POW Turkey Shoot 10-27-12
After a threat of autumn sprinkles, the temperature warmed to the 70s on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as sharp shooters and friends gathered. This is the beginning of the drive up East Moffett Creek. Nice autumn colors from the cottonwood trees.
Yep, this is our camp in an open field near tiny Moffett Creek.
Scott Valley Protect Our Water Turkey Shoot
Mike March, Scott Valley, won the Grand Prize of dinner for six from the Dirty Driller Barbecue in Fort Jones.
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Julie McQuoid for donating the Dirty Driller Barbecue!
There were many classes shooting at a “running deer” on a cable, 25 yard, 50 yard, 100 yard and 200 yard targets. There was varmint target and hunter shoots. Pistols and muzzle loader classes were also on tap. In all classes (events), the FIRST PLACE or closest to the bull’s eye on the target won a frozen turkey or ham or bacon or salami or cheese. Some shooters went home with their arms full of prizes!
Tied for the most first place wins were:
Gary Tickner and Trenten Hayden
Second highest: Cody Weldon
Third highest: Mike March
Fourth highest: Ken Berryhill
Fifth highest: Tony Rae
Sixth highest: Cliff West
Seventh highest: Mike Lyon
Eighth highest: Chad McWilliams
Ninth highest: Dana Simpson
Tenth highest: Steve Walters
Eleventh highest: Mike LaMarr
Twelfth highest: Mike Martin
Thirteenth highest: Jared Miller
Youth $25 Gift Certificate winner: Bryce Leach
NON-SHOOTERS participated (gambled) by rolling dice or purchasing a circle to be shot at with a shot gun (and the circle with the most pellet holes wins).
Jared Miller won salami
Steve Walters won ham
Bryce Leach won ham
Sally LeVesque won salami
Cookie Hunt won bacon and the turkey
Brody Spallino won cheese and the carrot cake
Jim McFadden triumphed by winning the coveted Cherry Pie
Shotgun spatter-board winners were:
Trenten Hayden won the frozen turkey
Tom Pease won the bacon
Elaine Dolcini won ham
Liz Bowen won salami
Scott Valley POW President Tom Pease welcomed the shooters and friends.
Cody Weldon gets ready to shoot.
Shooting at the Running Deer.
Ginny and Kathy take the class signups.
Joyce Landi is cutting up the onions for the chili and hotdogs.
Marellon Baird takes the signups for the non-shooters Dice games.
Chris O’Neil (red shirt) calls the order of the next class of shooters.
Ranch owner, Mike Cramer, hosted the event with his wife, Pauline, (below). Mike ran the Running Deer Shoot. Pauline organized and purchased all the prizes, food, porta-potties and other extra important details.
Sarah Hayden takes aim at the Running Deer with her pistol.
Roy Hall Jr. and Trenten Hayden get ready.
Pat Swanson gives Jim McFadden the Cherry Pie he won in the Dice Roll Game.
Nope, no trouble with the law! Cal-Fire Law Enforcement Officer, Monte Whipple, stopped by and visited with friends during the Turkey Shoot. It was a very peaceful day. Everyone treats firearms with great respect. There is only one shooter at a time. It is quite safe.
Waiting for your turn.
Headed home after a long day at the 2nd Annual Scott Valley POW Turkey Shoot.
Turkey Shoot on 10-29-11 and 8-28-2010 Water Rally
(scroll down past Turkey Shoot picts for photos and info on Water Rally
Sara Hayden won a Turkey and New York Steaks.
Shooting at the running deer.
Donna Bacigalupi takes her turn.
Sandy Craig loves to shoot and did so in many classes.
Ken Berryhill shooting.
Ken Berryhill with prizes.
Scott Valley POW supporters enjoyed the Turkey Shoot. Thanks to everyone to helped and to those who came to shoot.
