July 20, 2019 – Monthly Match Recap

Howdy Cowboy Shooters!!
Little Fat Buddy reporting for the Buzzard Gulch Gazette for the week of 20 July 1880
A glorious summer shoot was held this Saturday and we had Ten Joy Filled Shooters join us.
They were Joyous because, in spite of the weather being hot, there was also a very nice breeze which kept us all very comfortable until about noon when it really got hot.   However since the shoot was finished by 12:30 pm no one seemed to mind too much.  The club provided plenty of cold water for the shooters and we had no heat related incidents.
The Bearded Wonder set up the stages and did a fine job, all the stages were quick, fun and included a little thing we like to call “Shotgun Boogie”, where all misses were made up using the shot gun.  Some people had no misses to make up, others, like myself had four to make up.  It was fun fun fun.
We are having an OLD TIMERS SHOOT,  ON WEDNESDAY, 24 JULY 19.
PLACE——Buzzard Gulch
Time——  8:30 am   Summer Hours
Dress Code —— Cowboy Casual (T-shirt)
Weather ——  Cooler around 87 +   But hot enough to cause problems for the heat sensitive (Me)
Number of Stages ——-  Six
Will we shoot shotguns  ———  Heck yes, a lot
Gate Code: 3400
Y’all Come out, it will be fun
Little Fat Buddy   Keep on Shootin
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July 14, 2019 – Monthly Match Recap

Hello friends!

We had a wonderful day of shooting yesterday! We had pretty decent weather with the clouds in the sky keeping it from being too terribly hot. We kept everyone hydrated, though, with plenty of water and starting earlier, at 8:30, really helped keep us cooler.

We had 17 shooters join in on our primer popping and Irish chose stages from the 2014 Ruckus in the Nations OK State Championship to have fun with.

We’ve been enjoying a new Buckaroo coming into the sport of Cowboy Action, Lever Action Kid! He joined us for the third time yesterday and on top of shooting his own match, he was a great brass picker!

At the end of the match, Lil’ Irish — my and Irish Kid’s boy (and yes he picked out his own name!) — was helping, too! We’re getting him ready, cowboys and girls! He’s almost there!
Lil Irish and Lever Action Kid stand side by side under the cover of our fort. Lever Action Kid looks back at the crowd before shooting his guns staged on the table in front of him. Lever Action Kid stands proudly with his brass picker and basket at our monthly cowboy action match.
​Both boys did great! We also had another visitor that I didn’t get to talk to much, but I dubbed “Green Horn” because of his green shirt and the fact that he was new to the sport! He shot a few stages and told us he had been thinking about getting into it for a while, but this was the first time he had ever shot a cowboy match. He sure was smiling a lot!​
Unfortunately, Cat City Slim and Smokin Okie were both plagued with some gun problems. Smokin Okie had one break on him so he decided to leave a little early, but Cat City Slim managed to stick it out.
We also enjoyed getting to visit with Prarie Ghost and Alabama Bill (over from Arkansas), Stank Eye Sue and her beau Silver Creek Drifter, as well as Hunny 00 and Gunny 00! But let’s be honest, it was good to see everyone that came out and shot. 🙂
Brazos Valley Kid chats with Alabama Bill while Cat City Slim goes up to the line to shoot and Irish Kid gets ready to run the timer. Silver Creek Drifter sits on a pew while Hunny 00, Cole Miner, Gunny 00, Lever Action's Dad, and Prairie Ghost watch a shooter.
Congrats to Irish Kid, Alabama Bill​, Gunny 00, Prarie Ghost, and Purdy Good for taking the top 5 spots!
​We look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday when we shoot again! It will be run by our resident concerned citizen, Little Fat Buddy while Irish and I have a family reunion to go to​. We know it’ll be a good time. Little Fat Buddy never ceases to make people smile!

