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Posted by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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So I was standing in line at the movies last night when I heard this chick talking to her husband about a Turkey Shoot..
She thought people lined up turkeys, and then just shot them execution style.

I wonder if they gave them blindfolds XD
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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crumpy_gat
by No. on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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................what is it?

vegaswife2011
by Emerald Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Wtf is a turkey shoot? lol

HippiPotPi419
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM
Lmao
the_dude
by abides on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM

bahahahahaha! yes. they do. btw..

AuntieM
by Silver Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:17 PM
A turkey shoot is a pool tournament.
PinkButterfly66
by Ruby Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Hahaha.  Was she blonde?

Edit:  She actually was not far off base.  Historically they did tie the turkeys down.

turkey shoot is an opportunity for an individual or a party to very easily take advantage of a situation.

The term likely originates from a method of hunting wild turkeys in which the hunter coming upon a flock, intentionally scatters them. Once the flock is scattered, the hunter sets up and waits, as the scattered flock will return to that point individually, making them easy targets.

A "turkey shoot" is also 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.[1] If the turkey died, the shooter received it as a prize. This gave rise to the military term (see below). Another contest provided a caged turkey with a protective wall. Above the cage was a slot in which the turkey could raise its head. Single shot rifles were used and if the shooter was skilled and fast enough, the turkey was shot in the head rewarding the shooter it as his 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 luck from the contest, and allows every shooter an equal chance.

In military situations, a turkey shoot occurs when a group or team catch the enemy off-guard or out-gunned to the point of being unfair. Examples of famous military turkey shoots:

bleumonster
by Ruby Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM
Except that one turkey that grabs the gun and starts shooting back lol.
smurfbitebug
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM
A turkey shoot? The truest aim wins a Thanksgiving bird. Targets. Nobody is taking pot shots at turkeys. ^.^

Quoting crumpy_gat:

................what is it?

smurfbitebug
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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Explanation first page :)

Quoting vegaswife2011:

Wtf is a turkey shoot? lol

crumpy_gat
by No. on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM

LOL sounds fun

Quoting smurfbitebug:

A turkey shoot? The truest aim wins a Thanksgiving bird. Targets. Nobody is taking pot shots at turkeys. ^.^

Quoting crumpy_gat:

................what is it?


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