The Firelands Peacemakers

Presents Our 18th Annual 3-Day Shoot

“Thunder in the Valley”


June 16 – 18, 2017

Posse Pic from 2015 Thunder in the Valley

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2017 Information:

  • 10 Main Stages

  • Friday — Wild Bunch Side Match Starts at 8:45 AM

  • Other Side Matches start at High Noon

  • All SASS Rules Apply

  • Eye & Ear Protection Required

  • Camping available – no hookups – no water/sewage.

  • Please indicate that you are camping on your application.

  • Breakfast (Coffee & Donuts) and Lunch Available at the Club House

  • Cut-off for applications to be guaranteed the Saturday Banquet & door prize is June 2.

  • After that date, we cannot guarantee a banquet meal or T-Shirt, so please get your application in early

  • Registration fee includes 10 stages of shooting, all side matches, and Friday night dinner & Saturday night banquet.

  • If you have special needs, please email Lefty at

  • Still looking for volunteers to help run Friday’s side matches.  If you wish to volunteer, please email Lefty at

Friday, June 16th, Schedule of Events:

  • Wild Bunch Side Match begins at 8:45.

  • Registration begins at Noon

  • Shooter’s Receive a Shooters Packet, Dinner tickets, Saturday Night Prize Ticket, & T-Shirt

  • Noon – 4:00 p.m. — Side Matches

  • Noon – 4:00 p.m. — Shooter Registration

  • 5:00 p.m. — Dinner & Socializing

  • Friday night’s meal will be sloppy joes, potato and/or macaroni salad and chips – at no charge, but we will be accepting donations to help cover the cost.

  • Friday evening Cowboy Movie night in the outside pavilion.


Saturday, June 17th – Schedule of Events:

  • 7:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. — Shooter Registration

  • 9:30 a.m. — Mandatory Safety Meeting

  • 10:00 a.m. — Shooting Begins – 5 Stages

  • 3:30 — Approximate time — Team Shoot follows 5 main match stages

  • 6:00 p.m. — Saturday Night Banquet — Catered by Charcoal Mafia BBQ from Ashland.  We are looking forward to chicken and ribs, coleslaw, scalloped potatoes and smoked mac & cheese.

  • 6:00 p.m. — Prizes and Side Match Awards will be presented


Sunday, June 18th – Schedule of Events

  • 8:15 Cowboy Church

  • 9:30 a.m. — No Safety Meeting — Shooting Begins – 5 Stages

  • Awards Ceremony After Main Match is Complete


Sign up form is in PDF format click below to download Adobe Reader



This application can be filled out right on your computer……….

So, fill it out, print it, and mail to Lisa.

Thunder in the Valley 2017 Application


Area Bunkhouses (all are 20-25 minutes away)


Days Inn: 440-985-1540

Motel 6: 440-988-3266


Amerihost: 419-281-8090

Holiday Inn Express: 419-281-2900


Oberlin Inn: 440-775-1111

Camping (15 minutes away):

Findlay Park in Wellington 1-866-OHIOPARKS

Make your Reservations Early!