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Shooting early on windy day pays off for winner Dan

WIN: Warwick Outdoor and Sports co-owner and sponsor John Bacon, Warwick Clay Target Club treasurer James Bomford and 50 target medley winner Dan Johnson after the open shoot.
WIN: Warwick Outdoor and Sports co-owner and sponsor John Bacon, Warwick Clay Target Club treasurer James Bomford and 50 target medley winner Dan Johnson after the open shoot. Gerard Walsh

SHOOTING: Dan Johnson says "shoot early” in windy conditions and he got it right on Sunday when he won the overall high gun at the Warwick Clay Target Club Open Shoot with 200/205

The event attracted 42 shooters from as far as Brisbane and Kyogle.

In the Pro-Tactical 25 Target Points Trophy shoot, Johnson and fellow Warwick shooter Ian McNally both shot 73/75 which put them in a shoot-off. Johnson won with the first shoot-off round.

It wasn't his only shoot-off on the day. Johnson won a shoot-off for second in the Warwick Hotel Single Barrel.

He also won the Warwick Outdoor and Sports 50 Target Medley Shoot from runner-up Ross Bartley and won overall by six targets from Frank Musumeci.

"It is testing with a strong wind like we had on Sunday,” Johnson said.

"You have to shoot faster before the wind gets the target. In calm conditions, there is more time to line up the clays.”

Johnson is originally from Sydney but started moving north chasing work.

He joined the Guyra club in 1994 and has been a member of the Warwick Clay Target Club since 1999.

Away from the Warwick range in Rosenthal Rd, Johnson has competed for Queensland in the nationals for the past 10 years.

He is just home from Wagga Wagga after shooting possibles as part of the Queensland team which finished fifth.

"I shot clean 75/75 in Wagga Wagga,” he said.

High guns were won by Johnson, Musumeci, Keith Rowling and Joseph McNally while Helen Finch and William Wehl each won two. Practice each Saturdays from 1.30pm, information from David Cox 0427967567.

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