AIM, FIRE: Samuel Draper of Gladstone takes aim during the North Burnett Field Archers' traditional weekend in 2019. (Picture: File)
AIM, FIRE: Samuel Draper of Gladstone takes aim during the North Burnett Field Archers' traditional weekend in 2019. (Picture: File)

North Burnett Field Archers ready to reopen range

FOR the first time since March, the North Burnett Field Archers will be back firing arrows at the Gayndah range this weekend.

Despite the 20-people limit, the Field Archers will be following all the guidelines to ensure the safety of their members.

President Pauleen Dakin said she was excited to welcome everyone back.

“There is a lot of equipment just sitting there waiting to be used so everyone is really excited to be back,” Dakin said.

“We had a practice run last week with a few of us but it will be good to see everyone back at the range.

“We are only allowed 20 people and we have to adhere to all the social distancing and hygiene rules.”

The Field Archers’ annual TRAD shoot is just over a month away and Dakin said she was hoping the state border would reopen in time for the event.

“The TRAD shoot is our big annual event where we use all of the traditional archery equipment and we usually have a few archers come up from New South Wales,” she said.

“We are hoping the border will reopen in time, otherwise we will have to see how things go.

“We have members from all over the North Burnett, however everyone is welcome to come down this weekend.”

From this weekend onward, the North Burnett Field Archers will be shooting on every first and third Sunday of each month.

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