Illowa Irregular October Monthly Match Results Posted

The October 18 Cowboy results are now available on the Illowa Irregulars Scores page. We had 23 brave shooters. It was little cool and wet, but very tolerable, much nicer than the forecast led many to think it would be. Thanks to Partner’s Partner for putting together six fun stages!

Mark your calendars for our last scheduled match of 2020 – November 1st. This is a “weather permitting” match so check the website as we get close.

Popcorn Kelly

Cowboy Fun at Illowa Irregulars and the Milan Rifle Club This Weekend

Let’s have some fun this weekend at the Milan Rifle Club.

  • We have a cowboy match setup starting at 9:00am on Friday (10/16)
  • We have a long range Buffalo Shoot on Saturday (10/17), with registration starting at 9:00am
  • We have a Cowboy Match on Sunday (10/18), with registration starting at 8:00am.

Lots of opportunities to have fun, so hope to see you there.

Justice James Newton / Mountain Man Champ

Co-Chairpersons, Illowa Irregulars

Fall Round-Up 2020 Photo Video Posted

Just a quick note to let you know we’ve posted a video photo montage to the website. The 6 minute video contains about 99 photographs taken during the two-day match.

Fall Round-Up 2020 was a spectacular 3 day event. If you attended Fall Round-Up we hope this brings back some fond memories. If you missed it, perhaps this is a way of enjoying it vicariously through others until next year.

Click here to view the video. The video is also available in the Quick Links menu on the right side of our website home page.

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Popcorn Kelly

PS. On a related note, we expect to post a number of actual photos to the website in the coming days so check back often.

Dapper Dan

Sad news again. A good friend and cowboy shooter Dapper Dan (Dan Porter) has passed. Here is something written by his daughter to provoke some thought:

“To all my friends, it doesn’t look like the outcome we hoped for is to be. I’ll be home for hospice care, time left unknown. I would like to thank everyone who has supported my business over the last 40+ years. I would also like to express my gratitude to the community for your support of the animal rescue. We couldn’t have done it without you. I guess if I had any good advice it would be this: your life truly starts when you realize it doesn’t all revolve around you”

Dapper, your work here is done. You have trained and led others to continue your passion. RIP my friend.

Illowa Irregulars

Changes to the World and National Championships Announced

The SASS Member October Bulletin was published earlier today. While it contains much information, we want to highlight some significant upcoming changes to the World and National Championships.

World Championship – End of Trail
Founders Ranch in Edgewood, NM will hold its last End of Trail in February 2021.  Beginning in 2022 End of Trail will be hosted by the Arizona Territorial Rough Riders at Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

National Championship
Beginning in 2022, the Oklahoma Territorial Marshals will host the SASS National Championship.  Currently, the Oklahoma Territorial Marshals host the Southwest Regional Championship, known as Land Run.  Beginning in 2022 Land Run will become the National Championship, and will retain the brand “Land Run.” (The “Winter Range” brand is being retired after 2021.)

Southwest Regional Championship
The Oklahoma Territorial Marshals will host the SASS Southwest Regional Championship (currently known as Land Run) through 2021, but transition to being the SASS National Championship in 2022.  A new host for the Southwest Regional Championship is being sought. 

The article provided no specific or even approximate dates for the newly relocated events. You can read the whole article by clicking on the link in the first paragraph.