Traditions run deep in small towns. For our small community of St. Paul, Oregon the 4th of July Rodeo is an obvious example. But another one, maybe not so well known is the St. Paul Fire Department’s annual Turkey Shoot that is held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving. It’s a fun event that has always been a tradition not only in this town, but also in my family.
My brother, myself, and my dad enjoying a nice sunny day of Turkey Shooting.
Now before you go and get all excited (or horrified) at the idea of running around shooting turkeys, it is a bit more civilized than that. It’s an afternoon of trap shooting competitions, with the winner receiving either a turkey or a bag of sausage to take home.
So if you’re in the area and have time check it out this year, bring your shotgun and shells and join us! It is held at the St. Paul Rodeo Grounds on Sunday November 22, 2015. Starts at 11am and goes until dark. Hope to see you there!