Biggen­den Ri­fle Club takes aim at range

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - SAM TURNER

SHOOT­ING: Biggen­den sports shoot­ers are get­ting locked and loaded for their re­turn to the ri­fle range after coronaviru­s re­stric­tions put them on standby.

The Biggen­den Ri­fle Club made the an­nounce­ment on their Facebook page on May 15 that they’d be restart­ing shoot­ing at the start of June.

The club would tra­di­tion­ally hold shoots ev­ery week­end, while the Biggen­den

Pis­tol Club would have up to three shoots a week.

BRC pres­i­dent Jared Trig­ger said he’d been in­un­dated with calls from mem­bers since the an­nounce­ment, say­ing they were ex­cited to start shoot­ing again.

“We stayed open as long as we legally could un­til the mid­dle of March, and then they an­nounced the gath­er­ing bans,” Trig­ger said.

“But now ev­ery­one is ex­cited to re­turn back to some nor­malcy.”

Trig­ger said the club had a lot of shift work­ers such as nurses and min­ers from Bris­bane, who used to en­joy trips out to the North Burnett each week­end to shoot.

“All they wanted was get away from the place for the week­end,” he said.

“With all these re­stric­tions, they’ve been miss­ing their op­por­tu­nity for a ru­ral es­cape.”

Their pres­i­dent is now look­ing to in­tro­duce some ex­cit­ing ideas for the start of the sea­son.

Pic­ture: File

BACK TO THE RANGE: Biggen­den Ri­fle Club mem­bers are get­ting ready to re­turn to the range next month.

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