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The following represents some of the Frequently Asked Questions about Y.C.S.A.

Directions to the Range - assuming you are going west on I-10 out of Houston, you would take the Texas 71 North about 4.5 miles.  You will pass an Gas Station / Country Store on the left (west side).   About 1/2 mile past that, turn west (left) on FM 1890.  The entrance to the Brune Ranch is on the left (south) side about 1/4 mile.  The entrance has 2 RAM targets facing each other on the left side.  Drive on down to the large stand of oaks which fronts the range.

The monthly shoot entry fee, which includes the Buffalo Match, if you wish to enter, is $20.00.   We normally have target setters as well..  Annual dues are $35.00 for individuals, $45.00 for family, or any amount over $45.00 as a sustaining membership.  Sustaining memberships are solely to provide extra funds for range improvements, berm work etc.

Work has been finished on the additional berm improvements which consisted of heightening in areas that eroded during heavy rain, cattle traffic etc., with a top coat of crushed limestone added to provide a lighter colored background.  This enables us to shoot black targets year round which are preferred for edge definition and practice for the National Championship at Raton, NM.   The solar powered fence chargers are now in place which should vastly improve the life of our berms.  Now we can spend money on some other goodies.

Yaupon Creek Silhouette Association contests its matches at the Brune Ranch & Cattle Company in Columbus, Texas on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month with the exception of November and December.  During those months, we conduct matches only on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette originated as a moderately long range match in Mexico.  It has evolved into its current incarnation and the rules are administered by the N.R.A.  The course of fire is either 10 or 15 shots per target bank;   chickens at 200 meters fired offhand, pigs at 300 meters, turkeys at 385 meters, and rams at 500 meters.  All 300, 385 and 500 meter targets may be fired off cross sticks in standing, sitting or prone positions.  The majority of all contestants use cross sticks from the prone position.

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