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EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Shotgun-shooters from across the country had a blast at NWTF's 18th annual turkey shoot Aug. 19-21, 2011, at The Meadows National Gun Club in Forsyth, Ga.

Kevin DeMichiel of Macon, Ga. won the main event, a two-day 200-target shoot off. DeMichiel had a total score of 195, two points higher than his nearest competitor.

Turkey Shoot offers great prizes to its contestants. This year, participants competed for $100,000 in cash and prizes.

Turkey Shoot proceeds benefit the NWTF's Wheelin' Sportsmen outreach program, which serves outdoorsmen and women with disabilities.

Shooting events are designed for all skill levels and ages. Winners of the shooting events, arranged by class, are as follows:

NSCA Division

Main event, a two-day, 200-target shoot off

  • Master class, Kevin DeMichiel - Macon, Ga.

  • AA, Chris Cantrell - Savannah, Ga.

  • A, Garrett Hodges - Portal, Ga.

  • B, Garry Clark - Alamo, Ga.

  • C, Colton Evans - unknown

  • D, Gerald White - Helena, Ga.

  • E, George Manning - Kinston, N.C.

5-stand event

  • Master class, Bill McGuire - Charlestown, Tenn.

  • AA, Walker Blitch - Statesboro, Ga.

  • A, Garrett Hodges - Portal, Ga.

  • B, Kevin Grantham - Douglas, Ga.

  • C, William Wallis - Charlotte, N.C.

  • D, Jeffrey Mitchell - Statesboro, Ga.

  • E, Eric Harris - Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

12-gauge preliminary

  • Master class, Doug Vine - Palm City, Fla.

  • AA, Jarney Barnes - Clemmons, N.C., Kerry Rigsby - Boaz, Ala.

  • A, Perry Royal - Griffin, Ga.

  • B, Jason Smith - Alexandira, Ala.

  • C, William Wallis - Charlotte, N.C.

  • D, Jake Whitaker - Brooklet, Ga., Dallas Wilson - Millen, Ga.

  • E, George Manning - unknown

Hunter Division

Main event

  • Stan Latham - Knoxville, Tenn.

5-stand event

  • Tim McKinney - Ninety Six, S.C.

12-gauge preliminary

  • A, Ray Rickerson - Douglas, Ga.

  • B, Russ Roberson - Douglas, Ga.

For results on sub-gauge, concurrent, pump, and side-by-side events, visit Turkey Shoot Results on our website.

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.

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