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September 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)

It certainly doesn’t feel like Fall!!  The ladies of The Lake Fork Chapter of The Well Armed Woman thought Summer had returned with the temperatures in the 90’s!   On September 7th  the regularly scheduled meeting was flip-flopped in times with our meeting and shooting.  This being the last weekend for vacationers, the attendance was down.  But 14 members came to hear about target analysis...if your firearm has been sighted in correctly and shooting accurately, the discussion covered how to read your target to determine what you were doing when your group doesn’t line up correctly.  If you were aiming at the same place on the target but consistently shooting a group low in the left corner, jerking or slapping the trigger could be your issue.  Or if the group is low center, you could be anticipating recoil or breaking your wrist down or dropping your head.  Target Analysis Pocket (T.A.P.)  cards were distributed for a reference tool to keep in your range bag.  The ladies had an opportunity to use these cards when they went to the range to shoot.  Many were surprised to learn what they were doing incorrectly and were able to make corrections.  The results…more accurate shooter without having to consciously thinking about it.  This is what we call muscle memory!

Next month’s topic will be discussing the recent survey results and then hearing several members tell their personal story of how quickly a bad situation can occur.  We must be observant of our surroundings at all times!

Come join us and have some fun!  Make plans to come out October 5th to J&K’s Trigger and Bow Shooting Sports, 9963 S Hwy 154.  We will return to our regular schedule of shooting first followed by the meeting.  So come at 4pm and be ready to shoot first.  About 5:30pm we will go inside for out meeting.  For more information about the Lake Fork Chapter, contact Sue Parrish, (903)473-9819.  


The Well Armed Woman was well represented at the East Texas Rifle and Pistol Club’s Steel Challenge last Saturday, September 16, 2017.  This was the first time for TWAW member Benita Silvestri.  She posted on Facebook that “…it was my first time taking part in Steel Challenge and [I] had a great time.”

Left to right, Michell Leech of PA, Peggy York of Alba, Gail Hall of Mineola and Benita Silvestri of Emory.



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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

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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’.