Keith is well worth a visit

The lead up to the South Aus­tralian Duck Sea­son was a good op­por­tu­nity to drop into Keith Field & Game, a branch full of great yarns and even bet­ter fa­cil­i­ties.

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The Keith shooting ground has at its heart an old quarry, which en­ables the branch to set some in­ter­est­ing tar­gets. The quarry is also an ap­proved cen­tre-fire ri­fle range, which is used by branch mem­bers as well as col­leagues from the Aus­tralian Deer As­so­ci­a­tion. FGA gen­eral man­ager David Mcnabb spent sev­eral days tour­ing the area with Keith pres­i­dent David Wren. “Over a cou­ple of days David was able to get across the re­gion and meet with our wildlife guys and re­ally get an un­der­stand­ing on the ground of the chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties with our wet­lands,” David Rehn said. “The blokes around the club were very ap­pre­cia­tive of ef­fort and the pos­i­tive in­put; it was a real con­fi­dence booster for the club.” Keith shoots reg­u­larly on the first Sun­day of the month but any vis­i­tors will be pre­sented with a lot more than tar­gets. The branch hosted a bar­be­cue and a few beers for the visit and most of the time was taken up ex­plain­ing the ‘tro­phies’ on the wall of the clu­b­rooms, from the sheep scull with a hole right be­tween the eyes to the plas­tic ze­bra mounted on a plaque. At Keith, gen­tle rib­bing isn’t the done thing. Ev­ery in­ci­dent seems to end up as a plaque or tro­phy on the clu­b­room walls, a prompt to tell the story to any­one who asks, in­clud­ing the tit-for-tat prac­ti­cal jokes that inevitably seem to fol­low. If you visit Keith for a clay tar­get event, make sure you ask about the toy ze­bra, the ze­bra cows, the ze­bra cross­ing, and the re­tal­ia­tory lump of gran­ite in the drive­way. “There’s no doubt they will be en­ter­tained, they are a good bunch of peo­ple,” David said.

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