One for the ages

Minyip Field & Game achieved a rare mile­stone at their Jan­uary shoot with four gen­er­a­tions of the Krause fam­ily com­pet­ing in the same monthly event.

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At 82, Roy Krause is the pa­tri­arch and one of the founders of the Minyip branch but it was a proud day for all the fam­ily. “We shot in the same squad; my lit­tle grand­son Kaleb is dy­na­mite on springers and in­com­ers, but I need to give him a few more lessons on crossers,” Steve Krause, who is also pres­i­dent of Minyip FGA, said. “He’s al­ways showed a bit of an in­ter­est but it started with my fa­ther Roy who did a lot of clay tar­get, duck, quail and fox shooting over the years.”

Steve joined Roy as a branch mem­ber 12 years ago, his son Gavin be­came a mem­ber five years ago and grand­son Kaleb is in his first year. “The gun he’s us­ing at the mo­ment is one my fa­ther got many years ago: a Miroku 800W that was handed down to me. I won a big school shoot with it years ago,” Steve said.

“It isn’t of­ten you get four gen­er­a­tions com­pet­ing to­gether in sport, re­ally there’s not many sports you can do it in. It was a very proud mo­ment, es­pe­cially for my fa­ther and my­self.”

Four gen­er­a­tions; (l-r) Roy Krause, 82, Stephen Krause, 57, Gavin Krause,33 and Kaleb Krause, 12.

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