Gunhive.com Spring Training



  • Is there a South Dakota Gunhive.com coyote hunting trip planned too?



  • I don't have vacation time left this year, but I will try to plan a family vacation to SD next year and spend a few days shooting. I really like this idea and wish I could participate this year.



  • Keep us Informed of time and date I d be in depending on work requirements and dates picked.



  • Depending on dates, I would be interested. Especially if it is like your customer appreciation day you held last fall. I learned a lot that weekend, but could definately use a refresher course.



  • I would be interested as well. Any prospective dates yet?



  • Now if only I wasn't on the East coast :disappointed:



  • At previous gatherings, guys came from other countries, east/west coast, south/north...etc. It's a training opportunity you'll likely not have anywhere else. You'll take home a life-long skillset. I'll see to it. :)



  • @orkan well god knows I'd love to be there. Whether I can work it out is a mother story.



  • About how much ammunition will be needed? Want to make sure that I'll have enough components.



  • @rhyno 100 rounds

    "A woman trying to function like a man is as ridiculous as a man trying to be like a woman. A unisex society is a senseless society—a society dangerously out of order. " - DP

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  • @gash thanks.



  • May should be fine for me as well.



  • Spring is way better for me. September is a tough month with football and bow hunting😳



  • I attended one of your training events a couple of years ago, would really like to come out for another one!
    Sure hope this can happen in the Spring!!
    DW



  • I'd be interested in may.



  • We're planning on may for sure. We don't have a exact date locked in yet however.



  • Working on plans for may. We are planning to piggyback this onto a family vacation because my weeks off are limited.

    What activities are there in the area for the rest of the family to do while I am shooting?



  • @dddoo7 said:

    What activities are there in the area for the rest of the family to do while I am shooting?

    Hmmm... I really don't know. We're shooters... so we really don't do anything else. I know there's a waterpark in town, but it probably won't be open then. Mitchell is 45mins south of us, and there's definitely more going on there.

    What are they into? I can see what's around.



  • @orkan

    don't worry about it. I just thought you might know of something off the top of your head. I'll do some looking.

    I am planning on renting a car to drive up there. I don't trust mine on a trip that long. Any reason I would have to have a truck?



  • No, you won't need a truck.



  • | @dddoo7 said:
    |What activities are there in the area for the rest of the family to do while I am shooting?

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    Most stuff here doesn't open until the end of May...typically around the time school starts getting out. The waterpark is May 28th (http://www.splashcentralwaterpark.com), Putters and Scoops, a mini golf place, ice cream parlor and they rent paddle boats and other flotation items for use in Ravine Lake, opens end of May as well (http://www.puttersandscoops.com). There's disc golf down by Ravine Lake. If the family wanted to drive out to DeSmet they could check out Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead (http://www.ingallshomestead.com) homestead. South of Mitchell is Dimock Dairy, they might be able to do a tour of the facility, Oahe Damn tours in Pierre (http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Dam-and-Lake-Projects/Missouri-River-Dams/Oahe/). There's a nifty little Discovery Museum in Pierre (http://www.sd-discovery.org/). I don't know how old the kids are but there are some nice parks in town to play in. There's some artsy fartsy stuff that goes on through the Huron Theater.

    That's about all I can think of.

    "A woman trying to function like a man is as ridiculous as a man trying to be like a woman. A unisex society is a senseless society—a society dangerously out of order. " - DP

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  • Well, wow...I thought I had missed this. I have never been to anything like this, although I've been thinking for a couple of months that I would like to get some instruction on LR shooting to improve my skills, and really, anything else I can learn about the sport. I don't know if I can swing the trip, but I'd like to keep it in mind.



  • @gash

    Thanks!

    The kids will be 6, 4, and 1. Looks like some interesting things. We really like the Childrens/discovery museums here so that would probably be a good option. A dairy tour would be fun as well. I used to live in wisconsin (as a kid) and I can still taste the warm cheese curds fresh from the dairy.



  • Aberdeen is 2 hours away. They have a park called Wylie Park..full for fun stuff for the family http://www.visitaberdeensd.com/109/Wylie-Park

    Storybook Land is also part of it: http://www.aberdeen.sd.us/242/Wylie-Park-Storybook-Land

    Brookings is a little over an hour away...it has another children's museum with lots of hands of activities for children of all ages http://www.prairieplay.org/

    Watertown - there's Bramble Park Zoo http://www.brambleparkzoo.com/

    So while there's not a whole lot locally, there is some stuff around within a reasonable drive.

