The snipe has at least three, and maybe more, vocalizations. Two of the calls are usually heard only during nesting season and are uttered when the bird is safely perched (on the ground, a fence post, or a tree stump). One call is rather pleasant, similar to the pipe of a frog, like a "keek-keek-keek." The second sound they make while perched is harsh, and not as engaging. The latter call is more of a "kuk-kuk-kuk". The bird calls repetitively, in a slow manner, often for lengthy periods of time. The third call is also more harsh than pleasant. The snipe gives a raspy "scaip-scaip", but it is repeated, in an animated manner. This call normally occurs when the snipe is flushed.
The FCSA provides a quarterly magazine, a suppliers list and consulting information on fifty caliber rifles and ammunition to all it's members.
Type of Organization
The Fifty Caliber Shooter's Association, Inc. (FCSA) was established in 1985 by a small group of dedicated people who set for themselves the mission to advance the sporting uses of the .50 BMG cartridge. The FCSA is a non-profit organization registered in Tennessee.
The objectives of this organization are to unite all persons within its jurisdiction and provide a vehicle for communication and competition to those people who enjoy all the sporting aspects of the .50 cal. BMG cartridge, and all wildcat derivatives of the .50 cal. BMG.