SLOCOMB, Ala. (WDHN) — At daybreak this morning, more than 700 shooters of all ages and genders took part in the annual Slocomb Turkey Shoot.

There were two dozen rounds, and the best target shooter in each round received a frozen turkey or some other gift.

Each competitor shoots at a target more than 100 feet away. The proceeds from the turkey shoot go to the Slocomb High School baseball and softball programs.

Longtime law enforcement officer David Hall has served as the event’s emcee for the last 15 years. During this time, he’s seen children become parents themselves. It’s a family tradition that takes place every Thanksgiving morning in eastern Geneva County.

State senator Donnie Chesteen of Geneva and State Representative Jeff Sorrells of Hartford
also donated a 12-gauge shotgun as one of the gifts for the best shooters.