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August 5,6 &7, 2011

Ambush Results

Attendees: Mac Traven, Bonnie Lass, Samuel Cy Jesse, Windfall Heart, Buck Johnson, Black Jack Spencer, Duke Duncan, Jesse Wayne, Aravaipa Al, Double Shot, Dot, Cock-Eyed Cate, Jack Jones, T.W. Reynolds, Seneca Lake, Redbeard, Wild Horse Mike, Desperado Dan and J. R. Terrier.

Ambush Notes

Friday we had some nice weather to shoot side matches and everyone had fun with the 22 shooting gallery with rifle and pistol, the derringer match, and the Buffalo Shoot with big bore and main match rifles.

We shot scenarios from Clint Eastwood movies. These were challenging but fun as there were lines and bonuses on some and one stage included directions on when to drop and pick up your hat. This was made even more challenging in the morning as it was raining and we had to do all the shooting from under the range cover. Thanks to all who helped with canopies and set up and take down!!

We had fun on Saturday with the Derringer Drawing that Mac Traven won and we raised $137 for the SASS Scholarship Fund!

We had fun giving away door prizes and certificates at the end of Dinner on Saturday.

On Sunday we did some four and three man team shooting. Also On Sunday we had guest, of Cameron and Jimmy Spencer who tried out cowboy shooting as buckaroos.

ÞÞÞÞÞ White Buffalo WinnerÜÜÜÜ

Black Jack Spencer had a clean shoot. He received a white buffalo pin to display for his effort of getting a miss free shoot!! If you see him this month congratulate him on his great shooting!

Clean Stage Shooters

Red Beard had 5 clean stages with only 1 miss on the last stage to hurt his chances at a buffalo! Good luck next time!! Samuel Cy Jesse had 5 clean stages as well. Wild Horse Mike had 4 clean stages; Duke Duncan and T.W. Reynolds had 3 clean stages each. Jack Jones had 2 clean stages and the following each had 1 clean stage: Buck Johnson, Aravaipa Al, Cock-eyed Cate, and Desperado Dan. If you see them out and about congratulate them on their shooting prowess.

For Sale!!!

Whispering Pines Cowboy Committee had 4 gun belts with holsters donated to raise money for the club. Thank-you, Tony Ringo! Two have already been sold. Two are left!! Please consider buying one to help the club.

The gun belts are slightly used but for the most part no more than broken in.

The particulars of the remaining two are:

  • Right hand strong side and crossdraw Gene DeSantis Holsters and El Paso Saddlery belt with .45 cal. loops, asking $125.
  • Right hand Gene DeSantis holster, on an unidentified belt with .45 cal. loops asking $100.


Mac Traven has the following items for sale:

Black Buscadaro Belt Holster, .38. 357 cal., $15

Brown Leather gun belt, no ammo loops, and $10

Tonto Rim, tan button down riding skirt, size 16 tall, new, never worn $40 obo.

For more information contact Mac Traven at (570) 723-8885.


Guns for Sale

Please contact sellers regarding the guns. Whispering Pines Cowboy Committee is not responsible for gun sales.


Navy Arms 1866 Yellow Boy .38 special $500 Firm Call Mac Traven 1-570-723-8885





Upcoming Area Events

  • Melee on the Bay, Second Annual Long Island Cowboy Action Shooting Championship, October 21, 22 and 23 Hosted by the Shadow Riders, Inc, in conjunction with the Hole in the Wall Gang, for more information contact Steel City Shootout, SASS PA State Wild Bunch Championship October 22, 2011 Hosted by Logans Ferry Regulators, for more information contact Dave Aubele at 412-607-5313 or email

If your club has an event that you want published please contact Bonnie Lass at or call 570-723-8885.


Prizes for the 12th Ambush at Hickory Ridge

The following people and companies have donated the following prizes:

  • Kara Umble donated 2 T-shirts, Billy the Kid license plate, rifle gun case, handgun gun case, & Benelli video catalog. Thank-you, Kara!
  • Buck Johnson donated bullets. Thank-you, Buck!

Next Shoot is September 4, 2011.

Mac Traven will be setting up to shoot on Saturday. July 2, 2011 if you could come and help it will give you a chance to practice the scenarios. Call (570) 723-8885 to find out what time we will be setting up.

We will meet at the range at 9:00 for the safety meeting and start shooting at 9:30. Please bring a lunch.

If you need directions call 723-8885. Or email at Thank-you for your interest in your club!!

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