|Turkey Federation banquet set for good time, great cause|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the 8th annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet, hosted by the Big Mac Struttin’ Tom chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Quality Inn in Ogallala, Neb.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Come early to relax and enjoy social hour before sitting down for a prime rib dinner at 7 p.m.
The NWTF’s Hunting Heritage banquets raise funds for wild turkey conservation while combining a great meal with a chance to swap stories with other sportsmen and women.
They are also a great place to meet new friends who share a passion for the outdoors, win valuable prizes and purchase items unique to the NWTF.
By placing the highest bid or winning raffle games, attendees can go home with sporting art, unique hunting firearms, knives, wildlife calls, outdoor equipment and much more.
Admission to the Big Mac Struttin’ Toms Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet includes an NWTF membership and a one-year subscription to “Turkey Country,” the NWTF’s full-color publication that includes stories about conservation issues, turkey calling and hunting, the NWTF’s education program, JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship), Wheelin’ Sportsmen NWTF and Women in the Outdoors outreach programs and much more.
The NWTF and its members raise money through ticket sales, silent auctions, live auctions and raffles. The money is combined with donations from corporate sponsors and individuals concerned about wildlife conservation.
The NWTF is a national non-profit conservation organization that was founded in 1973 and has worked with wildlife agencies to restore wild turkey populations from 1.3 million wild turkeys to nearly 7 million today.
Now, NWTF’s volunteers raise funds and work daily to improve critical wildlife habitat, increase access to public hunting land and introduce new people to outdoors and hunting. Together, the NWTF’s partners, sponsors and grassroots members have raised and spent more than $373 million preserving hunting heritage and conserving nearly 17 million acres of wildlife habitat.
To join this progressive single-species conservation organization at the event, reserve tickets by calling Shawn Riley at 308-289-5597.
For more information about the NWTF, call 1-800-THE-NWTF or visit www.nwtf.org.
Holyoke Enterprise January 10, 2013