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.
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.