'Meat Shoots': Examining A Rural Tradition
Monday, January 20, 2014
If you drive off the interstate and head down a county road, in many parts of the country you’ll often see signs for “meat shoots” at local VFWs or American Legions.
It’s a sport some may not be familiar with, but meat shoots are an integral part of rural culture — and often serve a purpose.
Civic organizations, conservation groups and individuals will hold meat shoots as fundraisers for people in need, for example after someone suffers a house fire or a devastating illness.