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    G/Day from Queensland Australia

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    G/Day from Queensland Australia Empty G/Day from Queensland Australia

    Post by Jacko on Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:23 am

    G/Day Folks, just getting back into my Crossbows.

    I have been an Archer for over 40 years and made and shot all my own Bows, Crossbows and associated equipment since the mid 90's. I am a Bowhunter and into Medieval Reenactment also.

    Long story short in 2004 in Queensland they introduced draconian Crossbow Legislation that requires you too have a Category M [ literally Miscellaneous ] Licence. In 2009 due to these strict Licencing requirements and literally having no where at the time to shoot my Crossbows and being unable to meet or afford the Licence requirements was forced to surrender my Cat M Weapons Licence and my Crossbows for zero compensation - angry was and still is an understatement.

    Fast forward to today and numerous Spinal Injury's have ended my Days shooting my pre 1900 Selfbows. Only trouble is the Legislation is still draconian and I must sit a Safety Coarse, fulfil the Licence Requirements, pay all the necessary Govt Extortion aka Fee's etc- you guessed it - not Happy


    The other issue is making and Registering my new Crossbow when I do not have an Armourer's Licence - but hey, we'll address that when I have the new Cat M Licence - could take upwards of 9 months to jump through all the necessary Hoops.

    I plan to shoot with a Charavines Crossbow initially. I have gathered all the necessary bits and pieces - I just cant have a finished Stock in my possession until I am Licenced. The Stock is the only Restricted part of a Crossbow in Queensland

    So over the next little while I will be doing as much reading and learning as I can and taking steps towards creating a pre 1900 Archery / Crossbow orientated Club so I can meet the BS Legislative Requirments that come with a Cat M Licence with Hunting, Recreation and Reenactment conditions listed.

    regards Jacko
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    G/Day from Queensland Australia Empty Re: G/Day from Queensland Australia

    Post by Andy. on Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:15 am

    Welcome Jacko, from another Aussie in Victoria!

    Agreed, our rules here are crazy, but jump through the right hoops and your there!

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