Author Topic: Any events take place at Wyoming Antelope Club - Clearwater?  (Read 110 times)

Offline Xavier

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Finally getting settled down here in Florida but missed out on getting to a Patriot Day shoot. Closest one was in Hernando, about an hour and a half and that weekend was super busy. I noticed that there is a place listed very close but they don't seem to have any events, they even list Appleseed on their club page.

Any idea what the status of this club and Appleseed is? I'd love to attend events that are within 20 minutes of home, that would mean I could also still attend church on Sunday and make it out for some range time.

Figured I'd ask as my current closest clubs are Myakka and Hernando, both being over an hour away.

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Re: Any events take place at Wyoming Antelope Club - Clearwater?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2022, 01:05:18 PM »
Xavier,
Sadly, I had to let Clearwater go. The attendance was so very poor, despite serious promotions. One would think that in a county with over one million humans, we could get more than two shooters to show up. This venue is 22 only and I am the only SB they will allow to run events. Health issues have forced me to suspend running events. So, between these two realities, I dont see any events at the WAC in the near term.

On the brighter side, both HSC and Myakka are excellent venues and allow anything up to .30 caliber.

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Re: Any events take place at Wyoming Antelope Club - Clearwater?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2022, 08:28:34 AM »
Phenry, would you mind possibly meeting up to discuss the future of Appleseed at WAC? I've begun the process of becoming an RO at WAC and am now an IIT here at Appleseed.

I'd like to see this venue hosting events as you know there is a huge population of Rifleman to be had in the county.

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Re: Any events take place at Wyoming Antelope Club - Clearwater?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2022, 12:33:39 PM »
Xavier,
I laud your spirit sir.

I ran maybe 15+ events there - all 22 only and it took me years to get WAC to allow it. Only happened because the high power match director agreed to run them under his discipline. Gary Swaney - a great guy, who is now like me, not at all well. I could likely get Mike (President) to let me run them again, but I am not up to it. I just cannot be there at 7:30AM any more, unless Lord willin, something changes for the better.

Not likely he would let anyone else run them, as Mike has a lot of faith in me and club rules are very specific about shooting off hand by un-carded public shooters. It's also a tough range to run on. In order to keep rounds from "skipping", I had to develop a two-tiered firing line, where targets had to be moved up and down per position. Add to this that I most often got less than five shooters, despite heavy promo efforts and over a million people in Pinellas. I just gave up - even back when I could have done it. I will never understand why it pulled so few shooters. Your efforts would be better spent someplace else in my experience.

Still, maybe we can meet some some Monday and do some shooting. I can show you what it takes and I am certified to shoot on HP range. I cannot leave the house early. 11AM is about my best ETA to the range.
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Re: Any events take place at Wyoming Antelope Club - Clearwater?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 09:17:07 PM »
To quote a more recent president.  We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard,

Would love to see us try to get this range going again. There are at least 3 shoot bosses in the area that could run it. Phenry is probably right they may not let us but all three of the possible replacement shoot bosses are trained by him.

Let's see what they say.

Steve

Xavier,
I laud your spirit sir.

I ran maybe 15+ events there - all 22 only and it took me years to get WAC to allow it. Only happened because the high power match director agreed to run them under his discipline. Gary Swaney - a great guy, who is now like me, not at all well. I could likely get Mike (President) to let me run them again, but I am not up to it. I just cannot be there at 7:30AM any more, unless Lord willin, something changes for the better.

Not likely he would let anyone else run them, as Mike has a lot of faith in me and club rules are very specific about shooting off hand by un-carded public shooters. It's also a tough range to run on. In order to keep rounds from "skipping", I had to develop a two-tiered firing line, where targets had to be moved up and down per position. Add to this that I most often got less than five shooters, despite heavy promo efforts and over a million people in Pinellas. I just gave up - even back when I could have done it. I will never understand why it pulled so few shooters. Your efforts would be better spent someplace else in my experience.

Still, maybe we can meet some some Monday and do some shooting. I can show you what it takes and I am certified to shoot on HP range. I cannot leave the house early. 11AM is about my best ETA to the range.
In Liberty,
PH