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The Kansas Vigilance Committee has jurisdiction over the entire State of Kansas, but we do have some renegade Missourians running with us, and we intend to make the occasional raid across the border. Most of the members are around the Kansas City area, but we have people scattered across the state.

Membership in the KVC is open to anyone, and there are no dues. Cowboys being notoriously free with their money, it seems more productive to ask for donations! The KVC has only one elected officer, referred to as the Trail Boss, who also serves as the NCOWS Representative. The current Trail Boss is: Mike Tatham, 8921 E. 59th St., Raytown MO 64133, 816-356-6844,

You can probably see from the above information that the Kansas Vigilance Committee is a pretty informal organization. We don't hold a regular or monthly "stand-up" shoot, as there is plenty of that available. We prefer to meet at irregular intervals at different places to camp in the cowboy manner, and engage in shooting matches that require sharp thinking as well as sharp shooting. Our gatherings so far have featured "woods walk"-type scenarios that require a knowledge of wilderness survival, a keen eye to search out hidden targets in the woods, and a strategy to engage multiple adversaries without getting yourself "killed."

KVC 2022 Calendar of Events

As in the past, the safety meetings will be at 9:30 with shooting commencing at 10:00. Shoot fees remain $10 for paid NCOWS members and $15 for non-members (there are two exceptions: The May Jerry Barnes Memorial event and the September Buffalo Shoot have a different fee...details TBA).

Prior to each month's event, we will send out the details (minimum round count, guns needed, etc).

January 22nd: shoot at Duck Creek Dave's (canceled)

February 26th: Movie Fest at Colonel Diamond's (David Birk), hosted by Dave and Poker Annie. Time 3:00-9:00. Dave's cell 913-269-2176.

March 25th-27th: Annual NCOWS convention in Nashville, IN.

April 23rd: shoot at Garnett, safety mtg 9:45, shoot at 10:00. Match directors are John Torrence 620‐256‐5866 or 785‐817‐4824(C) and Mike Tatham 816‐518‐ 6476(C). Afterwards, set up for Jerry Barnes Memorial shoot to be held in two weeks.

May 6th, 7th & 8th: Jerry Barnes Memorial Shoot, Garnett, KS, side matches 1:00 Friday the 6th , main match Saturday the 7th –safety mtg 9:45, shoot at 10:00, and double action championship Sunday morning the 8th –safety mtg 9:45, shoot at 10:00. Match directors are John Torrence 620‐256‐5866 or 785‐817‐4824 (C) and Mike Tatham 816‐518‐6476 (C).

June 1st-4th: Annual National NCOWS shoot Parker, KS. John Torrence 620‐256‐ 5866 or 785‐817‐4824 (C) and Mike Tatham 816‐518‐6476 (C).

July 9th: .22 Shoot at Duck Creek Dave's, Dave’s cell 620‐341‐1856

August 27th: Shoot in the Shade at Wooly Dan's Farm, safety mtg 9:45, shoot at 10:00. Match directors are Dan Carder 816‐728‐5512 and Paul Weller 816‐799‐2220.

September 24th: Gambler Shoot at Garnett, KS, safety mtg 9:45, poker at 10:00. Match Directors Mike Tatham 816‐518‐6476 (C) and John Torrence 620‐256‐5866 or 785‐817‐4824(C).

October 21st-23rd: Buffalo Shoot on the Prairie at Lebo, KS. Match Director John Torrence 620‐256‐5866 or 785‐817‐4824(C).

November: no event, enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!

December 11th: Christmas dinner 1:00 (doors open at 12:30), Raytown, MO Masonic Lodge followed by a short planning meeting to set the 2023 Schedule.

Additional Tidbits:
Tent campers are welcome at the shoots.
The May and September shoots have higher shooter fees than the other months. Details will be announced closer to each shoot.
We are excited to have added a Texas Star to our collection of targets.

Click here for map/satellite image & to get directions to KVC's Garnett range from your home.

To get more info on these, or any other KVC activities, Contact Trap or Grizzle Bear.

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