Turkey Shoot Ideas

Ideas to attract more competitors

These are just a few turkey shoot ideas to get you started. With a little creativity, you can come up with even more ways to attract competitors and make your turkey shoots even more exciting. Don't forget to order your turkey shoot targets from us!

Spread the word

Spread the word about your turkey shoots by handing out flyers at gun shops, gun swap shows, and any business that will let you post your flyer. You can list your shoot information for free on this web site. Some other turkey shoots might let you post a flyer at their shoot if you let them advertise at your shoot. Start building a mailing list of your turkey shoot shooters, include their phone numbers and email addresses. Mail a yearly schedule of shoot dates or special shoots on a postcard.

Stock gun matches

.675 choke, 20 gauge choke check on the barrel.

Hot gun/outlaw matches or super shoots

36" length, 1" outside diameter any choke set up, chambered for the shell and many other modifications the turkey shooter can use to make it into a kick ass winning gun.

2-2-10 matches

This unique shell requires a special barrel that will improve a 10 gun's pattern big time. You can see this difference on the shell views page. The barrel doesn't have chokes or wad stoppers, only a smooth tapering that tightens up at the end of the barrel.

Warm up round

This special round is shot by all the competitors who want to participate before the regular shoot starts.

Splatter board

Every shooter who wants to participate after the regular shoot ends can sign up on the board at any time and as many times as they like. The money is collected during the entire shoot and is shot off after the regular shoot ends. Generally this is a no cut pool. Take a large piece of card board about 24"X24", let the shooters draw a dot where ever they want and put their mark or name by their dot. You can start signing shooters up at the beginning of the shoot. Pick one shooter who loads a number 8 size shell in the gun and shoots the turkey shoot target's center. The dot closest to one of the shot pellets wins or ties. This is where the judges locking calipers, dividers or a ruler come in handy to judge the winner(s). Ties split the prize money.

Three people standing around, grilling burgers, tailgating at the turkey shoot
Tailgating at Ashland Turkey Shoot

Trophy round

All the shooters who won a 1st 2nd or 3rd place that want to participate can sign up after the regular turkey shoot ends. This could be where competitors can really clean up.

Buddy shoot round

This round is shot by all the competitors who want to participate before, after or during the regular shoot. One shooter takes the 1st shot and the other takes the 2nd shot both at the same target. A 1/4" RED dot Target is shot 2 times with 9's. The winners must take out the entire red dot.

Winners point challenge

Notify all shooters, that their winning cards earn points towards an invite shoot for winners only. You can cut the pool for expenses 80/20, double prizes and best of the year trophy. First place wins get 3 points, Second place 2 points and 1 point for Third place. One shooter may have 14 wins if he plays them all at $10 each, $5 each or whatever you decide on. Anyway it can end up being a pile of money and bragging rights for a year. You might want to save that turkey shoot target.