ON TARGET: The wet weather added an extra element to the event.
ON TARGET: The wet weather added an extra element to the event. Claudia Williams

Competitors on target at annual shoot

SHOOTING: When Erin Guy steps up to shoot she remembers the advice of her great-uncle and her dad: "aim small, miss small”.

"My uncle and my dad give me heaps of great advice,” she said.

"Aim small miss small is for rifle shooting where you aim for a particular place on the target and you are only going to miss by a little bit if you know where you are aiming.”

At 13 years old, Erin started the sport last year and enjoys travelling from her home in Hervey Bay alongside her dad, Zac, to compete.

"I love it, it is really fun,” she said.

The Kingaroy clay target club's shoot on the weekend was the first two day event she has competed in.

It was a test of endurance and consistency, especially in the wet conditions.

"It is a long way to the end, they have a lot of rounds to shoot over the two days and you need a lot of concentration,” Zac said.

The annual two day event attracted competitors from Western Australia, Emerald, Mackay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

It is the biggest event of the year for the club and president Garry Brown said the club was pleased with the number of visitors in attendance.

'We are a bit down on numbers, we have 70 shooters this weekend and we would normally have up to 110,” he said.

"We are happy with the number of shooters we have got considering the weather.”

In addition to the annual two day event the club holds monthly shoots and welcomes new shooters to get involved.

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