Wabash R100 Camping Information at Bass and Bucks....

Discussion in 'Rinehart R100 Tournaments' started by Ronhop, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Ronhop

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    This was already posted in the General Archery section but asked a mod to create a sticky for it. We're going to need a rough count of vehicles/tents that will be at the B&B camp sight on the grounds of the R100 in Wabash.

    After everyone posts I will take a tally and call Glenn from B&B and ask him to reserve a large space for us so we can camp together.

    Please focus posts to this thread on topic so we can be a little bit more organized. i will do the footwork to get us space reserved but I'll need your help in keeping this post on topic...

    Thanks...

    Here is what I posted some time ago after I spoke to B&B in Wabash. One thing I missed posting was that it's $10 a night to camp. I'm not sure if that's per tent, per person or what. I will call and add a post to verify the answer to that question.

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    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. dbdcougar

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    1 van, 1 tent, 2 bodies. Sat night only.
     

  3. Ronhop

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    Thx bud.

    Ron
     
  4. goldflinger

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    1tent 8by10 approximatly, one vehicle and me. Be there fri and sat night. undecided if I will stay sun niight or try to get home that night.........

    And thanks Ron..........
     
  5. J.C.

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    I'm not coming, ron.......:noidea: :lol:
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

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    1-2 tents....1 Crysler T&C van
     
  7. Ronhop

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    Oh well.... We'll kill some foam for ya... :laugh:

    Ron
     
  8. Slice

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    JDawg240 is taking either a Large Tent or Pop-up and 1 vehicle. There will be 3 of us coming down together. Two FBSA'ers and a skinny :censored:
     
  9. BowhuntnHoosier

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    1 big tent something like 12X22. Not sure. 1 vehicle,2 fat boys from west/central Indiana.:rockon:
     
  10. bullfiddle

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    Dude I lived in a trailer smaller than that ....:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  11. J.C.

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    no kidding.......:laugh: :laugh:

    how many rooms in that palace?
     
  12. BUNNYMAN

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    2...........bathroom, and everyotherthing room:rockon: :laugh:
     
  13. Ronhop

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    A sknny.... :laugh:

    STAY ON TOPIC, MORONS !.... :laugh:

    In a past post somebody talked about bringing a turkey fryer, propane and oil.... I still have a 14 pound butterball to donate to the cause... I have no practical way to carry my fryer and support stuff because of vehicle size. If somebody wants to bring a fryer and supplies I'll bring the bird and injectible marinade.

    Fried turkey.... Injected.... Yum....
    :hungry:

    Ron
     
  14. Ronhop

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    Oh, and thank you for the replies on the camping plans. I'll let this post go for another 10 days or so and then call B&B and let them know what we plan to do so they can get us roped off.....

    Looking forward to meeting, shooting and hangin out with you guys....

    It's going to be fun.

    Ron
     
  15. Ronhop

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    Actually, let me clear up something. Bunny and I did not discuss this at all offline. I took it upon myself to call Bass and Bucks in Wabash and speak to the owner and find out the facts about what they had to offer in the form of camping on site. My goal was to get the facts and let people know what they were. It was really as simple as that and I did not spend a lot of time doing it. I just picked up the phone and asked some really obvious questions and posted the information on the site. In fact people were surprised to read the post I put out there because there was a lot of unknowns. I'm not a guy that walk's into unknowns. I want to know in advance what's going on and how to work with it.

    The reality is that gas is expensive and when you read posts people are concerned about driving distances and such because of the associated expense. I'm one of those concerned people but I have probably 1/3 or less of the distance you from TN or the New York/PA guys need to drive.
    It is really logical to drive and just not have to move for the weekend. But individual needs are different for sure. That's why I posted what I did so everyone can make an informed decision on what to do.

    I also said in my original post that there were campsites very local to Bass and Bucks that were less than 40 minutes away that had full hook up's. I did not get those details from Glenn at B&B but maybe I should have. The intention to exclude you and yours was not in the plan at all. In fact that's was not even close to being the plan. I was trying to get everyone close enough so that we could maybe be at one campground one evening for food and cheer and another one for food and cheer. Just call Glenn at B&B at the number I posted and tell him your situation and he'll give you some info. Tell him he talked to Ron from 3D-Shoots.com and say that we have a big group and let him know your needs and he's the kind of local guy that knows the ropes.

    Also, telling Bunnyboy that he's undermining your efforts is unfair and untrue and in my opinion you should tell him so yourself. I started the stcky with Wheels help because I wanted a firm solution to the camping situation. I did not consult with anyone else on this site, or anyone else period... Bunny has respect for you as a person and a fellow archer and I think you should take that to heart.

    Let's try and make this work guys....

    Ron
     
  16. J.C.

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    sounds like a fun shoot, I'm sorry I'm gonna miss it......:noidea: :noidea:
     
  17. bullfiddle

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    and did my best to get a place as close to the shoot as I could and I asked several to help me locate a place that live close to there
    but no dice

    You might wanna rethink this response....:wave: :wave: :wave:
     
  18. Ronhop

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    I'm sure that Glenn at B&B said that there was a full hookup campground 10 miles from the shoot. Maybe I heard him incorrectly but I don't think so.

    It's a fact that not every business is accessible from the Internet. It's the same with the phone book/yellow pages. Relying on those can be a hinderance. Picking up the phone and talking to a real human being and asking questions and getting answers is the ticket and will be for a long time.

    Until the damn government takes away our phones too.... :frusty:

    Ron
     
  19. dbdcougar

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    Turkey frier, peanut oil and LP canister will be on site for Sat. night. :rockon:
     
  20. watt spurlock

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    Im still going, Im taking a camper, I used the link that someone posted to a campground, (thanks). I will have to make a drive each day, and Im not sure how far. Camp timberlake. And I don't really care. I want to meet all you guys and have a great time. Ive never been in this area b4 so I am leaving a day early. If we are going to have some type of party, just let me know what I should bring to help out the cause. See yu guys soon Watt:biggrin1: