Horry Chapter
Wildlife Action, Inc. 
Copyright © Jeffrey Fink Sr. All rights reserved.

The Horry Pride

Horry Chapter, Wildlife Action, P.O. Box 682: Aynor, SC 29511
WLA Motto “Local Folks Solving Local Problems”
WLA SLOGAN “To Put Back More Than We Take​
March 2019

WILDLIFE ACTION CHAPTER OF THE YEAR FOR 1986-2006- 2012-2016-2018
WEBSITE: www.horrychapterwildlifeaction.org Coordinator: Jeff A. Fink Sr.  jfinksr@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor: Brian Koller: Send Input & Comments to: bjkolle@sccoast.net
Horry Chapter Contacts
Frank Lagasse: (315-709-2712) Ed Whitner: (843-283-8074)
Johnny Goebel: (843-997-5613)
WLA National Headquarters: (843-464-8473) www.wildlifeaction.com (Join Now With PayPal)
Calendar of Events
Monthly:  1st Saturday: Trap Shoot 9AM,
3rd Saturday:  SASS Cowboy Action 9:30 AM
4th Thursday: Monthly Meeting 7:00PM
4th Saturday: Pistol/Revolver Match 9 AM
Skeet and Trap Ranges are opened Tuesday and Thursdays 10am-2pm and Sundays from 11AM until 4PM. Check with Ed Whitner regarding night time trap/skeet shoot on Tuesdays
Mandatory range orientation is given at 5:00 PM sharp on the 4th Thursday, monthly.
Please bring a weapon, 3 rounds of ammunition along with hearing and eye protection.
Horry Chapter is accepting donations of ammunition to be used for Pioneer Days, Ladies and Veterans shoots.
Our Next Meeting will be on March 28th.  Our guest speaker will be the owner of Waccamaw Outfitters. This is our annual “Hotdog Night”. We’ll provide the dogs/trimmings, chips and drinks. If you have a favorite salad/desert, etc. you would like to bring along, they would also be appreciated. So, come on out, enjoy the evening and roast a dog in the fire pit.  Meeting will be held in the Pioneer Village but will move to the Education Center if there is inclement weather. While you’re here, don’t forget to see Ed Whitner. He’ll be selling tickets for our next raffle item; a Smith and Wesson .380 EZ Rack Pistol, a real beauty. Range Orientation will be conducted at 5PM for new members.
The monthly pistol/revolver match Saturday, March 23rd. Entry fee is $5, (shells not included). Lunch will be available.  Shots at 10, 15, and 25 yards. Contact Mike Ferrio @ mfusmc78@optonline.net for further info.
Attention members: Flooding from Hurricane Florence destroyed a significant portion of the display pieces that we use for educational purposes. If you have fur bearing mounts in good shape such as deer, racoon, bear muskrat, etc., and would like to donate them to WLA, they would be much appreciated.
Volunteers are needed as we start our 2019 upgrades. We will begin installation of the interior fencing on March 10th beginning at 8 AM. We will be renting necessary equipment for the posts. Let Frank or Johnny know if you’re available to help. As usual, lunch will be served.
A volunteer sign-up sheet has been placed by the microwave in the Education Center for  pre-meeting clean-up of the Education Center. Light cleanup is all that is needed. Sweep down the floor, clean tables and tidy up the bathrooms. Takes about 90 minutes.
There is a new big white barrel labeled “BRASS ONLY” out by the berms. This is for expended brass ONLY. Please, no other trash in the barrel. It’s there for your convenience.
Chapter President Frank Lagasse proudly accepted the WLA Chapter of the Year Award for 2018. It was presented to the Horry Chapter on February 16th at National’s annual fund-raising dinner. Horry Chapter Officers, Board Members and wives were in attendance for this achievement.  “THANK YOU” to all members for making this award possible.
Mark Bara spoke at the February meeting regarding S.489 introduced by Sen. Stephen Goldfinch of the SC Senate. It would amend current law creating a new bounty on coyotes. If approved, it would increase the price of SC hunting and fishing licenses by $1-$5. Unknowns are how the State would implement/ administer the bounty or prevent cheating. Payment would be limited to about 75,000 kills per year, depending on the new revenue. As a wildlife biologist, Mark explained that these programs do not work. For more info you can contact Mark at markbara@wildblue.net. Let your State legislator know your opinion.
Our WEB Page in now available on Facebook. Special thanks to John Wren and Jeff Fink. Horry Chapter page is available at https://www.facebook.com/horrywa/
Mark your calendars for April. We have a Range Cleanup Day on April 7 from
9AM-2PM. Pioneer Day will be held April 13 from 9AM until 2 PM. So, bring out kids and/or grandchildren for a fun day. Our first Ladies Day Shoot this year is on April 28th from 2-6PM. Remember for all our special events the Chapter provides all needed supplies; ammo, various weapons, etc. Lunch/dinner are also served at the conclusion of these events.
Congratulations to Conway Middle School on their second-place finish in the SCDNR Trap competition. They are one of three schools that currently train at HCWLA.
Applications for the Daniel LaGasse Scholarship for this year’s Pioneer Camp are now available at the Education Center.
Jim King has tickets for the American Legion Post 178 yearlong gun raffle. It begins 2 Jul 19.
Donations:  Terry Watson .38 Ammunition; Dennis O’Hara 150 rounds of .9mm ammunition.
50-50 was won by Jim Fowler.
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL. Best race horse name ever “Hoof Hearted”
 

  

 
 

 

 

 




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