The first thing you need to know about a meat shoot is that they donâ€™t shoot animals.
â€śThatâ€™s not a crazy question, you know, we get that a lot,â€ť said DeeDee Lakas, laughing a bit. â€śDo you shoot the meat? No, you shoot the target.â€ť
Lakas sits at a long table outside Elks Lodge 2316 in Florissant with a cash box in front of her. The wife of one of the members, sheâ€™s signing up shooters at $3 per round.Â
Most of the money will go to the Elksâ€™ charitable work, but the winners will walk away with meat; a different cut for each of up to 30 rounds.
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