Bass and Bucks Wabash R-100 Camping Info

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Ronhop, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Ronhop

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    I posted this as a reply to Bunny's thread but decided to create a new one to continue the discussion...

    I spoke with Glenn from Bass and Bucks this morning. I told him who we were/where we are 'from' and what our tentative plans were for the R-100.

    Here's my best recollection of what he told me on the phone in answers to the questions I/we had...

    He said they have camping for around 400+ people. They are expecting about 150 people to be camping for the R-100.

    He said that their camping area is about 14 acres of mowed area with trees spread around.

    They have water to fill up jugs with. They will also have a couple of cabins open for campers to take showers.

    If we give him a count of people/tents he will rope off a large area for us so we can be in our own group. We can pick where we want to set up and then he'll bring us fire rings to place where we want. He will have a bin full of cut up firewood for free.

    They will have catered food all weekend, including a giant pot of 'community chili'. He said that you'll be able to have a nice meal for about $5.

    The closest gas station/grocery store is about 3 miles away and a Wally-World is about 5 miles away.

    We can show up any day and stay as long as we want. He said people show up as early as Wednesday.

    He also said that there were other camp grounds not far from there (10 miles I believe he said) that had RV hookups and such.

    Smokes, you can give him and call and ask if you want.

    This time of year they have seasonal hours so they are closed to do 1-on-1 bow and rifle setups on Monday through Wednesday, which is by appointment.

    It also sounds like the range and pro shop are pretty big. 400 bows in stock at any time... He was a nice guy to talk to and very helpful.

    His name is Glenn and his number is 260-569-1853. He said that any of us could call with any other questions we have.

    Because of the amenities Glenn spoke about and the fact that once we are there we really don't need to get back into vehicles until we leave, unless to get 'supplies', I vote to stay at the Bass and Bucks location and just 'park it' and have some fun....

    And for you guys that need or want hookups feel free to give Glenn a call and ask for details. It sounds like there is something a lot closer than 40 minutes away, which would make it more feasibile for evenyone to hang out without a lot of driving.

    Thoughts ?

    Ron
     
  2. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT PLAN!!!!!:rockon:
     

  3. Ronhop

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    Yeah, it does seem to solve a couple of issues and if the weather is bad we don;t have to worry about cooking out over a fire that we won't be able to start.... :lol:

    The only issue I see is the lack of hookups. But Glen did say that there will be RV's and campers/trailers there in force, so they wecome them, just no hookups.

    Ron
     
  4. Slice

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    Having a good time without having to drive 40 minutes works for me.
     
  5. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    Ttt..............
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    as of right now, its looking like $400 round trip for gas......


    thats a big "bill" to swallow.....

    I will be staying at Bass and Bucks PERIOD!!!
     
  7. dbdcougar

    dbdcougar He Who Drops His Bow Arm

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    Sounds like we have a winner.
     
  8. jdawg240

    jdawg240 BOWNUTS

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    Will he have electric availble?????????? Im all for staying closer if it works for everyone... I thought we already had reservations elswhere????????????
     
  9. Ronhop

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    No electric but everything else is right there.

    I believe Smokes has a reservation at another location for a couple of sites but as I recall it's a 40 minute trip from where the shoot is. That's roughly 80 (at 60 mph average) miles a day, round trip, x 2 days at $4 a gallon a gas. B&B is only $10 a night to camp too, which is a good deal. For me that would be about $45-$50 just to go between the camp site and the shoot for two days, assuming I stay Monday night at B&B which I'll most likely do.

    That's why I called Bass and Bucks and got some info so that people can make more informed decisions about where to stay. Personally I'm going to stay at B&B since everything is right there. Park on Friday afternoon and I don't have to start a vehicle until Monday some time.

    I'm not saying that all of us need to stay at Bass and Bucks. I'm offering up facts about what B&B has. If you can live without AC power then the rest of the features of that place are all a big benefit.

    Ron
     
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  10. Ronhop

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    Yeah but I'll be interested to 'hear' what Smokes has to say. It does sound like there is a closer campground that has hookups. Whomever wants or needs that can give Glenn a call. He's a heck of a nice guy and a pleasure to talk to.

    Ron
     
  11. BUNNYMAN

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  12. jdawg240

    jdawg240 BOWNUTS

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    Electric is not a must for me...400 plus mile there and back for us just to get there..I wouldnt mind staying at the site of the shoot site:noidea: Besides we could get up early and get the jump on the crowds to shoot maybe:rockon:
     
  13. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    yup, same boat for me......(700) 1 way.......
     
  14. XRING MAN

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    where is the shoot at ?

    would like to go to a big shoot dont know where you guys are talking about? thanks xring man:noidea:
     
  15. Ronhop

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    It's the Rinehart R-100 in Wabash, Indiana.

    www.r100.org

    Check it out and stay tuned for more information about camping and such.

    Ron
     
  16. Ronhop

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    Yes, I'm an early riser and would love to get up and shoot before things got nuts. That is unless there are 400 others that think the same.... :lol:

    Ron
     
  17. Wheely

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    I wish I was going :Cry: :Cry: :Cry:
     
  18. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    So get on a plane I'll pick ya up....:noidea: :noidea: :noidea:
     
  19. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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    I wish it were that easy :lol:
     
  20. XRING MAN

    XRING MAN New Member

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    holy cow

    I just went to map quest it is 508 miles for me holy cow!!!!!!!!! I wish gas was cheaper.