IT looks like being a big day at the Derwent Valley Field and Game Club this Sunday when the state’s first Vintager Day is held. A unique event for early side-by-side shotguns, it will be a novelty occasion when even black powder shotguns may be used, with overall results judged on the number of targets hit – with extra points for turning out in old English dress.
DVFG president Ray Williams said the mission of the Vintagers – a non-profit incorporated club – was to provide opportunities for the collecting, use and appreciation of side-by-side vintage and classic sporting shotguns and rifles made between 1860 and 1940.
Derwent Valley Field and Game was established in 1973 by members of the New Norfolk community with an interest in the clay-target discipline who established one of the first sporting clay ranges in Tasmania. The licensed range is located on Boyer Rd between New Norfolk and Bridgewater, covering six hectares on the bank of the River Derwent. New members are always welcome. For more information about the club or Vintager Day, phone 0418 124 171.