June 26, 2019 Match Recap

Hello friends!
Here’s what Little Fat Buddy had to say about Wednesday’s shoot:
“Well cowboys and cowgirls, we had a “Retiree and Old Timers” shoot yesterday (Wednesday) and what fun it was.   Everyone but me showed up early ready to shoot and I was late as I did not realize we were on summer hours.  My Bad!!
When we got to Range 1, the train station, we had a very pleasant surprise, the targets were already set up and there were NEW FUN targets to shoot, including a “Hopper” target that launched a clay pigeon 12 feet into the air.  Now shooting that was FUN!!    That is, it was fun for myself, Gunny 00 and Tom Slick, we were the only ones to actually hit the pigeon  :))
We had 12 fun shooters with great attitudes and we shot 6 stages.  But no one was able to score a clean match as the targets were set up as to be very challenging and fun.   lots of laughs and lots of shooting, it was a great day.
So that’s it for Wednesday 26 June, we will have another” Old Timers shoot” on 24 July so All Y’all come out, Ya Hear???
Little Fat Buddy,   Keep on Shootin.”
Those scores are on the website.

We’re looking forward to seeing y’all tomorrow for our annual Jimmy Buffet potluck and luau! We’ll be having burgers, watermelon, and a lot of fun! We hope some of you that haven’t been out in a while can make it!

It’s getting hot outside, so dress cowboy casual (your favorite cowboy shirt and shorts, no flip flops) or wear your favorite Hawaiin outfit a la Jimmy Buffet (still no flip flops, though)! We’ll have leis for everyone to get into the festive mood and Charles B. Gatewood will be writing the 4 stages for our shoot!

So bring your dessert or side dish, bring your pards, bring your guns and let’s have fun!

(Irish wants to remind everyone that even with the earlier start times, we CANNOT get past the John Zink Gate BEFORE 7:00AM. If you find yourself there early, wait at the gate until that time. Thank you.)


Gate Code: 6628
Purdy Good
Indian Territory SASS

P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for Robbers’ Ruckus in September! We’re going to have a great time and we look forward to seein’ you at Buzzard Gulch September 21st!

June 15, 2019 Match Recap

Hey friends!

Some of you may be traveling or at End of Trail, but we had a wonderful time on Saturday with all the pards that came to join us for a little of EOT in Oklahoma on Father’s Day!

All the men had a clean day (as long as their bullets came out of the barrels of their guns, downrange!) while yours truly, the only lady, got to take all of the misses and P’s on their behalves! Haha!

We had a few visitors come by and watch and their younger boys, whom I decided to lovingly call Lil Buck and Big Buck, shot one stage with us while they were there. 10 year old “Lil Buck”, whose real alias is yet to be determined, is very interested in coming to play cowboy and we’re hoping to get his dad hooked, too. 😉
We all enjoyed coffee and donuts and unexpectedly, but very appreciated, The Bearded Wonder showed up late to the shoot with his little girl in tow (whom I have affectionately nicknamed “Wild Wonder” from this day forward) and decided to cook us all lunch after the match, which we all enjoyed together!
Congrats to our top 3 shooters Angus Red, Irish Kid, and Bad Crooked Aimes!

The scores are up on the website! Our regularly scheduled fourth Wednesday shoot will be June 26th.

We’ll see you soon!

​Purdy Good
Indian Territory SASS

June 9, 2019 Match Recap

Hey there friends!
We had a great posse come out today for Dillard’s stages and practice for EOT. Hadn’t seen some of them in a long while – Red Knee, I’m looking your way. 😉
We got a little wet on the first few stages, but then the sky cleared up and we finished out with blue skies and sunshine.
Congrats to our top 3; Deadeye Dillard, Creek County Kid, and Snake Oil George! Snake Oil even managed to come out of it with a clean match along with Smokin Okie.
Scores are up on the website and we look forward to seeing more of you next Saturday!

Good luck to those headed to EOT!

Purdy Good

Indian Territory SASS

May 22, 2019 Match Recap

Hello Friends,

We hope everyone is safe and sound from all the storms and the flooding that’s going on. We’ve checked in with a few of you and are happy that everyone has been doing good so far. Fingers crossed that the rain goes away soon.

Now to the scores..
Brazos Valley Kid got me the scores for Wednesday’s match, but wouldn’t y’all know it? Some [a lot] of you cowboys didn’t write down your categories!

So while our fancy tablets like to remember aliases and categories and I was able to input a few of you, some of you were input as “Cowboy”, so I could give you scores!

Tisk Tisk! 😉 If any of you have incorrect categories and would like them updated, please email me and I’ll get it changed and updated on the website as well.

