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Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« on: April 14, 2009, 11:35:23 PM »
This is somewhat early, but to let everyone know, you will have seven great instructors.  There will be special events and prizes.  This is going to be a great week end!!!!

See you all there.

Colycat
« Last Edit: April 15, 2009, 12:25:20 AM by colycat »
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value."   T Paine

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 01:24:23 AM »
PRIZES!!!  I might just have to sneek over there when Thor isn't looking. ;D

You know Coly, you could probably just write that AAR up now, because you know it's going to run perfectly!

So, let me be the first to congratulate you on yet another, amazing shoot!

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 12:25:15 AM »
 7 instructors....  WOW that is a really good student to teacher ratio   O0
 Prizes and special events?? Whats that all about? Trying to spice up what already sounds like a great time  ;)

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 12:26:04 AM »
THE VOLLEY FOR LIBERTY HAPPENED AS PLANNED AT EXACTLY 3:00 P.M. CENTRAL.  RAGGED FOR THE FIRST 4 NAMES, THEN DISCIPLINED.   

WE HAD FIVE TEAMS OF 5 AND 6 SHOOTERS.   WINNING TEAM RECEIVED 1 FLAG EACH ALONG WITH A PRINTED DESCRIPTION. 

THANKS TO ALL FOR COMING, AND MAKING IT AN EXCELLENT APPLESEED. 

26 SHOOTERS, 3 NEW RIFLEMEN (modified 4/20, 3 on Sat, 6 on Sunday.  Total of 9 RIFLEMEN!!! :~ :~ :~)  CONGRATULATIONS! 

MORE LATER........

 

« Last Edit: April 20, 2009, 12:59:36 PM by Old Glory! »
"My primary objective is to change hearts and minds, for that is where the gaping hole in the hull of the USS America lies. I am looking to make a spark and praying that it will ignite, by their own will, into a bonfire in their hearts and souls."  PHenry

"Folks, this Appleseed thing doesn't work if we get a patch and go home. It doesn't work if we shoot a Rifleman score and remember the good times we had out on the range. It only works if we take that 7th Step and spread the 'seed. HUZZAH!!!"  Slim 


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: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 01:00:49 AM »
I do not believe this Glorious day could have gone better.  We had the best instructor crew ever, the best participants ever.  Time just flew, but on time. We started the Bloody Broad Sheet 20 min before the Volley, got some really good  history in, and everyone had  time for a short break before the Nation wide Volley.  3 Rifleman scores on 2 QDAQT's!!! 
 
More tommorow.

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Thanks to V for the history on the " Drunks"  Everyone loved the story :~
« Last Edit: April 19, 2009, 01:03:50 AM by Old Glory! »
"My primary objective is to change hearts and minds, for that is where the gaping hole in the hull of the USS America lies. I am looking to make a spark and praying that it will ignite, by their own will, into a bonfire in their hearts and souls."  PHenry

"Folks, this Appleseed thing doesn't work if we get a patch and go home. It doesn't work if we shoot a Rifleman score and remember the good times we had out on the range. It only works if we take that 7th Step and spread the 'seed. HUZZAH!!!"  Slim 


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: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 11:16:34 AM »
Fantastic pics.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Riflemen!!!!

^5 OG and colycat and the rest of the Instructor corps there in WI.

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009, 08:15:21 PM »
More to follow from Old Glory & Colycat....but a great weekend and the forecast of rain held off! O0
Thanks to all that came.
Wonderful people and good shooting by all!
Congratulations to ALL our new Riflemen!

Griff out........
RIFLEMAN & A great cook! How about that!

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2009, 09:09:58 PM »
Can't believe I got on here before coly. Well I won't give anything away, but... it's all good. ;). WELL done to all the instructors (Bedford CAN yell those line commands). And Very well done shooters.  :~
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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2009, 09:51:26 PM »
26 APPLESEEDERS ON SAT. 
25 APPLESEEDERS ON SUN. (NOT SOLD-OUT AFTER ALL :'()

SERIOUS, FOCUSED, DEDICATED, PERSISTENT, WELL-DISCIPLINED PARTICIPANTS.  PHENOMENAL!

9 RIFLEMEN!  2 WITH BOLT ACTION. :o    33%
2 NEW ORANGE HATS

IT WAS AN HONOR TO CELEBRATE APRIL 19, 1775 WITH ALL OF YOU.  CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!

MORE TO COME.......





