Scheduled Events for 2017

January


Polar Bear Trap Shoot, Sunday, January 29th. Venue: Singles (Protection Teams; single barrels and or single shot from each team member; 20 chances for White $5 Targets!). Second trap will throw Doubles (Doubles Team will have four shots to get two targets). Noon arrival: bring your own hot drinks and snacks! Social at Emerald Isle following the shoot.

Starting at noon at the Cherry Creek State Park Family Shooting Center

Post shoot at: Emerald Isle Restaurant 4385 South Parker Road Aurora, Colorado


February


Upland Bird Hunting at The Bluffs, one of Colorado’s finest hunt clubs!

Sunday, February 26th. Three groups of four; 12 Hunters total; reservations required.

Schedule: Arrive @ 11:45-12:00, 12-1 lunch, 1- 1:30 warm up on clays, 1:30-4:30 hunt the Bluffs, then 5:00 Cocktails, light snacks. Awesome day! For reservations, Bob Nikkel, renikkel@Q.com or Joe Hicks, Master of the Hunt, joehicksdenver@gmail.com 


March


Sunday, March 12th Chaco Clays & Billy Birds at Rocky Mountain Roosters (3 Fields for 12 Hunters) 10:00 Clays practice; lunch and then hunting starts at 1:00 p.m. Make your Reservations today! Contact either Bill Midkiff, billmidkiff2@gmail.com or Bob Nikkel, renikkel@Q.com 


April


Sunday, April 23rd, Two Shooting Events at Colorado Clays Shooting Park
Venue #1: NSCA Registered Shoot; 100 Targets. Registration at 9:00 a.m. Shoot at 10:00 a.m.
We will have at least one Vintager Squad; more if needed. This is a “Buddy shoot” so bring a friend that you want to introduce to the Vintagers! They shoot NSCA for $35.00; then shoot our second event too! Lunch at 12:30-ish at the clubhouse. (Buy your lunch there or bring your own)

Venue #2: Two-Man Team Wobble Trap–Skeet Event is our second event of the day. Medals to be awarded! Start time: 1:00 p.m. at the Skeet Range 2; shoot until it’s over! (BYOB & cigars for après-shoot!)

If you plan to shoot NSCA targets in the morning, contact CCSP and sign-up for Vintagers’ Squading. reservations required Wednesday, April 19th. Contact Bob Nikkel, renikkel@Q.com

May


May 20th-21st, Colorado Gun Collectors Association 52 Annual Gun Show –– This is a 2-day event at the Denver Merchandise Mart; Colorado’s largest Gun Show! 


Saturday, May 27th – Side by Side Boot-Camp for new shooters at Kiowa Creek Sporting Clays. This is our new-shooters event with special guest speaker. Double guns available to shoot!


June


June 9th – 11th, NRA Whittington Center, Raton, New Mexico –– Multiple events: Vintage Trap & Skeet, Sporting and Argentine Clays, Double Rifles, Pistols and steak dinner. B.Y.O. cigars, single malt & the like. If you have not been to NRA WC, then this event is not to be missed! Reservations required; contact Bob Nikkel or Mark Gruber: renikkel@Q.com Mark.Gruber@state.nm.us 


Those of you traveling to Whittington, may be passing right through Trinidad, where The Art of the Gun Show will be showing.


The Art of the Gun Show on June 9, at 9 a.m. through June 10, at 4 p.m., Mitchell Museum of Western Art, 150 East Main Street, Trinidad, Colorado  81082. Phone: +1 (719) 846-4224


For further information look up TSJC gunsmithing, Art of the Gun show ...  and Doug Turnbull events schedule.

–Bill


July


July 1st through the 4th at Silver Spur Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming. Elk Hollow and Hanging Bull Lodges Cast and Blast – a weekend event: fish the North Fork of the Platte River, shoot P-dogs, sporting clays and celebrate July 4th – you need to contact Bob Nikkel for reservations; this is a premier event; not to be missed!


Sunday, July 16th, Great Guns Sporting Club, Nunn, Colorado: Pistol shoot; Clays and Tower Games,

Post-shoot social at 208 Main Street, Huskies Dog House Restaurant, in Pierce, Colorado

Time: 10:00 a.m. start

Venue: 1911 shooting at 10:00 a.m.,

Sporting Clays around 12:45,

Skeet Field games as well.

No reservations required, just show up.


August


Saturday, August 12th, Ellis’ Elephant Hunt, outside of Fort Collins, Colorado –– Always the 2nd Saturday in August.


Second August Event


On Sunday, August 27th, RMVintagers will be hosting a special guest at Colorado Clays Shooting Park, Brighton, CO


Professional Shooter & World Record Holder David Miller of CZ USA will be performing a Shooting Demonstration at 10:00 a.m.


David's World Record of 3,653 broken clays in one hour made the Guinness Book of World Records in 2015. (That's better than one clay per second for 60 minutes of non-stop shooting, and he shot them all from the hip!)

 

After David's demonstration and a lunch break (BYOL), we will go on the Sporting Clays Course for our normal 100 targets.

David will be set up at one or two of the stations and will be glad to offer shooting tips to those who would like his personal touch!

(I think I'll just hand him my gun and let him shoot all my targets!)

 

This is going to be a fun and very special event, so mark your calendar and don't miss it!

David is a Pro-staffer for CZ USA, and he will have a large selection of CZ guns available for your viewing & maybe shooting.


(If you have a 2017 RMV Membership, or want an Associate Membership for the day, and would like to have some personal shooting time with David Miller on Saturday, August 26th, please reply to this email for an exciting RMV offer!)


September


We are hoping to have another event at Piney Valley (Sage Outdoor Adventures), Wolcott, Colorado. This is perhaps the most beautiful Sporting Clays course in Colorado; mountain views in every direction; 8,500’ elevation at their Clubhouse; plus 5-Stand. We will confirm this event in the near future.

Sage Outdoor Adventures


October


Normally we try to have our last event either in September or October, but our September event at Sage Outdoor Adventures (Piney Valley) was cancelled, do to Sage closing down their operation. In discussion with the Rocky Mountain Vintagers’ Board it was decided to hit the coverts and game fields, so our R M Vintagers’ shooting season draws to a Close for 2017.

Thank you all for the great support we had this year; it was one of our best years ever!


We'll start on our 2018 calendar of events right after Thanksgiving, we are looking forward to seeing all of you in January, at the Polar Bear Trap Event.


Best Wishes to you all, and enjoy the Holiday Season that's just around the corner.