The Queensland Rifle Association officially entered the electronic era with the commissioning of 12 new permanent high tech targets on the Duncan Range at Belmont on Thursday, October 23.
The Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing Steven Dickson headed the guest list launch of the HEXTA-002 electronic targets.
The Queensland Government through Mr Dixon’s Department has made an initial investment of $100,000 in the project which is expected to have an all up cost of just under $300,000.
Big centenary shoot at North Arm
North Arm Rifle Club which has endured as the home of shooting on the Sunshine Coast is celebrating its centenary with a big weekend prize meeting on October 25 and 26.
The club was founded by dairy farmer George Frederick Davison who moved to North Arm from Grafton in 1907.
The rifle range was built on his property near Yandina by the Australian Army in 1914. George was a tireless contributor to the early success of the club serving as Secretary and later Captain for a total 34 years.
The range was originally home to the North Arm Toolburra Rifle Club until the 1960s. It was officially named the Davison Range to honour the founder in 1980.
The QRA would like to announce that His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC Governor of Queensland has accepted patronage of the QRA for the duration of his term. We thank His Excellency for this patronage. The Governor is the first to have a social media presence and you might like to "Like" the Governor's facebook page;
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