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08/31/2011

NWTF Announces Chevy Truck, Kentucky Elk Tag Winners

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EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Billy Graham of Lascassas, Tenn., and Thomas Horton from Ahoskie, N.C., were recently announced as grand-prize winners in two separate, nationwide drawings held by the NWTF.

Graham won a 2011 Chevrolet 4x4 truck and Horton won a rare tag for a trophy bull elk hunt in Kentucky. The elk hunt includes lodging and will be guided by Sam Mars III, NWTF National Board of Directors vice president.

"We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our partners in providing these giveaways," said Danny Young, NWTF vice president of marketing. "Chevrolet, a longtime supporter of conservation and the NWTF, donated the new truck that we know Mr. Graham will love driving. We truly appreciate Molpus Timberlands Management, LLC, which generously donated the elk tag that will provide Mr. Horton the hunt of a lifetime."

The winners were announced Aug. 21 at the NWTF's 18th annual Turkey Shoot, a sporting clays tournament held at The Meadows National Gun Club in Forsyth, Ga.

About the NWTF: The NWTF is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America and is dedicated to conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage.

The NWTF and its members helped restore wild turkey populations throughout North America, spending more than $372 million to conserve 17 million acres of habitat. Wild turkeys and hundreds of other species of upland wildlife, including quail, deer, grouse, pheasant and songbirds, benefit from this improved habitat.

The NWTF also brings new conservationists and hunters into the fold through outdoor education events and its Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin' Sportsmen, JAKES and Xtreme JAKES youth outreach programs. Dedicated NWTF volunteers introduce about 100,000 people to the outdoors through these programs every year.

To become a member of the NWTF, join a committee or start a chapter, visit www.nwtf.org. To become a member of the NWTF, join a committee or start a chapter, visit www.facebook.com/theNWTF

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