Based on what we heard from Brazos, we had a couple of new shooters to the range and everyone had a good time.
Bad Crooked Aimes took that top spot home followed by our Brazos Valley Kid and Tuckered Outlaw! Congrats, ‘boys! No one managed to get away clean, though.
Our next scheduled shoot is set for June 9th. We look forward to seeing some of you at Pursuit into the Osage Nation next week! (And don’t forget that Robbers’ Ruckus is in September so get your entries in!)
See you soon,
Purdy Good
Indian Territory SASS
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Memorial Shoot for Miracle Man and Shawnee, Recap

Hello friends,
Man! It was a great day for a shoot, especially one that helped us share fun and food with our cowboy family.
The forecasted rain probably scared some of you away today, but for those that came out and enjoyed the match and lunch with us today, thank you again so much for coming out and celebrating Miracle Man and Shawnee with us today.
We started the day with a little background on each of our friends, and a story about how our club got started thanks to Shawnee and his wonderful wife, Windblown. We shared some pictures of each of the men doing what they loved, and shared a moment of silence before the shooting began!
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The drizzle only lasted for the first stage or two, and only now and again before it stopped, leaving us with a lot of fun to be had!
We had a lot of new shooters from Miracle Man’s family come and try the sport, as well as an old friend, Dewmour Good, who came out just to watch and be a part. We didn’t come up with any good cowboy aliases today, so yours truly gave them nicknames for the day: “Jackaroo Jason” and “Good Ol’ Boy Brian”. “Trusty Trev” has shot with us before, but I don’t think he has an alias yet, just getting started.

New shooters-with-Barr-Bear and Longtown Lefty at Memorial Shoot 5-11-19.jpg
Miracle Man’s wife came out to watch and enjoy as well. Windblown was unfortunately out of town, so we might just have to have another shoot in memory of our cowboy friends! (Why not?!)
Luckily for all, we said it was a No P day. Nobody made it out clean today, and I know there were plenty of P’s that would have made it onto the scoresheet if we’d counted them!

Irish wrote the stages all to be a little different and a lot of fun. Stage 1 had the rifle targets lined up, single file. Stage 2, we used the BIG cowboy target as a dump at the far berm, and a smaller cowboy just across the creek as a pistol target, plus 6 shotgun targets! Stage 3 saw the pards shooting one pistol on one side, then rifle, then the second pistol on the other side of the Corral. And finally, at the Hotel, everything seemed doable; Three on the outside targets, 2 on the inside targets for both pistol and rifle. Then 2 shotgun targets.

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After all of that, Bearded Wonder treated us to the burgers he cooked on the grill and bacon covered steak bites that Barr Bear brought for us to enjoy (they were SO good). There were chips, Texas caviar, pasta salad, chip dips, pies, cakes, cookies.. it was a great spread!

Getting food from the grillmaster Miracle Man and Shawnee memorial.jpg
It was a fine day for remembering friends and seeing family.
Congrats goes to Charles B. Gatewood for taking the top spot, followed by Irish Kid, and Barr Bear. (No one made it out clean, either!)

Scores are on the website for you! Facebook will have a lot of pictures and Videos to come soon.

Also, don’t forget we’re having a Mother’s Day shoot tomorrow! All the ladies will be shooting CLEAN(!) and I have a couple of ladies-only giveaways. 🙂
Purdy Good

