Yul Lose Posted November 8, 2016 Share Posted November 8, 2016 Great post, Jackaroo. When I first started as a Waddie at EOT my job was to post signs along the highway and the neighbors took them down about as fast as they went up. So some folks still have a hard time finding the ranch so I might recommend an app on their cell phone or a Garmin type unit if they are visiting for the first time. These things will also aid them in finding restaurants and such. Motels being built in Edgewood has to, IMO, attract more shooters. If the shooter numbers were up to over 600 in 2016 that's a pretty good increase over the previous year. I encourage nearly every shooter that I talk to out here to make EOT at least once and I'm seeing more faces from out here show up at EOT. Maybe the SASS folks could come up with a way to promote EOT a little more on the club level, I don't know. I've shot at a couple of local clubs in the past and the mention of EOT was kinda like talking a different language it seemed, a lot of folks seem to have never heard about it. I'm not privy to the SASS marketing budget for ABQ and surrounding areas but maybe that can be massaged somehow to make it more effective. Sure there are locals that attend but, IMHO, but not near the numbers that used to. As shooter numbers increase, which they may if gas prices stay low and more local lodging is built maybe the local attraction will not be so important. From my own personal experience you can't meet a better bunch of people than those that are in that part of the state. The night time activities this year, I felt were directed at keeping the participants on site and entertained and SASS did a very good job with that. The catered meals were good and even though the elements threatened to completely wipeout one nights meal Misty and her staff were right on top of it and it probably turned out better than it would have as originally planned. If more potential visitors would check into renting an RV and having it spotted at the ranch in advance of their arrival that may be the way to go. In all the years that I have been involved with EOT I don't think I've heard one complaint about the rental trailers and RV S that are brought to the ranch. Camping at the ranch in my RV is definitely one of my highlights each year. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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