Sheriff's Office Turkey Shoot


By Aimee Burnett

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Turkey shoot season is underway here in the Magic Valley.

Gun shots rang out at the twin falls gun club as dozens came out in support of the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Employee Association.

"It's the only fundraiser we do and we hope that a lot of people come our and shoot and help us have a fun day,” said Daron Brown, Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office.

For thirty dollars you can buy a shoot card, which guarantees you go home with a turkey, ham or some bacon.

"We've had turkeys donated and purchased from Ridley's in Buhl, we've had turkeys donated from Don's Thriftyway in Buhl and we had some product donated and purchased from Independent Meat, Falls Brand," said Brown.

The funds raised go to a variety of events sponsored by the association, such as the Easter egg hunt for children with special needs and the Children's Christmas Fund.

"It didn't take long to realize that there are some things that were not available to the public and we wanted to be able to provide that," said Brown.

It is also used if a new priority arises in the community.

"In the past, we have provided Christmas for a family where a disaster had taken place right before Christmas. And, that's something we would certainly do again," said Brown.

For some, turkey shoot season is a fun way to spend their Sundays during the fall.

"This is the first one this year, but last year we came out to all of them," said Ranae Fischer, participant.

Fischer and her husband plan on attending the rest of the shoots this season.

"It's relaxing and it's just a fun sport my husband and I do together," said Fischer.

Whatever the reason...

"To help support the Sheriff's Office and just get out here and shoot and have some fun," said Jonah Ruf, won a turkey.

Shooters of all ages are having a good time giving back.

Turkey shoot season at the gun club runs until December 9th.

Next Sunday, the Twin Falls Optimist Club will hold its event beginning at 10 a.m.

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