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Presidents Report – August

August was a reasonably quiet month at the range from a shooting perspective, with only two shooting days. An Interbranch Centrefire Competition, followed by a general took place on the 9th and the Rimfire Aggregate Competition number two was held during the morning of the 23rd, again followed by general practice in the afternoon. I [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Presidents Report|0 Comments

Party Hunt Report – May Party Hunt to Clements Mill Road

We had a good turn out - Craig and Andrea Pike, Richard Neal, Andy Powell, Blair Martin, Justin Jones, Gavin Hull, Rie Bodsworth and myself. With the weather looking bad, we opted to stay at Sika Lodge. Rie, not seeing any familiar cars, located himself in the main clearing. The South Auckland branch, who were [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|0 Comments

Upcoming Talk – 12th July – Stewart Island Hunting

7:30pm at the club rooms.  Hunting in Stewart Island – a presentation by Steve Arthur. Presentation team: Steve, Geoff, Andy, Stu With over 60 trips to Stewart Island Hunting the elusive Whitetail between them, come and learn how to stalk or still hunt these deer, the trip planning & prep, the best time of year [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Getting a Fire Going

Article from Blair Dawson Last newsletter I wrote about using inner tube to protect the ends of your scope and doubling as emergency firelighters, staying with that theme this month, a pair of dishwashing gloves in your daypack is a great addition. They light easier and burn better than inner tube. Before you put them [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Presidents Report – July 2017

Well here we are in July, half the year gone already! It seems like Christmas was only a brief time ago. My, how the time flies when you are having fun. The prize giving evening on the 28 June was relatively lightly attended, I’m not really sure why as previous events have been well attended? [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Presidents Report|0 Comments

Some Pictures from our recent Prize Giving Night.

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Scouts Cosgrove Course at the Range

Attached are some photos of the recent Scouts Cosgrove course at the range, nice to see the river crossing bit....brrrrrr chilly 4 tonsils

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Presidents Report

The 2017 branch Annual General Meeting, which took place on the Wednesday 24th May, was attended by twenty two members. After a reading of the previous Annual General Meeting minutes these were passed as a true and accurate record of that meeting. After this the President read aloud his report to all present. The Treasurer [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Club News|0 Comments

A cheap shooting mat!

Here's a tip for you. If you need a shooting mat at the range grab one of these horse covers. 1-Made of heavy duty canvas and will keep you dry on the mound when it's damp and wet. 2- It will keep your brass from disappearing  into the grass. Which is great for recovery and [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Blairs Bush Stalking Tip #1

You can shoot a deer while you’re cold, wet and hungry but if you cant see through your scope you might as well stay in bed!   Now that winter has arrived, we can do our best to check the weather forecasts, but if you spend enough time in the bush sooner or later one [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Tricks|0 Comments