President Max Barton with Paul Malone, Aaron Knowles, Lenny Edwards, Guy Beddington and Danny Rowe at Cherrabah Sporting Clays.
President Max Barton with Paul Malone, Aaron Knowles, Lenny Edwards, Guy Beddington and Danny Rowe at Cherrabah Sporting Clays. John Towells

Chance to try shooting with morning at Cherrabah

SHOOTING: Want to try clay target shooting?

Then the Cherrabah Sporting Clays are ready to welcome you to a come-and-try day on Sunday.

President Max Barton said the club had been formed this year and competed on a new range at Cherrabah Resort.

"We will only use two shooting stands on Sunday but have 12 stands on our range,” Barton said.

"Sporting clays is simulated field shooting in the bush with each stand different.

"We are working in well with the Warwick Clay Target Club but the clubs shoot two different disciplines, they compete down the line. Some shooters compete at both disciplines”

Earlier this year, Cherrabah Sporting Clays hosted 280 shooters from as far away as Victoria and Northern Territory at its major event for the year. The event was the second to attract more than 200 shooters to the resort at Elbow Valley.

Members of the Cherrabah Sporting Clays hail from Toowoomba, Warwick, Brisbane, Stanthorpe and Tenterfield but when it comes to major events, they come from many parts of Australia. A 2016 Rio Olympian competed at Cherrabah this year.

Barton, who lives at Greenmount, is club president with Dale Bedington from Toowoomba secretary/treasurer and Justin Barton (Allora) vice-president.

The come-and-try starts at 10am Sunday with a safety talk for those new to shooting.

They will then be allowed to shoot under supervision in a one shooter/one coach situation.

Each prospective new member will shoot at 20 targets on the day. Guns and ammunition are supplied with the cost for the session $30.

The come-and-try day will be followed by a 100-target competition, cost $50, for the more experienced shooters.

All welcome on Sunday to the range at Cherrabah.

More information from Barton on 0428321138 or by ringing Cherrabah Resort on 4667 9177



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