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October Meeting 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 had 22 ladies at the October meeting with 2 being guests. The program began with rockers and patches being awarded to those that earned levels in the NRA Winchester Challenge. The program was explained to those that were new with additional information sheets handed out explaining the levels. We have about 20 members that are actively pursuing the challenge and as a result are gaining confidence and accuracy in their shooting.
The next item on the program was a Show & Tell about holsters. Women like to touch and feel a product before they buy and that night was the perfect opportunity. These ladies were no exception…they were eager to hear about, see and touch these holsters. From inside the waistband to outside the waistband, also included were several different styles for them to see. These included thigh holsters, ankle holsters, flash-bangs and several different belly bands. There were lots of questions about ‘do they come in different sizes or colors and ‘which one fits my gun?’ And all questions were answered! 98% of women won’t openly carry a firearm but they will carry a one concealed. With many being new to the variety of holsters, it was like shopping for a new pair of shoes.
Please join us next month (November 3rd) for an award ceremony. There are 10 ladies that are completing the NRA Winchester Challenge and earning the level of Distinguished Expert. There will be open shooting from 4-5pm. The Distinguished Expert shoot will begin at 5pm. Non-members are welcome but you will need to be a member before you can shoot…it’s an insurance requirement. Our meeting will begin at 6pm. Members are asked to wear their purple shirts for a group photo. For more information contact Peggy York, Lake Fork Chapter Leader at 903-473-2185.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 85

Saturday Night

Patchy Fog

Lo: 59


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 88

Sunday Night

Thunderstorms Likely

Lo: 62


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 73

Monday Night


Lo: 49



Hi: 72

Tuesday Night


Lo: 48

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 10/20: 401.06 (-1.94)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 17)

GOOD. Water stained; 77–82 degrees; 1.85’ low. Fall bass fishing is in full swing. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. Lunker fisherman continue to work around 10–15 feet of depth. White and yellow bass are good on Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the stumps or man–made structures. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait especially in the evenings.