Win News Coverage of our Special events

Win News Coverage of our Special events

Aerial View of Bairnsdale Field & Game

Aerial View of Bairnsdale Field & Game

Tree Planting

Tree Planting

Home Club of Aislin Jones - National Women's ISSF Skeet Champion & 2016 Rio Olympian

Home Club of Aislin Jones - National Women's ISSF Skeet Champion & 2016 Rio Olympian

Fostering junior shotgun shooters

Fostering junior shotgun shooters

Come and Try Simulated field clay target shooting.

Come and Try Simulated field clay target shooting.

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HOME OF THE  FIELD AND GAME NATIONAL CARNIVAL NOVEMBER 1st - 3rd 2019

 

For all your Nationals Accommodation please visit www.visiteastgippsland.com.au

About the club...

Bairnsdale Field & Game Inc is a friendly club located 10 minutes south of Bairnsdale off the Bengworden Road.

With approximately 500 members we are an active club who run simulated field competition shoots on the second Sunday of each month, generally starting at 9:30am. We also meet for a monthly practice shoot on the Saturday a fortnight after the competition shoot starting at midday.

The club has had an exciting few years over the past couple of years. The new club house construction and the construction of the two skeet & DTL layouts have seen more than half a million dollars of government grants, club funds and in kind donations invested in our facilities. 

This investment helped the club secure the 2018 National Carnival, and the infrastructure along with the active committee and volunteers assured the return of the 2019 Beretta National Championship to Bairnsdale for 2019. These major events are important for the club and the broader East Gippsland community, injecting millions of dollars each year into the local economy. This is particularly important during the current drought affecting East Gippsland, and is recognised by the support of East Gippsland Shire through their sponsorship of the 2018 & 2019 National Championships. Their booking service www.visiteastgippsland.com.au is the primary booking source for accommodation for the 2019 Beretta National Carnival.

In 2016 a junior from Bairnsdale Field & Game, Aislin Jones, became the youngest Australian ever to represent Australia in shooting sports at an Olympics. Placing 17th in her debut at Rio 2016, she has since gone on to place 6th at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and has an impressive resume of results, all contributed to by her training several days a week on our skeet grounds. Our facilities for this are world class, with Mattarelli and LaPorte traps offering the same standard as international ranges around the world. Other Olympians who have trained at Bairnsdale include Aislin's regular training partner, Keith Ferguson and we even had a visit from Laetisha Scanlan when clubs in Melbourne took their 2018 Christmas break. 

Bairnsdale Field & Game are in the fortunate position to own our ground, and the facilities and equipment are constantly improving as  a result of a vibrant and active committee, along with the support of local businesses who sponsor the club. 

The site is a fantastic environment for simulated field shooting, set in coastal bushland typical of the area is a network of tracks that accommodate a wide variety of targets, and below the bushland we have several hectares of open grassland. With the recent purchase of a number of new Promatic & Bowman traps we can now run two full layouts to accommodate large events such as the annual 150 target Riviera Classic. We regularly replace our trap infrastructure to ensure quality targets for all competition.

Bairnsdale Field & Game has a long & proud history of involvement in conservation of local wetlands. In addition the club has a yearly nesting box program which provides habitat for waterbirds, along with running drives to eradicate introduced predators such as foxes which prey on waterbirds. Bairnsdale Field & Game members, lead by Hunting & Conservation Officer David Young, have been successful in gaining grant funding for improvement to hunting access to Jones Bay. They also undertook GPS mapping and marking of all BFGA maintained nesting boxes in local wetlands - over 450 nesting boxes.

David also conducts fox drives during the season, and has negotiated with local and state government departments for BFGA members to provide pest species eradication services, in addition to the support they provide to local farmers. 

The club's own property provides a green haven amongst farm land for kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, wombats and a broad variety of other marsupial and bird life. For those wondering the native fauna doesn't mind us having a shot and the likes of our Echidnas are routinely seen wandering the skeet grounds while our Olympians train.

See you soon at Bairnsdale Field & Game.

Updated 29 Oct 2019 - DJ

 

Committee 2019-2020:

 

President Michael Crane  0402 005 533 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice-President Dave Jones  0407 532 232 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Junior Vice-President Aaron Lee    
Secretary Geordie Ackeroyd   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Assistant Secretary Rachel Peterson    
Treasurer Reg Biggs   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shoot Co-Ordinators Karl Hales     
  Sab Scionti     
Membership Fiona Burchell    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hunting/Conservation David Young     
Ground Development Dennis Crane     
  Barry Harrison     
  Geordie Akeroyd     
Maintenance Dave Jones     
  Shane Barling     
  Garry Lee    
Safety Officers Sab Scionti     
Publicity Fiona Burchell     
  Dave Jones     
Sponsorship Barry Harrison  0427 579 360 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Michael Crane     
  Dave Jones    

                                       

Monthly meetings held on the last Wednesday of the month except December.

Next meeting 30th October   7pm at BFGA club rooms due to National Carnival practice and set up underway.

November meeting 27th November - Bairnsdale Club 7pm

All members are welcome.