HuntFest returns to Narooma this year bigger and better with 35 stalls inside along with another 38 stalls outside and numerous outside stalls covering outdoor gear, kayaks, 4WD and boating along with the exhibits that include hunting and equipment, four wheel drives, camping, clothing, bikes and quadbikes, bow hunting, field cooking equipment, meat processing and preserving equipment combined with a photographic and DVD competition. As well as all the latest in hunting and outdoor gear there are numerous workshops run over the two day event designed to educated the novice as well as seasoned hunter. The gates will be open from 9am ’til 4pm on Saturday and from 9am ’til 3pm on Sunday . The SSAA conducts Firearms Licence testing as well as R licenses for hunting on public land and WIT testing. Also in attendance is the SSAA NSW air rifle range where seasoned firearms users can evaluate their skills whilst the novice is taught basic firearms safety on the range. The local Euroballa Archers Club will have the “Try Archery” range set up at HuntFest again this year. Drop by and have ago at archery, they have small bows so that even the kids can have ago as well as Mums and Dads. Qualified Archery Instructors will be on hand to answer all your question on the sport from what type of bow to use and how to hunt. ARCHERY A SPORT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY HUNTING OR TARGET HuntFest started life as a hunting DVD and Photograph competition and has now grown into a well-attended hunting and outdoors expo. HuntFest’s aim is to show case all new hunting and outdoor equipment on the market as well as to educate both hunters and non-hunters about firearm safety and hunting.
There are excellent professional and respectful demonstrations in skinning and processing meat from game animals. Our local Mr Bold will be catering the event with venison and pork pies, venison burgers, pulled pork burgers and sausages bringing home the connection between beast and plate that everyone, young and old, acknowledges and enjoys.
Above: One of the organisers - Roy Jenkins at the very successful Narooma Huntfest in 2017
The Huntfest is held over June 9th and 10th at the Narooma Sports and Leisure Centre, Bluewater Drive, Narooma. The gates will be open from 9am ’til 4pm on Saturday and from 9am ’til 3pm on Sunday . Want more information? Check out their website https://www.huntfest.com.au/
Images from Huntfest 2017 - Click on the above images for larger and for slideshow