Complaints Bring Halt To NC Group's Turkey Shoots

The North Carolina American Legion is looking into a Currituck County chapter's regular turkey shoots after complaints by neighbors brought the fundraising activity to a halt.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports that the legion's Coinjock post has stopped the 30-year tradition. Its commander, John Jasinski, was cited by the Currituck County Sheriff's Office for unlawful discharge of a firearm this month.

The sheriff's office says neighbors complained about the noise from a turkey shoot held by a motorcycle club on the post's property earlier this month.

The Coinjock post normally holds turkey shoots every Saturday from October to April. But the motorcycle club shoot was on a Sunday, which helped prompt the complaints.

Jasinski says he believes the event is exempt from the regulation banning Sunday shoots.


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