Points of Interest: *Trading Post Has New Selection of Hoodies Available!
*Deer Hunters Chili Dinner Hosted on November 11th Ranch Restaurant *New Years Day Trail Ride Scheduled
November 10th, 2011
Missouri Deer Season Opens This weekend kicks off what avid hunters call the most exciting day of the year...Opening morning of deer season! It has long been thought by this group of men and women, that Opening Day should be declared a national holiday! While such a venture has yet to be accomplished , there is no doubt that opening morning will be greeted with anticipation and filled with excitement (and probably some tall tales). This year, Cloud 9 Ranch has a substantial amount of deer hunters coming in for opening weekend. The reservation list for cabins and campers is just over 50% booked. The Ranch Conservation Committee worked hard to establish nearly 14 acres of food plots in 2011. The success of their hard work is a benefit to both the Ranch deer hunters and the membership as a whole. Cloud 9 Ranch hopes that everyone will come out to the Chili Dinner on Friday, November 11th to show support for the deer hunters and Cloud 9 Ranch Conservation Committee.
Inside This Issue: Hunting Rules
Hunter Ethics and Safety
Information Provided By Missouri Department of Conservation
According to the National Safety Council, hunting is a safe activity. In fact, hunting results in fewer injuries per 100,000 participants than do many other sports, including cycling, bowling, golf and tennis. However, as with any activity, you must always use good judgment and take responsibility for your actions. Deer and turkey hunters should follow safe, ethical hunting practices. These include:
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Be sure of your target and beyond before you shoot. Make sure your equipment is in good working condition and your firearm is properly sighted in. Continued on page 3.
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November 10th, 2011
CLOUD 9 RANCH HUNTING AND FIREARMS RULES OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR VIOLATIONS OF ANY SPONSORED ASSOCIATE/GUEST(S). HUNTING and FIREARMS. Rules and penalties pertaining to hunting on the Ranch are as follows:
A. No hunting within 150 yards on either side of the Cloud 9 Ranch Drive. B. No hunting within 150 yards of any Ranch facility (road or improvements) and/or as outlined in BLUE on the Ranch map. C. Deer Hunting is confined to specific areas as outlined on the Ranch map (available at gatehouse and other posted locations). D. BOW HUNTING: A seven (7) acre triangle North of KK Hwy is designated as a bow hunting area only. E. FIREARMS: Firearms are not permitted as posted. ALL WEAPONS (GUNS & BOWS) MUST BE UNLOADED AND ENCASED WHILE BEING TRANSPORTED (INCLUDING ON ATVs) IN IMPROVED AREAS OF THE RANCH. SIDE ARMS SHALL NOT BE WORN IN CAMPGROUNDS OR OTHER RANCH COMPLEX FACILITIES. The use of rifles (including .22 calibers) for any hunting are limited to the Rifle Deer Hunting area shown on the Ranch Map. F. Sponsoring Owner may have one (1) hunting guest per calendar year. G. Vehicles used for hunting must have a Ranch issued vehicle tag hanging on the rear view mirror. H. All persons hunting outside the gated area must check in and out with the Gatehouse for each hunt, giving name, license number and make of vehicle. I.
All game MUST be reported at the Gatehouse as soon as possible.
J. Portable deer stands may be erected providing they do not deface trees. Each stand must have the Owner’s name, interest number and date of set-up clearly shown and securely attached to the stand. Stand MUST be removed after deer hunting season. Permanent stands or other hunting apparatus is prohibited. K. If Ranch Management is called on to kill a wounded animal, it will be turned over to the Missouri Dept. of Conservation for disposal to a needy family, or, with the Conservation Dept’s approval, frozen for a wild game feed on the Ranch. L. Hunting hours are restricted to one-half (½) hour before sunrise and one-half (½) hour after sunset. Night hunting is NOT ALLOWED except for a scheduled hunt approved in writing by the Ranch Manager. M. NOTICE: Spotlight hunting at night is prohibited per State of Missouri Conservation laws. N. RIFLE RANGE: A rifle range is provided on the Ranch for Owners and guests. All use of the Rifle Range must be signed in at the Gatehouse and signed out in like manner. Rifle Range rules are strictly enforced. For further information and explanation of rules concerning the use of the rifle range, contact Gatehouse. O. VIOLATIONS AND PENALITIES: For each occurrence, Violator will have their case reviewed by a three (3) person panel consisting of one (1) member of the Board of Directors, one (1) member of the Ranch’s Conservation Committee and one (1) Owner from the general Ownership. Owners may either appear in person or via phone. PENALTIES: 1) Loss of privileges; 2)Confiscation of Game; 3) A fine not to exceed $50.
