Griffith Sporting Clays will stage their annual Dave Wallace Memorial Shoot at their range near Rankins Springs Road this weekend.
The weekend will feature a form of clay target shooting where clay targets are presented to shooters to simulate various types of field targets with the clay targets thrown in an assortment of trajectories and speeds.
Competitors can expect targets to simulate the flights of ducks, pheasants, driven grouse, springing teal and even fleeing rabbits in single or pairs of targets.
To add realism to the targets the traps throwing the clays are located in the surrounding bush.
The clays will be rising out of the Griffith bush into a clearing where they can be shot.
President Warren Brown the range is situated atop a rocky hill with cliffs on one side and is unique in Australia.
“Dave Wallace was originally responsible for the establishment of the sporting clays range more than 40 years ago when he helped establish a Field and Game Club there,” Brown explained.
It is expected the 200-target event will attract a large contingent of sporting clay shooters from around NSW, ACT and Victoria.
Griffith club members will be responsible for shoot administration and keeping the clay target traps working efficiently all weekend.
Many of the local shooters are expected to be on the winner’s podium including Frank Tagliapietra, Greg Allen, Jamie Cirillo, Bart Brighenti, Shaun Krzus and ‘Sid’ Gugliemino.
The shoot has more than $6000 in cash and prizes on offer.
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