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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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smurfbitebug
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM
She was, in fact, blonde. But she was really sweet, too. I just thought it was funny, a funny mental image. We began talking to them and had a great conversation because of this. ;)

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

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:

smurfbitebug
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:23 PM
Never heard of the term being applied to a game of pool. Interesting.

Quoting AuntieM:

A turkey shoot is a pool tournament.
smurfbitebug
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:27 PM
The one I went to up north was fun. Apparently they might do things a little differently down here.. he was talking about the expense and the way it is done here and I'm just not down for that. Obviously it doesn't make sense to spend $50, $60 to win a bird you could have obtained in a much cheaper way, IF you win. Not sure why it's like that here, or if he even knew that for sure...

Quoting crumpy_gat:

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?


crumpy_gat
by No. on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Yeah that's kinda silly but I guess if you have money and enjoy it?

Quoting smurfbitebug:

The one I went to up north was fun. Apparently they might do things a little differently down here.. he was talking about the expense and the way it is done here and I'm just not down for that. Obviously it doesn't make sense to spend $50, $60 to win a bird you could have obtained in a much cheaper way, IF you win. Not sure why it's like that here, or if he even knew that for sure...

Quoting crumpy_gat:

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?



smurfbitebug
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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Yup. It is really fun. I recommend it. (I didn't even win a bird. Shhhhh.. I didn't just admit that)

Quoting crumpy_gat:

Yeah that's kinda silly but I guess if you have money and enjoy it?

Quoting smurfbitebug:

The one I went to up north was fun. Apparently they might do things a little differently down here.. he was talking about the expense and the way it is done here and I'm just not down for that. Obviously it doesn't make sense to spend $50, $60 to win a bird you could have obtained in a much cheaper way, IF you win. Not sure why it's like that here, or if he even knew that for sure...



Quoting crumpy_gat:

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?



AuntieM
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:37 PM
My mother in law has several trophies from tournaments she won. I've actually never heard it applied to real turkeys. I've heard of hunting turkeys but not for competition.


Quoting smurfbitebug:

Never heard of the term being applied to a game of pool. Interesting.



Quoting AuntieM:

A turkey shoot is a pool tournament.

smurfbitebug
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM
So do they give a turkey as a prize in the pool tournament as well? Or just trophies? If not turkeys, I wonder why they call it that.

Quoting AuntieM:

My mother in law has several trophies from tournaments she won. I've actually never heard it applied to real turkeys. I've heard of hunting turkeys but not for competition.




Quoting smurfbitebug:

Never heard of the term being applied to a game of pool. Interesting.





Quoting AuntieM:

A turkey shoot is a pool tournament.

AuntieM
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 3:46 PM
Turkeys too. And money I believe.


Quoting smurfbitebug:

So do they give a turkey as a prize in the pool tournament as well? Or just trophies? If not turkeys, I wonder why they call it that.



Quoting AuntieM:

My mother in law has several trophies from tournaments she won. I've actually never heard it applied to real turkeys. I've heard of hunting turkeys but not for competition.






Quoting smurfbitebug:

Never heard of the term being applied to a game of pool. Interesting.







Quoting AuntieM:

A turkey shoot is a pool tournament.


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