That is interesting...The range I go to provides the NRA 50' targets for indoor range (or outdoor, for that matter). We pay a $5 per session range fee to help defray costs of elec, targets, etc. They ask that if you use a lot of targets to kick in some extra cash. It's an honor system, pretty much. We're always welcome to bring our own, too. People bring their own evil menace targets for the outdoor range. It's a rifle & pistol club, run by the officers & members, not for profit. The money raised goes right back into the club's operating and maintenance expenses.
Sounds like fun!! We use to shoot up old TV and what ever we could find.I use all the bottles and jugs from milk, juice, soda, etc and fill them with water and shoot at those. They're great for really trying to get accurate at all ranges. And when the water runs out the jugs bounce around so you get to fire at a moving target. Just make sure you do it in a safe place with nobody else around.
Paper plates and a magic marker make pretty cheap targets.... I also print some of my own from free files/pdf from online sources...
Those old plastic "Elect Me!" signs are great...... I have gotten a few AFTER the elections were over... gave them about a week to take them down... after that, they are just eyesores and trash.... If they wanted them back, they would have gotten them in a reasonable amount of time.... ( a few states and localities actually require their removal within x amount of time, or they can be fined for littering ) Those signs also hold staples very well compared to cardboard.