Sport

Would-be shooters game to get their licence

By Seymour Telegraph

Seymour Field and Game held a Firearm Safety and Come and Try Day in Avenel on Saturday.

This was an opportunity for those wishing to obtain their Junior Firearms Permit or an Open Firearms Licence.

Seventy-six keen enthusiasts braved the cold and frosty morning to be instructed by licensed shooters and overseen by Victoria Police divisional firearms officer Chris Cummins.

They watched a safety demonstration, showing the correct way to handle and store firearms, and then everybody sat the exam.

This was then followed by demonstrations by club members, and a fantastic barbecue lunch put on by our wonderful volunteers.

Anybody who wanted to shoot at clay targets then proceeded outside, again overseen and coached by members.

Seymour Field and Game would like to thank all club members and volunteers who helped run this event so smoothly.

This event is run annually, so anyone wishing to obtain their firearms licence can put their name down for the next one with Heather Tingay, phone 0428 210 759.