SSAA’s Comprehensive Guide to Shooting & Hunting in Australia is an introductory publication intended for those new to the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia (SSAA) or to sports shooting and recreational hunting in general.
The high-quality glossy magazine showcases 18 of the SSAA’s popular shooting competitions (called ‘disciplines’), including Benchrest, Combined Services, Lever Action, Rifle Metallic Silhouette, Practical Shooting, Target Pistol and Working Gundogs, to help you with everything you need to know to get out there and a have a go at something new. The guide also features three important sections on rifles, shotguns and handguns, showing you how to identify their components and safely handle these firearms, as well as offering you tips to master various shooting positions and techniques.
The important and valuable pastime of hunting is well covered, with information about safety, ethics and etiquette in the field, trip planning, knowing your target animal, how to choose the right cartridge for that animal, and techniques for tracking and hunting them. A snapshot of the hunting rules, regulations, licensing and fees for game and feral animals in each Australian state and territory is also provided, as is some general information about cooking with various game meats.
There is also a detailed glossary section to help you become familiar with the common terms associated with firearms, shooting and hunting, so you can walk the walk and talk the talk!