Mansfield Hunting & Fishing Proudly Sponsors
At Mansfield Hunting & Fishing we love encouraging people in sport, to get outside and promote hunting and fishing.
Here is a list of our current sponsored people and organisations.
JAMES WILLETT - ISSF TRAP SHOOTER
I was born in Yarrawonga in 1995 and grew up on the family farm in Mulwala, NSW.
I had a pretty normal childhood as far as farm life goes but even from an early age Dad would take me chasing foxes, fishing and camping so I guess I was destined to choose a sport / hobby that involved at least one of these things, lucky for me the sport of Clay Target Shooting has the ability to take me all the way, to the Olympic Games.
I started competitive shooting at age 14 and from there I progressed up the ranks quickly, obviously with the help of mum and dad and their guidance but we were also lucky enough to have Clay Target Shooting as a school sport so, as most 14 year old boys from the country would do, I said sign me up. The love of competitive shooting took off from there.
Fast forward 8 years from then I have competed for my country numerous times in junior and open competitions and have tasted success at the highest levels and it truly is amazing to look back on the last 8 years and think wow, how have I come this far? But trust me, when I do think back, I remember all the training in the 45˚ heat or the freezing rain, all the cuts on my cheek or bruises on my shoulder from excessive training, the thousands of clay target boxes we have loaded by hand into our bunker at home, but you know what? I wouldn’t change it for the world, I love what I do and I’m so grateful I get to compete on the world stage at something I love.
James is a well established ISSF trap shooter and is currently ranked 6th in the world. James is also a ISSF Trap World Record Holder, World Cup Final Gold Medalist, 3 x World Cup Gold Medalist along with a Silver and Bronze Medal & Olympic Finalist.
He has been a great customer of ours and a huge advocate for the sport of shooting. We are honoured to be able to give back and help James through his sporting career and journey to Olympic gold 2020!
AUSTRALIA DEER ASSOCIATION (ADA):
Deer as a quarry and deer hunting as a recreation have a unique, timeless appeal almost amounting to a faith in their exponents. The world’s literature confirms this. Indeed the Australian Hunting Archive contains in excess of 30,000 books, journals and articles chronicling Australia’s hunting heritage.
Australian deer hunters inclined by nature to be ruggedly individualistic, eventually realised there was need for a common voice.
The Australian Deer Association Inc. is and has been that influential voice since its formation in Melbourne on September 5 1969.
ADA has a long history of initiating deer research and related conservation activities, effective lobbying to increase hunting opportunities and active campaigning for access to public land for hunting.
Amongst politicians, public servants and the general public ADA has a reputation for effective, constructive and considered action that benefits the deer, hunting and the wider community.
ADA injects common sense and reasoned argument into all topics relating to deer management, deer hunting, land management and animal welfare. ADA takes its role as an advocate for the deer seriously and this is evident in the results it has achieved to date.
ADA members take a strong stand against cruelty and illegal hunters.
The ADA has promoted safe, responsible and ethical hunting as a cornerstone of and condition of membership for over 40 years.
Hunting and fishing are as old as mankind. With increasing urbanisation and growth of the “concrete jungle”, more and more people are returning to their roots by joining the great outdoor adventure – recreational hunting. In Australia, deer are recognised as the ultimate hunting challenge.
Are you ready to participate in the great outdoor adventure with ADA?
- World class hunter education opportunities
- Regular organised hunting trips
- Leading the fight for wild deer management and public land access for hunters
- Promoting the role of hunting and shooting in Australia’s history and culture
- Unrivalled insurance coverage
- Connection with the wider community
VICTORIAN HOUND HUNTERS:
MANSFIELD EAGLES UNDER 16 FOOTBALL TEAM:
The under 16 football team are huge supporters of MH&F and love shopping in our store. We offer them a monthly award for best on field as well as our apparel.
BENALLA FIELD & GAME
One month a year we sponsor a whole shoot at Benalla Field and game.
Centre Road, Reef Hills Park - 5 km south of Benalla, off Midland Highway