Traditional Muzzleloading Association

TMA Events and Activites => TMA Special Events => Topic started by: nobber on March 17, 2010, 11:58:27 AM

Title: TMA "Old" Northwest Event date set!!!
Post by: nobber on March 17, 2010, 11:58:27 AM
“Old” Northwest Frolic
June4-6, 2010

The Traditional Muzzleloading Association would like to welcome all interested parties to join us for a weekend of fun and competition from a bygone era! June 4-6, 2010 we will be hosting a weekend of shooting and camping at Coyote Ridge on the grounds of Beautiful Lake Gage Orchard near historic Orland, IN. The TMA will be conducting a number of shooting events as well as hawk & knife throwing, and a skillet toss for the ladies! THIS IS A SHOOTERS WEEKEND!! Aggregate will consist of woodswalk/paper shoot/novelty shoot/hawk & knife. There will be a skill seminar on Saturday if interested. There will be an archery shoot. There will be a dinner provided both nights, Friday night of setup will be a ham bake with potatoes/carrots/cabbage/green beans and homemade bread, Saturday will be a potluck with the main dish being homemade beef and noodles and bread provided. There will be prizes for each event and an Aggregate prize for overall winner. Sunday morning will be the monthly TMA postal shoot. Teardown is noon Sunday and early setup is allowed with notice. Water and wood are provided and there are restroom and shower stall on site. Cost is $25 per person for TMA members $40 per person if not but that also buys a TMA membership and this includes all events, dinners and prizes!

All range officers are Nationally Certified NMLRA Range Officers

Eric Davis-Booshway 260-833-4255

Mapquest address
3425 N 550 W
Angola, IN 46703

Ok folks here it is, this weekend works for the most and is about the only weekend I can squeeze it in this year! Post if your planning on coming so I can have enough prizes and grub for everyone!

Attendees comitted:
Eric Davis
Earl Lily
Hank Cook
Al Bateman
Ed Lewis
Bob Taylor
Post by: Chairslayer on March 17, 2010, 05:10:49 PM
Eric, I'll be there if at all possible.
Post by: Hank in WV on March 17, 2010, 09:47:55 PM
Eric, are these the real dates? In your other post you said May 21,22,23.

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Post by: nobber on March 18, 2010, 07:40:10 PM
yea I had to change it due to some stuff going on here locally but this date is the real deal June 4-6 is it. sorry for the confusion it has been a hectic few months here

Post by: Chairslayer on March 19, 2010, 09:01:37 PM
Since its June 4-6 I am sad to say I won't be able to make it. I have a previous commitment on that weekend in the other direction. Sorry. :cry:  :cry:

Boy, am I gonna hear about this!!!!!!!!!
Post by: makin meat on March 28, 2010, 09:36:11 PM
i think those days work for me. might even strap a bow on the scooter. after seein hank shoot, i can do that.
Post by: Hank in WV on May 09, 2010, 06:55:28 PM
Well, it's about a month away. Startin ta get itchy now. Maybe I should bathe.
Post by: makin meat on May 09, 2010, 07:16:22 PM
you really are pushin it hank
Post by: Chairslayer on May 09, 2010, 08:07:10 PM
Dang. Hank's even takin a bath? That would be a sight to see. Or would that be a scent to sniff? Or not to sniff. I don't know. I just know that I am comitted to a HUGE family reunion on that weekend, and there would be a whole lot of upset Egener's comin lookin for me.

Hank, Al, Eric, and all you guys will just have to smash a few chairs in my honor. :lol: Tell every one I said hi and if I could be there, I surely would.
Post by: Two Steps on May 09, 2010, 08:44:09 PM
Well, it's about a month away. Startin ta get itchy now. Maybe I should bathe.

Aw go ahead and try it Hank...we all need to try something new and different every so often  :lol:

Dan...I hate that ya can't make it...heck...just dress the family in your extra stuff and bring 'em all with ya...
Post by: Chairslayer on May 10, 2010, 03:19:16 PM
Even Earl doesn't have enough stuff to outfit all my cousins and thier kids!
Post by: Two Steps on May 10, 2010, 03:26:37 PM it!  They just escaped from captivity and all they have on is bug bites!!  ;)
Oh well, it was a try...
Post by: Hank in WV on May 10, 2010, 05:42:17 PM
Besides, with all that crew, there wouldn't be a chair left in the whole state.
Post by: nobber on May 12, 2010, 10:42:55 AM
Ok guys so far it looks like it will be:

Nobber aka Eric Davis
Jingles aka Ed Lewis
Earl Lily
Makin Meat aka Bob
Two Steps aka Al Bateman

anyone else? lemme know soon please so I can have enough prizes and such!!


PS: Always willing to accept prize donations!!
Post by: Indiana on May 12, 2010, 01:00:40 PM
I'm going to try to make this one.  It's either go to Vincennes the weekend before or head up North, and while this is a much longer drive than Vincennes, I'd rather join y'all.  I'm still a maybe at this point as I need to see what's going on once I'm back in the States this weekend, but hopefully I'll make it.
Post by: nobber on May 12, 2010, 09:15:56 PM
That would be awesome Indy!! I would like to keep this growing.

