Wanneroo Sporting Clays
Wanneroo Sporting Clays is part of Perth Metro Branch Field & Game
“Sporting Clays Australia Assoc” (SCA). is a National body and has three tiers of structure per state of Australia, these are, Branch, State and Federation.
On a simulated field range the shooter has to fire at targets under a wide range of conditions and angles. The ranges are designed to provide targets as close as possible to those which might be found in hunting game in the field. Each range is designed to make the best use of the natural local features and so each range is different and each provides its own unique challenges.
To qualify to be member of PMFGA you must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of competence in handling a firearm. If you have not handled firearms before PMFGA can assist you in learning.
A key goal is to enable Field and Game Shooters to experience shoots that simulate hunting situations, such as partly obstructed view, combinations of fast and slow moving targets and exotic targets like rabbit or miniature clays.
Whilst providing non-standard targets the Club also places a strong emphasis on fun and sporting aspects of shooting. Once a month the Wanneroo and Whiteman Park Range is open for practice to provide members and visitors with the opportunity to practice and improve their skills as well as to meet and socialise with other shooters.
As with all shooting associations, Field and Game is an ambassador for promoting shooting as a safe and enjoyable sport
All members of the Wanneroo Sporting Clays promote and comply with the Fundamental Rules relating to the safe handling and use of firearms and will assist and instruct less experienced shooters in proper safety procedures.
Perth Metro Field and Game Association (PMF&GA) is one of several branches members in WA that make up Western Australian Field and Game Association (WAF&GA), which in turn is a member of WA State Field and Game which is a member of the overall governing body registered as “Sporting Clays Australia Assoc” (SCA).
Each branch member has its own constitution and committee; three delegates from those committees make up the State body registered as
PMFGA have two grounds.
One is located within the Wanneroo Shooting Complex on Perry Road, Pinjar. At the request of the PMFG committee in 2004 the Wanneroo ground was formally registered as "Wanneroo Sporting Clays". However it remains part of PMFG.
Wanneroo generally shoot sporting clays which is designed to simulated field shooting, and the targets can come from 360 degrees at varying speeds, angle and curves.
The second ground is within the Whiteman Park Shooting Complex located on Beechboro Road, Whiteman. Whiteman generally shoots Compak, were 5 shooters stand in a line and take turns shooting at 5 different targets. Shooters rotate after each 5 to until all 25 are shot, this ensures that all shooters have shot from the same angle and therefore no one shooter is advantaged or disadvantaged.
Perth Metro Field and Game
The Field and Game Organisation was born in 1958 and has grown from its Victorian origin to an Australia wide group of active shot gunning field hunters, clay target shooters and conservationists.
Perth Metro Field & Game is affiliated with the “Sporting Clays Australia Assoc” (SCA)
Other Branches of Field & Game in Western Australia are located in:
Harvey, Lancelin, Three Springs, Moora & Wannamal
Aims and Objectives of the WAFGA
To develop West
Australian facilities for game hunting by the promotion of game conservation
and management projects. To inform and educate field sportsmen in the value and
ethics of their sport. To co-operate with government departments for the benefit of
all. To foster good relations with land holders.
To promote good sportsmanship and fellowship amongst members
To promote public appreciation of the activities of the
Association. To instruct and promote the safe handling of firearms.
To ensure the rights of West Australian hunters to own and
use firearms. To organise and run social and competitive shooting
including State, National and International events.
To inform and educate field sportsmen in the value and ethics of their sport.
To co-operate with government departments for the benefit of all.
To foster good relations with land holders.
To promote good sportsmanship and fellowship amongst members
To promote public appreciation of the activities of the Association.
To instruct and promote the safe handling of firearms.
To ensure the rights of West Australian hunters to own and use firearms.
To organise and run social and competitive shooting including State, National and International events.
Members participate in the open season as declared by the WA State Government on the basis of culling the surplus of ducks within the confines of Government regulations.
Feral/Pest Control Shooting
In cooperation with Government authorities, members may (under strict control) participate in organised shooting to control the number of Feral Goats, Pigs, Cats etc. which cause considerable damage to the natural environment.
Conservation and Research
On any body of water (either urban or rural), which is capable of carrying waterbirds, members are running monitoring programs. The accumulation of this information will be analysed at a later date, leading to further studies to evaluate the why and wherefores, thus adding to knowledge of indigenous species, wetland usage and ultimately to the improvement of the use of these areas. Monitoring of dangerous pollutants (e. g. poison and fertilizers) is also undertaken.
For many years our delegates have been the ones who negotiated with the Government to maintain our rights as hunters.
We also cooperate with other shooting clubs through the West Australian Shooting Association to ensure the right of West Australians to own and use firearms.
With low membership fees and the price of targets kept to a minimum, simulated field shooting is now well within the range of all shooters. We have shooting and social weekends and these general proof to be a great time for shooters and their families.
Club championships lead onto State qualifying events and National championships. If successful, you can represent Australia in International Sporting Clays with the World Championships being the ultimate.
Members have access to a rifle range at the Wanneroo Shooting Complex every second Sunday and also every Thursday. It will cater for all classes of rifle shooting and shoots will be held on a regular basis.
Education of New Shooters
Bring your friends and family and introduce them to the good times to be experienced in shooting. These times are ideal for keeping your eye in, or educating your partner or child in the safe handling of firearms as well as teaching them the art of shooting.