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July Update on The Well Armed Woman

Lake Fork Chapter of The Well Armed Woman
License to Carry a Handgun Instructor certified by Texas Dept of Public Safety. Certified NRA Instructor in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Chief Range Safety Officer, Personal Protection in the Home, and Refuse to be a Victim. Member of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association, Texas State Rifle Assoc.; and Benefactor Member of the National Rifle Association. Retired from Dept of Defense (2010)

The ladies of The Lake Fork Chapter of The Well Armed Woman have been traveling! On June 24th, Sue Parrish, Carol Boykin, Barbara Brown and Peggy York, all of Yantis, went to Tulsa, Oklahoma to participate in the 4th Annual TWAW OK Shoot where they participated in seminars, experienced new firearms and made new friends. There were 89 ladies representing Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas!

The July 6th meeting had 14 members and 2 guests to witness 3 ladies receiving their Distinguished Expert medals for the NRA Winchester Challenge. They were Pat Kostial and her sister Mary Meyer, of Yantis, receiving medals for Defensive Pistol I & II. Anna Clay of Quitman received her medal for completing Pistol. It was announced that Trigger and Bow Shooting Sports will start a chapter for International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA). The meeting topic covered one of the fundamentals of shooting…site alignment and site picture. A handout of target analysis was distributed and explained. There were many good questions and everyone left with the understanding of how to adjust your sites. And ultimately becoming a better shooter.

On July 8th, a team of 3 ladies-Gail Hall of Mineola, Peggy York of Alba and Michell Leech of PA, participated in the Glock outdoor match held in Monroe, Louisiana. It was held at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office Public Range. The ladies represented the Lake Fork Chapter of TWAW in the Girls Side Match. Each participant must shoot a Glock and these ladies shoot a 9mm.

On July 9th, Lake Fork Chapter Leader, Peggy York received a plaque for “First Place-Lady” for April-May-June. She and her husband Ladale participate in a monthly Glock Indoor League at the Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville.
Come out and join the fun! Make plans to join us August 3rd at J&K’s Trigger and Bow Shooting Sports, 9963 S Hwy 154. Due to the heat, we will have our meeting at 4pm and time on the range will begin at 5:30pm.

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Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 90

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 72


Partly Sunny

Hi: 91

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 71


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 93

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 72


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 94

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/3: 403.15 (+0.15)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (May 27)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.27’ high. Largemouth bass are good on red, purple or black plastic worms, topwater and crankbaits near roadbeds, submerged structure, and points in 8-12’ and with some action with plastic frogs in shallow grass and lily pads. White and yellow bass are good in deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-20’ in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-20’.