Thanksgiving Turkey shoot this Saturday

Posted: Friday, November 19, 2010

For close to or more than six decades, the Juneau Gun Club has sponsored a Thanksgiving Community Turkey Shoot. No, there's no live turkeys. Instead, the public is invited to join neighbors young and old to participate in a variety of shotgun shooting sports.

This year the shoot will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m on Saturday. Individuals will participate in 16-yard clay disk (pigeons or birds) standard trap shoot, a bubble shoot, a card shoot and an Annie Oakley event. Helping Hands will be at the JGC with food service, with revenues going to help the local food bank. Of course, not all of Juneau's days bring great weather, but just in case it's cold, or there's rain or snow, JGC's clubhouse will be open. In the past, JGC has had more than 350 community member's participate in the annual event.

In addition, the Alaska Department Fish & Game Hunter-Education Facility (otherwise known as the Indoor Range) has participated in the event by hosting an indoor smallbore rifle/pistol turkey shoot. That event is managed by the Juneau Shooting Sports Association, a private, nonprofit group formed to support the facility and promote gun safety and proper use. Working closely at the Hunter-Education facility will be Juneau's Archery Club. For the last three years ARC has also hosted an Archery turkey shoot.

The ADF&G facility is located at the right entrance driveway of Juneau's Gun Club on lands JGC sub-leased to ADF&G.

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