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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
WILDLIFE ACTION CHAPTER OF THE YEAR FOR 1986-2006- 2012-2016-2018
WEBSITE: www.horrychapterwildlifeaction.org Coordinator: Jeff A. Fink Sr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Editor: Brian Koller: Send Input & Comments to: email@example.com
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 pistol and 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 May Meeting on the 23rd at 7 PM should be interesting. Guest speaker is Sherri Vickers from the Shields Program speaking regarding legal advice. At June’s meeting EMTs from the Aynor Fire Department will speak about the AED unit and Trauma kit we will are purchasing for the Chapter. Do you have a favorite dish you would like to share? Bring it along for our potluck supper as we’d love to share it with you. While you’re here, don’t forget to see Ed Whitner. He’ll be selling Horry Chapter hats/visors and T’s. Ed’s also selling chances for the next raffle for one of two $200 gift cards from our sponsors: Papa Foxtrot Tactical and Rivertown Gun Depot. That’s two chances to win. Member Wayne Dentzau is selling WLA mugs and sets of car coasters. Range Orientation will be conducted at 5PM for new members.
The next monthly pistol/revolver match is Saturday, May 25th @ 10AM. Matches consist of slow and timed fire at 25 yards and rapid fire at 15 yards. Don’t forget about the “Fun Match” using Steel Knockdown/bowling pin/clay bird/6” round steel and Texas Star targets. Fee for each is match is $5 (shells not included). There is a 50-50, and food is available for purchase. Contact Mike Ferrio @ firstname.lastname@example.org, or see our web page events for further info.
We will be holding a Pioneer shooting event on May 11th from 9AM until 2PM. It’s an orientation into safe shooting. This is an excellent time to let the kids try their hand at shooting various types of guns; .22 rifle, pistols or shotguns. The event is open for all youth, member or not. Guns, ammunition and all other necessary items will be provided by the Chapter. So, bring the kids/grandkids and their friends on out and enjoy a fun Spring day. Maybe you can get a picture of your son/daughter’s first “bullseye”. Food will be provided at the completion of the event.
Horry Chapter held our first Ladies Shoot of 2019 on April 28. Young and not so young spent the afternoon shooting various armament. Stations were held at the Rifle/Pistol and Shotgun ranges on our site. Hotdogs, hamburgers with fixins’ were served at days end. Thanks to all our volunteers and Mother Nature for making the day fun for all.
Pioneer Events/Ladies and Veterans Days would not be possible without the support of our excellent sponsors, so let’s support them as well. They are: Terry’s Hardware, www.terrys-hardware.com, located at 5075 W. Highway 501 in Conway; Rivertown Gun Depot, has guns, ammo, and other sporting needs. They are located at 1301 E. Highway 501, Conway; Anderson Brothers Bank has multiple locations in Horry and Marion Counties, go to www.abbank.com, regarding services for all your banking needs; Papa Foxtrot Tactical has guns and ammo, at 618 8th Ave Unit C, Aynor for hunting/shooting supplies and more, www.facebook.com/papafox tac; and Frank and Betty Pate for their continued sponsorship of Berm #1.
Individuals that attended our April meeting were made aware that our A/C compressor had quit. Board members voted to replace the unit rather than simply repair. Thanks to Horry Chapter member and Trap Range Sponsor Michael Herrington from CMH Heating and Cooling in Nichols, our A/C unit has been replaced. Not only did Michael do the work at cost, he provided us a large enough unit that will accommodate future building expansion, replaced the heat unit/ducts and thermostat. Gratefully, work was completed prior to our Ladies Shoot that was held on Sunday, April 28th. Keep CMH Heating and Cooling in mind if you need work on your heating/air systems. They can be contacted at 843-455-9379 or email at email@example.com. Additionally, our Education Center had issues with our well pump that were discovered on meeting day. Special thanks to the timely service of Kelly Parker of Parker’s Plumbing and Well Service, LLC @866-908-0562. Work was completed “stat”, so that we had water pressure in time for our meeting. Don’t know what we’d do without these great folks.
Member Mark Barra spoke at April’s Meeting regarding a few myths about wildlife in SC. He reminded us that racoons often carry rabies and ringworm; deer fawns “rescued” and raised in captivity will die when released back into the wild; alligators really can’t outrun race cars and there are no black panthers. Mark is a retired Certified Wildlife Biologist, so he knows the real facts of nature. These animals are wild, not meant to be pets, so please, leave them alone.
Don’t wait, Applications for the Daniel Lagasse Scholarship for this year’s Pioneer Camp are now available at the Education Center. Submission deadline is July 3rd for ages 9-12.
Donations. Claude Dey-1000 rounds of .22 Ammo; Kevin Cook-tool trays; and Mr. & Mrs. Don Reed, Jr. – serving spoons. The Chapter is looking for anyone willing to donate 28 Gauge shotguns or ammo for our smaller guests to use.
The 50/50 was won by John Fink, who in turn donated the winnings back to the Chapter to apply towards the cost of the A/C replacement. The raffle for the Smith and Wesson .380 EZ-Rack was won by Bobby Stubbs.
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