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PostPosted: March 8th, 2015, 1:31 pm 
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As it appears that many members just look at the Cyber Campfire and not at the regional forums I wanted to post this reminder about the OYG we are holding outside of Baltimore in just 19 days. Here is the link to the thread in the Appalachian Region forum: viewtopic.php?f=99&t=2475.

A beautiful 3D course, some excellent auction and raffle items, comfortable camping, a chili cookoff if you have a recipe you are proud of, and it's right off of the Baltimore beltway so it is easy to get to for anyone. We also arranged with the home office to accept credit cards for the auction so you don't have to worry about being short on cash if you find something that you really like.

If you plan to come please post on the thread or give me a call or email. If you want to donate something to raffle or auction off pass that along too.

See you all there,

Larry Schwartz


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PostPosted: March 16th, 2015, 10:36 pm 
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I just finished up a special arm guard to donate to the raffle at the Odd Year Gathering.

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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 9:48 am 
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OYG
I was sadly mislead by fellow members.
I thought sunny and warm was on the agenda NOT!! LOL
Had a good time arrived Thur.eve and luckly Jeff and his crew were setting targets so the gate was open.
Baltimore bowmen had a great course set up for PBSers and the Tradbowhunters of Maryland.
No heat in the club house Dave Watson and I went to get a heater and came back empty handed.
Larry went on an excursion and came back with two buddy heaters that saved the day.
Lots of really neat raffle and auction items.
Best of all great people,
PS.Not sure if Randy even brought a bow,though he certainly had pots ,pans and griddles with something cooking all the time. I might add all goooood.
Congrats to Andy for the Chili cookoff .
Much more but I will let others jump in.


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 12:59 pm 
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I am sorry that I missed this one. We want photos and stories! I know that Duane has a few, he was torturing me with photos over the weekend.

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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 2:23 pm 
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I took a fair amout of pics, yet I am still as dense as a rock as far as posting them on this site.


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 2:57 pm 
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Jeff McCormack here, President of Baltimore Bowmen, the host of the odd year gathering. This happens to be the first post I've ever placed on the website. It was a pleasure to help host this event and I hope everyone enjoyed the course setup. Great seeing Randy and Duane again as well as meeting a bunch of new friends. A big thank you to Tim Denial for helping me and the boys with target setup.
Also, thanks to Jeff Holchin who I understand donated the Monty Browning book. I purchased the book during the silent auction and have already begun to enjoy it. Monty is one of my all time favorite speakers. Also, it worked out great as the book was autographed to: Jeff.


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 3:32 pm 
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Jeff McCormack wrote:
Jeff McCormack here, President of Baltimore Bowmen, the host of the odd year gathering. This happens to be the first post I've ever placed on the website. It was a pleasure to help host this event and I hope everyone enjoyed the course setup. Great seeing Randy and Duane again as well as meeting a bunch of new friends. A big thank you to Tim Denial for helping me and the boys with target setup.
Also, thanks to Jeff Holchin who I understand donated the Monty Browning book. I purchased the book during the silent auction and have already begun to enjoy it. Monty is one of my all time favorite speakers. Also, it worked out great as the book was autographed to: Jeff.


Jeff,

I want to forward on that I have been receiving lots of emails thanking myself, but more importantly, you and Baltimore Bowmen for the outstanding course you set out for us.

For those who don't know this, Jeff is the president of the Baltimore Bowmen, in addition to being a PBS Associate. He took it upon himself to make sure we had the best course possible, and he achieved his goal. Thirty Reinhardt 3D targets, all big game animals (no raccoons or turkeys or bobcats) were set out to include moose, caribou, mountain goats and sheep, deer or all sorts...as close to a P&Y Grand Slam as you could imagine. I was getting comments about it all weekend.

Larry Schwartz


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 4:21 pm 
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We had a great time. Thanks to Larry for organizing it and a huge thanks to Jeff for setting up the course and helping to take care of keeping everything running smoothly. He is just coming off of rotator cuff surgery and still managed to get everything done. When the weather turned off nasty, he brought in a supply of firewood for the fire pit and wood stove. I was cooking for a lot of the guys by my tent and my propane tank went empty. He grabbed it and ran into Baltimore to get it filled, he even brought back a dozen do-nuts for this old retired cop! When it was over he and some of the club members pulled and stored all of the targets. He didn't even pick up a bow over the weekend.

It was cold. The preliminary forecast was for daytime temps to be in the 50's and nights down to 30 or so. Friday wasn't too bad but Saturday was brutal. The guys were all still out on the course though. I will post some photos over the next day or so. Thanks to Joe Paranee for taking the photos and forwarding them to me to post. I was generally busy over a cast iron pot or skillet and didn't have the opportunity to take many photos. An upside.... I think I have Joe convinced to join the P.B.S. after this weekend.

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There were several canvas or wall tents up there this weekend. Pretty much essential if you were going to have any level of comfort. I don't know that I would have stayed for the whole weekend otherwise.

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My tent became a gathering point. Every time I came by there were six to eight guys inside by the wood stove hanging out and catching up. A great way to meet new guys!

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The difference between a great weekend and a miserable one.

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It got down to about 20, with the wind still howling Saturday night. I went out to fire up the burners and start bacon and eggs for the guys and my bottle of oil was frozen solid.


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 6:05 pm 
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Tim Denial and Duane Means sharing some fire time.

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A stack of bows out on the course

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Some of the guys from a couple of groups out on the course.

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Associate member John Wert helping me get a cooking fire started.


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 6:12 pm 
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Our crew ate pretty well, and a lot of guys pitched in to help with anything left over!

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One morning was slab bacon, fried eggs and Texas Toast

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Some of my home made sausages and pancakes another morning.

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For lunch Saturday I had brought up a lot of my home made Brats.... and some adult beverages.

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Friday night was fried potatoes and onions along with some grilled boar from the Members hunt in February.

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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 6:15 pm 
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Our crew was warm and toasty, despite the weather.

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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 6:30 pm 
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Looks like a great time was had! Randy, I'm guessing there wasn't much weight lost on the weekend! :)


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 6:46 pm 
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Heck, we had to bulk up to keep warm!


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 6:49 pm 
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Tim Denial e-mailed me some photos and asked me to put them up on the thread for him....

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PostPosted: March 31st, 2015, 8:54 am 
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I really hated not making this. My Grandsons third birthday party was on Sat. I had all intentions of being at the OYG. Such is life. I will be at the Baltimore Bowmen Classic in May. Hope to see many of you then. Jeff

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PostPosted: March 31st, 2015, 1:47 pm 
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Good job with the event -- all of you involved!
Thanks too for the photos, we will need to have a photo-summary in the next Magazine, materials are due in by May 20th.

Again, well done...a great template for more regional events!


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PostPosted: March 31st, 2015, 3:16 pm 
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Jim Akenson wrote:
Good job with the event -- all of you involved!
Thanks too for the photos, we will need to have a photo-summary in the next Magazine, materials are due in by May 20th.

Again, well done...a great template for more regional events!


Jim,

I am already working on an article about the Baltimore OYG. Making the May 20th deadline won't be a problem.

Larry


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Great weekend! Thanks to Larry and the Baltimore Bowmen. Everybody I talked to had a great time. I know Sandee and I did.


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PostPosted: April 8th, 2015, 2:24 pm 
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Thanks to Larry for a fine weekend. We cancelled our motel rooms to stay in three unheated tents. Randy saved our bacon with the four dog stove. Met a lot of great PBS members. Great 3D course. Did not rear one complaint the whole weekend. Well maybe one(mine)


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