Today we had over 150 people at the shooting ground this morning. At 11am on the dot, everyone stopped shooting as a mark of respect for those service men and women for have lost their lifes in the line of duty. George played the Last Post absolutely note perfect. It could be heard for half a mile up and down the valley. It was one of the most memorable days at the ground ever. Well done George!
The ABT (Automatic Ball Trap) was one of the first traps to be installed a number of years ago. In fact, the ABT trap was installed into an existing trap house. While this has been a popular facility, it hasn't met the exact specifications for an ABT layout. We decided that it was about time that this was corrected and we have lowered the trap house (by around 22 inches) and raised the shooting platform. We have also take the opportunity to lay concrete stands for the shooting positions.
With help from a couple of our regulars, we have a new Sport trap layout on skeet range 1. There are five stands each with a combination of singles and doubles (one pair on report and one pair simultaneously) that provide 25 targets. This is a CPSA recoginised discipline that has proved to be very popular here at the Boar.
Why not come and give it a go?
Eorl Crabtree is one of the most popular and recognisable figures in rugby league. He is also one of our regulars and the Daily Telegraph shot this interview with Eorl at the Boar earlier in the year. The interview with Eorl captures just how compelling shooting can become as a sport.
Here's a clip of our local rugby league superstar shooting at the Boar. Footage courtesy of Super League TV.
We are keen to keep bringing fresh ideas to the ground to help improve the visitor experience as well as providing interesting challenges and changes. We'll keep you updated on progress via this page.