The ATEO was primarily set up to educate, train and promote all aspects of airgun shooting to the public by a small group of dedicated air gun shooters. The ATEO has now grown with dedicated coaches across the country.
Our mission is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to enjoy their chosen air gun sport. We believe this can be enhanced by having the appropriate training without harm, or injury to persons or wildlife or any detriment to the environment.
This education needs to start at an early age to focus youngsters to the dangers of misusing guns of all types and the laws and legislation that can be broken.
The ATEO has set up a schools program to help inform youngsters of the law and how the use of this equipment correctly can be a way to control some pest species without risk to other species that other methods can cause and how some of these pest species can be used to provide a organic and healthy food source.
Since its inception the ATEO has developed professional training programs for the pest control professional, delivering this training to local government councils, blue chip companies and corporate entertainment organisations.
The ATEO is actively working with other organisations to raise the profile of airgun sports and the formation of clubs to encourage the safe use of airguns as recreational sport.