Howdy Cowboy Shooters!
With the Aloha Flat Creek Shoot behind us work on the new range commenced in earnest. Over the past week to 10 days we’ve seen completion of the new registration building exterior, layout of the firing line and trimming and pruning of trees along the firing line.
Our thanks to all who had a hand in making this progress: Agarita Annie, Ben Jones (ranch foreman for Texas Republic Ranch), Bolo Bob, El Zopilote Viejo, English Bob, Cowboy Small, Dragon Hill Dave, Farr Ranger, Grouchy Spike, Jacie Lane, Judge Hangin’ Knot, Judge Menday Coming, Madam V, Manchaca Kid, Margo Rita, Marshall Willey, River Ben, Sole Proprietor, Travelin’ Jones, and Barb Steele.
The club especially appreciates the $500 contribution from Agarita Annie, and husband Nueces Slim, and the same for El Zopilote Viejo who also contributed $500. Moving the range and buying loads of new materials really stretches the club’s budget and these gifts are truly appreciated!
Sole Proprietor has proposed a typical 3-day work week: Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday begins at Flat Creek where we continue to dismantle and load materials, furniture, signs, and targets. We then convoy to the new range where everything is unloaded in its approximate location of future use.
Friday and Saturday are opportunities for new construction and painting. There’s a fairly comprehensive site plan and work begins this week on new stages!
We typically start each day early while it’s still cool and quit for food and refreshments about 12:30~1:00 o’clock. Seems a short day, and it is, but, with a host of volunteers we get lots done! Come on out and join us.
PS: Simple directions to the new range: Go to Blanco. At the traffic signal intersection of 4th Street and US 281 note mileage on your odometer and turn west. 4th Street immediately becomes Ranch Road 1623. Continue on RR1623 for 7.6 miles from the traffic signal. Entrance to Texas Republic Ranch is on your left in the middle of a Long Black Four Rail Board Fence. The gate’s open and is bordered by a Texas Republic Flag and a US Flag. Just follow the road past the house (built in 1866) over the cattle guard, over the low water crossing and up the hill. Welcome to the Tejas Caballeros TRR Shooting Range. If arriving from the west turn south on RR1623 at Stonewall. The ranch will be on your right 12.3 miles.