"When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered, yes - remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education - make them hunters."

Henry David Thoreau, 1854

“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Action PIstol Group February 1010 IDPA Match


So far I would not count on shooting this Saturday. The weather is not below freezing during the day for tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday and the range is a mud slick and not safe to shoot on.

Further, I have not received any proposed stages from the SOs to run.

I am therefore officially calling the shoot off.

I will try to schedule a different date this month and will let you know. Continue prayer to the weather

SOs get your stages in to me asap.

This shoot has been canceled. For more information contact


Joseph W. Olt, Jr., Director

Action Pistol Group IDPA
P.O. Box 1421
Grand Junction CO 81502

(970) 243-1155
(970) 243-1177 FAX

joltlaw@fone.net E-mail

Joseph W. Olt, Jr., Director

Action Pistol Group IDPA
P.O. Box 1421
Grand Junction CO 81502

(970) 243-1155
(970) 243-1177 FAX

Friday, January 22, 2010

Gun check fee proposal running into trouble

From the Denver post dot com.

Gov. Bill Ritter’s proposal to make gun buyers pay for their criminal background checks hit a snag Thursday when Republicans on the Joint Budget Committee refused to support it.

And the proposal may not go far after that, the JBC’s chairman said.

Ritter, a Democrat, in August proposed a number of measures to help balance the budget in the current fiscal year that ends in June. Included in those items was a proposal that would have imposed a $10.50 fee on gun purchases to pay the cost of criminal background checks, which the state currently covers.

LINK to the entire article at The Spot.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

IDPA Match Scores

Match Scores for the January 2010 IDPA Match


Tuesday, January 5, 2010



CODY - A Worland man convicted of poaching in Colorado found out the hard way that the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact should not be ignored.

After committing violations in Colorado in 2004, Keith Searle had his hunting and fishing privileges suspended until Nov. 2010. "Searle moved to Wyoming and began hunting and fishing," said Worland Game Warden Matt Lentsch. "However, an individual who loses their privileges to hunt in a state that is a member of the wildlife compact actually loses them in all 32 compact member states."

According to Lentsch, Searle pleaded guilty to purchasing eight resident licenses while under suspension over a three-year period. He was also cited for taking a deer without a license, accessory to taking a deer without a license and two counts of accessory to transferring licenses.

Washakie County Circuit Court records show that Searle was ordered to pay $8,000 in restitution to the State of Wyoming and $390 court costs. He was ordered to serve three consecutive one-year jail terms in the Washakie County jail, with all but 90-days suspended. He was fined $840 and lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for 18 years.

"Searle was placed on four-years of supervised probation and ordered to sign a waiver of extradition (which means Colorado may not be done with him). The conditions of his probation are very strict," Lentsch said.

Searle's probation conditions state that he is not to posses any firearms, bow, arrow, hunting knives, binoculars, spotting scopes, fishing equipment, or any item that is used in any type of hunting or fishing in any state. Nor is Searle to be in the presence of anyone that has any of the mentioned items. He is not to engage in any hunting, fishing, trapping and/or shed antler gathering, nor be in the presence of anyone engaged in these activities. "Searle was given 30 days to remove all hunting and fishing equipment from his possession," Lentsch said.

According to Lentsch, wildlife violations are taken seriously by judges and prosecuting attorneys and the wildlife violator compact was created to serve as a deterrent to poaching. Any person whose license privileges are suspended in Wyoming would also be suspended in the other 31 member states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

NRA News: UN Doomsday Treaty With Ginny Simone

The below video is a bit old but the information is still good. It takes about 10 minutes to view and worth it.

Video Here