READY TO SHOOT
Biggenden Rifle Club takes aim at range
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.
BACK TO THE RANGE: Biggenden Rifle Club members are getting ready to return to the range next month.