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Action picking up at AMA Sportsmen Association

 

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The last 3D archery shoot for the 2017 season was held last Sunday and it was a beautiful sunny, warm day.

This brought out 40 shooters from ten-years-old to seniors. They came out to shoot for fun or to prepare for the upcoming hunting season. Their reasons were not as important as getting out for some fresh air and exercise walking through the trail and taking a shot at the 30 life-sized targets.

Meanwhile, back at the clubhouse, a fine lunch was prepared that was enjoyed by the shooters and anyone else who dropped by. Also at the club, some of the members and a local archery dealer brought out some of their gently used hunting gear to sell or trade with people who attended. There were guns, traps, fishing gear, decoys, hunting stents, arrows, bows and too many other things to list.

Our 2018 3D season will start with a shoot on “Big Buck Sunday” in March 2018. Watch this paper for the date or come out and see us at the club.

The AMA Sportsmen are getting ready to open their doors once again for this year’s kids archery season, which starts Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. We welcome all kids from 7-16 to learn the sport of archery. At 8 p.m., anyone over 16 can shoot, If you don’t have your own bow and arrow, don’t worry as we have lots of bows and arrows. If you have never shot before, don’t worry as we will attempt to teach you.

If archery is not for you or your kids, come to the club Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. to try the sport of air rifle shooting. This is for children seven and older and, of course, adults come out to give it a shot or two. All guns, pellets, safety equipment and supervision is supplied.

Bob Dube, the long time chair of the air rifle program is stepping down this season. Bob will be missed and we thank him for his leadership.

On Nov. 18, the club is hosting a craft show with 30 local crafters displaying and selling their crafts. Watch this paper for times or call us at the club.

Euchre has started again on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

There are 15 members of the AMA Sportsmen Association working on forming a local chapter of the Canadian Wild Turkey Federation. This group will be holding an annual banquet to raise funds and will be involved in educating the people in the area about the care and management of the wild turkeys in Essex County. They will also being doing some work in the area helping to supply a healthy habitat for our wild turkeys.

Speaking of turkey, we hope you can join us Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. for a deep fried turkey dinner. These are not wild turkeys.

So what are you waiting for? Get out this fall and visit the AMA Sportsmen Association at 468 Lowes Side Road. With all these events, there is something for everyone. If there are any questions, call the club at 519-736-5706 and leave a message. Someone will call you back.

The public can also visit the club on Facebook or check out our website at www.amasportsmen.com.

See you there!

 

—Prepared by Brian Beattie

AMA Sportsmen Association gives update on recent activity

 

 

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Sunday, April 9 was a beautiful day to get out and take a walk in the bush and 89 shooters did just that.

They came to the AMA Sportsmen Club for the second of five 3-D shoots scheduled for this year. This shoot was called the “Rubber Boot Shoot” and as the name says, boots were needed. The 3-D shoots are open to all ages from children to seniors and, as always, kids under 12 shoot free and must be accompanied by an adult.

At each shot, there are 30 full-size 3-D targets, from a rabbit to a moose. Hopefully, if your interests include archery, you will come out May 28 for our next shoot named the “Warm Day Shoot.”

The 2017 indoor archery program ended Monday, April 10. It was a free night for the 40-plus kids who shoot on a regular basis. All shooters enjoyed a special night with balloons to shoot instead of paper targets. There were no shooting fees and free pop and chips for all.

The Monday night shooting is for the kids and their parents as well as any man or woman from the community. This year saw an increasing number of children and women take a serious interest in the sport of archery. During this season, the AMA Sportsmen archer coaches held clinics on various Tuesdays and Saturdays to teach local groups of Boy Scouts, Sparks, Brownies and Squires the basics of archery.

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The 2017 indoor air rifle program came to an end April 12. It wrapped up with 30-plus shooters shooting for free and, of course, free pop and chips for all. Earlier this year, the air rifle group held a “turkey shoot” with a large turnout. Everyone present had to shoot and compete for nice prizes, including an air rifle for the top youth shooter. Prize winners must be a fair shot, but more importantly, they must be very lucky! Come out next year and see what I mean.

The AMA Sportsmen Association would like to thank the adults that brought the kids out every Monday and Wednesday since October. A very special thank you to the volunteers and coaches who gave their time and used their knowledge to teach the kids the enjoyment and the rewarding feeling when you hit a “bulls eye” in the sports of archery and rifle.

Starting in mid-October, the AMA Sportsmen plan to open the clubhouse at 468 Lowes Side Road for archery every Monday at 7 p.m. for kids and 8 p.m. for adults and every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for air rifle. Everyone is welcome to come out and join us in either of these sports. Watch this paper or call the club in the fall for exact dates.

The annual Bob Meloche Fishing Derby is coming up on Father’s Day June 18. This is a free event for all children up to age 12. Pre-registration is required. You can register at the Sportsmen Club anytime it is open from June 1-June 10. This year, all kids that participate will receive a free T-shirt thanks to Thrasher Sales & Leasing Ltd.

The AMA Sportsmen Association’s 34th annual walleye tournament is also coming up. This year’s derby runs from June 23-July 1, with the awards party being July 2. As in the past, there are many prizes. There are only 1,000 tickets and they are now on sale. The first 500 buyers will receive a free hat. Follow this paper for times and dates or check out our web page at www.amasportsmen.com.

