It is time again for our semi-regular blog series on Seasonal Shooting.
This time of year, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and your kiddies are hopped up on sugar from their Easter candy. Those sugary sweet Easter candies can do so much more than buy your dentist a new boat – they can provide many fun and really interesting targets for the whole family to shoot. Now you don’t need an excuse to “Take it outside”!
Just think how fun it would be for the whole family to use them as targets in a new “Springtime Field Target Match Game” you create together for just such an occasion. The “Springtime” game uses your brightly colored marshmallow critters and cute chocolate bunnies as replacements to the typical steel targets.
Field Target competitions are meant to simulate real hunting, and the “Springtime” game can easily transform your back yard into your own field target stage.
Strategically place all your (former diabetes inducing) treats in your back yard, under bushes, lurking around trees, and sneaking around lawn furniture. Each confection is worth different points (or rewards), and can be spread out at different distances to make easier shots for the novices in the family, and more difficult placements for the experts.
You get to choose between using a point system, or rewards. For example:
The point system works like this:
The most points at the end of the match wins!
The reward system works like this:
Be creative and get the kiddos involved in deciding your point/reward system. Either way, it’s a fun way to get outside and enjoy the spring weather with your family and friends, while burning off those few extra pounds you put on whiling away all winter long dreaming of getting back out there…..
Oh, and if your “Springtime Field Target Match Game” competition involves the whole family, or even the whole neighborhood, take some photos and pass them along to us!
Thanks for reading.