If it’s November, it’s turkey shoot season.
A variety of organizations throughout the region are conducting turkey shoots with prizes including turkeys, hams and homemade baked goods.
Eastern Randolph High School and Providence Grove High School Future Farmers of America alumni are holding their third annual turkey shoot 7-9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 10 at Staley Ball Field in Siler City, about a mile east of the Staley Fire Department.
“It’s a joint venture between the two high school alumni groups. We work it together and split the proceeds at the end,” Eastern Randolph alum Michael Beal of Ramseur said.
Proceeds benefit high school and middle school projects, including hunter safety programs for the teams at both high schools.
Cost is $3 per round or seven rounds for $20. Prizes include turkeys, hams, sausage, bacon and roasts. The top nine seasonal winners have a chance to win a new shotgun. Call 919-795-1181.
More turkey shoots: The Barbourtown Church of God Turkey Shoot takes place 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 3 at 502 Zacks Mill Road in Benson. Families welcome. Proceeds benefit church projects. Call 919-820-0098.
▪ The annual Dragon Slayers Turkey Shoot is 6-10 p.m. Saturday nights at the motorcycle club’s facility at 6401 Knightdale-Eagle Rock Road in Wendell.
A special shoot on Friday will benefit the Freedom Biker Church Christmas Tree Fund.
Go to www.dragonslayersmc.com.
▪ The East Wake Republicans’ fifth annual Family Turkey Shoot concludes 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Raleigh East Airport at U.S. 64 Business and the U.S. 264 Bypass.
Most rounds cost $4. Ammo is provided, and guns are available. Learn more at www.eastwakerepublicans.com/turkey-shoot.
Gun and knife show: The Dixie Gun and Knife Show returns to the N.C. State Fairgrounds’ Jim Graham Building on Saturday and Sunday. Hours will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10-5 Sunday. Admission is $9, ages 12-under get in free with a paid adult, and a $1 coupon is available at www.dixiegunandknifeshow.com.
Conservation: The N.C. Wildlife Federation will hold its Give Thanks for Wildlife event 6-9:30 p.m. Friday at the 1 Bank of America Center Urban Garden in Charlotte. Tickets cost $85-$300. Go to www.ncwf.org.
Dove hunting: The second of two segments of North Carolina’s dove hunting season will run Nov. 21-Jan. 14. The daily bag limit is 15 birds, and the possession limit is three times the daily bag. Sunday hunting is not allowed. Learn more at www.ncwildlife.org.
Meeting: The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is meeting Thursday and Friday at Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk. Public comment will be at 9 a.m. Thursday. Find a webcast at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/listen-online.
A meeting agenda is at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/11-2016-briefing-book.
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