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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 2021 Calendar of Events

2021's schedule is much like 2020. As in the past, the safety meetings will be at 9:30 with shooting commencing at 10:00. With one exception (May), we will shoot on the fourth Saturday of the month. 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 23rd's shoot was held at Duck Creek Dave's with 10 shooters. The weather cooperated and a great time was had by all.

February 27th: Movie Fest at Colonel Diamond's, 1:00, hosted by Dave and Ann. Dave Birk's cell 913-269-2176.

March 19th-21st: Annual NCOWS convention in Nashville, IN.

March 27th: shoot at Garnett, MO Gorilla is match director, Paul's cell 816-799-2220.

April 24th: shoot at Garnett, Gerod Wight is match director, his cell 785-448-4665.

April 30th, May 1st & 2nd: Jerry Barnes Memorial Shoot at Garnett; side matches Friday 4/30, main match Saturday 5/1, double action championship Sunday morning 5/2. Trap and Books are co-match directors, Trap's phone is 620-256-5866/Books cell 816-518-6476.

The 4th Saturday in June is the 26th, at the planning meeting last November, several said they would be in Nebraska for the GAF Muster that weekend, so we moved that shoot to July 10th.

July 10th: .22 Shoot at Duck Creek Dave's (NE of Emporia), Dave Sielert is match director, his cell 620-341-1856.

August 28th: Gambler's Shoot in the Shade at Wooly Dan's Farm. Dan is match director, his cell 816-728-5512. Anne and Michele oversee the gambling. Anne's cell 913-709- 9603/Michele's 785-817-4823.

September 25th: Buffalo Shoot near Lebo, KS. There will be no minimum # of shooters determining whether this happens, as there has been in the past because the KVC will be providing funds for an outhouse.

October 23rd: shoot at Garnett, MO Gorilla is match director, Paul's cell 816-799-2220.

November 6th: Planning meeting for our 2022 schedule combined with an impromptu shoot at Garnett, weather permitting.

December 12th: Christmas gathering and meal at Book's Raytown Masonic Lodge. Time TBA

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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