Open day hits mark with novice shooters
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.
COME AND TRY: Aidan Taylor takes aim for his first Small Bore Riffle experience.