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2015 Convention Agenda

Wednesday, Feb. 11

1-7 p.m.

Registration

2:30-5:30 p.m.

Board of Directors' Meeting

6-8 p.m.

Early Bird Reception

Sponsored by

Thursday, Feb. 12

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Registration

8-10 a.m.

NWTF National Board of Directors and State Chapter Presidents Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-Noon

Technical Committee Meeting - Invitation Only

8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Exhibitor Set Up

9 a.m.-Noon

Grand National Gobbling & Owl Hooting Competition

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Conservation Awards Luncheon

1-5 p.m.

Grand National Friction Preliminaries

2-5 p.m.

Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. - Partnering for success. All NWTF leaders invited

5:45-10 p.m.

Welcome Party—Hosted by Ronnie "Cuz" Strickland. Dinner, entertainment by Dueling Pianos International and a Wild Turkey Bourbon Tasting

Reserved Seating

Friday, Feb. 13

7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Registration

7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Parking Lot Shuttle

7:10-9 a.m.

Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Breakfast  

Awards presented: Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, JAKES, and National Scholarship

9-11 a.m.

Grand National Team Challenge

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Exhibit Hall (See below)

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Family Adventure Village

Sponsored by

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

YWCE (Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience)

9:30 a.m.-Noon

Technical Committee Meeting

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hunting and Conservation Seminars

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ladies' Auction and Lunch

Raffle Sponsored by

Noon-2 p.m.

Conservation Awards Lunch

Noon-5 p.m.

Grand National Senior Preliminaries

5:30-10 p.m.

NWTF Grand National Auction & Dinner

Reserved seating.

Spirit Splash hosted by

Drink Special provided by

Dessert Sponsor

Meal Sponsor

Saturday, Feb. 14

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Registration

7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Parking Lot Shuttle

7:20-9 a.m.

Veterans Breakfast

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Exhibit Hall (See below)

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Family Adventure Village

Sponsored by

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grand National Head-to-Head Championship

Sponsored by

9-Noon

12th Annual Premier Grand National Custom Call Auction: Registration, reception and awards

Call Auction begins at 10 a.m.

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hunting and Conservation Seminars

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Taxidermy Competition Awards Presentation

Sponsored by

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hunt Auction and Lunch

Raffle Sponsored by

Auction Sponsored by

Noon-4 p.m.

Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers' lunch & meeting

Noon-5 p.m.

Open Auction

5:45-10 p.m.

Awards Banquet and Entertainment

Awards presented: Corporate Achievement, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Henry Mosby Award, C.B. McLeod, Lynn Boykin Hunting Heritage Award, L.A. Dixon Chapter Awards, Latham Awards and Wayne Bailey Lifetime Achievement

Entertainment:


Country music artist Rodney Atkins


Comedian and magician David Williamson

Reserved seating.
Dessert Sponsored by

Drink Special hosted by

Sunday, Feb. 15

7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration

7:20-9 a.m.

Breakfast and Worship Service  

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Exhibit Hall (See below)

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Family Adventure Village

Sponsored by

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grand National Wild Turkey Calling Championships-Poults, Juniors and Intermediate Divisions

Sponsored by

4 p.m.

Show Ends

Exhibit Hall Activities

  • Turkey Shoppe
  • 750 booths
  • Wild Turkey and White-tailed Deer Taxidermy Competitions Sponsored by
  • Decorative & Hunting Turkey Call Competition
  • Decorative & Hunting Duck and Goose Call Competition
  • Gun Blasts Sponsored by

  • Mega Sport Show raffle Sponsored by
  • Continuous Silent Auction
  • Celebrity Autographs Sponsored by