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(Bothwell Gun Club Location on Google).

Bothwell Gun Club is a two trap DTL layout located within 1 Km of township of Bothwell

Competition shooting is held on the third Sunday monthly commencing at 10.30 am


The Bothwell Gun Club is situated on Hollow Tree Road, Bothwell, on the left of the road just past the football oval.

The grounds are opposite "Rothamay" at 60 Hollow Tree Road. Hollow Tree Road leads to Hamilton and then on to New Norfolk.

The club uses two Trap ranges with Canterbury Continental Trap Master automatic traps and uses banded targets.

A varied canteen is available on competition shoot days.

The club began operating in 1947, an original club member Mr I K Downie commends the club's progress.

The club had a period of recess for a number of years, but was reformed and restarted by Ms Nanette McCallum in the early Eighties, Nanette has been a committee member since that time, was club secretary for a number of years and is now the shoot secretary.

Ms McCallum is a life member of the club and also of the TCTA.

Visitors are very welcome.

Clay Target Shooting is one of the safest sports in the world and juniors from the age of 12 can participate with the appropriate permits and supervision.

Safety with firearms is of paramount importance and that is a primary objective of all shooters and clubs around Australia and newcomers are taught the correct procedures for handing firearms.

The club also has suitable skilled coaches available to assist new shooters with the finer points of clay target shooting.

It doesn't matter which gun club you visit around Australia you will be made welcome and Bothwell boasts a similar experience.

You will feel most welcome and you will make new friends and have a lot of fun.

If you browse the news page you will find a pdf document listing places of interest when you visit the historic township of Bothwell.