 

—Prepared by Brian Beattie

Last 3-D shoot of season held by AMA Sportsmen’s Club

 

The AMA Sportsman Association hosted the last 3D Archery Shoot for the 2016 season Sept. 25.

It was a beautiful sunny day which brought out 41 shooters from ten-years-old to senior adults.

They came out to shoot for fun and some to prepare for the upcoming hunting season. Their reasons were not as important as the fresh air and exercise walking through the trail and taking a shot at the 30 life size targets.

Meanwhile back at the clubhouse, a Continental breakfast was free to all. Lunch was prepared by a few members of the Sportsman Club and was enjoyed by the shooters and anyone else who dropped by. Our 2017 season will start with a shoot on the “Big Buck Sunday” in April of 2017; watch this paper for the date or come out and see us at the Club.

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The AMA Sportsman is opening their doors once again this year on Monday nights starting Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. for indoor archery. All kids from 7 to 16 are welcome to come out and learn the sport of archery. At 8:00pm any one over 16 can shoot. If you don’t have your own bow, don’t worry we have lots of bows. If you have never shot before don’t worry the friendly AMA coaches will attempt to teach you.

Enough about archery – if archery is not for you or your kids, come to the club on Wednesday nights starting Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. and try the sport of air rifle shooting. This is for anyone over the age of seven. Come out and give it a shot or two. All guns, pellets and safety equipment is supplied, as well as a group of friendly AMA coaches to teach you the basics and the rest is up to you.

So what are waiting for? Get out this fall and winter and try one or both of these indoor sports any questions call the club at 519-736-5706 leave a message and someone will call you back or you can check our website at www.amasportsmen.com. The address for the club is 468 Lowes Side Road.

Indoor air rifle and archery seasons come to a close

The AMA Sportsmen Association hosted another 3D Archery Shoot April 10.

This was the second of five shoots planned for this year. It was a cold, overcast day with snow squalls, so not a perfect day but still 20 adults and eight children braved the weather and came out to shoot at the 30 life-sized 3D life size animal targets. Back at the clubhouse, a continental breakfast and a chicken wing lunch was prepared by Ron and Karen Deslippe of the Sportsmen Club. Our next shoot is May 29. Shooters and their families are welcome and if anyone just wants to come out for lunch, chicken wings or burgers and fries are on the menu from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a good meal (at a good price) so come out and see what the AMA Sportsmen Association is all about. You can also purchase your 33rd Walleye Tournament ticket and sign your kids up for the “Bob Meloche Kid’s Fishing Derby” held June 16. Hope to see you there!

On Monday, April 18, the AMA Sportsmen Association ended their 2015-16 indoor archery season. It was a free night for the kids who shoot on a regular basis, shooters enjoyed a special night with balloons to shoot at. There was also no shooting fees and free pop and chips for all.

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On Wednesday, April 20, the 2015-16 indoor air rifle shooting season wrapped up with a night of free shooting and of coarse free pop and chips for all.

The AMA Sportsman Association would like to thank the parents who brought their kids out every Monday and Wednesday since October 2015. With a special thanks to the coaches and volunteers how gave their time to teach the shooters, to learn and enjoy the skill required to succeed in the sport of indoor archery and air rifle shooting.

In October 2016, the AMA Sportsmen plan to open the clubhouse at 468 Lowes Side Rd. once again every Monday at 7 p.m. for indoor archery and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for air rifle shooters. Everyone over the age of six is welcome to come out and try these fun and challenging sports. These programs are not just for the kids, as this season many adults joined in every week and enjoyed the challenges in both archery and air rifle.

Follow this paper for exact dates or visit the AMA Sportsmen Association website at www.amasportsmen.com.

—Prepared by Brian Beattie

Final 3D shoot of the season held by AMA Sportsman Association

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Sept. 13 was a beautiful sunny day and the AMA Sportsman Association hosted the last 3D Archery Shoot of the 2015 season. This brought out over 30 shooters from ten years old to senior adults.
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They came out to take a shot at the 30 life-size targets for fun or to prepare for the upcoming hunting season; their reasons were not important. All of the shooters under 12-years-old received a pin to start building their collection. The adult shooters who did not reach the preset score and earn a pin were winners anyways; they got to spend a day outside with friends or family.
Meanwhile, back at the clubhouse, a fine breakfast and lunch was prepared by a few members of the Sportsman Club and was enjoyed by the shooters and everyone else who dropped by. Our 2016 3D Archery Shoots will start with a shoot on the “Big Buck Sunday” in April 2016. Watch this paper for the date or come out and see us at the club any Saturday.
The AMA Sportsman are getting ready to open their doors once again this year every Monday starting Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. for indoor archery. We welcome all kids from 7 to 16 who are interested in the sport of archery. At 8 p.m. anyone over 16 can shoot.
If you don’t have your own bow don’t worry – we have lots of bows. Don’t worry we will attempt to teach you.
If archery is not for you or your kids come to the club every Wednesday starting Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. and try air rifle shooting.
This is for anyone seven-and-older and adults can come out and give it a try too. All guns, pellets and safety equipment are supplied and as with archery we will attempt to teach you to shoot a air rifle.
What are you waiting for? Get out this fall and winter and try one or both of these great indoor sports. Any questions call the club at 519-736-5706, leave a message and someone will call you back or you can check our website at www.amasportsmen.com.  The AMA Sportsman Association Club is located at 468 Lowes Side Road.