Issue 9 – May 2012 - The Australian Junior Shooter

Queensland junior member Riley Philips maps out the route she took to enjoying long-range shooting, outlining the help she received and how she is now guiding her younger sister Grace in the discipline. There is also a family connection when Joseph Sorrentino embarks on a deer hunt with his dad in the central tablelands of New South Wales. Continuing the father-son combination, Matt Fox and his dad set out on a week’s hunt in Charters Towers, Queensland. Matt learns about deer identification and selection from expert Clark McGhie and bags a trophy chital stag, seven trophy boars and two wild dogs among their bumper haul. Technical Advisor Brendan Atkinson offers some guidance on how novice shooters can master the ins and outs of sighting their rifles.