"My primary objective is to change hearts and minds, for that is where the gaping hole in the hull of the USS America lies. I am looking to make a spark and praying that it will ignite, by their own will, into a bonfire in their hearts and souls."  PHenry

"Folks, this Appleseed thing doesn't work if we get a patch and go home. It doesn't work if we shoot a Rifleman score and remember the good times we had out on the range. It only works if we take that 7th Step and spread the 'seed. HUZZAH!!!"  Slim 


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: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2009, 10:00:01 PM »
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the muzzle loader demonstration by Tom.  THANK YOU!


"My primary objective is to change hearts and minds, for that is where the gaping hole in the hull of the USS America lies. I am looking to make a spark and praying that it will ignite, by their own will, into a bonfire in their hearts and souls."  PHenry

"Folks, this Appleseed thing doesn't work if we get a patch and go home. It doesn't work if we shoot a Rifleman score and remember the good times we had out on the range. It only works if we take that 7th Step and spread the 'seed. HUZZAH!!!"  Slim 


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: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2009, 10:15:20 PM »
Stacey was up for the challenge when the offer came up to shoot the M1A.

We ALL enjoyed watching you shoot.
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"My primary objective is to change hearts and minds, for that is where the gaping hole in the hull of the USS America lies. I am looking to make a spark and praying that it will ignite, by their own will, into a bonfire in their hearts and souls."  PHenry

"Folks, this Appleseed thing doesn't work if we get a patch and go home. It doesn't work if we shoot a Rifleman score and remember the good times we had out on the range. It only works if we take that 7th Step and spread the 'seed. HUZZAH!!!"  Slim 


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: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2009, 10:22:53 PM »
This was the first AS that I had the pleasure of instructing at. I felt that there were wonderful shooters who were there to learn and it was a pleasure working with the other seven instructors. It was an honor be with Colycat as the SB for my first AS as an instructor, I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 11:09:44 PM »
 O0 9 Riflemen :o

Awesome!!!

Yeah, We kept the Rain at Winona, for you guys. ;)


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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2009, 12:17:03 AM »
Good times.
Nice people..
Great photos...
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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2009, 12:19:02 AM »
I'll take good omens any time I can get them.  
1.  We hit the Merrimac Car Ferry just as it was docking.   No waiting.  
2.  Then a man by the name of Tom, who is on the waiting list, can get on the line.   He asks me, "would you be interested in a flint lock demonstration?"  Oh YEH!   (See the picture)   This was the most awesome demonstration of follow-through. Click-poof-BANG!  Follow-through is EVERYTHING!   He then proceeded to load and fire five rounds in less than two minutes with all 32 attendees standing in awe.  On his last round, Ahhhshoot yelled out, "Aim for that tree!"  And he hit it.  

They always say there is no such thing as a bad Appleseed, and I agree.   But this one was really special.   I have never had a group of people who wanted to learn so much, so fast, and were so good.  I don't believe i've ever had a group of instructors who were so attentive to all the participants.  And it paid off - 9 Rifleman out of 26, 4 knocking on the door at 200-207.  Plenty more who will score Rifleman at their next shoot with some persistence and dry-fire practicing between now and then.

JRturbo did an outstanding job of presenting great history with passion; got everyone thinking.  His personal instruction moved shooters to the next level.  

I'd also like to thank Ahhhshoot, Bedford, Griffin, Trisha, Old Glory and ShakeNBake.  They NEVER stopped working the line, even until the last target on Sunday.  From carding sights, correcting positions, tweeking 6 steps, line patter, etc.   They rotated working positions on the line and points of instruction.   Fantastic job all!  

On Sunday we worked the third strike in real time, just 234 years later.  EFFECTIVE!  

Sunday night for me, the weekend is almost like  blur.  I'll be thinking about it the entire next week, and I need your help to fill in the details.  SHOOTERS, CENTER-UP and fill in the details.  

Colycat,

This is a nice pic of me, the 30 point buck :D :D :D :D

« Last Edit: April 20, 2009, 01:13:52 AM by colycat »
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value."   T Paine

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2009, 12:39:44 AM »
Sunday's Riflemen
"My primary objective is to change hearts and minds, for that is where the gaping hole in the hull of the USS America lies. I am looking to make a spark and praying that it will ignite, by their own will, into a bonfire in their hearts and souls."  PHenry

"Folks, this Appleseed thing doesn't work if we get a patch and go home. It doesn't work if we shoot a Rifleman score and remember the good times we had out on the range. It only works if we take that 7th Step and spread the 'seed. HUZZAH!!!"  Slim 


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: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2009, 11:48:56 AM »
I just want to say a big thank you to Colycat the shoot boss, all the instructors, and all the fellow shooters at Lodi for a great time. I had a lot of fun, and I definitely learned a TON of stuff. I think it's safe to say that almost all of what I heard and learned at Appleseed I didn't have a clue of before. I will definitely be back as ammo supply and time allow, as I still need much work to get to Rifleman yet.

