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Annual General Meeting

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When: Monday 16th December, 2019

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Auburn Indoor Shooting Academy, 16-18 Byrne Street, Auburn.

Come along and meet other members, chat with your management team and hear about our plans for the future.

It will count as an “attendance” for your firearms licence.

Invitation to shoot

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I invite your members to call at our range for a shot if you are in the vicinity.

Our range is between Tuncurry/Forster and Taree- Bayel Drive runs West off Pacific Highway exactly 5 km south of Taree/Old bar 12km South of Taree

We shoot .22Rimfire rifle and Air Rifle Saturday 9am, Sunday 9am & Tuesday 8am (our biggest day) and .22Rimfire pistol and Air Pistol Sunday 1pm. Our competitions are fairly informal (safety is not).

We shoot two classes, Target Rifle (the normal Benchrest specifications) and Hunting Rifle (our local rules which have been copied and are now used by most of the Northern NSW clubs) – must be a rifle meant for hunting -no modifications apart from scopes, butt extensions and shortening.

Usually shoot two competitions at a time one for score 10 shots and one for groups two groups of 5 shots averaged with as many sighter's as you want – for each class of rifle

We shoot 25metres, 50 metres, 50 metres again (with different 25 shot match target) , and 100 metres changing distance each week. We also shoot Koorainghat Green Ant at 100Metres, Chook Shoots 25 & 50 Metres, and 25 Metre scoped Air Rifle.

All Targets are our own design except for BR30 and most of Northern NSW clubs are now using our targets instead of SSAA or Small Bore targets.

Pistol targets are also our design but we shoot the normal matches. We have 15 right and left handed rifle benches and 10 pistol targets Costs $6 to shoot which
includes targets, tea coffee, biscuits. Gas Stove and BBQ available.

All facilities are wheelchair friendly. We have one quadriplegic, one paraplegic, one double amputee (one arm one leg) and numerous decrepit old men (and women) in walkers and crutches. 3 of our regular shooters are in their nineties.

Bruce Barlin Club Captain

Managing wild deer in NSW

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On Friday 6 September 2019, the licensing requirement for wild deer on private land will change under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002.

Need to know

Deer Hunting Rules Changed

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From today, some of the normal rules for hunting wild deer in NSW have been lifted.

Landholders and land managers struggling with persistent drought conditions and abundant wild deer herds are now able to apply more effective control methods and access licensed, reputable assistance from volunteer hunters.

The changes apply to the whole State of NSW for three years, on both public and private lands. However, not all rules are lifted on public lands due to public safety issues. It’s important to check the deer hunting rules that apply for the land you plan to hunt.

Licensing requirements have not changed though – hunters must hold a NSW General or Restricted Game Hunting Licence before they may legally hunt deer in NSW. Also, you must always have permission to hunt from the landowner or manager before entering any lands.

What has changed?

  • No seasonal restrictions – hunt all deer species, all year-round.
  • Attract deer using baits or lures.
  • Hunt at night (private land only).
  • Hunt from a vehicle (private land only).
  • Use spotlights and other electronic devices (private land only).

Hunting regulations around the use of dogs when hunting deer remain in force to ensure animal welfare standards are maintained.

Deer Assistance Hunter Register
Hunters holding a current NSW Game Hunting Licence (either General or Restricted) may add their contact information to the Deer Assistance Hunter Register, which can be accessed by landholders seeking assistance with wild deer. You’ll be asked to nominate which of the 11 Local Land Services regions you’re able to hunt and information about your experience and qualifications.

Remember, adding your details to the register is not a guarantee of being contacted or securing lands to hunt.

More information about these suspensions can be found by visiting our website or contacting the Customer Service Team on 02 6363 7650 orgame.licensing@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

Clay Targets Night

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On Tuesday 15th May at Sydney International Shooting Centre, Cecil Park.

Beginning 6pm. Finish 9pm. Cost $5.00 per member plus $9.00 for 25 targets. Bring your shotgun, ear protectors and plenty of cartridges!

If enough interest, this could become a regular monthly event.

Please let Peter know on 0416 275 850.