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Thread: Ruahine NZDA Hunter's Biathlon 2017

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    Ruahine NZDA Hunter's Biathlon 2017

    The 2017 Ruahine NZDA Hunters Biathlon will be held on Sunday the 16th of July. This event combines movement speed with field target shooting and is a good event, with some great people and there are prizes to boot. The course scoring is heavily weighted towards shooting so it doesn't really matter how fit (or unfit!) you are though if you want to win then you will need to shoot well!

    A few entry requirements:
    • $25 entry fee (I'll confirm this closer to the date - this is a fund raising event for the Ruahine NZDA and I will be recommending they increase this entry fee to $40 - it is their decision though),
    • Two courses, both courses are about 1km in length and typical course times are about 10-15 minutes,
    • Targets between 20m and 350m,
    • 40 shots required,
    • No full length magnums (if you are using a light load in a full length magnum talk to me and I may allow it DO NOT JUST TURN UP expecting it will be fine),
    • Any rifle with any scope,
    • Bring your hunting gear as you will be expected to compete in it (day pack, boots, etc. if you turn up in running gear then expect that the organisers will handicap you in some way e.g. expect to be given a weight to carry!).
    • Bring gear suitable for the weather - expect cold, wet, and windy and so anything better is a surprise! The weather would have to be particularly bad for us to cancel we have shot this event in some pretty crap weather! Gale force winds and a gentle shower that almost took the roof off the woolshed!

    We will be changing up the targets and stages again this year. Courses will be the same but we'll see about the targets and stage props...

    So there are limited entry spots available and I will confirm who you contact to confirm your entry (Ruahine NZDA branch - i'll advise a contact once they let me know who it is!). You'll need to contact Ruahine NZDA to confirm the location anyway - again i'll confirm a contact for them once they let me know who it will be. Spectators are more than welcome and there will be a BBQ and refreshments at the end of the day.

    Any event questions get in touch with me and i'll either answer them or put you in touch with someone who can.

    Some photos and a stage video from the last couple of years:























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    Can't wait, should be fun

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    I didn't like it much. You made me run !
    I will be there I hope.

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    One of the things we are looking to implement this year will be slightly lengthening the time between letting competitors go. Last year we had issues with competitors catching those in front of them and it had an effect on people's overall scores. Anyone who thinks they will be slow (and lets me know) or teams with juniors in them will be given additional time before the following competitor is let go behind them.

    I cannot help those competitors who try and wait for conditions to improve while at a shoot stand... all I can say is try not to slow the following competitor down. All suggestions are most welcome!

    This has to be the hardest event to run on the day of ours because of the management required in organising start times and recording finish times.
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    Waiting for conditions to improve? waiting for the sleet to stop more like.
    Dannivirke is a nordic community, we probably need to do a human sacrifice to please Odin for better weather this year.
    Will be there for sure
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    That looks awesome
    Won't make it this year but hope to make it to one of these events soon and meet some good buggers

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    Looks awesome.
    Dammit, had really hoped to be in country for it this year, hope everyone enjoys the day.

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    I'll be there for sure!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaser View Post
    I'll be there for sure!!!
    Yes you will cause I want to see your Stug stock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaser View Post
    I'll be there for sure!!!
    Will have to put one arm behind your back though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    Will have to put one arm behind your back though!!

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    Or make him shoot something equally hopeless like a 22-250
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Or make him shoot something equally hopeless like a 22-250
    Bwahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Or make him shoot something equally hopeless like a 22-250
    Yep can certainly do that, seems to be the calibre of a winner!!!!!

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    Would love to do something like this - BUT a hard lived life, crap fitness, poor field shooting ability and a 'mini budget' will mean I have to pass this year.

 

 

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