An extra special thanks to Bedford for loaning me his shooting mat on day #1 when I forgot mine at home, plus helping me out with switching AR lowers at the last minute. Also a big thanks to Ahhshoot, Shake N' Bake, and Trisha for the great instruction and encouragement and helping me out with my equipment issues again on day #2.
Griffin was a great instructor, and offered some great encouragement on my shooting on day #1. JRturbo was making me misty-eyed while presenting the Second Strike history; very nice job! And Old Glory is every bit as nice in person as she seems on the forum!

I also want to thank my fellow shooters for a great time, especially Jeremy on my left who was shooting insanely good Rifleman groups all weekend with his National Match AR starting with the very first Redcoat, and Robb on my right who always had something funny to say and always promptly returned my stapler when borrowing it!  ;)

Thanks again for a great time all!

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2009, 01:53:06 PM »
Great Job Wisconsin!!!!!!!!!! 9 new riflemen WOW CONGRATULATIONS to all and to those who were close keep practicing, persistence will pay off and I know with all those great instructors everyone improved there scores over the weekend. Make sure you tell your friends and family what a great time you all had at an Appleseed and hope to see you all on the trail.     
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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2009, 04:41:29 PM »
Wow,

What a great weekend!

It all starts with Coly and OG for organizing and hosting the event.  They also have been mentoring our WI instructor corps, so our skills are in large part due to them.

Our instructor corps was working great together.  I felt we bonded well, worked great as a team, learned from and encouraged each other.

I was so impressed by our students!  They we there to learn, and it showed in the results!  They also bonded well as a group.  It is heartening to see shooters progress in their skills, then help one another.  An example of how good this class of students was, read this.  It was my first chance at calling the line, and I made more than a few blunders.  When I gave the wrong command, the entire line turned and looked at me with the expression: Are you SURE about that?  No one followed the errant command.  I was very proud of them for that.  We have many future instructors in this group.

There is too much to say about the weekend.  I am thankful for all of you who were there and worked so hard to save our nation.

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2009, 04:47:29 PM »

What a weekend....when I got home Sunday night, all my poor wife heard was Appleseed this, Appleseed that, Colycat this, JR Turbo that, Old Glory blah, blah, blah.  I think I probably sounded like Charlie Brown's teacher.  Well she is excited and wants to come shoot.

Thank you to everyone who did a great job and teaching us how to shoot.  They also did a great job at keeping the rain away.  I think our little place on the range was the only place where it didn't rain all day.  I had alot of fun shooting with Todd S and Matt on my right and Andy and Adam on my left.  Great guys.

I didn't sleep too well last night.  I think I was still just excited about the great experience..........
I think the whole weekend meant even more because of the anniversary of "Patriot's Day" and all the great history from Colycat and JR.

Thanks!
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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2009, 05:07:31 PM »
It was a great weekend! Last night I needed to read an article for class that I had today and all I thought about while reading it was the AS. I couldn't fall asleep last night either. I even wish we could have had a 3 day event because I couldn't get enough. I had a great time working with everyone. Stacey it was awesome to see you come there all by yourself and learn how to shoot, I hope to see you again really soon at another one! I also had the pleasure of working with a father and son. They were both very willing to take advice and wanted to that Rifleman score very badly. Matt, who is 16 scored Rifleman by the end of sunday and his father Mike came very close with a 207. I hope to see you two again at another AS. I also got to work with my first left hander with his sling, that was a trial and error, but we eventually figured it out!

Tom thank you for that wonderful demonstration, it makes the weekend feel more real since we were able to see what they used back in those days. I am glad you were able to come and shoot, and sorry it took me a little bit to recognize you from the gun show.

I also think all of the instructors were able to work well together and it will be hard to be it at the next AS I go to.

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2009, 07:20:08 PM »
Well Coly I'm back from spying on Illinios like you wanted me to. Chicago is big but with a little work I think we can take'm. :D
Glad to see you guys succeed.

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2009, 09:54:16 PM »
Hey There Fellows; We have been trying to find the folks who named the place Chicago to start with and give it back to them. They were right it stinks.
 Not much has changed over the years. How about a trade, what do you say to, Half a Brat, for the whole of Cook county and the greater metro area say 30 mi out Just One condition! You put up Two fences to keep the INFECTION from spreading any further no one in and no one out. See how long they can go on what they make within that limit. Deal ???? OK Keep The Brat.  Pappy
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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2009, 10:21:43 PM »
JoeZ, 

A Shoot Boss and 7 Instructors at Lodi - ALL from WI!   We would have looked down-right hoggish had you and Dragonfly not volunteered for the IL border patrol espionage duty.  @@) ;D   With our current WI instructor core, and all the new WI attendees at Lodi (who the instructor core agree are MOST impressive 8)) we'll be able to provide refuge for any upstanding IL residents at Racine, Lodi, Bristol, Shiocton and Green Bay.   

