Sunday Territorian

Get ready for the Goose Fever Expo


THE NT Waterfowl hunting season will be extended to reserves on September 22, so it is now time to pull the shotty out of the safe and blow some smoke up the barrels.

And what better place than Goose Fever Expo at the NT Field and Game range next Sunday morning.

Both the towers will be employed to show some taller targets on the Simulated Field course. Shooting prowess is a perishable skill, so time to get the muscle memory dialled in.

The 75-target event begins at 8am with nomination­s closing at about 9.30am or when the last squad departs for a lap.

Everyone who comes along can buy raffle tickets to win a new Straight Pull 12 gauge shotgun that will be drawn about 2pm at presentati­ons.

If you think you have some pretty sexy homemade goose decoys, bring a few along and enter them into the Decoy Competitio­n and you could win a slab of 250 shotgun shells for the decoys that are judged the most realistic by the crowd.

There will also be a goose calling contest, so if your mates are constantly saying you are the biggest goose in the camp, show them once and for all.

Plenty of businesses with hunting and outdoor equipment have been invited to display their wares too.

NT Field and Game invited many of the politician­s and thankfully some will attend.

Unfortunat­ely Minister for the Environmen­t Eva Lawler and Minister for Parks and Rangers Selena Uibo have other commitment­s next Sunday. This is a shame because I’m sure many hunters would have had questions about the bag limit and where the new hunting reserve is going to be located.

Why not shout Dad a round of sporting clays this morning at Sunday Mass for Father’s Day.

Practice is available at the Mickett Creek Shooting Complex range from 9am till noon and again every Friday, from 4pm till 8.30pm. Club guns, ammo and coaching available. All welcome.

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 ?? Picture: Mark Muller ?? Magpie geese.
Picture: Mark Muller Magpie geese.

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