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What Is A Turkey Shoot? 
Nov. 16, 2011 10:32 am 
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011 8:15 am
I have been seeing signs all over the place for A turkey shoot.

Maybe I was a bit nieve in thinking that a bunch of guys would get together throw a bunch of turkeys out into a field, and shoot them about 500 times.

I was thinking poor little turkey.

Really I am no stranger to guns and rifles, I even have a Beretta M9A1 (for protection) With A Concealed carry permit.

So I looked on Wikipedia For Turkey Shoot

A "turkey shoot" is a shooting contest where frozen turkeys are awarded as prizes. The shoot is most commonly held, using shotguns aimed at paper targets about 25-35 yards away. Original turkey shoots, however, dating at least to the time of James Fenimore Cooper, were contests in which live turkeys were tied down in a pen and shot from 25-35 yards. If the turkey died, the shooter received it as a prize. Today, turkey shoots are still popular in rural America. The winner is chosen according to which target has a shot closest to its center cross-mark. This removes almost all skill from the contest, and allows every shooter an equal chance.
Nov. 16, 2011 11:11 am
About 20 years ago, we visited relatives in W.VA and a turkey shoot meant hunting wild turkey. That may have changed over the years, but their deer hunting sure hasn't!
Nov. 16, 2011 2:40 pm
My FIL would go to turkeyshoots all the time, but his eyesight is not good enough to use a gun anymore. There is one not far from where we live. Two years ago my son decided to go along with him. It was a great bonding moment for the 2 of them.
Nov. 16, 2011 5:50 pm
A turkey shoot is ... a group of men that pay a few bucks to take a shot at a target... the best shot,closest to the target, wins a turkey!
Nov. 16, 2011 5:55 pm
Sorry ... just the Walhalla redneck over takin' my reading abilities... For a few years our T-day Turkey was gained through one family member success at such an event! Thanks King for the memories!!!
Nov. 17, 2011 7:31 am
I have been to the kind Terry speeks of and I also have been to a few at the bowling ally ... yes I did say bowling ally. On leage night we would pay $1.00 a game or if you were really good $2 or even $3 a game and if you got a turkey... thats 3 strikes in a row for non bowlers. You won a Turkey gift card and could go get you turkey at the market. I was luckey enough one year that I won our turkey and two more to give to the food bank.
Nov. 17, 2011 8:15 am
My bowling league is doing that this year. We can potentially win a turkey, ham, and pie. It's pretty cool.
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