Here are WI's two new IIT's!  Welcome, Jeremy and Scott, and THANK YOU for stepping up.  Sign up for Shiocton in June and you'll experience the known distance portion of Appleseed and the opportunity to pass on what you have learned. 

EVERYONE:  To quote Francis Marion of the Dulzura, CA
And the seeds of rifle marksmanship were sown in good ground. 
Students gained a concise set of information that they can now share with their friends and family.  In the end, then, every attendee walked away as an instructor for their friends, family, coworkers.  Every attendee knows the names and stories of the men, women, and kids who paid the cost of our Liberty so long ago.......................May you tend your patch in Liberty's garden well and through a long life.


EVERY ATTENDEE is now an instructor!   Now go tend your patch in Liberty's garden. <:)

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"My primary objective is to change hearts and minds, for that is where the gaping hole in the hull of the USS America lies. I am looking to make a spark and praying that it will ignite, by their own will, into a bonfire in their hearts and souls."  PHenry

"Folks, this Appleseed thing doesn't work if we get a patch and go home. It doesn't work if we shoot a Rifleman score and remember the good times we had out on the range. It only works if we take that 7th Step and spread the 'seed. HUZZAH!!!"  Slim 


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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2009, 11:17:48 PM »
Pappy, hope you feel better. I had the flu sat also so my son agreed to ride along incase I couldn't drive home but I actually got better as the day went on.

The Schiocton known distance shoot on Sunday needs reiteration. A great range opportunity that is worth quite a drive.

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2009, 11:36:28 PM »
Hello everyone! This is Clint checking in on the forum. I had a great time this weekend and learned many things. I plan on attending again with more friends. We'll see about that orange hat...

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2009, 12:08:43 AM »
This is a nice pic of me, the 30 point buck

Coly, I was gonna say....when I saw that pic of you, with alllllllllll those "horns"......first thing I thought of was : ...."Ohhhhh, -you- are going on the wall!!" **) **) **) **) :~ :~ :~ :~

Our little white tail deer out here don't get a chance to grow that many horns, usually........ @) :~ $$-0

Great shoot, BTW!! You guys are -rocking- up there!! <:) O0 <:)

Congratulations on all the Riflemen!! <:)

What a great weekend to remember, eh?? O0 O0 O0

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2009, 12:23:26 AM »
So things went well behind the cheddar curtain(wonder what their hiding)  Congrats on a great shoot and to the new Riflemen.  Also a big HOWDY from Indiana to Coly and Old Glory whom I had the pleasure to meet at Pappy's house in December......

WTG

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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2009, 03:08:49 AM »
Just checking up on you!!! ;) 
Sounds like an excellent event!  But lets be honest with ourselves.  In such great hands, we all knew it was going to be fantastic.
(Makes me wonder why we had 5 shooters and one spectator from Green Bay....  ???#) )
Don't worry, we tipped them off to the up coming, Shiocton shoot, they were pleased they would have to drive so far. 
When you make all six of them Riflemen, this June, remember we loosened them up for you. ;)

Wish I could have been there as well! But, I'm stuck in only one place at a time.  I might just have to clone myself....
You know you're doing good when Riflemen made, out-number instructors present!

See, Trisha, I knew you would do great!

And did I see Colorado with a Patch?   O0 Fine job, sir!  Did you PM Nickle, and have him make you an IIT yet?

Good work, guys and gals!


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Re: Lodi, WI April 19, 2009 PATRIOT'S DAY!
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2009, 03:15:16 AM »
AM, LOL **)  Thanks for planting all the seeds in those WI Appleseeders, and tending them.  They will surely bear fruit!

Colorado and Clint, and the rest of you WI Riflemen, PM Colycat and Nickle for the 7th step. 

Reflecting more on the weekend makes be believe that Wisconsin and  America is a better place this week because of so many more fine Appleseeders and a lot more Riflemen.  There is much hope, and there is much work to be done, so pick up your buckets and keep bailing.
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"My primary objective is to change hearts and minds, for that is where the gaping hole in the hull of the USS America lies. I am looking to make a spark and praying that it will ignite, by their own will, into a bonfire in their hearts and souls."  PHenry

"Folks, this Appleseed thing doesn't work if we get a patch and go home. It doesn't work if we shoot a Rifleman score and remember the good times we had out on the range. It only works if we take that 7th Step and spread the 'seed. HUZZAH!!!"  Slim 


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