Presidents Report Jan 2023
Hello everyone and welcome to the New Year
I trust everyone is happy and healthy after the holiday season.
2022 was a successful year for our club. We appreciate the work done by all the people who organize and help with all the events through the year.
Regina hosted a monthly shoot on a regular basis as well as hosting the Christmas Gala with a 2-day shoot that was enjoyed by 20 shooters. Their indoor shoots during winter are a great time to enjoy our sport when it’s cold.
Candle Lake provided regular shoots during the warmer months. People travel quite a distance to enjoy these shoots. It’s a beautiful range and the stages are always fun.
Garden Head hosted 3 2-day shoots during the summer. I couldn’t attend, but I’m sure all the shooters had a great time.
Prince Albert Range hosted a couple of events that have been reported as fun and worth going to.
The Saskatoon Muzzleloader Club hosted several club events. These are great for newcomers to get comfortable with the SASS style of shooting events without the pressure of a SASS sanctioned match.
SAWWS hosted our regular Annual Shoots that were well attended.
The Big Bang in May was cool and humid. Black Powder shooters had a disadvantage seeing the targets, but the smoke show was entertaining.
July 30 to Aug 7 saw the First Annual Legacy of Greybeard event followed by the Shootout at Bounty Gulch. The events spread over the ten days, and everyone had a great time.
I’m looking forward to 2023 with the hope that we enjoy the same type of events again.
We are in a tough time politically. Keep your spirits up and do your best to promote our club and events.
Our executive will be busy getting these events organized and we welcome any volunteers that can help with the day-to-day chores that make these events happen.
Watch the web page and Facebook for further updates.
Head ’em up, move ’em out. We Got Cowboy Shit to do!
Forty Creek Bob
2022 Territorial Governor’s Report
Howdy fellow SAWWS Members,
While we were in Arizona this winter I attended the Territorial Governor’s meeting at End of Trail, the SASS World Championship. There was not much new business discussed but someone brought up the question of who owns SASS since the original owners don’t anymore.
I hope everyone had a good winter and you’re all ready for the shooting season.
Misty Moonshine, the CEO of SASS, told us that she is now the sole owner. She sold Founders Ranch in New Mexico, where the head office has been and moved the World SASS Office to Akron Indiana. She assured everyone that she plans to run SASS the same as it has been.
It was brought up whether to make Winchester ’93s legal again for SASS. For anyone who doesn’t know what the ’93 is, it was the predecessor to the ’97 which has a larger ejection port. The original models were not all that safe. Coyote Cap designed and imported around 200 of these from China in the ’90s. As there is only 200 in circulation, after much discussion, it was decided they would be still illegal for SASS shooting.
The only other discussion was that now they have decided to be more strict about coming to the line from the loading table. If you come to the line without being called by the timer operator you will receive a stage DQ.
Hope to see you all at Big Bang.
Short Fingered Bill
SAWWS Territorial Governor