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Archery – New Course Design

New Archery course designed recently, this is just one of the new shots on the course, the Running Bear.  Come try out the new course efore the season opens!

Many people think of FSC as a firearm shooting club, but did you know that we also offer Archery opportunities year round?

Nestled slightly off the beaten path and in a peaceful setting behind our horseshoe area lies our 3-D Archery range, available year round with no charge to our members.  This practice range offers you the flexibility of shooting from the ground, or from an elevated platform that simulates a tree stand.

As archery season approaches, it’s time to start tuning up your bows and your skills.  FSC has that covered too with our extended, “Through the Woods” 3-D Archery course twice a year in August and September!

The “Through the Woods” 3-D course has approximately thirty targets set in realistic shooting situations along a path through FSC’s own “Sherwood Forest”. Ranges vary from up close and personal shots to some at 40+ yards.  The course also offers elevated shots, platforms, a simulated blind, and a real arrow-buster on the rocks.

These life-sized hogs, elk, cougars, and of course, white-tailed deer targets along with other animal targets are placed in natural settings to allow for the best bow hunting scenarios you can have, just short of filling a tag!

It takes a pair of archers about an hour and a half to complete the course, with more in your group adding to that time….and with the eyes of your partner being upon you, adds a little more pressure, and adds to the realism.

After completing the “through the Woods” 3-D course, you have a chance to win some real money by shooting at a hanging egg or hitting a Money prize on a long range target!

EQUIPMENT: Conventional tackle, long bows, re-curves; compounds and crossbows are all are welcome.  Heck, bring your atlatl or blowgun if you want.  But you must use target tips no broader than the diameter of the arrow shaft – no broad-heads allowed.

Remember, this is a “Through the Woods” course – it’s suggested to bring bug spray, wear sturdy footwear, and have plenty of arrows.

The shoots start at 9 a.m. with the last shooters allowed on the course no later than 1 p.m.  We are a family friendly Club, and spectators are welcome to join you.  Our kitchen will also be open for breakfast and lunch.

All of this Through the Woods fun will set you back very little whether you’re a member or not.  Junior shooters are charged less, and 12 years of age and under can shoot for free.

2nd Amend. Pa Art. 1 Harrisburg Rally bus trip – 5th Annual

Scheduled for April 30 2018 – For 5 years, FSC has joined the ranks of many at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pa., in support of Second Amendment and State Article 1 sec 21 Constitutional rights, along with other associated bills in the legislation with sportsmen and sportswomen topics.

For members, a low cost ($20) bus seat reservation has traditionally been reimbursed when you are on the bus (another member benefit). Non-members are also welcomed, though fee is not reimbursed. The trip has traditionally left a local gathering area (Tunkhannock Walmart parking lot) at 7:00 AM, arriving in Harrisburg just after 9:00 AM with an entertaining movie along the way. Upon arrival, there is usually some time to speak our legislators to discuss and give input on the bills of interest before it’s voted upon. There is generally several speeches and presentations given on the Capitol steps or in the scenic Rotunda as a spirited crowd is engaged. Lunch can be enjoyed in the Capitol Café, or among several of the local establishments. Departure is around 1:30 / 2:00 PM, with a stop on the way home at a point of interest such as Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops. Arrival “home” is usually around 6:00 PM.

The next trip can use your support and presence….as there is strength in numbers. Feedback from our legislators is they want to hear the point of view from their constituents on the issues that they hold dear – doing it in person is the exclamation point!

Help make the next Rally Trip the best ever by coming along on the excursion to exercise your right of free speech, support your right to bear arms, to represent your club, and help protect your sporting future!

Sign up’s will be available at the regular monthly meeting.

For any questions or also to sign up, please contact Lisa Sobuta at (570)-262-4857. You can also contact us through messenger on the club’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/factoryvillesports/

5th Annual Second Amend. Pa Article 1 Rally bus trip

 

 

2018 Events are now on the calendar!

Please take a moment to look at the upcoming events & any range closures on the calendar of events for the upcoming year.

An interesting feature is that the calendar can be “exported / uploaded” to your calendar so as not to miss a FSC event or range closure again.

Be sure to get the very latest in any changes by also referring to the FSC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/factoryvillesports/

Also give the HOTLINE a call @ 570-378-CLUB (2582)