2023 Cowboy Calendar

Here is Illowa Irregulars’ 2023 Calendar. Click here or on the Download Now button below if you would like to download a copy. As we move through the year, be sure to keep an eye on any updates and/or changes to our schedule by checking the website.

Our club met Saturday, November 12 to discuss our 2023 plans, set Match Directors for each of our monthly matches, and make other decisions related to our club’s activities. There are two changes of note we’d like to share with you here:

  1. We are holding practices at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, instead of midday Wednesdays;
    • Mid-morning Friday practices will continue to be held weekly at 10:00 a.m.; and,
  2. The Illinois State Championship will be held in August instead of July;
    • We’ve a 180-shooter limit again which means it’s never too early to register.

With that, Illowa Irregulars thanks you for your support in 2022, and we look forward to hosting you again in 2023.

2023 Practice Schedule; Competition Range

  • Fridays:  10:00 a.m. weekly, April 7 through October 13, 2023
  • Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month, April 11 through October 10, 2023

January 2023

  • Friday 1/20/2023 Iron Cowboy Setup, 3:00pm, Competition range
  • Saturday       1/21/2023         Iron Cowboy Match, 8:00am, Competition range
  • Saturday       1/28/2023         Iron Cowboy Match, Alternate date, 8:00am, Competition range

March 2023

  • Sunday          3/19/2023         Cowboy Indoor Match& Swap Meet, 8:00am, MRC Indoor Range

April 2023

  • Saturday       4/1/2023           Cowboy Cleanup Day, 9:00am, Competition range
  • Saturday       4/15/2023         Monthly Match Setup, 10:00am, Competition range
  • Sunday          4/16/2023         Cowboy Monthly Match, 8:00am, Competition range

May 2023

  • Saturday       5/13/2023         New Shooter Clinic 1:00pm, Competition range
  • Saturday       5/20/2023         Buffalo Shoot, 8:00am, 300yd range
  • Saturday       5/20/2023         Monthly Match Setup, 8:00am, Competition range
  • Sunday          5/21/2023         Cowboy Monthly Match, 8:00am, Competition range

June 2023

  • Saturday       6/17/2023         Monthly Match Setup, 9:00am, Competition range
  • Saturday       6/17/2023         Wild Bunch Match,10:00am, Competition range
  • Sunday          6/18/2023         Cowboy Monthly Match, 8:00am, Competition range

July 2023

  • Saturday       7/15/2023         Monthly Match Setup, 9:00am, Competition range
  • Saturday       7/15/2023         Wild Bunch Match,10:00am, Competition range
  • Sunday          7/16/2023         Cowboy Monthly Match, 8:00am, Competition range

August 2023

  • Thursday      8/17/2023         Setup ILL State Match – campers arrive below the hill in the afternoon
  • Friday           8/18/2023         Warm-up & Side Matches – ILL State Match Competition Range
  • Saturday       8/19/2023         ILL State Match 9:00am, Competition range
  • Sunday          8/20/2023         IILL State Match, 8:00am, Competition range
  • Monday        8/21/2023         Match Tear Down, 9:00am, Competition range

September 2023

  • Saturday       9/23/2023         Monthly Match Setup, 9:00am, Competition range
    • There is an AR competition on the 23rd until Noon; will need to set up either after AR competition or on Friday, September 22
  • Sunday          9/24/2023         Cowboy Monthly Match, 8:00am, Competition range

October 2023

  • Saturday       10/14/2023       Buffalo Shoot, 8:00am, 300yd range
  • Saturday       10/14/2023       Monthly Match Setup, 8:00am, Competition range
  • Sunday          10/15/2023       Cowboy Monthly Match, 8:00am, Competition range

November 2023

  • Saturday       11/4/2023         Monthly Match Setup, 10:00am, Competition range
  • Saturday       11/4/2023         Wild Bunch Match, 10:30 am, Competition range
  • Sunday          11/5/2023         Monthly Match, 8:00 am, Competition range                                               
  • ___________________          Range Winterization TBD
  • Saturday       11/11/2023       Annual Cowboy Meeting, 1:00 pm MRC Indoor Range

December 2023

  • Saturday       12/??/2023        Christmas Party, TBD

January 2024

  • Friday           1/19/2024         Iron Cowboy Setup, 2:00pm, Competition range
  • Saturday       1/20/2024         Iron Cowboy Match, 9:00am, Competition range
  • Saturday       1/27/2024         Alternate Iron Cowboy Match, 9:00am, Competition

Marshal Chance Morgun –

Sad news again. A good friend and fellow cowboy shooter Marshal Chance Morgun (Michael Fisher) has passed. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 14, 2022, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the funeral home.  Click here for more information.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Marshal Chance Morgun and his family.

Illowa Irregulars

Illowa Irregular November 2022 Match Results are Posted

November 6, 2022’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 a fantastic turnout – 33 cowboys and cowgirls turned out on this beautiful November day. This is our last match of the year.

Congratulations to Miss Shot and Foyster O’Rippy for winning overall Ladies and Men’s categories as well as to our 2 clean shooters – Fatboy Harley and Grumpy.

Call to (for) arms – Saturday Setup; Sunday Match Info; and, a few more Reminders

Just a little reminder Illowa Irregulars will be setting up this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. for Sunday, Nov 6th’s match. If you are available to contribute HALF of you (hands, arms, legs, and feet), we’d appreciate it. It’s fairly quick work when we have a good group of people.

Come on out Sunday for one last fling. Sunday looks like it will be an ideal day for a match, considering its November. Right now, it looks like we will start the day in the very high 40’s, ending in the upper 50’s, and it’s supposed to be dry!

In keeping with the format of our past November shoots, we encourage shooters to have a little fun by trying some shooting styles you normally don’t use in other matches. Who knows—you might just find a style that appeals to you and decide to practice it during the long winter days ahead! To that end, each stage has a suggested shooting style. They are

  • Stage 1: Traditional
  • Stage 2: Gunfighter
  • Stage 3: Shooters Choice
  • Stage 4: Duelist
  • Stage 5: Outlaw
  • Stage 6: Shooters Choice

Of course, following our suggested shooting styles isn’t a requirement – it’s just meant to provide you an opportunity for something a little different if you choose to try it. Click here to download the stages.

Oh, and a few more things:

  1. We also need some post-match tear down help at 9:00 a.m. Monday.
  2. Don’t forget Daylight Savings Time ends Saturday night.
  3. Illowa Irregulars are holding our annual Cowboy Meeting at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12 at MRC’s Indoor Range. We’ll be sending out an agenda and list of discussion topics soon. We’ll be selecting Match Directors for next year, discussing practice schedules, and making other plans.
  4. Illowa Irregulars’ annual Christmas Party is tentatively scheduled for Saturday evening, December 3rd. More details to follow.