Northern Territory Firearms Council Inc

 

                                     WEBSITE LAST UPDATED 1510 Hrs  05 MAY 2021


THE BCH ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE 2020 CALENDAR YEAR IS NOW TO BE FOUND AT THE BCH TAB. (ONCE THE WEBSITE STARTS BEHAVING ITSELF)

HUNTING AREAS IN LITCHFIELD CLOSED FROM 10 DECEMBER 2020 AFTER FURTHER RAINS. Parks & Wildlife Rangers have expressed thanks to the responsible behaviour of all authorised hunters during this calendar year and especially to those who assisted in reporting unauthorised intrusions into hunting areas and who provided locations of discovered items of unexploded ordnance. 

WE ARE ACCEPTING NO FURTHER BOOKINGS AS THE TRACKS ARE BECOMING IMPASSABLE. FURTHER TRAFFIC WILL JUST FURTHER DAMAGE THE ACCESS TRACKS. 

LAST YEAR 2019 ALSO WE JUST MANAGED TO MAKE IT TO THE FIRST WEEK IN DECEMBER.

ONE DAY HUNT BY TWO REGULARS IN CENTRAL BLOCK ON 13 NOVEMBER TOOK 7 PIGS, 1 BUFF & 2 HORSES. VARIOUS OTHER ANIMALS SIGHTED BUT NOT TAKEN.  BIT OF EXPERIENCE AND A LOT OF WALKING DOES THE JOB.

 NEWS :  LITCHFIELD HUNTING AREAS RE-OPENED LAST YEAR FROM MONDAY 18 MAY 2020. WHEN THEY RE-OPEN, BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE IN FIRST INSTANCE BY EMAIL TO  ...   info@ntfirearms.com.au   AND WE WILL FORWARD TO YOU UPDATED PERMIT APPLICATION AND FEES  PRO-FORMA ($30 Admin + $25 per day each hunter) .

ON 5 APRIL 2021 THE HUNT AREAS WERE INSPECTED AND SHOWED SOME 6" OF WATER OVER THE TRACK NEAR THE ENTRY GATE !!  AT THIS RATE WE EXPECT AT LEAST ANOTHER MONTH BEFORE AREAS DRY OUT ENOUGH TO ACCEPT VEHICLE TRAFFIC.  WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED. 

PLEASE NOTE MUST BE MINIMUM HUNTING PARTY OF TWO LICENCED & ACCREDITED HUNTERS FOR SAFETY AND INSURANCE REASONS. AT TIME OF HUNT PERMIT ISSUE APPLICANTS MUST BE CURRENT MEMBERS OF AN AHO (Approved Hunting Organisation as required by Parks & Wildlife). The three approved AHOs are SSAA, Aust Deer Association and Field & Game. NOT NECESSARY TO BE AHO MEMBERS JUST IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACCREDITATION COURSE  - BUT FINAL COMPLETION CERTIFICATE AND HUNT PERMIT ISSUE IS SUBJECT TO CURRENT LICENCING & AHO MEMBERSHIP. 

                Allocations for hunt areas & dates will be made strictly in order of receipt of requests to be fair.

 (NOTE - BACK COUNTRY HUNTING ACCREDITATION COURSES)

ACCREDITATION COURSES HAVE RESUMED. COST $60. RUN FOR LESS THAN AN HOUR (1900 hrs Start) WITH SHORT TEST AT END. LOCATION RIFLE CLUB BUILDING MICKET CREEK COMPLEX - FIRST RANGE ON LEFT AFTER ENTRY). FEES NOW HAVE HAD TO BE INCREASED BY $5 to $60 TO ASSIST IN OFFSETTING COSTS.

                                                      IS APPARENTLY SOME GOOD  EARLY INTEREST IN RESUMPTION OF ACCREDITATION COURSES IN PREPARATION FOR HUNT RESUMPTIONS. IF YOU ARE KEEN PLS SEND ME AN EMAIL. ...... info@ntfirearms.com.au 
 

HAVE NOW SET A NEW ACCREDITATION COURSE DATE  FOR TUESDAY  18 MAY 2021 AT 1900 HRS - RIFLE CLUB BUILDING  (SUBJECT TO RECEIVING AT LEAST 4 APPLICATIONS).   PREV COURSE IN APRIL WAS ATTENDED BY 14 PERSONS - GOOD OUTCOME. 

                                                                                                 

                 FOR  RANGE CLOSURES & WARNINGS  - SEE NEWS / SHOOTING CALENDAR SECTION

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The Council is an incorporated consultative and advisory body representing the interests of legitimate firearms owners and users throughout the Northern Territory.

The Council is supported by the Northern Territory Government and solely funded by government financial grants which are used to manage the Mickett Creek Shooting Complex, resource the position of executive officer, and the Council's functions, and maintain the Council's office in the Rifle Club Building at Mickett Creek.

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