Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Shoot your own turkey


It must be nearly Thanksgiving! Apparently the turkey shooting is more organized than I thought - I had visions of people just wandering out into the woods to look for turkeys.

9 comments:

nappy valley girl said...

Aha. We have been wondering where to source a free range turkey (rather than a frozen supermarket one) but for Christmas, not Thanksgiving. Now I know!

kenandbelly said...

Ha ha! You know that a turkey shoot is a competition to see who can shoot the most "clay pigeons" (flying practice targets), right? Winner goes home with a (usually frozen) turkey?

My dad could tell you more about both shooting turkeys and turkey shoots than you probably ever want to know. ;)

Almost American said...

ROFL! Thanks kenandbelly! No, I had no idea at all that it was actually a clay pigeon competition! I've had students in the past who told me that preparation for Thanksgiving starts with "First, shoot your turkey!" and I have colleagues whose husbands hunt deer (and then eat them) so I had NO clue that this 'turkey shoot' did not actually involve shooting turkeys! And DH, looking over my shoulder says that around here 'turkey shoots' sometimes involve bow and arrows and targets rather than guns.

Oh, and nappyvalleygirl - you really want to deal with the hassle of getting a gun permit? ;-)

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . said...

Awwww, I didn't like the sound of that . . . until I read kenandbelly's explanation! Hehe! You learn something new every day!

in the left lane said...

I'm so intrigued by that percentage of Americans who love shooting firearms. I also like the exaggeration of the term--"clay pigeon shooting" just doesn't have the same ring, does it?

Michelloui said...

This is funny--and the comments with it! From your photo I just assumed it was like a pick-your-own-strawberry farm but reading kenandbelly's comment I guess not!

sablonneuse said...

I was wondering how they could arrange a real turkey shoot safely until I read kenandbelly's comment. What a relief!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I have heard that wild turkeys tend to be a bit touch........we have them wandering over our property, but I would never dream of shooting them......

Gill in Canada

ClareAwasW said...

I actually laughed out loud when I saw this! Thanks.

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