Flooded creeks added to the adventurous mystique that the Scrubby Creek gun club is known for and was all part of the fun for the 92 shooters that took part in the annual shoot at the bush recreation club 160km south of Blackall on the weekend.
In a rehearsal for the club’s 50th anniversary next year, people travelled from all over the state and as far south as South Australia to take part, along with a local buck’s party.
Some had to wait beside the Langlo River for a few days to access the sports ground while others detoured hundreds of kilometres to find an accessible route.
30 target medley: Alex Dallas, Blackall – 1st in AA grade
25 target double barrel: Leon Dodd, Mackay-Sarina – overall.
25 target points: Bruce Powell, Springsure.
10 pair Deauville Doubles: Leon and Bryce Dodd.
25 target single barrel: Brad Marks, Scrubby Creek.
30 target handicap: Lil Brandt, Tambo 1; Jack Bischoff, Eumarurrin (Injune) 2; Tom Mylrea, Gemfields 3; Bill Baynes, Elsewhere SA, 4.
20 target points In the Gully (James Gall Memorial): Byron Hewitt, Roma.
Low gun: Trader Schmidt, Charleville.
C grade high gun: Rowan Jamieson, Roma.
B grade high gun: Drew Rolfe, Springsure.
A grade high gun: Dave Picone, Scrubby Creek.
AA grade high gun: Alex Dallas, Blackall.
Overall high gun: Deserie Baynes, Elsewhere SA.
Junior high gun: Brodie Hewitt, Roma.
Veterans high gun: Tom Jarvis, Tambo.
Ladies high gun: Lil Brandt, Tambo.