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Scott Valley Protect Our Water
Turkey Shoot fundraiser
East Moffett Creek Rd – follow signs from Hwy 3 at bottom of Forest Mt. on Scott Valley side
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Coffee and pastries all day
Lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coffee, pastries and lunch open to the public
Prices will be listed at event for food and event classes
Bring all your guns to compete in the bench rest, free-style and standing (50 and 100 yard) and Black Powder, Running Deer, pistol, rim-fire and youth under 16 shoots.
Gene Duerr has just donated a HALF beef New York loin!
Prizes for shooting: Turkeys, hams, bacon, cheese and salami
Gift certificates for the youth
Turkey Shoot rules
When: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: East Moffett Creek Road – follow signs
All day coffee and pastries. Lunch served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bring your rifle (scopes adjusted to 12 power max)
Pistol: Open sites only
Black Powder: Open sites only
PLEASE HAVE YOUR EQUIPMENT SITED IN PRIOR TO START OF SHOOT.
Shoot: Running deer target, bench rest, free-style, standing at 50 and 100 yards.
Shoot for: Bacon, hams, salami, cheese and turkeys.
ALL SHOOTS WILL BE SHOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH RIFLE CLASSES LISTED BELOW:
Hunter Rifle: Barrel muzzle OD less than ¾ inch (can shoot hunter and target rifle).
Target Rifle: Barrel; muzzle OD ¾ inch or more (can shoot target rifle only).
Rim fire: 22 and 17 cal. Rim fire (can shoot rim fire and target rifle).
Black Powder: Shoot all classes
Running deer: Shoot any rifle or pistol
Any questions call Mike Hood: 530-465-2086
Addition info: 530-468-2680;
Liz Bowen – 530-467-3515
—- ALCOHOL IS NOT ALLOWED —-
A large crowd of nearly 1,000 showed up for the premier showing of Kirk MacKenzie’s documentary on Siskiyou County and its people; and a panel of eight sheriffs and Wyoming property rights attorney Karen Budd-Falen.
Photos by Liz Bowen
Reported by Katherine Lehman
October 23, 2011
If you weren’t in Yreka Saturday night for the Defend Rural America (DRA) event at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds you missed a highly informative, well attended and very rousing event.
Originally scheduled to be held in Winema Hall, which holds 400 people, the event was moved to an exhibition hall when organizers realized attendance was going to exceed the capacity of the Fair’s regular meeting venues. They were wise to make the move as it appeared over 1,000 people came, including a group of 150 from the San Francisco bay area.
Susan Marshall gave the invocation and Iraq Veteran Jessie Oliff sang a moving National Anthem. To the left is Katherine Lehman and far right is Anthony Intiso.
Earlier in the day, Fred Scott and friends built a frame with paneling measuring 8 feet tall and 12 feet wide covered with bright white butcher paper. This was our “redneck” movie screen. It worked!
Kirk MacKenzie, Founder of Defend Rural America (www.defendruralamerica.com), filmed the “Summit on the Scott River” conducted by Scott Valley Protect Our Water (www.pienpolitics.com) on August 23. Scott Valley POW is a group that “shares information regarding government issues that are affecting the agricultural land, irrigation water use and, ultimately, private property rights in Scott Valley.”
The Summit shared facts, history and science on the Klamath River and Scott Valley. The Siskiyou Water Users Association then gave MacKenzie a three-day tour of Iron Gate and Copco dams.
After interviewing local ranchers, scientists, foresters, landowners, local business leaders, and the Shasta Tribe Historian, MacKenzie realized that the destruction coming to Siskiyou County will be far more significant than just destruction of the four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. Fish and wildlife will be destroyed, as will be the economy, livelihoods and culture of Siskiyou county residents.
MacKenzie started producing a documentary from his film clips, which he shared with friends in San Francisco and various tea parties. This lead to a bus tour to Siskiyou County organized to see the situation first-hand, and that grew to the launching of Defend Rural America’s first event.
Kirk MacKenzie, left, received several awards of appreciation from Siskiyou Water Users Association Treasurer Anthony Intiso.
