There is more than one way to shoot a turkey in November.
Well, actually, there is more than one way to have a turkey shoot, and neither one involves a live turkey.
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will have two opportunities coming up for a little holiday fun on Nov. 23.
At the Outdoor Recreation Range, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., MWR will have a traditional turkey shoot.
Contestants will shoot their shotguns, either 12 or 20 gauge, at paper targets from 30 yards away, and the pellet closest to the bull’s-eye each round will win a turkey.
“We’ll run out of shooters before we run out of turkeys,” Tom Pyburn, manager of Outdoor Recreation, said.
Pyburn added that this family-friendly event has become a tradition, and children can participate with adult supervision.
Participants are being reminded that personal firearms must be registered with Redstone Arsenal’s Directorate of Operations, Law Enforcement Division.
The entry fee is $4 per round. There’s no official signup, Pyburn said to just show up.
And if you want to participate but don’t have shotgun, call Outdoor Recreation at 876-4868.
If the traditional turkey shoot isn’t your thing, then the Links golf course will have a turkey shoot of their own.
This one is a four-person scramble. The tournament is open to the public, and the entry fee is $60 for nonmembers and $45 for members.
According to Matt Williams, assistant pro at the club, organizers are hoping for 80-100 golfers to participate, which would field from 20-25 teams.
The tournament will be flighted after the round, and winners will take home gift cards to the golf shop. The number of winners will depend on the total number of participants, according to Williams.
Williams also said breakfast and lunch would be provided.
For those interested in playing, Williams asked that they call the golf shop at 842-7977 or stop by to sign up.