Six Moree shooters selected in Western Zone teams at Moree Clay Target Club Easter Trap Carnival

Moree Clay Target Club enjoyed a very successful Easter Trap Carnival and NSW Western Zone Carnival over the weekend, with around 80 shooters competing across the three days.

The shooters came from across the state, as well as Queensland and even as far as Canberra to compete in the carnival.

Among the shooters, there were at least 36 competing for a spot in the Western Zone team to participate in nationals.

Moree Clay Target Club committee member Anne Johnston said the weekend ran really well with a good turnout of competitors.

"The zone selection events are usually quite a well traveled event," she said.

"Usually the program is quite extensive and at the same time there's always a high calibre of shooters."

Six Moree shooters were selected as either team members or reserves in the Western Zone teams.

Not only was it a great event for the club but also very beneficial for the town, with most competitors and their families staying in Moree for almost a week which sent money back into the community.

"Most of our revenue goes to supporting others in the sport, being able to support each other" Johnston said.

"Which is why we are fortunate we get the sponsors that we do and being able to run the events that we have."

One of the highlights of the weekend was the junior high gun winner, Fletcher Richardson from Guyra, gave his prize to young Moree shooter Toby Bell as an encouragement award.

"That was amazing to watch. It just shows the sportsmanship the sport has and a great indication of the future of the sport," Johnston said.

Moree Clay Target Club will now look ahead to its 'come and try' day to be held on May 4.

It's open to anyone 12 years old and over and you aren't required to have a gun license to participate.

All you need to provide is a driver's license and if you are under 18, parent's permission is required.

"They'll get some one on one supervision, how to compete in the sport. We'll teach them how to shoot and be competitive in the sport," Johnston said.