2016 Fausti SA Wingshooters Christmas Shoot

By Athol

Saturday 12th November 2016 saw yet another successful and enjoyable Christmas Shoot held at Sterkfontein Shooting Academy just outside Olifantsfontein near Pretoria. Shooters made up a full field and the emphasis on the day was a Fun Shoot with relatively easy targets being the focus ... thank goodness - as some of us novices really battle with clays, so the easier going away birds and in coming birds were a welcome respite as opposed to the sideways flying at Mach 1 birds. Most of us Old Timers have trouble even seeing these birds, let alone breaking them. Thanks to those who set up the field.

The shoot went off smoothly thanks to the competitors and also to the safety briefing given by Andre before the shoot.

The scoring was performed methodically by Anel, although I strongly suspect her accuracy as I feel that I scored way more crosses than zero’s  -  BUT she knows best (and refuses to cheat my scores upwards !!!).

Lunch was really spectacular (yet again) and the spread was excellent ... with the Roast beef being particularly remarkable. Thank you to the caterers.

Thanks go out to all the Prize sponsors, this year saw every entrant in the shoot receive a Quality prize. That’s great indeed.

The Fausti Shotgun raffle was won by ticket # 78 ... Barry de Blocq of Randpark Ridge in Johannesburg. There was a second Fausti Conrad 12ga raffled on the day too ... a Sudden Death involving some 10 tickets only at R3K each. Thanks to those kind souls (gamblers) who participated in this as well. Brett van Rensburg won the second Shotgun.

All in all everyone had a good time  - and the general feeling is that there should more of the FUN SHOOTS on a more frequent basis. Possibly one around Easter just before the start of the hunting season.

Thanks again to all who participated and to those who made it all possible. A total from both shotgun raffles of just short of R30K was donated to the S.A Wingshooters Youth Development fund as direct result of the Fausti Shotgun Raffles.