The premiere of MacKenzie’s film (available through DRA) ran about an hour. It investigates many of the issues surrounding the proposed removal of the Klamath dams. The Klamath River Basin encompasses nine counties – five in California and four in Oregon. This issue directly impacts an area the size of Maryland. Space does not permit detailing the information in the film, is selling film DVDs, and offers free downloads and audio files of much of the background information used in producing the film.
Following the film, an address was read from Fred Kelly Grant, Counsel and Lead Negotiator for Trademark America (www.trademarkamerica.org). Grant is well known to Siskiyou county residents, but was unable to attend Saturday’s event. Grant has been mentoring and assisting local governments, including many local entities, to understand and utilize their coordinative authority with federal and state agencies for over twenty years.
Constitutional Sheriffs are frustrated with the problems facing their rural citizens, no more so than within the State of Jefferson. Sheriff Lopey is a leader among rural sheriffs, many of whom have taken workshops from Grant on coordination. Lopey is now leading coordination meetings, so he decided to hold a Panel of Sheriffs during the DRA event.
Those attending were Grant County Sheriff Glenn E. Palmer, Trinity County Sheriff Bruce Haney, Del Norte County Sheriff Dean Wilson, Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt, Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growden, Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood, and Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko. Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson sent his regrets from Hawaii.
Each of these lawmen spoke of their frustrations dealing with the overreach of the federal government. Mostly they spoke of problems with the U.S. Forest Service and its Travel Management Plans. After each man spoke their huge audience thanked them with a loud and standing ovation.
Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey
Grant Co,. Oregon Sheriff Glenn E. Palmer; Tehama Co. Sheriff Dave Hencratt; and Lassen C. Sheriff Dean Growden.
Trinity Co. Sheriff Bruce Haney; Shasta C. Sheriff Tom Bosenko; Siskiyou Co. Sheriff Jon Lopey; Plumas Co. Sheriff Greg Hagwood.
I’ve listed some of the sheriffs’ more poignant messages below.
Sheriff Dave Hencratt (Tehama): “I’ve experienced battles with the Forest Service…I’ve experienced those personally.”
Sheriff Dean Growden (Lassen): “All the small towns are dying. We use to have two timber mills and a large gold mine. They’re all gone now, and it’s sickening.”
Sheriff Glenn E. Palmer (Grant): “Our schools are down about 50% in enrollment. We are one of the richest timber counties. How asinine and uncalled for is this?”
Sheriff Bruce Haney (Trinity): “In the last four weeks we’ve had four major search and rescues. Without these roads we cannot reach people.”
Sheriff Greg Hagwood (Plumas): “The Plumas School District used to be one of the wealthiest…because of the timber. But it’s gone.” Sheriff Hagwood also was quoted a number of months ago by stating, “I’ll be damned if I’m going to enforce the Travel Management Plan. I will not criminalize citizens for just accessing public lands.”
Sheriff Jon Lopey (Siskiyou): “We have a 26% unemployment rate. What the agencies are doing is not constitutional and it’s not lawful. We’re broke. Why won’t they let people work?”
Sheriff Dean Wilson (Del Norte): “The Travel Management Plan was implemented without the knowledge of the Sheriff or the County Board of Supervisors. It has a direct impact on public safety. We have an assault on our community. Self-sustainability is being denied us and is crippling our community.”
These sheriffs support each other, and they support their communities. They called for citizens everywhere to support their constitutional sheriffs as well. The sheriffs’ overriding message to attendees was probably best summed up by the following:
Sheriff Wilson said, “The shame is our own. We have allowed this to happen to our country. Our Founding Fathers foresaw this and gave us the tools to fix our country.”
Sheriff Haney stated, “We are more than county sheriffs. We are a united group.”
Sheriff Hagwood stated, “As bleak as things are, as challenging as they are, this hasn’t happened before. We are SO united in addressing these issues.”
Sheriff Tom Bosenko stated, “This is where it starts. This is where we fight. The government’s first responsibility is to protect its citizens.”
Plumas Co. Sheriff Greg Hagwood; Wyoming private property rights attorney, Karen Budd-Falen; Grant Co. Oregon Sheriff Glenn E. Palmer.
