FGA wel­comes Ren­mark Berri and Waik­erie

Field & Game Aus­tralia con­tin­ues to grow in South Aus­tralia with new branches at Ren­mark Berri and Waik­erie.

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Both branches have es­tab­lished shooting grounds in the River­land re­gion, com­ple­ment­ing the ex­ist­ing Barmer­amoorook branch, which is con­ser­va­tion based and man­ages the Love­day wet­land.

Field & Game also has ac­tive branches at Keith (see page 78) and Kingston SE.

Waik­erie Field & Game is one of the River­land’s long­est op­er­at­ing gun clubs and holds reg­u­lar com­pe­ti­tions as well as sup­port­ing lo­cal hunt­ing.

The ground is 12 km from Waik­erie on Gun Club Rd. “It would have been one of the orig­i­nal gun clubs in South Aus­tralia,” pres­i­dent Nick Carter said. “We are on the edge of an es­carp­ment and there is a gully run­ning down one side and down the back of the ground, we have down the line lay­out with light­ing and a skeet lay­out but we have been shooting Sim­u­lated Field for more than 20 years.”

Waik­erie is a small club that wants to grow its mem­ber­ship un­der the FGA ban­ner. “We will grow, we had Barmer­amoorook over for a shoot be­cause they don’t have a shooting ground,” Nick said.

Waik­erie has listed a cou­ple of come and try days in June and has also moved three shoots to a Satur­day with Ren­mark-berri shooting the fol­low­ing day so vis­i­tors can travel to the River­land for a week­end of com­pe­ti­tion.

Nick said the de­ci­sion to leave SAFGA and af­fil­i­ate with Field & Game Aus­tralia had been well re­ceived. “The com­men­tary has all been very pos­i­tive in­clud­ing un­so­licited com­ments that the sup­port and pro­fes­sion­al­ism of Field & Game has been a breath of fresh air,” he said.

Ren­mark Berri Pres­i­dent Tony Trevor­row said the branch, which has 45 mem­bers, was also ex­cited to be part of the FGA fam­ily. “We are hop­ing to grow our mem­ber­ship; we’ve had very pos­i­tive feed­back since we made the move,” he said.

The club has been around for more than 50 years and the shooting ground on 220 ha be­tween Ren­mark and Berri is owned by the branch. “We have the clay tar­get range but are also a very hunt­ing ori­ented branch with ducks and pest an­i­mal con­trol,” Tony said. “We also man­age Woolenook, which is a great place for duck hunt­ing.”

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