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Central Arizona Cowboy Shooter News
July/August 2019
Current News

It gets pretty hot here in the valley during the summer and if you are outside for any period of time, it pays to know the signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. You should pay attention not only for yourself, but for those who are around you as well.

Signs of heat exhaustion

  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea or cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fainting
  • Weakness or confusion
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Pale or clammy skin
  • Muscle cramping
  • Dark-colored urine

Signs of heat stroke

  • Hot, red or dry skin
  • High body temperature of 103 or higher
  • Fast, strong pulse
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Seizures
  • Losing consciousness (coma)

Heat Exhaustion can normally be treated by yourself or others to cool your body - move to a cool shady place, pour water over yourself, loosen clothing, etc. Heat Stroke, on the other hand, is very dangerous and should be treated as an emergency. Try to cool the victim as much as possible while waiting for the EMTs.

Heat Exhaustion and Stroke are preventable.

  • Wear loose, light clothing: This allows your body to cool properly.
  • Drink Plenty of Liquids: Stay hydrated to keep heat-related injuries at bay and help your body cool itself.
  • Prevent Sunburn: Wearing SPF 15 or higher sunscreen is a good idea. A better idea is to wear loose clothing that covers most of the body. If you get sunburned, you’ll find it much harder to stay cool.
  • Get Acclimated: Getting used to the heat will make it much easier for your body to cool itself.
  • Rest During the Hottest part of the Day: Avoid working in the sun during the hottest hours. Many societies that have to deal with high midday heat work early in the morning and again in the evening.
  • Be Careful if You’re at Risk: If you’re in one of the categories that have an added chance of becoming a heat injury victim, the young, the elderly, or you’ve been a heat injury victim in the past, you should take it easy in the heat if at all possible.

Follow these links for more information on Heat Exhaustion and Stroke.

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke – Causes, Warning Signs, and Treatment

10 Warning Signs of Heat Stroke


These are the clubs I added last month. If anyone knows of others in AZ, email me with Info.


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Popular Events Outside AZ

The New Mexico Wild Bunch State Championship will be held at Founder's Ranch August 24th and 25th. From J. Frank Norfleet = We will have a lot of good food, great prizes and a fun match. We will have buckles for the winners. Only the SASS conchos have to go to state residents but the buckles and other prizes go to whoever wins! There is also free camping at Founders Ranch. Click here for the Entry Form.

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July
August
Event Listing
Club
When
Website
Where
Rio Salado 1st Saturday Rio Salado East of Phoenix
CCSA 1st Sunday Cowtown North of Phoenix
Old Pueblo Shootist 1st Sunday Old Pueblo Near Tombstone
ACSA 2nd Saturday ACSA North of Phoenix
Pima Pistol Club Cowboys 2nd Saturday Email
Too Tall Bob
Directions
North of Tucson
Whiskey Row Gunslingers 2nd Sunday Whiskey Row Near Prescott
CCSA 3rd Saturday Cowtown North of Phoenix
Los Vaqueros 3rd Saturday Los Vaqueros Near Tombstone
Northern AZ Territory Cowboys 3rd Saturday Email
Coconino Pistolero
Directions
East of Flagstaff
White Mountain Old West Shooters 3rd Saturday WMOWS NE of St. Johns
Mohave Sportsmans Club Cowboy 3rd Sunday MSC Cowboy Shooters SW of Kingman
Yavapai Rangers 4th Saturday Yavapai Near Cottonwood
Dusty Bunch 4th Saturday Dusty Bunch Near Casa Grande
Old Pueblo Shootist Wild Bunch 4th Saturday Old Pueblo Near Tombstone
CCSA Wild Bunch 4th Sunday Cowtown North of Phoenix
Colorado River Shootists 4th Sunday Colorado River Shootists Near Yuma

Click here for a letter from Too Tall Bob about the Pima Match
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