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Youth Activities

Check out the Youth Turkey and White-tailed Deer Taxidermy Division and Youth Custom Callmaking Divisions.

Youth calling contests:

  • Grand National Calling Championships(GNCC) Poult Division Championship (ages 10 and under)
  • GNCC Junior Division Championship (ages 11 to 15)
  • GNCC Intermediate Division Championship (ages 16 to 20)


Educator Day is Friday, February 13, 2015. Please download your educator packet here, or contact P.J. Perea at 800-THE-NWTF or

The Family Adventure Village is your passport to FUN and ADVENTURE this year!

The NWTF created the Family Adventure Village to bring conservation fun to the young and young-at-heart. Packed with hands-on activities for all ages. It's located at the Gaylord Opryland Event Center, February 13-15.

  • Free admission to the Family Adventure Village
  • Free parking at the Opry Mills Mall
  • Hands-on, educational activities for the young and young-at-heart
  • Meet Davy Crockett, Tennessee's First Outdoor Celebrity
  • Witness interesting and exotic animals from the Nashville Zoo
  • Win a Daisy Youth Archery Bow
  • Meet Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl with the USDA Forest Service
  • Listen to the Calls of the Wild with Game Calling Champion Ralph Duren
  • See the Tennessee State Parks Birds of Prey Show
  • Cheer on the shooters at the NASP 3-D High School Archery Event
  • Hunt the Woolly Mammoth and other ancient wildlife with an atlatl
  • Practice your tomahawk throwing skills
  • Learn the art of flintknapping
  • Bring a canned or non-perishable food item for the Share the Love food drive with Second Harvest Food Bank for a bonus stamp on your FAV Passport
  • Bring your bow and try your archery skills at the Regions Archery/Bow Life National 3-D Hunting Simulation Challenge on Saturday and Sunday

Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience (YWCE)

Pre-registration is required

The YWCE allows high school students to explore a variety of conservation careers with agency and industry professionals and engage in hands on conservation activities and outdoor recreation skills in the Family Adventure Village.