    "A woman trying to function like a man is as ridiculous as a man trying to be like a woman. A unisex society is a senseless society—a society dangerously out of order. " - DP

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  • OK, I renamed this thread and cleaned up some posts a bit. Registration for this event is officially open. :)

    Read the original post for information/instructions and ask questions as they arise.



  • So.... what weekend in may is going to work for everyone?



  • The earlier the better for me, but we should only be in light field work so any should work.



  • @rhyno said:

    The earlier the better for me

    same here...but I think I can make any weekend work



  • Ok...I'm in. The check is in the mail. The only weekend that will be real difficult for me is May 27-28. Any other weekend is completely free.

    As many of you know...I am a preacher. I see it as very important to worship God on Sunday as He has commanded. I was going to miss the Sunday training because worship is that important to me...but Orkan came up with the Idea of having a worship service Sunday morning before we get started. We will have a short sermon using shooting related illustrations and comparing them to spiritual realities. A big thanks to Orkan for allowing this!!!

    I am really looking forward to meeting and shooting with all of you.



  • I've been trying to figure out how I can get this into my schedule. May is squarely in the middle of the school quarter, right before finals start.

    I don't think I'll be able to swing it this time. I'm still going to try but if not I'll get in on the next one, or I'll figure out when Greg is putting on a paid class and attend one of those.

    RLTW
    (This space for rent)

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  • Any weekend then I just need the exact date now so i can move my schedule around to be there, Check is in the mail



  • How many slots are taken Im thinking of bringing one other person. with me.
    Also ill be flying in from SLC/KOGD UT In our plane, and have 4 extra seats available if anyone want to join me.



  • Ok, we'll lock the date in for the weekend of may 13/14.



  • @kobe said:

    How many slots are taken Im thinking of bringing one other person. with me.

    Thus far there are only two that have said they are coming and check has been sent. I updated the original post in this thread with a list of requested/confirmed at the bottom.



  • OK Ill send out the check for 2 slots Ill be there.



  • @kobe said:

    OK Ill send out the check for 2 slots Ill be there.

    Be sure to send the name, address, phone number, and email addy for your +1 as well.



  • I'm in, Check will be in the mail tomorrow



  • Five spots left.

    @mamalukino I wanna see you at this thing. MAKE IT HAPPEN! :)



  • @orkan I'm in...will send you a check tomorrow!
    DW



  • @mamalukino

    I'm with orkan. Make it happen!!!



  • And another on the bandwagon.... Make it happen @mamalukino :sunglasses:

    No pressure or anything ;)

    "A woman trying to function like a man is as ridiculous as a man trying to be like a woman. A unisex society is a senseless society—a society dangerously out of order. " - DP

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  • @orkan WIll do



  • If I flew into Omaha NE, how far of drive is that? Anyone coming that way and want to pick me up? I'd like to fly into Omaha, because that's where Southwest goes and I have points to use.

    I'm going to see if I can make this work.



  • @norcal_in_az

    I'll be coming through there and would pick you up...but I will have an already full car. We are renting through Expedia and have found the rates to be reasonable as long as the car is returned to the same place. Just make sure it has unlimited miles.

    Our van gets 20mpg. If I am going several thousand miles I can rent a car that gets 30mpg and it will pay for itself...and I don't have to worry about breakdown, tires, oil changes, etc.



  • @norcal_in_az said:

    If I flew into Omaha NE, how far of drive is that? Anyone coming that way and want to pick me up? I'd like to fly into Omaha, because that's where Southwest goes and I have points to use.

    I'm going to see if I can make this work.

    Well it's about an hour and a half to Huron from here, and about 3 hours to Omaha, so maybe 4/4.5 hour from Omaha to Huron, depending on what route, though I would bet you could speed it up a bit since you can take interstate 29 up to I90 into Mitchell then it's North on 37.



  • It's exactly 300 miles from Omaha to Huron. 4-4.5hrs if you keep the pedal to the metal. Kobe said he's got room in his plane... maybe you can fly to Salt Lake City where he is and grab a seat?



  • Thanks @orkan I'll look into that. Gotta talk to mama, just got home from being gone all week.



  • We've received 4 deposits, so that leaves 6 seats remaining.



  • How much is this coarse, i see the deposit amount, not the final amount. I am very interested in taking this class!



  • The deposit is refundable. If you show up, you get your check back. If you don't, I cash it and tax you for wasting a seat in my class.


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