Fall Round-Up 2022 Results Are Posted

Fall Round-Up ‘s results are available on the Illowa Irregulars Scores page. Please note that the Overall, Category, and Clean Match Results are in a single file. We had 78 Cowboys and Cowgirls shoot with us today.

Congratulations to Daisy Ann and JW James for winning overall Ladies and Men’s categories as well as to our 17 clean shooters – JW James, Wicker Nash, Boyd Persall, Arkansas Lew, Comstock Charlie, Log Splitter Chris, Bailey Creek, Daisy Ann, Sawbones cooper, chance Cooper, Dangerous Dan McGrew, Granville Suart, Sly Dog, Stogie Jack Daniells, Tomahawk Johnson, Montana Slim, and Arizona Buffalo Joe.

Fall Round-up 2022 Preview; 2023 Illinois State Championship

Well, today’s Wednesday, and Fall Round-up starts Friday – our second three-day match of 2022. The crew has been working hard to get everything in place for another wonderful event. The weather is looking great. We’re good to go.

As we’ve said all along, this particular match is set up as more of an old-style shoot, with FRU Match Director, Rootin Tootin, breaking out some of our older novelty targets for one final Fall Round-Up Rodeo – an old-style, historical cowboy shoot unlike any other you’ve shot this year.

We’re sharing two pictures of every FRU stage below to give you an idea of what you will be shooting (or what you will miss if you’re not). Click here to download the stages. We will be shooting all the odd stages on Saturday and the even stages on Sunday.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcement concerning the 2023 Illinois State Championship scheduled for Aug 18-20, 2023. 10 state championship level stages, another riverboat dinner cruise, all at a shooter-friendly range. We’re also working on a special event you won’t want to miss.

If you’re looking for that “special” late summer match, take a look at the Illinois State Championship and make plans to attend. We’d love to have you. As I say in my videos, perhaps our paths will cross someday, wherever that may be. Let’s make it the 2023 Illinois State Championship!

Stay tuned. More information coming soon.

———————————FRU 2022 STAGE PICTURES———————————

Stage 1: Radical Shotgun

Stage 2: Another Shotgun Challenge

Stage 3: Can I be like Deuce?

Stage 4: RT, You’re Going to Swing

Stage 5: Tricky Shotgun – Hang RT Again

Stage 6: Who has the Anchor?

Stage 7: Don’t Hit the Props

Stage 8: Watch for them snakes and flying objects. Also, note that the positioning of the Ground level Metal bird rack and the beer can launchers have been swapped on the stage, compared to what was printed in the stage book. It has to do with where the sun is in the morning. Believe me when I say this is better.

Stage 9: Medusa with SG Options

Stage 10: Are You Annie Oakley or Bob Mundeen?

FRU Work Schedule

It’s that time again – our annual call to Fall Round-Up Arms, or perhaps better said our call FOR Fall Round-Up Arms (and hands, feet, backs, etc.).

Here is the Work and Event schedules for this year’s Fall Round-Up. As usual, we can use all the setup help we can get on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. 

Setup workdays start at 9:00 am at Milan Rifle Club.  Lunch will be provided on Wednesday & Thursday. Those helping on Friday will receive lunch tickets to use with the lunch ladies.


Tuesday, Sep 20th, 9:00 am

  • Wash tables and chairs
  • Mow and trim the Cowboy range

Wednesday, Sep 21st; 9:00 am

  • Setup the main match on the competition range
  • Lunch provided to setup workers

Thursday, Sep 22nd; 9:00 am

  • Setup side matches in/near Benchrest area
  • Setup tables and chairs for the banquet in the Indoor Range (wash them in necessary)
  • Lunch provided to setup workers

FRU 2022 – An old-style, historical cowboy shoot; Last Chance to Register & Complete Stage Download

Hey all you Cowboys and Cowgirls,

Before we get started, here’s a short FRU-related Haiku poem for our readers:

September is here,
Fall Round-Up is coming soon,
Join us one last time.

As we’ve indicated, this may be the last year for Fall Roundup and the official September 12 registration deadline is approaching fast. It’s not too late if you act soon. Click here to download the FRU 2022 Registration Form.

RT is pulling out all the stops and busting out some of our older novelty targets for one final rodeo – an old-style, historical cowboy shoot. So, if you liked the fun interactive targets of the past, come out and join us, September 23rd, 24th, and 25th. Below is a list of the fun targets you will see:

  • Cowboy bird-throwers, and a shotgun Medusa;
  • Swinging rifle targets, as in the past;
  • Novelty Cowboy targets, with moving parts;
  • Beer can launchers;
  • Texas star; and,
  • Dueling tree.

Can you throw a dynamite stick into a barrel, or whistle a tone, or shoot sitting on the back of a buckboard?  Come Play the Game with RT at FRU22.

Click here to download all 10 stages and get an idea of what RT has planned.

RT says “thanks” and looks forward to seeing you at FRU22

Illowa Irregulars have been granted the SASS 2023 Illinois State Championship

Look what arrived in my email a few minutes ago! It’s official: Illowa Irregulars has been granted the SASS 2023 Illinois State Championship again. Mark your calendars for August 18-20, 2023.

We’re already planning for the event, including 10 great stages of shooting fun, another Mississippi River Dinner Cruise aboard the Celebration Belle, an indoor, post-match awards ceremony in an air-conditioned community center, great buckles and awards, raffles and door prizes, and more! We’re also a exploring a couple other unique things that you won’t want to miss – stay tuned.

If you’re from Illinois, don’t miss this chance to compete in your state’s championship. If you’re from another state, this will be a fun, energetic match for you as well. If you’re from a long distance away, take a look at your calendar and see if you can make it – it’s beautiful time here in the upper Midwest.

Illowa Irregulars offers a picturesque range, that is well shaded with many amenities that make it one of the most comfortable ranges to shoot in any weather. Explore our website, www.illowairregulars.com, to learn more about us.

If you have any questions or need additional information, click here to send us an email.