NWTF Convention and Sport Show: Expert Advice for $12
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —-(AmmoLand.com)- Twelve dollars and a couple hours will buy you an all-access pass to conservation and hunting experts from across the country and the secrets to their success Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2010 in Nashville.
More than 40,000 hunters and conservationists will swarm the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 34th annual National Convention and Sport Show, sponsored by MidwayUSA, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
“For many of our attendees, the plethora of seminars held throughout the weekend represents a chance to discover the edge they need to bag that boss tom, gain expert insight through question-and-answer sessions with the pros, introduce newcomers to hunting and much more,” said Shannon Tollison, NWTF’s national convention coordinator.
Click here for a complete listing of seminars, times and locations of the seminars available during the weekend.
“The convention and sport show is not just for hunters; a special section of the convention hall called The Roost will feature areas for youth to have fun as they learn about wildlife and the outdoors,” said Mandy Harling, NWTF’s JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge Ethics and Sportsmanship) program coordinator. “The Roost also will host entertaining and encouraging seminars tailored to help women, youth and people with disabilities discover new outdoor hobbies.”
Welcoming guests to Nashville for the convention will be NWTF Spokesperson, Turkey Call television host and First Lady of Hunting™ Brenda Valentine and NWTF Spokesperson and host of “Realtree Roadtrips” and “Bone Collector” television shows Michael Waddell.
“I attended my first NWTF Convention when I was 17, and I’ve been back every single year since,” said Waddell. “If you're anticipating the 2010 spring turkey season as much as I am, the NWTF Convention and Sport Show is one event you definitely don't want to miss.”
Since its founding in 1973, the NWTF's volunteers have made continual advancements in wild turkey conservation and preserving North America's hunting heritage.
“Join myself, Michael and tens of thousands of your closest friends for a weekend of fun, camaraderie, patriotism and celebration of the wild turkey and its conservation success,” said Valentine. “We’ll have something fun for everyone in Nashville this February. Join us for a great show in your favorite place!”
General admission tickets for the event cost only $12 daily or $25 for a three-day pass. The ticket also grants admission to the exhibit hall, where participants can stock up on the industry’s newest gear and gadgets at more than 550 booth spaces. Ticket holders also can see the world’s best turkey callers strut their stuff during the NWTF’s Grand National Calling Contests, sponsored by Wild Turkey Bourbon.
For more information about the NWTF’s 34th annual National Convention and Sport Show visit www.nwtf.org or call Brian Dowler at (803) 637-7698 or email [email protected]
2010 Convention Sponsors:
Affinity4, ATK/Federal Premium Ammunition, Bank of America, Benelli, Browning, Call Makers and Collectors Association of America, CamoFX, Chevrolet, Farm Service Agency, Foxy Huntress, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, HuntVe, Knight Rifles, Leupold & Stevens, Marlin Firearms Company, MeadWestvaco, MidwayUSA, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., Mossy Oak and The Pursuit Channel, The Outdoor Connection, Remington Arms Company, Inc., SHE Outdoor Apparel, TriStar Sporting Arms, USDA Forest Service, Weatherby, Inc., Wild Turkey Bourbon, Winchester Division/Olin Corp.
About the NWTF:
The National Wild Turkey Federation is a nonprofit conservation organization that works daily to further its mission of conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage.
Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its more than 350,000 members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, spending more than $306 million to conserve 14 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.
The Federation works to increase interest in the outdoors by bringing new hunters and conservationists into the fold through 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.