2019 Easter Shoot Recap

Hello everyone!
Happy Easter! It was a beautiful day at the range and the gorgeous weather made for a great shoot! Thirteen shooters came down to enjoy that weather with us and we were happy to see them all! We had lots of visitors that day, including Amos. Amos (pictured below, far left) came down from a skeet/trap shoot to watch his dad, Rusty Fiddler, and ended up shooting three stages with us. Might be safe to say he will be back. 😉
(Everyone pictured except Coal Miner and Purdy Good)
To start our day off right, we had donuts and coffee, and of course candy. What kind of shoot would it have been if we hadn’t had a little candy?
The Easter bunny also came down to visit us yesterday and brought some cash money with him! We had a drawing for every shooter and they got to pick an Easter egg from the basket. Each egg had real money in it; $1, $5, or $10! Sassy Jo ended up with the big money; $10!
After all of the festivities, we had our shooter’s meeting then off to shooting! Ninety Caliber Al wrote up the stages and Irish Kid made up the lines, featuring all the best quotes he could have found, “Eh, what’s up doc?”, “My name is Billy Bunny and I’ve lost my eggs.”, and “Here comes Peter Cottontail.”
I think my personal favorite was on stage two, where we recreated the Cadbury bunny commercials. Those stages were a lot of fun, and this shooter can report we all had a blast. Stay tuned for videos and pictures on our Facebook page.
Biggest of congrats goes to our only clean shooter, Brazos Valley Kid, who earned himself another clean match coin!
Top 3 shooters were Irish Kid followed by Angus Red and rounded out by Brazos Valley Kid. Congrats to all 3!!
We hope to see you all next time, on April 24th for our Ol’ Coot’s Shoot or on May 12th for our Mother’s Day shoot! (Ladies will shoot with no P’s and there will be ladies drawings, too!)

See you on the range!

Purdy Good

ITSASS St. Patrick’s Day Match – March 2019 Saturday Shoot

Hey there cowpokes!
We had a brilliant day on Saturday, it’s too bad if you had to miss it!
Our St. Patrick’s Day shoot came complete with Irish Cream creamer for the coffee, green giveaways, Donuts, and “gold”!
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The weather started a little cool, but quickly warmed up as our shooters got ready for the match, enjoying hot coffee and donuts! Before we got really started, we did a drawing for the giveways!

Luck was with Angus Red, Longtown Lefty, The Bearded Wonder, and Smokin’ Okie who all got a gorgeous green carabiner, and small bottle of Rem Oil. We also gave away a brick of .22 Long Rifle ammo, OFF! Deep Woods in preparation for Pursuit(!), and a nifty green tin trail cup!

After that, we got started! We had 13 shooters with us for a nice sized posse and we decided to setup the town square to shoot each twice with Irish Kid coming up with Irish Lines; “I’m Irish and in Jail.”, “Get me my shillelagh“, “Where’s my Irish Car Bomb?” and “That’s my Guiness!”
Safe to say, we all had a very fun day, but not a one of us came out clean, even just after the first stage! 
And on top of all of the fun, we had 4 new shooters come take a gander at what it means to be a cowboy shooter! We managed to convince two of them to try it out and they walked away smiling!
See their shooter videos on our Facebook page (they are uploading)!
Our big Congrats of the match goes to Angus Red, Charles B. Gatewood, and Irish Kid for taking the top three spots, respectively!
Join us again for the Ol’ Coot’s Shoot on Wednesday, March 27th!
We’ll see you on the range, Pards!
Purdy Good
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Second Sunday March Match – March 10, 2019

Howdy shooters,  your Buzzard Gulch Reporter here, giving you an update on the latest doings in the Town.
A fun shoot was held Sunday with Eleven Brave Souls who came out to once again brave the elements.  One of these days it just HAS TO WARM THE HECK UP!!!
The day started cloudy and stayed cloudy with a cold wind again off the lake.  I suppose it would not have been too bad provided the humidity was not so high and uncomfortable.  But we all worked our way through it even though many of us were wishing we had put on that winter underwear again.
We had two new shooters who came out, “Cole Miner” was as good as his word and showed up like he said he would, with two very nice Ruger’s and a new/used $2.00 CSA hat.   He did not have a rifle or shotgun yet, but we made sure he had some to use so he could shoot every stage.  And a fine job he did too!
Our other new guy was Jerry Dollar, a Red Castle Member who came out to see what all the fuss was about up at Buzzard Gulch.  He did not go away disappointed.  We made sure he had guns and ammo to shoot and I think he had a great time and will be joining us shortly.
Clean Match Congratulations go to Jack Rabbit Slims, Brazos Valley Kid and Long town Lefty.  SALUTE!!

Top awards go to Angus Red, Jack Rabbit Slims, and J Slim! Way to go!

Our next match is scheduled for this Saturday, 18 Mar 19, Times to be announced.  I believe our Mayor, The Irish Kid and his gun moll, Purdy Darn Good Shooter have something of an “Irish Flair” for us.

So be good Kiddos  and as Little Fat Buddy always says  KEEP ON SHOOTIN !!!!

Indian Territory SASS