Lake Fork

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March Update of 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 Lake Fork Chapter of The Well Armed Woman met March 2, 2017 at their regular location of J&K’s Trigger and Bow Shooting Sports range on FM 154 south of Sulphur Springs, Texas.
Those that came for shooting at 4:00pm enjoyed a variety of targets. There was even a game of cards played by teams shooting for high score. Several worked on their NRA Winchester Challenge to earn their next level of rockers. This was an evening of good light since daylights savings was changed.
The meeting hour welcomed 20 regular members and two guests…a TWAW member from Pennsylvania that is working/going to school until August and a potential new TWAW member.
Next, the NRA Winchester Challenge was reviewed for guests and new members with rockers distributed to those that earned their next levels. Next month we have the honor of awarding two Distinguished Expert medals and certificates for Pistol!
There are several Steel Challenge events within driving distance from Maud to Mineola to Longview. Plus a Glock Indoor League in Lewisville. Many of our members have shown an interest and taken steps to participate. This is a fun way to improve your skills and become a better shooter. Please take a few minutes to see if this is something for you.
The meeting topic of Ammunition-Demystifier was presented by Peggy York. With hundreds of different manufacturers, calibers and gauges, the one thing that is an absolute for sure is to know what your firearm uses. This topic covered how to identify ammunition for your gun, how to read and understand the codes on the box the ammo comes in plus how to store it. Pros and Cons were discussed for different types while the final determination was whether or not the gun functioned with one brand/type over the others. There were lots of questions that were answered along with stories of incidents where wrong ammo was used. The ladies all learned that their firearm was just a piece of metal and wood/carbon fiber until you add the ammunition. Then it becomes a tool that needs to be used safely and treated with respect.
Our next meetings topic will be “Fundamentals of Shooting”. Learn to handle your gun with confidence. Understanding the 7 Fundamentals of shooting and learning the “GAP” method.
Mark your calendar for April 6th! We will shoot from 4-5:30pm and then go inside for the program from 6-7pm. Remember eye and ear protection are always required on the shooting line! Non-members are always welcome but you must be a member before you can shoot…it’s an insurance requirement. For more information contact Peggy York, Lake Fork Chapter Leader at 903-473-2185.

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Hi: 90

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

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Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

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Friday Night

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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’.