Higgins claims top honors during 2017 Turkey Shoot

           

               Higgins claimed High Over All honors

                  during the weekend's main event.

8/28/2017

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Keith Higgins of South Carolina claimed top honors in the Turkey Shoot finals following a shoot off with Brandon Powell of Georgia.

The annual Turkey Shoot was held August 17 - 20 at the NWTF’s Palmetto Shooting Complex.

“Winning the Turkey Shoot has long been a goal of mine and is another milestone in my shooting career,” said Higgins. “I've been shooting Sporting Clays for over 12 years, winning numerous state, regional and national titles and this win ranks right up there with all of those. I have always felt a personal connection to the NWTF, having an Uncle who was a 5-Time World Champion Turkey Calling contest winner, Ben Rodgers Lee, who made his living manufacturing and selling Turkey Calls.”

Hundreds of shooters competed throughout the three-day-event but all the excitement culminated on Sunday afternoon as two of the top shooters were tied at the end of the regular competition rounds.

After a shoot off, Higgins came away with the title. Higgins broke eight of 10 clays to edge out Powell’s five of 10. Powell had claimed top honors in the annual competition for the past five years.

“Turkey Shoot is always exciting,” said NWTF CEO Becky Humphries. “But to end with a shoot off speaks to the caliber of shooters who were on hand.”

View the full list of Turkey Shoot winners.

About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.5 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org

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