Post by: Buzzard on May 14, 2010, 08:02:41 AM
nobber, it's startin to look like i might be able to make this event. at least the friday and saturday  part. gotta be home sunday for graduation. lookin forward to meeting you fellows.
Post by: Hank in WV on May 14, 2010, 04:52:09 PM
Hey Buzzard, That's great. It'll be good to see a couple of new faces what with you and Indy around. Ya kinda get tired of lookin at the likes of Al and Bob. You'll see what I mean.
Post by: Two Steps on May 14, 2010, 05:09:12 PM
Heck Hank...I get tired of looking at me  ;)
Post by: makin meat on May 14, 2010, 10:36:48 PM
hey al, whats this shaving you speak of? all i can think of is shaving wood off my stock, but lookin at you dont make it any easier. :)
Post by: Chairslayer on May 14, 2010, 10:37:00 PM
I just want you all to know how much this is KILLIN ME!!!!!!!!!!!! Just found out that I will actually be on long off for that weekend too! Do you think I could slip out of the reunion, drive from Rantoul to Angola and back and no one would miss me? I mean, I am kinda easy to overlook.............. ;)
Post by: makin meat on May 14, 2010, 10:45:07 PM
sorry dan.  i think of this as my reunion. more laughs than a lot of my kin, too.
Post by: vthompson on May 27, 2010, 05:50:42 PM
I believe that I would love to attend, but I don't have the PC clothing to wear at such an event. There is nothing like this in my area of West Virginia and I would love to come and just watch all of the activities that go on.
Maybe by this time next year I will have some of the clothing required so that I can attend.
Post by: nobber on May 27, 2010, 10:20:26 PM
We don't get too caught up in the clothes end of it just the guns . This is a very informal event other than your weapons have to be traditional muzzleloaders. If you can make it out come on we have plenty of room and would love to have ya!!

Title: TMA Old Northwest
Post by: Earl Lilly on May 29, 2010, 11:17:42 PM
Well now, I seem to recall.....I was sposed ta bring sum`tin?  I think?  Now lemme see.......I`m sorry my thinker has hit a clinker!  

 Hey Hank,  I think we got a good chance this year for a prize.  I hear Chairsmasher an Zan ain`t coming.  Ha LOL! Although it sure will be BORING in the Cabin without a good ol Chairsmash`in story!

 Can`t wait to see all you guy`s again......Yes even you Al  LOL!

Now lets see, what kind of riggin`s should I take??????

See ya Fri. Morn`in!!
Post by: Indiana on May 30, 2010, 01:45:01 AM
Welp, I'm not going to be able to make it.  My cousin got some leave time from the Army and is taking a trip to South Carolina and said I could go with him for free, so I can't turn that deal down!  Enjoy the shoot, though.  I'll try my darndest for next year.
Post by: Two Steps on May 30, 2010, 10:24:28 AM
Sorry ya can't make it Indy...maybe I'll pass ya on the road.  Keep an eye open for me...I'll be the guy yelling at his Tom-Tom and GPS while he's making a wrong turn  :oops:

Earl...I'll be glad for ya to see me, that's fer sure and certain.  Sure wish the others could make it too...
Post by: Hank in WV on May 30, 2010, 12:40:07 PM
Earl, bring the mac salad. Indy also sorry you won't be there. Keep a close eye pealed for Al. If he doesn't drive any bettern he shoots, there could be issues. Hopefully Buzzard will pop in. And Vern, ya dun got a personal invite from the Grand Poobah. Ya oughta come on out. Ya won't regret it. Course Al will be there....
Post by: Two Steps on May 30, 2010, 01:44:49 PM
Hey...careful there pilgrim...I didn't kill Mike Fink this year (I think that the huge cloud of gnats around his face kept knocking my RBs up onto the cup  ;) )
Post by: Two Steps on June 08, 2010, 11:37:56 AM
Well folks...the best thing I can say about this past weekend is A Good Time Was Had By All!!
For the most part, we had fine weather.  We had rain on Saturday afternoon and had a DELUGE Saturday night/Sunday morning, but nobody floated away that I know of.
We had all the shooting that we could keep up with and more food than we needed to eat.  Miss Mary and Eric made sure that we left weighing more than we did when we got there.  
Ed didn't get much of a break...what with setting up all the shooting, keeping score and trying to take enough pictures to fill an album!
The tall tales and war stories never ended and no one made it out of there without being the butt of one joke or another.  
I'd like to thank Nobber (Eric) for once again for putting on a great event for those of us who showed up.  If ya didn't make it...ya missed out!
A great big Thankee to Jingles (Ed) for all of the hard work he put into making this a fun weekend...even if he wouldn't take my last years Carrot Award and pass it on...
Of course, a big thank you to Miss Mary for feeding us on Friday and Saturday...and for making sure that there were enough noodles and beef on Saturday...else no one but Ed would have been able to eat.
Congratulations go to Buzzard (Jeff) for winning the aggregate...he put on a good showing.
If most of my parts are still working...I'll sure be there again next year!
Sorry I don't have any pictures to post...bu Ed should have a few... thousand to stick up here.
Thanks again to the folks who made this happen  :clap
Post by: Hank in WV on June 11, 2010, 08:19:16 PM
Well, the 3rd annual Old Northwest has come and gone and certainly lived up to expectations. Had a great time. Eric and clan know how to run a fun packed event. Mary fed us til we could hardly move. Ed ran a great shoot which new friend Jeff (Buzzard) decided to clean up on. Nice going Jeff. Was good to see Bob, Earl and Al again this year. Missed Chairslayer this year but hope scheduling will allow him to return next year. Nobody bellyached enough this year to wrest the "Whine Award" away from Al, so he gets to keep it for another year. So.... what are the dates for next year?