ELKS TURKEY SHOOT

ELKS TURKEY SHOOT

Crestview Lodge #2624

FUN AND FRIENDLY

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The Crestview Elks Turkey Shoot! Shoot! Win! Socialize! Shoot!

A fun and relaxed local Saturday sporting event, here in Crestview!

Come out and enjoy shooting shotguns at targets to win prizes and support your local Elks Lodge!

This is a family friendly, relaxed turkey shoot; a place to come a socialize with old and new friends and enjoy the competition of shooting shotguns at targets to win prizes. We shoot sixteen rounds, with fifteen lines per round, each having a different price and prize. Prices range from two to five dollars and prizes include hams, turkeys, ribs, boston butts, steaks, sausages, pork loins and a money round.

Bring your own 12 Ga shotgun or borrow one on the day.

We shoot 12 Ga, 2 3/4 inch, number 8 shooting club target load shells at paper targets, which are 100ft from the shooting line.
You can shoot standing, resting on the shooting rail or by using your own shooting rest.

The Turkey Shoots are advertised on this website, our Elks website, our Elks Facebook page, our dedicated Turkey Shoot Facebook page, craigslist and the local Facebook buy and sell sites. So choose your media and keep informed.

The Facebook pages are always updated with the latest Turkey Shoot information, especially when the weather impacts us!

 
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NEXT SHOOT

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our supporters and helpers so far this year. This year has certainly been different to say the least and we are so grateful to our supporters and of course our helpers who have come out to the Turkey Shoots. As most will know, this is a valuable fund raiser for the Crestview Elks and of course a great social event.

This year we did squeeze a few shoots in during the summer but unfortunately did not manage to hold our Youth Shoot, for obvious reasons. We hope to hold a Youth Shoot in the Fall season.

Our next season will be run every Saturday morning from September 26 until December 19 2020.

We will start the next season with sign-up starting at around 7:15 am and shooting starting at 8 am. Shooting will probably stop at approximately 11 am.
Spaces do get filled quickly, so arrive early to get your favorite target line and some breakfast!

The next Turkey Shoot is on SATURDAY October 24, 2020 starting at 9:00 am.

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LOCATION

North Crestview, Florida

The Crestview Elk's turkey shoot takes place at our private five acre field in north east Crestview.

The address is:
5550 Elks Lane, off Fairchild Rd, Crestview, FL 32539
Fairchild Road can be approached either via Hwy 90E to the south or Airport Rd (CR-188) to the north.

From Hwy 90E turn onto Fairchild Road, then left after 0.8 miles onto Elks Lane (dirt road).

 
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FACILITIES

A private five acre plot of land with a wonderful pavilion, power, lighting, restrooms, etc.

Each Saturday at the turkey shoot we have a hot breakfast available with coffee. Throughout the morning we have freshly cooked hot dogs, snacks, cold drinks and a donation bar.

There is ample parking and we have free ice available for your cooler to take your winnings home with you!

 
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RULES & ADVICE

GENERAL RULES
Our primary concern is for the safety of everybody at the Turkey Shoot. If anybody ever has any concerns, please make them known to one the Elks immediately.
This is a family friendly turkey shoot, all shooters and guests are requested to be polite and courteous to others at all times.

RANGE RULES:
All shooters and guests will adhere to all instructions given by the range safety officer and the following rules:

  • Only shells provided by the safety officer will be used during the Turkey Shoot, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • The safety officer will give the shooter a shell when it is their turn and advise when it is safe to shoot.
  • It is the shooter's responsibility to ensure their gun is safe to shoot.
  • While others are downrange DO NOT handle any firearm.
  • Always treat your firearm as if it is loaded.
  • Always point your firearm in a safe direction down range (when safe to do so).
  • Never put your finger on the trigger until sights are on target.
  • The safety officer will give the signal when it is safe to shoot at the target.
  • If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care, point muzzle downrange for a minimum of 15 seconds before attempting resolution.

COMPETITION RULES:

  • Shooters can enter as many rounds as they like and for multiple targets per round.
  • Maximum barrel length permitted is 36 inches excluding choke.
  • Scopes and optics are permitted.
  • The target line is 100 feet from the shooting line.
  • We shoot 12 GA, 2 3/4 inch, number 8 shooting club target load shells.
  • Shooters may shoot from a standing position or rest their gun on the rail/stand at the shooting line.
  • Verbal or physical abuse of any kind will not be tolerated and will result in a ban from the event.
  • The paper targets used are standard letter size, which are equally spaced along the target line.
  • The targets are placed and removed ONLY by members of the Elks or their helpers.
  • After the safety officer gives the all-clear signal, the targets are removed and handed to the judge.
  • The judge determines which target has been shot closest to the center.
  • In the event of a tie, the judge will choose the next closest shot from the tied shooters targets or call for the tied shooters to re-shoot.
  • Appeals to the judge's decision must be made before the winning target is handed to the cashier. All shooters are welcome to witness the judging and inspect the targets.
  • The judge will hand the winning target to the cashier, who will write the round number and associated prize. The target will then be handed to the winning shooter.
  • When the winning shooter is ready to collect their prize, they will hand the winning target to the Elk in charge, who will then give the prize to the shooter and notify the cashier.
  • Splatter targets will be shot twice by the tournament leader's nominated shooter.

ADVICE:
Some advice for the first timers:

  • We shoot 12 GA, 2 3/4 inch shells, make sure your shotgun can shoot these.
  • Bring eye and ear protection with you.
  • The target is 100 ft. from the shooting line, we recommend a shotgun with at least a 26 inch barrel.
  • Shotguns spread (pattern) the shot, we recommend using a choke to form a tighter pattern.
  • Make sure your gun is operating correctly and safely.
  • Make sure your gun is clean and properly lubricated.
  • Consider bringing a cleaning snake with you if you intend to shoot multiple rounds.
  • This is Florida; bring a hat, sunscreen and consider wearing sunglasses.
  • Bring a chair or back your truck up towards the shooting line and sit on the tailgate.
  • When parking make sure there is adequate space for people to walk past your tailgate when lowered.
  • Talk to some of the regulars for advice - choose wisely.
  • Enjoy yourself!
 
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The Crestview Elks Lodge #2624

The Greatest Little Lodge where WONDERFUL Things Happen!

Our Lodge Contact Details:
Crestview Elks Lodge No. 2624
127 W Pine Ave, Crestview, FL 32536
Telephone: (850)682-2110 (Lodge)

Take a look at the Elk's Facebook page to discover more about us

or take a look at the Lodge's website

Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

Our lodge has an active social calendar where we all come together to enjoy fellowship and plan community activities. Two of our annual events are the Exceptional Children's Day and the Kids on the Water event, which are both free for our local children.

The Exceptional Children's Day provides a safe and fun filled day for those children that need extra care and their families. We have water slides, live music by Autism Sings, face painting, arts and crafts, Captain Davy's magic show and balloons, free food and drink, and more. This event is held in May, at our land on Elks Lane, so keep an eye out!

The Kids on the Water Day provides children with the opportunity to enjoy a free boat ride on the Santa Rosa Sound. There is also face painting, arts and crafts, Captain Davy's magic show and balloons, free food and drink, and more.
This event is held in May, at the Okaloosa Island Lodge - not to be missed!

Consider joining the Elks to make a difference to our community.

Our turkey shoots are an important fund raiser to enable our lodge to continue with all the events for our local children and military families.

 

For information about the Turkey Shoot, please call
850-902-6887

 

Alternate number:
850-398-2188