Open day hits mark with novice shoot­ers

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

DWAYNE Schute emerged the sharp shooter for the men with 190 points, Learne Sims with 188 points for the women and Kyle Law­son shot a 172 to lead the ju­niors.

Gun safety was paramount at the Mun­dub­bera Small Bore Ri­fle Club’s Open Day held last week­end.

“That was so much fun,” 13-year-old Ai­dan Tay­lor said.

“I would re­ally like to be­come a mem­ber of the club now and get my own ri­fle.”

All facets of how to safely han­dle firearms were strictly ob­served.

“Our club has 12 se­nior mem­bers and 10 ju­niors,” club sec­re­tary Ch­eryl Does­sel said.

The open day was de­signed to show­case the im­prove­ments that have been made to the club since its in­cep­tion in 1991. Twelve keen novice shoot­ers com­pris­ing six men, three women and three ju­niors ar­rived for their first ever shoot. “Be­ing part of this club would help me to be a good shot and I would get to prac­tice a few times a month,” Ai­dan said, af­ter shoot­ing four out of five lit­tle metal pigs. The rook­ies par­tic­i­pated in a 20-shot sil­hou­ette event, which in­volves shoot­ing small tin an­i­mals from vary­ing dis­tances and then a 20-shot tar­get shoot.

“Each year we stage the Mun­dub­bera Mug Shoot, which at­tracts com­peti­tors from Bund­aberg, South Kolan, Childers and Gympie,” Mrs Does­sel said.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Mun­dub­bera Mug to be held on Au­gust 17 phone Ch­eryl on 4165 4978 or John Wooldridge on 4165 4218. The club shoots ev­ery sec­ond Sun­day of the month at 8.30am.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

COME AND TRY: Ai­dan Tay­lor takes aim for his first Small Bore Rif­fle ex­pe­ri­ence.

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