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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Time & Location

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Esperanza’s Mexican Cafe and Bakery – 2122 N. Main
Fort Worth, Texas

Ticket Information

$100-Admission or $35-Single…$20-Youth

Buy Tickets

Online ticket sales end on 4/17/2017. Buy now, only 3 days left!

You can donate to the event if you are unable to attend.

Contact Information

Jacob Kearney
(817) 291 – 6696

Russ Hawley
(214) 616 – 6472

More Information

Fort Worth Ducks Unlimited 5th Annual Gun/Cooler Bash

*Pre-purchasing a $100 Gun/Cooler ticket(s) comes with FREE event dinner/drinks.*Pre-Sold Gun/Cooler raffle winners will NOT need to be present to win. 

If the purchaser is unable to attend the event, they will receive a one year membership to DU.

Limited number of tickets will be sold so buy your tickets today!

Gun and Cooler Bash Line up – $100/ticket….18 Winners:

-Kimber micro 9mm

-Fausti 12 ga over/under

-50 qt. Yeti Cooler

-Ruger 6.5 Creedmore with gemtech suppressor

-Winchester SXP 12 ga.

-Yeti Hopper

-Beretta A300 12 ga.

-120 qt. K2 Cooler

-Springfield Armory Saint AR15 with Silencerco suppressor

-Yeti Hopper

-Savage DU .22

-20 qt. Yeti Cooler

-Sig P320 9mm

-Howa .308 Highlander

-50 qt. Yeti Cooler

-Weatherby DU 7mag

-Yeti Hopper

-Ruger 22/45 with gemtech suppressor


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In light of our upcoming Camo Shoot on June 16th and as a reminder to all the hunting and gun enthusiasts out there, we have a guest post from John O’Conner on hearing protection.    We hope you enjoy his article below and you can check out his blog here: http://bloggingwjohno.blogspot.com/

Enjoy Hunting Safely by Protecting Your Hearing Health

Most people are familiar with the fact that being around loud noises on a consistent basis can damage their hearing.  To many people, they acknowledge this information by trying to keep the volumes lowered to a moderate level on their television and other electronics.  While this is a great step to take to protect hearing, protecting your hearing during outdoor sports such as duck hunting is also necessary.  

Learn How Hunting Can Damage a Person’s Hearing

Just a single shot from a rifle or shotgun can change a person’s ability to hear.  Many times, people do not recognize they have lost a partial ability to hear because the damage may be minute.  However, in some people’s cases, the damage can be severe and instantly noticeable.  People, who duck hunt on a regular basis without hearing protection, put themselves at high risk for losing a portion or all of their hearing ability.

While this may be scary news to digest, there are easy, affordable, and simple solutions that allow hunters to keep duck hunting and to do it safely.  Wearing proper hearing protection is a valuable benefit to anyone who will be using a firearm during target shooting or during actual hunting.  It is also important for anyone who will be near someone who is shooting a gun to wear hearing protection as well.  A person who is observing or hunting with another person can experience hearing damage just as easily as the person who fires the gun can experience hearing damage.


My father was a hunter for many years and often when out in the field for a hunt did not pay much attention to his hearing protection. Hearing loss can occur gradually and for this reason my father did not think he needed to wear hearing protection. He felt that since he could not feel any symptoms why should he have to wear any protection. In this case he was wrong and each time he fired his gun without protection he was damaging his eardrums further and further. Now in his 70’s my father is affected severely by noise induced hearing loss. In order to help increase his hearing levels he must wear hearing aids. Although hunting was not the only cause of his hearing loss, his doctor feels that it did play a major role in damaging his ears.

Hearing Protection Devices for Hunters

There are many devices out there that can help protect people’s hearing such as electronic earmuffs or standard earmuffs when they go hunting.  These function as headsets, are comfortable to wear, and provide great protection against loud noises discharged from firearms.  Electronic earmuffs function with wire transmitters that help people to better pick up on low sound frequencies.  This can be a helpful feature when a person needs to hear low-volume footsteps or voices while hunting.Earplugs are available for hearing protection as well.  Each of these protective devices is usually available in gun and ammunition retail stores.  


Hearing is a sense that we often take for granted. We often do not realize it until it is gone and once it is gone, it is gone for good. In order to ensure healthy hearing in the future, make sure to wear proper hearing protection the next time you and your friends decided to head out on a duck hunting trip.


Hi my name is John O’Connor, I am a father, outdoorsman and passionate about living a healthy lifestyle.  Over the past few years I have become more and more interested in hearing loss.  My father and grandfathers, who are and were all hunters, are affected by hearing loss.  I feel that there is a general lack of understanding around the issue and it is our job to spread awareness where we can.  Check out my new blog at bloggingwjohno.blogspot.com!


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You’ve only got 4 days left to purchase your advance tickets to our BBQ, Cooler and Gun Bash!  We still have a limited number of tickets available for the Gun & Yeti Raffle.  Purchase yours **HERE**


Gun & Yeti Cooler Raffle-$100/ticket

  • Ruger Vaquero .45LC, Ruger LC9 9mm, Mossberg 915T .22, Remington 700 .270, Stoeger Uplander 20g, Ruger 10/22 .22, Kimber Custom II 1911 .45, Benelli Montefeltro 20g, Mossberg Maverick Hunter O/U 12g, DPMS AR15 5.56/.223
  • 20 qt Yeti Roadie, 3 – 45qt Tundra coolers, 65qt Tundra cooler

Pre-purchasing a $100 Gun-Cooler ticket(s) comes with a FREE event ticket(s) included.  If the purchaser is unable to attend the event, they will still receive a one year DU membership.  Pre-sold tickets from the Gun & Yeti Cooler raffle winners will not need to be present to win

We plan on having a regular DU raffle at the event as well offering some nice prizes.

For full details see our 2013 Events Page

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Meeting 6:30 at Pappas Burger

We have a few things to follow up on the Fun Shoot.  We will also discuss committee shirts and upcoming Field & Stream Outdoorsman Challenge event at Bass Pro in Grapevine.

Tickets can be purchased online and we will also have them at the meetings.

Next/Final meeting before the Fun Shoot will be 5/31

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Check out the attached flyer for the Fun Shoot:  Fun Shoot 2012 Information

Feel free to share the flyer with your co-workers, friends, family, etc.  You’ll notice we’ve moved the event from Thursday evening to Saturday morning, and added the 50 rd clays course to give a more competitive option. We’ll still do the $10 for 10 shots game and the raffle.

The game plan is to have the clay shooters arrive at 830AM and start the course at 9AM.  The doors will open at 10AM for those coming to the event but not wanting to do the clays course.  Lunch will be served around 1130AM with the raffle drawings to start soon thereafter.  We should be wrapped up by 1230PM.

We will have our usual DU merchandise/art, outdoor gear and a few guns to give away for the raffles.  A yeti cooler will be given away as a “door prize” to all those taking part in the clay course.  We’ll also have a decoy/trophy for the overall top shot, and prizes for the top shots in each class.

Tickets will be available for purchase soon at http://www.ducks.org/texas/events.

We do need to secure a few donations and underwriting for the event.  We are offering advertising on our T-shirts for $250 for the company name/logo.
Hope to see you all at the meeting this Thursday and at the Fun Shoot June 9th!





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2012Shoot FlyerFtWorth

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We like to support all other chapters of DU.  Check out this event in Grapevine if you have a chance on February 8th.  Should be a good time!

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