Fish & Game Assoc. Turkey Shoots to start Sept. 27

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 8:30am

    The Boothbay Region Fish & Game Association will continue its long-standing tradition of conducting “Old-Fashioned Fall Turkey Shoots” starting this Sunday, Sept. 27, which will then run each Sunday through Nov. 1. We will be practicing social distancing, and masks are encouraged but not required.

    The shoots will be held at the club rifle ranges at 447 Dover Road in Boothbay starting at 10 a.m., and those interested in participating need to show up by noon at the latest. Events will include .22 rifle at a mechanical target, clay pigeon (skeet), 100-yard bench rest and offhand hunting rifle, and a shotgun “card shoot.” The popular card shoot, won by whoever gets a shotgun pellet closest to the “x” on an index card at 50 feet, is an all-luck event that can as easily be won by a novice as an expert.

    Entry fee is $2 per shooting event, or two for $3. Prizes include a variety of frozen turkeys, chickens, hams, pork roasts, and more. Businesses and individuals who would like to donate prizes (gift certificates are especially welcome) are encouraged to contact Barry Gibson at 633-5929.

    Coffee, hot dogs, hamburgers, and cold drinks will be available at the club cook shack for nominal charges. These fun shoots, which help provide funding for the Association, are open to the public and shooters of all ages and skills are cordially invited to participate.

    For more information on the club visit