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Following your brilliant exhibition of marksmanship 
or related skills at

60th Rendezvous
SHOOT TIME at MANISTEE
June 22-23, 2019

PROGRAM

WELCOME TO "SHOOT TIME AT MANISTEE" FOR 2019.  Our rendezvous is a low-pressure fun shoot.  We want you to enjoy yourself while you are a guest to our camp.

In several matches, contestants will be able to use Civil War rifled muskets and mini bullets.  These matches are marked with an asterisk (*), original style Civil War minie bullets only, no modern miniemaxiesaboted bullets or buffalo bullets allowed.  This reflects the historical fact that all types of guns were used in open competition.  No modern, inline action muzzle loading guns will be allowed in any of our matches.

An added pre-rendezvous event for Friday, June 21, 2019:  We will hold a Military Rifle Match, open to any kind of military rifle capable of firing 10 shots in 70 seconds, including a reload.  The cost is $10.00, and you need to bring 50 rounds of ammunition.  Registration is 8:30 a.m. on the range.  Awards will be given immediately following the match.  

The "Old Marsh Road Sneek" Woods Walk:  This match was redesigned to accommodate those who have trouble walking long distances through the woods and would therefore be unable to participate in this match. Participants may leave the woods walk for a line match at any time and return to the woods walk to finish.

Organized shooting has always been a very safe recreational activity.  To help keep it that way, EYE AND EAR PROTECTION ARE MANDATORY for all shooters.

For those who have never ventured to Old Fort Rendezvous afore, the cost is $40.00 for the whole family (children under 19 years of age) for all muzzle loading events.  There is no separate traders or campers fee - it is included in the initial $40.00 family fee.  All shooters will be issued a competitor number and camp permit. Please post the permit by your camp and have the competitor number in your possession at each match. The Friday, June 21st Military Rifle Match is separate from other events, and a $10.00 registration fee is charged for this event. (See separate program for this event, registration and new rules at bottom of this page.)

VILLAGE GREEN EVENTS for Saturday, June 22, 2019
SHOOTING COMMENCES AT 8:00 a.m. Times posted are approximate and can change. 
Matches 4 & 9 minimum assistance - 14 pound gun weight on all matches

  1. 50 YARDS X STICKS, ANY IRON SIGHTS, 5 POKER CHIPS (8:00-8:25am)
  2. 25 YARDS OFFHAND, ANY IRON SIGHTS, 5 POKER CHIPS (8:30-9:00am)
  3. 25 YARDS PISTOL OR REVOLVER, 5 PIGEONS (9:00-9:30am) (one-hand, all chambers loaded)
  4. 25 YARDS, WOMEN, ANY IRON SIGHTS, 5 PIGEONS (9:40-10:05am)
  5. 50 YARDS OFFHAND, ANY IRON SIGHTS, (SMOOTHBORE), 5 PIGEONS (10:20-10:45am)
  6. 50 YARDS OFFHAND, OPEN SIGHTS, (FLINT), 5 PIGEONS (11:00-11:20am)
RANGE CLOSED - BREAK FOR LUNCH - at noon, or as soon as possible
     7.    25 YARDS X-STICK, KIDS, 5 PIGEONS (1:30-2:30pm) (14 POUND GUN LIMIT)
            A.  KIDS, 5 THROUGH 10, ADULTS MAY LOAD
            B.  KIDS, 11 THROUGH 15, KIDS MUST LOAD THEIR OWN GUNS  
     8.   *50 YARDS OFFHAND, ANY IRON SIGHTS, 5 PIGEONS (2:30-2:50pm) 
     9.    50 YARDS OFFHAND, ANY IRON SIGHTS (WOMEN), 5 PIGEONS (2:50-3:15pm)
    10.   "THE PRESIDENT'S STAKE SHOOT", 20+ YARDS, OFFHAND, ANY RIFLE OR MUSKET (3:15pm)
(3:15pm) Match 10: Sign up to get on a 5-person team (individuals welcome) to cut a 4" x 4" post. Bring your big guns. The winning team members each receive a fresh steak awarded immediately after the match. 

TRADITIONAL EVENTS for SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019
May be shot at any time during the day. Range hours are 9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00-3:00pm. 
Sign up for these matches at each range.
  1. *THE OLD MARSH ROAD SNEEK WOODS WALK- RIFLE OR RIFLED MUSKET ONLY!
  2. THE OLD MARSH ROAD SNEEK WOODS WALK- SMOOTHBORE ONLY!
  3. *BUFFALO MATCHES - MAY USE RIFLED OR SMOOTHBORE (MOVING TARGET)
  4. VICKERY'S SHINGLE SHOOT - FLINTLOCKS ONLY
  5. KNIFE - TOMAHAWK MATCHES - ADULTS & CHILDREN

SATURDAY EVENING EVENTS - JUNE 22, 2019:

Starting at 8:00pm, we will hold the Costume Contest at the Northwest Council Area for men, women, and children. As the evening progresses, we will have the Awards for Shooting.

As dusk falls upon the old fort, the campfire will be kindled and the "OLD NORTHWEST COUNCIL" will hold meeting and induction ceremony around the campfire.

Come join in the festivities at the pavilion, bring your best voice and an instrument to play. Sing and dance till the wee hours. 


VILLAGE GREEN EVENTS FOR Sunday, June 23, 2019
SHOOTING COMMENCES AT 9:00am

VILLAGE GREEN EVENTS:  

  1. *50 YARDS MUSKET, 5 SHOT MINIE BALL - 9:00am
  2. *25 YARDS CIVIL WAR BREECH LOADING CARBINE
  3. *25 YARDS REVOLVER - MUST USE ALL CHAMBERS - ONE HAND ONLY 
ROVING RANGE (all one-shot matches open 9:00am to 11:00am)
  1. *CUT THE CARD
  2. *BRITISH RED COAT (timed increment at a moving target)
  3. *3 OTHER SURPRISE TARGETS

Awards for Sunday matches will be presented immediately 
after each match at the range tower 

All Ties will be shot off!

THE DECISION OF THE RANGE OFFICER IS FINAL.