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2nd Annual BILLS Place Turkey Shoot a Success

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By Aimee Burnett

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Local skeet shooters are raising money for a local non–profit organization.

Shooters of all ages and skill levels are picking up their shotguns to raise money for BILLS Place.

"BILLS Place is a transitional house for young ladies that are coming out of the prison system. We give them a place to stay, we find them a job and get them transitioned back into the community,” said Bill Brockman, BILLS Place.

The home houses ten women at a time and each stay for about three months, which works out to roughly fifty or sixty women each year.

"We're proud that we have a 75% success rate. That's the main thing. It's not how many you get, it's how many you get transitioned back into the society that really counts,” said Brockman.

For Cooper Champneys, the turkey shoot is a way to give back...while doing something he loves.

"This is what I do to pass the time. I come Thursday's after school. It's a lot of fun because it gives, it donates to people,” said Champneys, a turkey shoot winner.

If you won a round or you participated in five rounds, you went home with a turkey.

"I won a turkey and a ham," said Champneys.

Champneys is no stranger to shooting success having won several high level competitions.

But, as he explains, it's not as easy as it looks.

"It's kind of a long and drawn out process. And, people think it's really easy, but it takes a lot of time. And, when you go to shoot you got to focus a lot," said Champneys.

Brockman was expecting to raise close to $500 from the shoot.

If you missed Saturday's turkey shoot, there are plenty of other organizations holding similar events over the next month or so.

Stop by the Twin Falls Gun Club for more information.


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