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another ELKS member and myself are kicking around the idea of a shoot to earn a little money for a local charity or some other organization, but every time i start going through ideas they seem to get very complicated LOL
who can has done one and kept it extremely SIMPLE? looking for some ideas... will find stuff to give away for prizes and such but mainly looking for a good format "thanks in advance for the help Kirby
 

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3-4 apr.....come by and be part of my 2 day fun shoot. take home all my proven working ideas.
 
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another ELKS member and myself are kicking around the idea of a shoot to earn a little money for a local charity or some other organization, but every time i start going through ideas they seem to get very complicated LOL
who can has done one and kept it extremely SIMPLE? looking for some ideas... will find stuff to give away for prizes and such but mainly looking for a good format "thanks in advance for the help Kirby
Are you looking at "games shooting" or little more formal involving full rounds of 25 targets?
 

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Simplest thing for between 1-4 rounds of trap would be to have four Lewis Classes, with a winner and runner up in each. You need (8) eight prizes. Any prizes you can amass over that; a prize for reverse run, high score or whatever!
 

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75 birds is a nice number. 50 is too few to drive any distance, for many folks. We do that for our shoot to fund the kid's program, and we get a good number from out of the immediate area.

Just thinking out loud....what about a "hunt and cover" (brother-in-law) shoot. You don't see them much anymore. Something different?

Or...I went to one shoot where your 50 birds at 16 yards placed you into the next 25 in handicap.

Good luck!
 

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10 bird rounds, winners names in a hat, prizes for names drawn. 25 bird rounds, handi distance, names in a hat, winners shoot off for prizes. Annies, Protection rounds, Quail shoot, etc... Where/when will this shoot be held? May be worth a drive!!
 
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Local Volunteer Fire Dept. puts on a charity trap shoot once a year. Open to three man teams. Registration, $250.00 per team. Fire department provides lunch. Teams shoot two different fields of 25, 16 yard singles. Give trophies to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Belt buckles for high individual and runner up. Patches for any 25 or 50 straight shooters. 98% of the participants shoot trap once a year, at this event. You get to see lots of camo auto 12's. Usually have around 25 teams. This is a small rural community and it has become a very popular event.
 

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In addition to the shooting....
Find an organization (4-H, civic club, school group, etc) to operate the lunch counter. They keep all their profit so that's your first donation.
At our fundraiser we collected 8 boxes (empty shell flats) of donated items . Put out on a table near the food and hold a Bucket Raffle. $1 tickets raised nearly $1000 for us and we had less than 100 shooters.
 

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There is one near here they shoot 100 birds pink or green and feed you great food and have some donated items to bid for with tickets you buy and is a great time for all.
 

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We added a 50/50 raffle to our monthly chicken shoot --$2.00 for a 1x1 posted note with a dot --Put your name on it -- Post it on a target board --One person shoots it at 30 yards and the closest to the dot wins half the pot. --Low input --all profit --
 

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10 bird rounds, winners names in a hat, prizes for names drawn. 25 bird rounds, handi distance, names in a hat, winners shoot off for prizes. Annies, Protection rounds, Quail shoot, etc... Where/when will this shoot be held? May be worth a drive!!
Maryville Mo 64468 dont have a date nailed down yet...
 

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We do a lot of fundraising at our small club. The best bang for the buck has been to raffle a Austrian polymer framed semi-auto handgun as part of the fun shoot or games. 100 to 125 tickets at $10 get sold pretty quick, and the net from the raffle is always much more than the event itself. It might turn a good fundraiser into a great one. Good luck.

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Deciding what games to play depends on the level of shooters that will be there. You don't want to discourage the occasional shooter, they'll have more fun if they actually have a chance.

Annie Oakleys are fun, but you'll have to choose the yardage based on the shooters.

At the club I ran, we shot a game that we called "Bushwacker". Everyone is on the 16 yard line, and the first shooter calls for the target. If the shooter to their right can break a piece of the dead bird (or the whole bird if the first shooter misses) the first shooter is out. You keep going until there is one shooter standing.

Protections are fun too, but you need to choose a yardage so that the average shooter will miss some. Double gunning (the second shooter firing a shot at a dead bird) costs the team the target.

Depending on the layout of the fields, you could have a "porch" shoot. The shooter is 50 yards or so back from the trap. In my experience it won't take long to whittle the field down. Hard shot and buffer in the cup will make a difference, patterning the loads is required if you want to be consistent rather than lucky.
 

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What ever they said above but endless possibilties ; lock the trap whereever and make people sit on a chair at 16 yard line, make them change stations after 2 shots & let them rotate to each station . Repeat same thing from 22 yards . Best score wins and remember the extra different color target .Hang a boat on heavy springs or ropes 12 t0 16 ''above ground . Shooters can decide standing or sitting to shoot . Have a "Quail walk ' ! Spray paint a line from station # 1 at 27 yards to 5 or 6 yards in front of station #5 . Shooters have to walk the line with one shell in the chamber , give them a target ,they shoot,stop & reload & walk again > repeat 2 ,3 or 4 more times & have an RO walking with them .U can do the last 2 either with an oscillating trap or not . Hveat least one different color target per 20 targets > shooter breaks it > extra price . Let them shoot 4 targets on each station and give them raffel ticket for amount of targets broken and once all shooting is over call numbers from the tickets. Have sombody go around & sell raffel Tickets and then the same thing . U need "stuff " for your raffel tickets > free shooting for some other day , shooting lessons, Ammo ,baseball /shooting hats,Giftcards from local merchants, duckcalls beerglases, coffee cups ,fishigrods and whatever people/merchants want to donate. You can have a separate set of raffel tickets for a Gun or nice ( maybe Artic ) cooler. or mini fridge .Put a "bunch " of spend primers in a jar and let people guess for let's say $ 2.00 ,write it down & at the end give half the $ to the best guess Remember this is to have fun and make plenty $$$ , so charge enough and you need something to do for the non shooters You need FOOD & soft drinks ! Make people feel guilty and tell the the food and drinks are not free and they can set there own price :) :)
 

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Secret in making a shoot run smooth -- Is keeping the trap line busy -- people standing around waiting to shoot will go home -- Not a fun job -- But put a man in the pit to keep the trap machine full -- Have another person lining up a bull pen , or next group up - Don't let people sign up on two different trap houses, it will cause a problem. - People come to shoot --there will be plenty of time to sell food and raffle tickets, but at the end of the day its all about the targets shot.
 
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