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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 2018 Calendar of Events

January 27th: one day shoot @ Duck Creek Dave's, Reading, KS. A soup lunch will be served. Contact match director Dave Sielert @ 620-341-1856.

February 24th @ 2:00 PM: Movie-fest @ Rob & Monica Brannon's, KC, KS. Bring a snack and beverage of choice, Monica is serving an evening meal. RSVP by Feb. 17 to 913-321-3502

March 16-18th, National NCOWS Convention to be held in Davenport, Iowa.

April 28th: one day shoot at Garnett, KS. Gerad Wight match director 785-448-4665. Immediately after, we will be setting up for the next weekend's shoot, any help would be greatly appreciated.

May 5th - May 6th (sat.-sun.): Jerry Barnes Memorial Shoot; main match is Saturday, Double Action Championship on Sunday. Friday May 4th we will be finishing the set-up and may have some side matches. Details to follow. Match directors are John Torrence 620-256-5866 and Michael "Books" Tatham 816-356-6844.

June 23rd: .22 shoot at Duck Creek Dave's, Reading, KS followed by a potluck meal. Though this is a one day shoot, camping is welcome. Match director Dave Sielert @ 620-341-1856.

July 21st: one day shoot at Kingston, Missouri, Dan Carder (Woolly Dan) is the match director 816-728-5512.

August 25th: Gambler Shoot at Garnett, KS. Match directors are Anne Estrada (Poker Annie) /Dave Birk (Colonel Diamond) 913-709-9603 & Michele Torrence (Magpie)/John Torrence 620-256-5866.

September 22nd: The Great Buffalo Hunt @ Lebo, Ks. Big bore rifles, including a separate .22 match. This will be a "blanket shoot"; bring a blanket prize for each event you intend to enter. Prizes will be given out Saturday evening. Camping encouraged Friday and Saturday nights. Match director is John Torrence 620-256-5866.

October 27th: one day shoot at Garnett, KS. Match director is Rob "Griz" Brannon 913-321-3502.

November 3rd: Business meeting/plan 2019 schedule @ Rob & Monica Brannon's, KC, KS. We will send out for pizza around 5:00, then have our meeting. RSVP to Monica by Nov. 1st 913-321-3502.

November 24th: one day shoot at Garnett, KS. Match director to be announced.

December ?: annual pre-Christmas KVC dinner, KC, exact date and location to be announced soon.

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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