Author Topic: Ogdensburg, NY - May 5, 2014  (Read 557 times)

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Ogdensburg, NY - May 5, 2014
« on: May 06, 2014, 11:30:46 PM »
This was our first event at the Black Lake Fish & Game Association, and it was a huge success!

This Appleseed was a private event that was organized by a prior Appleseed student (from a New Bremen, NY event) so that families from their 4-H group could experience Project Appleseed.  It was set up as a one-day, Monday Appleseed.

The cold and rainy weather of Sunday was replaced by sunshine and a slight chilly breeze.  In all we had 11 shooters and several observers.  The marksmanship skills improved rapidly throughout the day, everyone was completely caught up in the telling of the Three Strikes, and the group is already talking about another event, perhaps an indoor event during the winter months.

Thank you very much to the host club for the generous donation of their range for this event.  Club members who observed throughout the day were thoroughly impressed, and even before this event they spoke with me about hosting a public event at their range once or twice a year.

Also thank you to Jon & Keith for taking off a Monday to help with instruction at this event.  And of course, I could not have completed this event (or this weekend) without the help, support  and dedication of Krisker.

There are photos that will be posted soon.
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Re: Ogdensburg, NY - May 5, 2014
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 08:55:04 AM »

..You guys worked extra hard this weekend for Appleseed!! Great Job & thank you for all you'all do, God Bless..

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Re: Ogdensburg, NY - May 5, 2014
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 11:45:04 PM »
GREAT JOB Mark, Jon and Keith!

Riflemen going the extra mile. Huzzah!
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Re: Ogdensburg, NY - May 5, 2014
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 11:45:20 PM »
This was A GREAT Event!

Thank You to The Black Lake Fish and Game Club, for hosting this event! This is a very nice range.

Thank You to Another D.O.M. and keith 1, for running a Great Event

 Three seperate Families took time from very busy Spring schedules, to participate at this Appleseed. O0 Thank You!

After a very hard Winter and many days of rain, shooters remained positive as they got into positions on very soggy ground(3-4") of standing was not uncommon around the firing line. Groups consistantly got smaller, as the day progresssed and some effective sight adjustments(complements of IMC) were done on the fly.

Time constraints made this a very challenging event, but the job got done! The Three Strikes, and Marksmanship instruction were presented quickly and effectively. and our students remained focused, and eager to learn!

Although this was a short Event, I think it was a Huge Success! O0

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Re: Ogdensburg, NY - May 5, 2014
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 09:55:37 PM »
Photos by Krisker


Our students arrive at the range


There were many buggies traveling along the road


Safe Rifle instruction


Eager students wait while the instructors clear the line


Hanging up the AM Redcoat target


Grumpy1 goes over the Red Coat COF


The morning Redcoat stats


How to properly get into the loop sling


Working with students on slings and Steady Hold Factors


Step 1 of 6 - Sight Alignment


Those targets are talking - can you hear them?


Klondike visits during lunch...


...along with one of the younger attendees.


Our students listen intently to The First Strike of the Match


Grumpy1 demonstrates the term "Run 'em through"


Gary, one of the event organizers, assists a younger shooter


Practicing what they've been taught


Afternoon Redcoat - many more hands up than in the morning


Robert shot a 3MOA group on the 400 yard silhouette


A picture paints a thousand words.  Three generations of folks who know very well what they are about.


Along Hwy 58, one of several Osprey nests on the utility poles
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Re: Ogdensburg, NY - May 5, 2014
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 05:35:08 PM »
This looks like it was a truely wonderful Appleseed Event!!!! The first of many we are sure.

HOW ABOUT JULY?????