Shoot for good cause

Great Southern Herald - - News - Shan­non Smith

A friendly ri­vals fox shoot be­tween Wa­gin and Woodanilling marked the first of the Dar­ren “Smiddy” Smith Memo­rial Fox Shoot this week­end.

Hon­our­ing lo­cal Dar­ren Smith, who was a reg­u­lar shooter in the au­tumn fox shoot pro­grams right up un­til his pass­ing, the com­mu­nity came to­gether to re­duce num­bers of the feral pest.

Tak­ing out 24 foxes in the en­tire com­pe­ti­tion, six teams com­peted, with Wa­gin tak­ing out the top prize with 105 points. NRM of­fi­cer Gen Har­vey said, work­ing with Smiddy’s fam­ily, the event was the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to raise im­por­tant is­sues on men’s health.

“Owen Catto from Re­gional Men’s Health Ini­tia­tive at­tended the morn­ing to rep­re­sent the group, which re­ceives $5 for each fox shot through a red card for the red fox shoot pro­gram.

“Dar­ren’s vol­un­teer fire­fighter crew do­nated a cheque to RMH for $250, be­ing that Dar­ren was af­flicted by cancer, the role RMH plays in get­ting men to talk about their health in all its forms is an im­por­tant mes­sage to all those who knew Dar­ren,” she said.

The win­ning team was the All Nighters, made up of Mathew Cole, Ron Meier and Aaron Horne, who shot nine foxes.

The sec­ond-placed team was Haw­ick Hill, with David and John­ston Kerr, Sam Hack­ing, Ben Glover and Ge­orge Hendrych.

The third placed team was Smiddy’s, made up of Dar­ren’s daugh­ter Kayla Smith, Dar­ran Bairstow, Tony Fazi­oli, Kevin Wat­son and Ge­orge Smith.

All Nighters took out top prize in the Dar­ren “Smiddy” Smith Memo­rial Fox Shoot.

Dar­ran Bairstow, Kayla Smith and Tony Fazi­oli.

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