MidwayUSA to Sponsor NWTF Convention and Sport Show
EDGEFIELD, S.C. —-(AmmoLand.com)- MidwayUSA , the catalog and Internet retailer, has shown their support for conservation by sponsoring the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 34th annual National Convention and Sport Show, Feb. 18-21 at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn.
“Tens of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts are expected to attend our annual convention at the Opryland Resort,” said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. “MidwayUSA’s official sponsorship of our convention proves that the folks at MidwayUSA are dedicated to conserving North America’s wildlife populations and habitat just like the dedicated NWTF members who rally at our convention each year.”
Known for having “JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting,” MidwayUSA offers a broad inventory to customers worldwide.
“MidwayUSA is excited to do our part to help the NWTF further its mission,” said Larry Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “The gobble of the wild turkey was once a rare sound in the spring woods. Thanks in large part to the NWTF, now my family and I can pursue wild turkeys almost anywhere in North America.”
Founded in 1973, the NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage. Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, raised and spent more than $306 million, and conserved nearly 14 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.
Each February, the NWTF’s volunteers, members, staff and general public gather to celebrate the Federation’s accomplishments and plan for the future at the NWTF Convention and Sport Show. The 2010 convention features more than 550 booths in one of the nation’s largest sport shows, performances from entertainers Jeff Foxworthy, Little Big Town, Colt Ford, the Wild Turkey Bourbon Grand National Turkey Calling Championships and more.
In 2009, a record turnout of 43,000 people attended the NWTF Convention and Sport Show in Nashville, Tenn. For more information about the NWTF or the 2010 NWTF Convention and Sport Show sponsored by MidwayUSA, call (800) THE-NWTF or visit www.nwtf.org
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About the NWTF: The National Wild Turkey Federation is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization that is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, raised and spent more than $306 million, and conserved nearly 14 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.
The Federation also works to increase interest in the outdoors by bringing new hunters and conservationists into the fold through special outdoor education events and its outreach programs – Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, JAKES and Xtreme JAKES.
The NWTF was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C. According to many state and federal agencies, the comeback of the wild turkey is arguably the greatest conservation success story in North America’s wildlife history. Visit www.nwtf.org or call (800) THE-NWTF for details.