Tree Stand Safety Practice safety before you climb. Know the proper procedure for securing your tree stand. Read the manufactures tree stand instructions and warnings Make sure your stand meets the standards for your weight and hunting gear. Wear hunting harness Have haul line to raise and lower your hunting gear. Keep firearms unloaded during transport For more information on hunting safety see the Missouri Department of Conservation Website.
November 10th, 2011
Hunter Safety and Ethics Continued from page 1
If you hunt from a tree stand, always wear a safety harness. Serious accidents occur annually when hunters fall from tree stands. If you hunt on private land, be sure to obtain permission from the landowner and respect his or her property as if it were your own. Scout the area you plan to hunt so you know where the boundaries, houses, roads, fences and livestock are located on the property. If you do not kill your deer or turkey instantly, make every effort to find the wounded animal. Permission is required to enter private land. Clean and care for your game properly. Pick up all litter, including spent ammunition. Leaving an area better than the way you found it is a sign of thanks for the privilege of hunting. Report observed violations of the law to a conservation agent or local sheriff as soon as possible. If you are involved in a firearms-related accident, the law requires that you identify yourself and render assistance; failure to do so is a Class A misdemeanor. Develop your skills and knowledge, and share them with others. Know and obey all wildlife laws. Know and follow the rules of gun safety.
Bottomless Chili Bowl Dinner Friday, Nov. 11th 6:30PM Ranch Restaurant
Respect the rights of hunters, nonhunters and landowners. Make every effort to retrieve and use all game. Respect the land and all wildlife. Be sensitive to others when displaying harvested game. Remember, hunting is not a competitive sport. Beware: When using a camouflage blind, other hunters cannot see you even if you are legally wearing hunter
Employee Christmas Party It is getting to be that time of year! C9R Employee Christmas party is just around the corner. Ranch Members who would like to contribute or help with the party are encourage to talk with Angie in the Office. Donation for children’s gifts are needed. You are welcome to do Santa’s shopping or if you like you can make a cash donation or perhaps donate a Ranch gift card for one of the older kids. If you would like more information on how you can assist with the Employee Christmas party, just let the office staff know. Cloud 9 Ranch Outfitters Online
The Ranch Riders Club will be having a “shirt sale” during Thanksgiving weekend. The RRC personalized license plates will make great Christmas gifts for family or friends. You can use your picture or one from the RRC. Please check the RRC web site www.ranchriders.org to order on-line. *Please remember the RRC is still taking donations of nails, screws, nuts, bolts, lumber, etc. along with tools when you are cleaning out your garage or basement. These items will be used on ranch projects. *Please check with Deb Johnston or Debbie Davis in Lonesome, on all RRC items.
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Stock Up on Hunting Supplies *Hunting Vest *Stocking Caps *Ammo *Hanging Gabriel *Warm Socks *Gloves *Camo Sunglasses
Chili Bowl Dinner
Friday, Nov. 11th It is an Easy Way Go Green And Stay Up-to-Date!
6:30PM Ranch Restaurant
Ranch Event Calendar November 11th Conservation Chili Dinner 6:30PM Ranch Restaurant November 12th Opening Day Deer Season Rifle November 16th2pm Activities Birthday and Anniversary Party Ranch Club House November 19th5:30pm Activities Committee Thanksgiving Dinner. Ranch Patio Room. Please bring side dish. For more information please contact Deb Johnston November 21st7pm Activity Meeting Ranch Patio Room.
