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February Update of The Well Armed Woman


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Lake Fork Chapter of The Well Armed Woman was held February 2, 2017. The meeting was held at their usual location, J&K’s Trigger and Bow Shooting Sports range on FM 154 south of Sulphur Springs, Texas. 

The first order of business was to recognize those that earned patches and rockers. They were awarded to those having earned their next level(s) of the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program.  Congratulations to Barbara Brown, June Hubbard, Debbie Jared and Benita Silvestri for earning their Distinguished Expert medals and certificates.  These ladies have come a long way in a year and this program has made them confident and better shooters.

There were 17 members and 1 guest present to learn about gun cleaning and the need for metal protection.   Some guns get dirty easier than others depending on the type of ammunition you use and the environment/conditions whether it be raining, damp, windy, dry or dusty.  You should inspect your guns and clean them before they are stored for long periods.  And a cleaning cloth or “snake” should be pulled through the barrel after each session at a minimum.  Each gun is unique while still being the same.  You need to have your owner’s manual before you decide to “field strip” your firearm.  Some guns are easier than others when it comes to taking your gun apart for cleaning.  If you have difficulty in slide removal, it’s important to refer to the owner’s manual because there may be a unique way to assemble it.  The key here is to be calm, read the instructions, take it one step at a time and get to know your gun.     

Our next meetings topic will be “Ammunition Demystifier”.  Learn how to identify the caliber your gun needs, learn the parts to a bullet and what makes it fire, and much more. 

Mark your calendar for March 2nd!  Weather permitting, 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.


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)

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Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 1)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83-85 degrees; 0.39 low. Largemouth bass are good on blue plastic worms, bladed jigs and crankbaits near drop-offs,windy points, grass lines, and humps in 8-22’. Topwater plugs and plastic frogs are productive early in grass patches and lily pads. White and yellow bass are good in deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows in 18-25’ in brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait in 10-20’.