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Heart of Texas Silhouette Club closes

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:28 am
by Merlin
Per email from Mark Pharr last evening. The Heart of Texas Silhouette Club is now closed. Per information I received, Jack Garrett is meeting with board members and attempting to find a new location for the club. The single email from Mark is all the information I have to date.

This is terrible news to Texas Silhouette Shooters. I am dismayed and disappointed that this has come to pass. Great Club with a bunch of really nice guys (and great shooters) in a secluded rural location. It seemed very strange (and cool) to have to stop shooting and run cattle off of the range on this working ranch.

I truly hope for success for the Club in finding a new home and a place for HP shooters to play. There are few left within a days drive here in Texas.

Re: Heart of Texas Silhouette Club closes

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:18 am
by cedestech
:(

Re: Heart of Texas Silhouette Club closes

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:31 pm
by dustinflint
This is really sad. We have had great times and many fantastic matches at that range. We all love the Texas Highpower State Championship match and hope that it will continue somewhere else.

Dustin

Re: Heart of Texas Silhouette Club closes

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:46 am
by acorneau
Sad news for the HOTSA folks and HP shooters in that part of the state.

Just yesterday I helped our guys unload some high-power animals which were picked up from Greenwood Gun Club (Brazoria, TX.). About 20+ rams, 20+ turkeys, and 5 or 6 pigs. With HOTSA closing down this may bump the idea of putting in some sort of HP silhouette facilities at the Bayou Rifles Juliff range (the one that's NOT in the flood-control reservoir).

Re: Heart of Texas Silhouette Club closes

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:53 am
by Merlin
acorneau wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:46 am
Sad news for the HOTSA folks and HP shooters in that part of the state.

Just yesterday I helped our guys unload some high-power animals which were picked up from Greenwood Gun Club (Brazoria, TX.). About 20+ rams, 20+ turkeys, and 5 or 6 pigs. With HOTSA closing down this may bump the idea of putting in some sort of HP silhouette facilities at the Bayou Rifles Juliff range (the one that's NOT in the flood-control reservoir).
That would be a huge benefit to HP silhouette people in this half of Texas.

Re: Heart of Texas Silhouette Club closes

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:41 pm
by jbmarshtx
acorneau wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:46 am
Sad news for the HOTSA folks and HP shooters in that part of the state.

Just yesterday I helped our guys unload some high-power animals which were picked up from Greenwood Gun Club (Brazoria, TX.). About 20+ rams, 20+ turkeys, and 5 or 6 pigs. With HOTSA closing down this may bump the idea of putting in some sort of HP silhouette facilities at the Bayou Rifles Juliff range (the one that's NOT in the flood-control reservoir).
I can't remember how many banks we shot at Coolidge?

Since I guess I'll be the how power director starting next week as long as I got a vote or three, I will work on contacting a couple of places starting with CTSA in New Braunfels to see if we can host there. There's another range between Houston and Austin, but I don't know if we'd be able to shoot there, and it might depend on providing targets at a minimum.

I'm not sure what Jack Garrett (and Mark Pharr) are going to do with the targets from HOTSA, but everything has to be cleared out by mid-March.

I'll post here as I find anything out. We've done 2x60 shot matches the past years at TX State, suggestions for anything else? As soon as I can look at a calendar, we'll try to get a date.

Re: Heart of Texas Silhouette Club closes

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:57 pm
by cedestech
acorneau wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:46 am
Sad news for the HOTSA folks and HP shooters in that part of the state.

Just yesterday I helped our guys unload some high-power animals which were picked up from Greenwood Gun Club (Brazoria, TX.). About 20+ rams, 20+ turkeys, and 5 or 6 pigs. With HOTSA closing down this may bump the idea of putting in some sort of HP silhouette facilities at the Bayou Rifles Juliff range (the one that's NOT in the flood-control reservoir).
Hmmm.... just had 2 conversations about that today.... ;)

Re: Heart of Texas Silhouette Club closes

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:59 pm
by cedestech
jbmarshtx wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:41 pm
acorneau wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:46 am
Sad news for the HOTSA folks and HP shooters in that part of the state.

Just yesterday I helped our guys unload some high-power animals which were picked up from Greenwood Gun Club (Brazoria, TX.). About 20+ rams, 20+ turkeys, and 5 or 6 pigs. With HOTSA closing down this may bump the idea of putting in some sort of HP silhouette facilities at the Bayou Rifles Juliff range (the one that's NOT in the flood-control reservoir).
I can't remember how many banks we shot at Coolidge?

Since I guess I'll be the how power director starting next week as long as I got a vote or three, I will work on contacting a couple of places starting with CTSA in New Braunfels to see if we can host there. There's another range between Houston and Austin, but I don't know if we'd be able to shoot there, and it might depend on providing targets at a minimum.

I'm not sure what Jack Garrett (and Mark Pharr) are going to do with the targets from HOTSA, but everything has to be cleared out by mid-March.

I'll post here as I find anything out. We've done 2x60 shot matches the past years at TX State, suggestions for anything else? As soon as I can look at a calendar, we'll try to get a date.
Yaupon? Yes please....

Re: Heart of Texas Silhouette Club closes

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:02 pm
by jbmarshtx
cedestech wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:59 pm
Yaupon? Yes please....
No idea if it would be possible. I talked with Tim Lee a bit about it and will contact them after next week.

I grew up right near greenwood, before I knew what silhouette was or competitive shooting really.