RMR members once again had a good showing at the MT State Cowboy Action Shoot. Four Bucks came in third overall as well as taking first in the Gunfighter category. Doc Tombstone maintains his reign for the fifth year as the MT State Men's Champion. Other members also placed well in their individual categories. Graydog was the first place Elder Statesman followed by Jake the Snake who placed third. Chiparoo came in first as a Cattle Baron with Idaho Muleskinner coming in second in the same category. Poco Culebra took the Young Gun Category, and Fire Opal did the same as a Lady 49er. Jocko had a fifth place finish as a Senior, a very competitive category. Kootenay Kid was second in the Senior Gunfighter category, and Madam Dragonfly scored the same as a Grand Dame. Charlie Whiskers came in second in the Senior Duelist category.
Overall RMR members can hold their heads high. Click on the Gallery tab to see more pictures from the 2017 MT State Shoot.
It is that time of year again! Jocko recently emailed membership letters, the 2018 schedule, and applications to those shooters who are on our email lists as members or contacts. Detailed in the letter are the benefits of membership, the upcoming goals, and the accomplishments of the past year.
Yearly membership fees are $25 for an individual or $45 for a family. We again will offer the popular RMR Captain at $120.00 which includes your individual annual membership and all your shoot fees for the year. Monthly shooting fees for members are $10 for one day, and $15 for the weekend. Non-members pay $15 for one day and $25 for the weekend.
If you did not receive an email, please contact Jocko so he can email or snail mail you the information. Looking forward to shooting with you this coming year!
At the January 2018 board meeting, two shooters were approved for important positions. Buckskin Dave, our Troy, MT cowboy, started CAS shooting a few years ago, and is interested in helping to guide our club as a board member. J.E.B. Stuart, president and Territorial Governor of the Black Horse Shootists from Great Falls, has also agreed to represent RMR as our Territorial Governor as well. Thank you, Buckskin and J.E.B. for taking on new roles.
RMR's 2017 Warm-Up to State shoot was such a resounding success, we have decided to hold a similar shoot for 2018. Due to the calendar, our normally scheduled shoot fell on the same weekend as the state shoot. Therefore, after negotiations with the Bitterroot Buckaroos (thanks folks), we will be holding our Warm-Up to State on July 7th and 8th. As with any of our Warm-Up to State Shoots, we will feature distances, targets, and types of stages typical of the Montana State Shoot.
Warm-Up shoots at RMR actually date back many years. The first Warm-Up's were held when our range was located at the Taylor Ranch. Some of our members would gather the weekend before the MT State shoot to practice skills typical of the state shoots at that time including shooting at clay pigeons. These informal gatherings have now evolved into a shoot that attracts shooters from the west who are traveling to Great Falls for the MT State Shoot.
We hope to see you at our Warm-Up as well as State! Stay tuned for further details.
Yippee! Our scores from the second half of the year are now posted in PDF format. Instead of being able to link directly to the ACES website, I (Fire Opal) was able to use our ACES information and create a PDF file. Whew! It was a learning curve for me, but thanks to the SASS Wire, a response by Abilene Slim from the Powder Creek Cowboys of Lenexa, Kansas, an email from K.C. Ranger, and a final email from Deadwood Slim, I was able to get-er-done! I think we will continue to be able to use ACES for our scorekeeping at least for the time being. Check out those scores if you want to strategize for next year!
When creating this new website, we found several older pictures that we did not want to loose. This "Blast from the Past" photo features an early RMR member, Miss Hattie Wild, as she is reaching for her shotgun loads at the original Big Whiskey. The jail bars on the windows as well as the steel bar door made for authentic shooting.