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Old 05-20-2019, 1:57 PM
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I was in Texas for the weekend, and was originally going to shoot The Dallas Gun Club's "Big D Open". But there were thunder storms on Saturday, and a guy as sweet as me might have melted in all that rain. Instead I opted for Fossil Point's "Wildflower Blast" on Sunday.

Fossil Point is located an easy hour's drive northwest of Dallas, just past Denton.

They had three course of fire, Green, White, and Master. Green and White were 100 bird events, Master was 50. Since I was pressed for time, I chose Master. I showed up early and met the "head honcho" (cowboy talk for the big boss) David Niederer, and his lovely wife "Mrs. Honcho"

David was kind enough to find me somebody to shoot with, Clayton Nance and August Crocker. We geared up and headed out. David had told me that today's Master course was stiffer than usual, and he wasn't kidding.

Station 1 had a MONSTER chandelle, followed by ROCKET SHIP right to left crosser. I watched the two other guys shoot it, and I was scared. I stepped in and CRUSHED the first pair, and I should have walked off the course right there

Station 2 had a true pair of MONSTER teals, that I managed to somehow break a few. Station 3 had another MONSTER chandelle, and an incomer that stopped coming in at about 75 yards Guess who got to lead off here?

Not only did I forget to bring my binoculars, I forgot my "Texas skeet chokes" aka EXTRA TURKEY. This one killed me and I walked away with a "1".

What Station 4 lacked in distance, it made up for in SPEED. A right to left crosser down in the valley, followed by a left to right ROCKET SHIP crosser, also down in the valley. Station 5 was somewhat sane, but by then I was dreaming about lunch.

As we finished, David showed up, and one of my squad mates remarked, "I should have brought my rifle". To say today's targets had "distance" is like saying Texas has a "few" BBQ joints.

Was it tough, yeah. In fact I saw a couple of Northbrook guys crying in the parking lot But they were great targets, and everything was fair. David even took me on a tour of the rest of the courses, and they seemed "soft" compared to what we had just been thru.

I ended up with a 17 (out of 50) and was happy to be above 10, Clayton came in with 29, and August was one bird back with 28. But were these guys any good? How did they finish in the other two courses.

Well, let me tell you. Clayton took M1 (runner up) on the Green course with a 97, and August, well August took HOA on the white course with a 92. Those boys can shoot.

David said they're holding the Texas Sate Championship there next year, and once they post the dates, it'll be on my schedule. If you're in the Big D (Dallas) for any reason, drive up to Fossil Point, you'll be glad you did (pilgrim).


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7282 FM 51, Decatur, TX 76234
9H49+H3 Slidell, Texas
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Somebody asked me about sporting clays courses in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. The three I've been to (and there may be more) are

X: Elm Fork
A: Dallas Gun Club (private)
B: Fossil Point

Google, and contact the clubs directly for hours and more information.

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Thanks for the info, I have been itching to shoot sporting clays in DFW but sadly my shotguns are still behind enemy lines.
They will be with me soon, I live just across the lake from Dallas gun club in Highland Village.
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Thanks for the info, I have been itching to shoot sporting clays in DFW but sadly my shotguns are still behind enemy lines.
They will be with me soon, I live just across the lake from Dallas gun club in Highland Village.
Nice, my buddy is in Flower Mound.
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And I live between Flower Mound and Fossil Point.
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And I live between Flower Mound and Fossil Point.
Well howdy, do you shoot sporting clays much? Have you tried out any of the local courses?
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Not very much. I went to Fossil Point once when it first opened. Once in a great while I shoot skeet but do that at Alpine because the guy I shoot with goes there. Fossil Point is quite a bit nicer than Alpine in my opinion.
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With three courses (soft, normal, and master) Fossil Point has targets for everybody. They even have rifle and pistol bays on a different part of the property.

Next time I'm headed out there, I'll buy you guys lunch.
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With three courses (soft, normal, and master) Fossil Point has targets for everybody. They even have rifle and pistol bays on a different part of the property.

Next time I'm headed out there, I'll buy you guys lunch.
Sounds good, you buy lunch and I’ll buy the shells.
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Cool beans.
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Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q
520 S IH 35 Frontage Rd E, Denton, TX 76205
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Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q
520 S IH 35 Frontage Rd E, Denton, TX 76205
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Looks good, haven’t tried it yet. Best place I’ve been to near me is hard eight bbq. That or bucees brisket sammiches, love that bucees.
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My favorite BBQ place is the Smokehouse in Denton, second is Outlaw Burger in Justin. Buc-ee’s does have excellent sliced and chopped sandwiches.
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If you can blow up this picture enough, you "might" be able to see the target

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Wow... that’s a tough bird.
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