Issue 27 October 2022 - The Australian Junior Shooter

The 27th instalment of our twice-yearly supplement for younger members carries a tale of inspiration and determination on the cover as we turn the spotlight on Katarina Kowplos who attended a come-and-try shooting day as a 12-year-old and just six years later was representing Australia at the Olympic Games. And for all junior shooters looking to improve their skills we turned to SSAA National Coaching and Membership Development Manager Gemma Dunn who has kindly offered her top 10 tips to help make you a better shooter, including some of the routines which saw Gemma herself rise through the international ranks. Mark van den Boogaart says his chosen sport of hunting is something he’s now encouraging his own sons to take up and reckons that tradition is something all hunters can look at passing on to the next generation. And proving it’s never to young to start shooting, we caught up with eight-year-old Jaidyn Patterson who’s making headlines in Western Australia with his outstanding performances in the Fly Shoot discipline.