Pollie’s cracker shoot
Field & Game Australia’s annual clay target shoot for politicians is a chance to get together in a relaxed and friendly environment and for the uninitiated it is an opportunity to gain a better understanding.
Handling and using a shotgun under the safe guidance of experienced FGA volunteers helps to demystify firearms. Used properly and safely they are just a tool to do a job, in this case smashing a small disk as it flies through the air.
We all enjoyed seeing the smiles of satisfaction on the faces of new competitors when they hit their first target.
For the record, the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, led by Victorian MP Daniel Young took first prize. We hosted competitors from Labor, Liberal and the Nationals who mingled with Olympic Women’s Trap gold medallist Catherine Skinner and our youngest shooting Olympian Aislin Jones.
Lunch was served by renowned wild food chef Riccardo Momesso from 400 Gradi, reinforcing the importance of sustainable use.
Importantly, the event took place at Willowmavin, FGA’S newly purchased shooting ground. Our guests were able to see firsthand the beautiful environment set amongst rolling green hills and hear of our plans to develop it into a premier national facility.
Senator Nigel Scullion
Nat pack: Tim Mccurdy, Stephanie Ryan and Peter Walsh
Olympic gold medal winner Catherine Skinner with Victorian Nationals deputy leader Stephanie Ryan
Nationals Senator Bridget Mckenzie with NT Senator Nigel Scullion
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers’ Daniel Young in winning form
Olympic competitor Aislin Jones