Under a watery sunlit, sometimes see a slight shadow, semi coolish sorta day (how's that for a description? :)), 150 shooters set for 7 stages of cowboy shooting in Arkansas at Old Fort Gun Club.
Now it wasn't without its hiccups for many and we were certainly part of that with hangups with ammo but really nothing major.
We had a great posse. Woo! Go Posse 6 – Back 40, Belle Vaquera, Billy Broncstomper, Blackwater Bruce, Browncoat Annie, Cajun, Cap'n Highpockets, Dusty Darryl, Greasy Creek Slim, Hairless, Irish Tom, Jackaroo, Kathouse Kelli, Mean Mary, Miss Shirl, Mud Puppy, Revelator, Shell Stuffer, Silent Thunder, Tightwad Swede and Willie Mescal.
The proceedings started with prayer and pledge of allegiance, then a swift presentation of the National Buckaroo champ's trophy – we didn't catch them at OKC last weekend and he'd skipped out early at Winter Range – done by Gunny Buckshot. Good one CR Hicock and we hope you do well at EOT is year before you move up to Junior Boy category!
Sooooooo as I mentioned, there were a few undesirable stages for many but all in all, everyone had a great day and faired well. Especially for Oklahoman's (and faux Oklahoman's) – just sayin'!
Although outnumbered the Oklahoman's did well with placing – Long Branch Kitty, Bea G, Lonesome Buck, Kiamichi Queen, The Brisco Kid, Broncho Red, Choctaw Jim, Tacky Jackie, Bois D'Arc, C R Hicock, Montana Dan, Matt Valentine, Red Knee, Scott Wayne, Highland Scottie, Roy's Creek Dan, Jackaroo and Kathouse Kelli. Excuse me if I've forgotten anyone!
Overall Ladies was myself, Kathouse Kelli – Australian by way of Oklahoma and Overall Men's, Roy's Creek Dan – Oklahoma. Yee haa!
Jack took 2nd place in Senior with 3rd place going to Back 40 and 1st place going to Greasy Creek Slim. Congratulations!
A big congratulations to my fellow Lady Wranglers, 2nd Place to Cheek A Bow Wow and 3rd Place – Belle Vaquera.
Jackaroo and I managed to pull off a double win on Derringer for Men's and Ladies and I also won Best Dressed Ladies Shooter for the day.
A great shoot, plenty of good people to be reacquainted with and meet new ones. Tomorrow we will finish the last 5 stages of the Arkansas State Wild Bunch match.