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2012 Don't Miss List

Free — 2012 Grand National Calling Championship Guide

Features photos and bios of the 2011 calling champions and contest information. Great for autographing. Pick up your copy of the premier copy at the registration area.

Social Media Giveaways and Promotions

Join this interactive way to participate in the convention and you may win some cool prizes. More information will be posted mid-January.

Thursday, Feb. 9

1-5 p.m.

FREE Leadership Seminar — 3 Seminars for Volunteers by Volunteers

  1. "Think big! $100,000 is within your chapter's reach"
  2. "10 reasons a regional rendezvous is right for you"
  3. "Politics-why our voice matters"

Friday, Feb. 10

2-5 p.m.

Free game call appraisals for turkey, duck, goose, deer and predator calls. Located in Ryman B4 within the custom call competition area. Sponsored by Barronett Blinds.

3-5 p.m.

Outreach Volunteers — you are invited to join this session. You will learn about the latest event pilot success stories and see how your chapter can grow through new and innovative ways while reaching the entire family. We'll discuss the success of the JAKES Take Aim program and bring you up to date on Phase II of this exciting program. Time will be allotted for an open forum of outreach success stories and questions.

2-6 p.m.

Head to Head Wild Turkey Calling Championship-this contest was so popular in its inaugural year, that it has been moved to Friday so that more attendees can attend.

5-7 p.m.

Grand National pre-auction party — Meet the 2011 Grand National Calling Champions

Saturday, Feb. 11

12:30 p.m.

Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers' Lunch and Meeting
Our Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers' session will feature a presentation by Rod Slings a retired officer with the Iowa DNR. Rod served as a conservation officer with the agency for 35 years. He also served as Director of the Hunting Incident Investigation Academy for six years. Rod will speak on "Hunting Incident Investigation" providing officers attending with information and tools to help them in the field when they are faced with fact finding after an incident occurs.

2-5 p.m.

Free game call appraisals for turkey, duck, goose, deer and predator calls. Located in Ryman B4 within the custom call competition area. Sponsored by Barronett Blinds.

Throughout the weekend…

Enjoy member benefits when you attend the NWTF Convention and Sport Show. Members receive free daily admission to the exhibit hall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Daily admission also covers all the calling contests and seminars.

Members

FREE daily admission on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Active Duty Military

FREE daily admission on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with military I.D.

Non-Members

$20, daily admission

New Member

$35, free daily admission for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a one-year NWTF membership and five entries in our show drawing

Ages 11 to 17

$10, free daily admission for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, one-year JAKES or Xtreme JAKES membership, a chance to win a Hunt of Lifetime and five entries in our show drawing

Ages 10 and under

Free

Sponsor Members

Free admittance to the Sponsor Member Reception and Guitar Pull on Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

2012 Grand National Calling Contests Ultimate Turkey Hunting Raffle

A new raffle that will run Thursday through Sunday at the convention. Buy your ticket at the Governors Ballroom from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the contests and in the Delta Ballroom during each night's dinner. The winner will be receiving an all expense paid filmed turkey hunt with the 2012 Grand National Calling Contests champion, a turkey shotgun, Mossy Oak apparel, custom made turkey calls and Hevi Shot ammunition."