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Target: Turkey

November 21, 2007

In November 1923, the UNH rifle club sponsored a turkey shoot as a fundraiser to complete the new rifle range being built in the basement of the gymnasium (now New Hampshire Hall).

The contest was open to anyone who wished to compete. Contestants could bring their own rifles but they had to use the .22 short ammunitions supplied by the Rifle Club. A small sum of .25 cents was charged for each round of 10 shots.

Three prizes were offered: a turkey, a rooster, and a duck. The duck was given to the person who got the highest total score on the checker board-target. The target was made of one-inch black and white square. Each hit on a black square counted a one point; hits on white squares did not count. The rooster was given to the one who got the highest total score on the bull's eye target. Each contestant was given a ticket with a number on it. The holder of the lucky number at the end of the evening won the Thanksgiving turkey.

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