Wyoming Attorney Karen Budd-Falen sat with the Sheriff Panel. Budd-Falen told the audience that the U.S. Constitution does not give them rights; their rights come from God. The Constitution protects them from their government.
Among the many organizations represented with booths were Liberators 11, the Jefferson Mining District, the Siskiyou Tea Party Patriots, the Constitution Party of California, Brandon Criss for Siskiyou County Supervisor, the Libertarian Party of California, Wake Up America (Southern Oregon), My Outdoor Buddy, Scott Valley POW, Siskiyou County Water Users Association, Operation Green Out!, Freedom Jewelry, Etc., State of Jefferson, and the Klamath Bucket Brigade.
More photos from the event:
Debbie Bacigalupi, right, was a major organizer of the Bus Tour and event; she received appreciate award from Intiso.
Jim Burney, right, opened his restaurant to the Bus Tour for lunch on Sunday.
Erin Ryan, right, is pictured with her husband, Bill. Erin was a major organizer from the Redding Tea Party Patriots.
Andrea Carson stuck out the entire evening manning the Scott Valley Protect Our Water table. The pumpkins were sent around for donations to pay for the event. Thanks to generous folks, $1,900 was raised and the event was completely paid for!
Holly Swanson and husband traveled down from Medford, Oregon area to sell her “Set Up & Sold Out” books and participate in Defending Rural America.
Also Jefferson Mining District traveled down from Grants Pass to share its message.
Brian Petersen with Jefferson State.com sold items.
Klamath Bucket Brigade supported Defend Rural America by bringing its huge bucket to the event!
Here is the video of this event.
Also on last Thursday the CA DFG had a so called meeting at Turtle Bay in Redding.
Here is a video address by Gary Cadd http://www.ShastaCoordination.com
If you would like me to send you video releases, be sure to contact me.
Robert – Videographer for the Redding Patriots
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Across this nation, OUR NATIONAL TREASURY IS BEING STOLEN, SEALED OFF, OR DISMANTLED.
We cannot remain a sovereign nation, or a prosperous nation, if we become dependent upon third world countries for our very sustenance. Rural America is not covered in the news, in TV shows, or Hollywood. So it is easy to forget about, and become disconnected from our roots.
RURAL AMERICA IS OUR NATIONAL TREASURY …
•90-95% of our land mass.
•the source of our food, water, energy, building materials, metals, and other natural resources.
•the last major reservoir of family, family values, faith, nationalism, and hard work ethic.
•the backbone of our nation, in fact.
AND IT IS UNDER ATTACK … from within. Siskiyou County and the other counties throughout the Klamath River Basin ― already decimated by the spotted owl debacle and directly in the crosshairs of the Wilderness Project ― are at ground zero in the battle to defend the nation’s food supply and natural resources.
Big Government has already pushed itself to the 99-yard line, with expectations of making the final play in the imminent future. Yet like most of Rural America, Siskiyou County does not have the population, financial resources, or media support to fight this battle by themselves. Underemployment is already around 30%, and will get worse if Big Government has its way.
YOU CAN HELP
Defend Rural America
Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds
Yreka, Siskiyou County, California
Premier of Kirk MacKenzie’s DVD documentary on Siskiyou citizens overburdened by regulations and under attack by bureaucratic agencies and officials.
Powerful PANEL of County Sheriff’s led by Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey
Gate opens 3 p.m. — come and network our common grounds
Inside seating is limited to 400
Please bring warm coats,
and LAWN CHAIRS,
just in case weather does not cooperate!
Successful 8-28-2010 Water Rally in Yreka, CA
What a great turn-out for the RESTORE HONOR WATER RALLY held by Scott Valley Protect Our Water on Aug. 28, 2010 at the fairgrounds in Yreka, California.
Scott Valley POW Treasurer, Cyndi Baird, showed up with her trusty U.S. Constitution in her holster. Cyndi stands on the Constitution, which gives her the right to property and her Water Right.
Photos by Pam Thomas