New Years Eve ~ New Years Day Plans
It is not too early to start making your plans for New Years Eve. The Ranch Activities Committee has a great New Years Eve party plan for Ranch Members this year. The party begins at 7pm in the Ranch Club House. There will be Karaoke and who knows what other activities going on! All Ranch Members are invited to attend. Members and bring finger foods, snacks and beverages. If you would like to know how you can help out the Activities Committee feel free to contact Deb Johnson for more details. Plan on staying late…. The Ranch Conservation Committee will be hosting “Late Night Breakfast” at 1AM on New Years Day….. Kick of the New Year with Biscuits & Gravy and Bacon and Eggs. The fun doesn’t stop there…..At 1pm on New Years Day there will be an organized ATV Trail Ride for anyone that would like to attend. Trail Ride Group will meet in the Trading Post Parking Lot. There will be 2-3 designated stops along the ride where folks can enjoy a campfire and warm up with hot chocolate or spiced apple cider. What a great way to start out 2012! Return from the Trail Ride and enjoy some home cooking at the Traditional New Year’s day dinner. Starting at 2pm the Activities Committee will begin serving the Ranch Traditional Ham and Beans. As a reminder for Ranch Members who wish to stay over night but do not want to pull their camper out for only a couple of days….. Ranch Cabins and Ranch Rentals will be available. Book your over night stay and enjoy a Fun and Safe New Year’s Weekend at Cloud 9 Ranch!
December 3rd RRC online meeting ranchriders.org December 6th Ranch Cleanup December 17th Ranch Member Christmas Party.
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Available Now! The Trading Post and the Office now have Cloud 9 Ranch gift cards available. These make great gifts for Ranch Members. They can be used anywhere on the Ranch that accepts credit cards. The gift cards are reloadable and can be made for any amount you desire. Come get one for someone special today!
Conservation Committee Archery League 7PM Thursday Pavilion email@example.com 417-372-2042 On Face Book RanchConservation
“Activities Committee” Knife sales will help support various activities provided at Cloud 9 Ranch. To see a Knife Catalog or to Place a Knife Order see Deb Dantin at HC #72
School House News Flags Wanted A flag burning will be held Memorial weekend in 2012. The School House Committee is requesting donations of old American flags for this ceremony. No small flags please. These may be brought to the School House on Saturdays or Sundays from 2PM to 4PM. They may also be given to Ed Horton, Doris Hutto, Deb Dantin, or Deb Johnston.
Wow! 40 years in business is a great accomplishment whether you are a small company or a multi-billion dollar corporation. Cloud 9 Ranch is getting close to that 40 year mark. Plans are being made now as to how we will be celebrating our first 40 years. Cloud 9 Ranch members who wish to share memorabilia, photos, stories and history are encouraged to do so. The 9 Lines is published 52 weeks a year. Our goal for the 9 Lines is to have fifty-two stories about Cloud 9 Ranch history and events, included in the 2012, 9 Lines publications. Your help will be needed to accomplish this goal. At the end of 2012 the stories that make the 9 Lines and possible some that don’t make the 9 Lines will be compiled into a special edition book. Please include with your story some information about yourself. Your name, and how long you have been a member of Cloud 9 will be included with your short story in the special edition book. Submit stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Campground News Foggy Campground has been closed early due to low water table. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused for you. November 1st, 2011: Wilder, and Melody Lane Campgrounds will be closed.
ACCOUNTING OFFICE Monday – Friday
TRADING POST Sunday-Thursday 8AM-4PM
November 30th, 2011: Powder Mill and Hill Country Campgrounds will be closed.
Friday –Saturday 8AM-7PM
Lonesome Pines Campground will remain open all year.
Limited Rental Campers will be available in Lonesome Pines Campground after Powder Mill campground closes. Rule Changes: The Stream is restricted to fishing only from Wilder Springs to 25 yards above Fogey Tubes. No recreational wading, swimming, diving, or jumping off any portion of the stream bank allowed. Floaters and fishermen are asked to respect each others activities. All pads in Lonesome Pines will be restored to 30 day pads. Additional 60 day pads will be established in Fogey and Hill Country Annex. This will result in a net addition of (35) 60 day pads. All RV’s in campground must be occupied every night during the major holiday weekends. Beginning April 15th, 2012 *Unless written approval is given by RM, all members are required to move every 30 days or 60 days if camped on extended usage pad. $25 per day for each day an RV remains on pad beyond move date. Rules Committee
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