2017-11-11 / Features

Turkey shoot

By Anna Fletcher
Courier-Times Staff Writer

Get your baster and carving knife ready, because it’s turkey season at the Allensville Volunteer Fire Department.

Under the light of a full moon, a crowd of over 50 people gathered behind the fire station for the Turkey Shoot, an annual event that will be held every Friday until Dec. 1, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 and up per shoot and are available starting at 6:45 p.m.

Participants in last Friday’s event stood in groups before the range, shotguns slung across their backs and paper targets clutched in their hands. Children chased each other across the gravel lot, keeping clear of the range boundary and weaving through the picnic tables that sat beside a brightly-lit shelter.

Under the shelter, some vendors sold hot dogs, pork loins and hoop cheese, while others handed back used targets to the sharpshooters, who held their papers up to the light for a better view and compared their results.

With good food, good company and cash prizes for the best shots, getting the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner has never been so worthwhile.

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