They don't shoot hams. Or turkeys.
But the title of Quarryville Fire Company's semi-annual fundraiser does confuse some people.
"We call the fall one a turkey shoot and the spring one a ham shoot because we give away turkeys and hams. We don't actually shoot turkeys and hams," fire company president Jim Herr said.
The volunteers held their first shoot in the fall of 2013.
"Last year we did both, spring and fall," Herr said.
The spring shoot will be held at the fire station, 217 E. State St., on Saturday, March 14.
"It's a family event; a lot of people bring their whole families. There's no alcohol and food is available by donation," he said.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. That's also when the gun raffle tickets go on sale. A total of 52 cards will be sold; each card costs $20.
Targets will go on sale at about 5 p.m.
"Our goal is to have the last round shot by 9 p.m.," Herr said.
There will be six shooting lanes; that allows six people to shoot at the same time. The shooting lanes are 12 feet long; at the end is a four-inch-square target with an X; the lines cross at the center of the target.
The single-shot .22 caliber rifles fire low-power birdshot ammunition. Judges measure how close a pellet comes to the center of the target; the shooter with the closest pellet wins that round. The winners of two of the rounds receive a gun; there are also three cash rounds and 15 rounds where hams are the prizes. Competitors pay $2 for a target on the ham rounds, $5 for the cash rounds; and $5 for the gun rounds.
In addition to those rounds, there will be one round for kids and one for ladies. Those two rounds are free.
Volunteer firefighters will load and unload the single-shot rifles.
"It's very safe," Herr said.
It's also one of the fire company's major fundraisers.
While the target shooting brings in some money, the biggest part of the fund raiser is the gun raffles. People who win most raffles do not have to be present, but the grand prize winner does have to be present.
The guns are not handed over the night of the shoot. They will be delivered at Stonehouse Guns & Ammo. Winners cannot pick up their firearms until they have passed required background checks. If the winner is age 16 or younger, the firearm will have to be claimed by the youth's guardian.