Northern Territory Firearms Council Inc

 

                                     WEBSITE LAST UPDATED 1730 Hrs  26 NOVEMBER 2020

 

PARKS & WILDLIFE ADVISED ON 31 AUGUST, LITCHFIELD HUNTING AREAS MAY RE-OPEN AFTER FIRES WERE BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL. AS AT 14 SEPT FIRES WERE AGAIN THREATENING TO AFFECT THE HUNTING AREAS. NOW RESOLVED. HUNT AREAS OPEN AGAIN. NEED TO KEEP EYE THOUGH ON SIGNIFICANT RAINS IN THE AREA WHICH COULD MEAN VERY EARLY WET SEASON.   RAIN QUANTITIES STILL NOT A THREAT TO CLOSURE OF HUNT AREAS YEST (AS AT 13 NOV) EVEN THOUGH HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT BUT INTERMITTENT SHOWERS.

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 FROM MONDAY 18 MAY 2020.  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) .

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 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.

                                    LAST BCH ACCREDITATION COURSE DATE WAS TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER @ 1900 HRS .   ATTRACTED TWO ATTENDEES ONLY  - NOT SUSTAINABLE RE PREPARATION WORK REQUIRED. 

                 NEXT DATE PROPOSED TUES 1 DECEMBER (SUBJECT TO INTEREST INDICATED) AGAIN IN  DRC BUILDING.

 

                                                                  (E-MAIL FOR ENROLMENT FORMS TO ...... info@ntfirearms.com.au) 

                                                                 

                 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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