The VFW (or was it American Legion??) on Hwy 9 just north of downtown Cumming has a turkey shoot many Saturdays over the fall and winter.
I went there last year and took two shots (with a borrowed gun with a crazy long barrel) and won a big rack of ribs.
There used to be one located on Hwy 293 in Acworth, not far from the Bartow Co. line, across the street from that gargage that is full of old Volswagen Bugs.
The place that hosted it may have been a VFW or American Legion post, or maybe a Masonic Lodge. I'm not sure. I saw them holding a shoot there several years ago, but haven't been in the area since.
I'd make a bunch of phone calls to some Cobb and Bartow Co. V.F.W. and American Legion posts and see if they know anything about where to find a turkey shoot. Or call the Sheriff's office-- no, better yet WRITE to the Sheriff's office. (You'll probably get a more thoughtful response, since your letter will probably be shown to several different people before one of them answers you).
The VFW (or was it American Legion? I forget.) post on Hwy 9 just north of downtown Cumming has Turkey shoots every Saturday starting at 1 p.m. all through November and December.
I think they last until 4 p.m. or so.
It only takes a few minutes to stop by, pay 5 bucks, borrow a shotgun if you want, and take the shot.
Among all the shooters on the firing line or who shoot on that relay, if one of your pellets is closest to dead center (as in, the absolute pin-point center), you win some frozen meat.
Here's a pic of a fat man about to win some meat and get even fatter.
Note the crazy long custom barrels on these turkey guns !!!
The local VFW on Highway 9 in Cumming, just a couple miles north of downtown and across from the Forsyth County Board of Education building, is doing their turkey shoots again for a while. It's a seasonal thing, and this is the season.
I'm not big on gambling (it's really a matter of luck, more than skill, whether one of your tiny #9 birdshot pellets will hit the dead center of the target).
I don't really want to win a rack of ribs, a rump roast, a frozen pumpkin pie, or any of the other prizes they award to the winners.
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT MATTERS MORE?
I DO want to PUBLICLY SUPPORT a conservative, pro-gun organization like the VFV (this post regularly hosts the local TEA party meetings) that is ENGAGING IN A SPORT SHOOTING EVENT, and posting a sign about this shooting right next to a busy highway.
The VFW turkey shoot puts citizens' use of firearms in a positive light, and makes it highly visible to the public. Anti-gunners hate this stuff. We should celebrate it and support it.
I'm going to go this year and pay five bucks or whatever to "take a shot" and maybe win a prize.
If I don't win, I don't really care. At that point I will have "donated" my money to the VFW. This is, after all, a fund-raising event.