 8)
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Re: AAR Long Lake WI
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2008, 02:11:51 PM »

     Hey, SS! Bob 210 beat me to it!

     I was too entranced with that "CALIFORNIA" rocker ( ;)), and thinking you need to get your "INSTRUCTOR" and "RIFLEMAN" rockers from Bob to go with the "CALIFORNIA" rocker...
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Re: AAR Long Lake WI
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2008, 02:39:48 PM »
I thought(?) the Rifleman rockers were on back order.... :D :D
Seriously, GREAT hat, SS!!! You'll look good in that when you get back here in Cali.....after you & JA are done "educating" the northern folks........ BTW, JA, looks like I can see your new ride in the back of the one pix  ::)
Good shoot guys!! Congrats on your new Riflemen!! :)
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Re: AAR Long Lake WI
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2008, 12:46:49 AM »
I am thrilled but not surprised that Jeff made rifleman on his first day. 

We hope to make another Appleseed soon with some more new riflemen.

Thanks to all who helped.

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Re: AAR Long Lake WI
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2008, 02:45:15 AM »

It was a pleasure to come out to Wisconsin and help with this event.

You shooters were sure troopers, hanging in there with the rain. Those Minnesota guys stayed even after everyone else left in order to shoot another QDAQT. They will all persist. Thank You Mike for coming and bringing 2 friends.

Congratulations to Jeff and Mike H. for making Rifleman. We also had another Mike in attendance who improved his score with every QDAQT, it just wasn't enough. He is knocking at the door with his last score of the day being a 209.

Thank you to the new IIT's that were there helping out. Fepowered and bedford, it was so nice of you both to come out and pitch in. I am sure you will both excel in the program. It was nice meeting and working with you both.

Thank you JA and colycat for making this event such a success. You two bring so much to the program.

Thanks to BeltFedJason for getting this shoot on the schedule. It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife.

Thanks to the Big 4 Sportsmans Club and Skip for everything. You were a big help. We look forward to coming back.

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Re: AAR Long Lake WI
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2008, 01:08:54 AM »
Thanx to all who attended the Long Lake AS. It was a pleasure to meet every one of you. I am honored to be part of this great program.
SS did a really nice  job as shoot boss+ the coveted green hat with all that red hair :-*
Coly -- 3rd strike was fantastik, was really fun having you there.
Welcome aboard new Riflemen.Looking forward to seeing each of you again.
Be sure to PM SS so she can forward the info. Expect a nice new orange hat , the next step after becoming a Rifleman.
Good job fepowered on "dangerous old men"
I know we would have had more Riflemen,if some attendees would have used more friendly equipment  :o  it was offered too ::)  right Minnesoto boys. I mean Micheal , the mosin was ok for unarmed slaves in USSR  ;D . Next time for sure. 
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