Fall Round-Up 2022 – The Cowboy Carnival?

Howdy Pardners,

Rootin Tootin here. Spring is here, summer’s approaching fast, with Fall soon to follow, and you all know what Fall brings – Illowa Irregulars’ 3-day Fall event – Fall Round-Up, scheduled for September 23rd – 25th, 2022.

I’m Match Director again this year, and am working hard to bring another fun, perhaps a bit quirky, cowboy match to Camden Mills.  My theme for this year’s Fall Round-Up is:

“COME TO THE CARNIVAL:  NOT A RUN AND GUN – Just some old time fun”

I’m gearing this match to include some fun, interesting stages and targets.  As the theme implies, it won’t simply be another speed match.  If you’re looking for a fun, low pressure match to the cap what is QUICKLY becoming another banner year, this may be just the match you’re looking for,

and the $80 entry fee is one of the biggest bargains in Cowboy Action shooting.  This one low fee includes

  • all side Matches,
  • a free Friday night pizza party,
  • a  free Saturday catered lunch; and,
  • a free Sunday catered lunch.

Warm-up matches ($10) and the Saturday night banquet ($25) are not included in the registration fee, but are payable with your registration.

Also, as we’ve done at previous Fall Round-Ups, we will offer each shooter an opportunity to purchase one Procedural ticket ($10) and up to two Miss tickets ($5 each, one for each day) when they pick up their packet.  Have a procedural?  Hand in your ticket and “poof,” the procedural is gone.  Have a couple of misses?  Hand in your Miss tickets and “poof” they’re gone, too.  It’s all in the name of fun.  (Sorry, can’t do anything about DQ’s.) 

Click here to download the Fall Round-Up 2022 Registration Form. 

Happy Trails and hope to see you at FRU22 for some good old-fashioned fun,

Rootin Tootin, FRU22 Match Director

PS. Enjoy these images from previous Fall Round-Ups

Range Work Crew Needed July 2nd – Move All Items Out of Storage Shed

Calling all available and reasonably local cowboys. As part of the range work required to prepare for the Illinois State Championship, the Milan Rifle Club is having the area in front of and through the Storage building graded and re-graveled the week of July 5th. This means ALL the items inside the open storage area need to be moved out of the building. There’s a fair amount of stuff and we will need all the help we can get. Please come out to help if at all possible.

We have scheduled removal to begin promptly at Noon, Saturday, July 2nd. There is a CMP match that is scheduled from 9 a.m. to Noon that day which will prohibit access to the Camden Mills until Noon, so don’t come too early. We’ll work until done.

We are tentatively planning to return the items to the storage shed on July 9, but it all depends on the contractor’s progress. We’ll let you know.

June 19, 2022 Match Highlight Video

Illowa Irregulars held our third match of the year – Sunday, June 19, 2022. It was a gorgeous day. Wicker Nash crafted six fun-to-shoot stages – each stage with 3 pistol and 3 rifle targets.

47 cowboys and cowgirls participated. Congratulations to Wicker Nash and Turkey Legs for taking home top cowboy and cowgirl honors, and to our 10 clean shooters – Colt Ruger, Hoss Johnson, Missouri Assassin, Badlands Charlie, Bailey Creek, Deadwood Kitty, Parnelly Pete, Chuckwagon, Wapiti Waldi, and Montana Slim.

Click here or on the image below to view a short match highlight video and photos, with a little music thrown in here and there.

Popcorn Kelly

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Illowa Irregular June 2022 Cowboy and Wild Bunch Match Results are Posted

June 2022’s Cowboy Action and Wild Bunch results are available on the Illowa Irregulars Scores page. Please note that the Overall, Category, and Clean Match Results are in a single file for both disciplines.

Congratulations to Wicker Nash and Turkey Legs or winning overall men’s and women’s Cowboy categories as well as to our 10 clean shooters – Colt Ruger, Hoss Johnson, Missouri Assassin, Badlands Charlie, Bailey Creek, Deadwood Kitty, Parelly Pete, Chuckwagon, Wapiti Waldi, and Montana Slim. Monatan Slim was also the only clean shooter in the Wild Bunch match.

Congratulations to Mel Function for winning overall Wild Bunch.

It started off a beautiful summer morning, perhaps even a bit cool, but no one was complaining. It was a beautiful day.

As you know, Illowa Irregulars is hosting the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship, July 15-17, 2022. We’re down to our last 20 or so open slots. We’ve had some world class shooters register for the match since last month’s results post. Check out our Who’s Coming list at the top of our home page.

If you’ve not gotten your registration and want a guaranteed spot, you should send in your registration soon. Registrations end June 28. Click here for more information and to download Registration and/or Sponsor forms.

Sunday, June 19 Cowboy Match Hint as well as Saturday’s Wild Bunch reminder

Here’s a hint for Sunday’s Cowboy Match – if you shoot lighter pistol and rifle loads, you might want to bring two heavier rounds for Stage 6. Stage 6 has us shooting 9 pistols and 9 rifles on our standard rifle/pistol targets. The 10th round for each is shot at a shotgun knockdown. It’s not a miss if you don’t hit it, but if you knock the SG target down you don’t have to shoot it with your shotgun. I copied State 6 below. You can download all stages for Sunday’s match by clicking here.

Don’t forget about Saturday’s Wild Bunch Match. Click here for more information.

It’ll be hot. Our cowboy dress code is relaxed. Wear what you wish.

As always, we appreciate any and all help setting up (9:00 a.m. Saturday) and tearing down (9:00 a.m. Monday).