Learn Fantastic Hunting Tips, Meet Celebrities at NWTF Convention
EDGEFIELD, S.C. — More than 40,000 outdoor enthusiasts are expected to attend the National Wild Turkey Federation's 35th annual National Convention and Sport Show in Nashville in a few weeks, and one thing is for sure: attendees should prepare to be star struck.
The convention, sponsored by MidwayUSA, is set for Feb. 18 to Feb. 20 at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Sports, entertainment and outdoor television stars will be available for photos and autographs, during autograph sessions sponsored by Big Tex Trailers.
Featured signers include:
Michael Waddell and Brenda Valentine, NWTF national spokespersons
Craig Morgan, country-music entertainer and host of "All Access Outdoors"
Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, hosts of "The Crush with Lee and Tiffany"
Trent Cole, Philadelphia Eagles' two-time Pro Bowler and host of "Blitz TV"
Toxey Haas, founder of Mossy Oak
Will Primos, founder of Primos Hunting Calls
To see the complete autograph session schedule and list of participating celebrities, visit http://www.nwtf.org/special_events/autographs.html.
In addition to autograph sessions, many stars and other hunting experts will host educational seminars to teach attendees turkey and deer hunting strategies, land management techniques and more.
Featured seminars include:
"Question & Answer with Mark and Terry Drury and the Drury Outdoors Team" - Mark and Terry Drury and the Drury Outdoors team
"Learn to Film Your Hunts Like a Pro" - Cuz Strickland and Mossy Oak videographers
"Grand Slam Calling Tips: Learn to Call Turkeys in Any State" - Eddie Salter, HS Strut
"Discover how to Grow Big Bucks and Learn About Funding Help" - Grant Woods, Ph.D., and the Natural Resource Conservation Service
For a complete seminar schedule and list of speakers, visit http://www.nwtf.org/special_events/seminars.html.
A general admission pass is all attendees need to get photos and autographs with celebrities and participate in the seminars. The pass also gives attendees access to explore a sport show that's the size of four football fields and watch the world's best turkey callers compete in the Grand National Turkey Calling Championships.
This year, general admission passes are free for NWTF members and active-duty military personnel. For a complete NWTF convention agenda and information about tickets and hotel rooms, visit http://www.nwtf.org/special_events/convention.html.
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, spending more than $331 million to conserve 15.9 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.
The NWTF 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.
2011 Convention Sponsors
MidwayUSA – Official Sponsor
Academy Sports and Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops, Bank of America, Benelli USA, Browning-USRAC, Call Makers and Collectors Association of America, Chevrolet, Federal Premium Ammunition, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, HuntVe, Marlin Firearms Company, Mossberg & Sons Inc., Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nationwide, The Outdoor Connection Inc., Remington Arms Company Inc., Rivers Edge Treestands, SHE Outdoor Apparel, U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, Weatherby Inc., Wild Turkey Bourbon, Winchester/Olin Corporation