Local shooters enjoy successful Moree Clay Target Club Winter Carnival

Moree Clay Target Club welcomed around 60 shooters from across the region for its annual Winter Carnival last weekend.

Of those 60, around 10 to 15 shooters in Moree competed, with others travelling from Queensland, Sydney and down south towards Victoria.

"It was really great because it's not only nice to have people travel but it's great to see our own shooters contending against some of the best shooters in the region," Moree Clay Target Club committee member Anne Johnston said.


Not only was Moree well represented in the carnival, but local shooters also found some success across the weekend, with Terry Johnstone winning the Frank O'Neill Trophy Handicap.

"That made us quite proud as a club," Johnston said.

"We had a couple of shooters, John Mulligan and Morgan Bell walk away with wins as well."

Bell finished first in the AA grade 25T NSW Clay Target Association Western Zone Carnival Night Single Barrel event, while Mulligan was the overall winner of the Western Zone Carnival.

Mulligan also finished first in the Tom Boydell Memorial Point Score in AA grade as well as placing second in the AA 50T Jukes & Son Tyres Single Barrel Trophy.

The 'Golden Clay' High Gun which is awarded to the top shooter across the weekend was won by Daryl Stevens.

"Overall it was a great weekend, we had really great weather," Johnston said.

"It's always a common thing about shooting competitions, the community is always really great and supportive.

"No matter the ability everyone is always helping out and encouraging which is great.

"It's great to keep showing the support in the area and the sport."

With a good number of competitors and some local success, the carnival was definitely a win.

"Overall it was a great weekend only possible because of the sponsors and the committee that put it together," Johnston said.