EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Turkey hunting educational classes are no longer just for beginners. On February 27 at the National Wild Turkey Federation headquarters, seasoned and novice turkey hunters will have the opportunity to attend an advanced turkey hunting tactics class taught by industry experts and world champion turkey callers.
“The NWTF prides itself on being the go-to wild turkey hunting and wild turkey management resource for all outdoorsmen,” said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. “This educational opportunity will give hunters a chance to learn from some of the best turkey hunters in the world.”
The NWTF’s advanced turkey hunting class will feature instructors Mark Prudhomme, 17-time Grand National Calling Champion and expert wild turkey hunter, Tom Stuckey, NWTF vice president of development, world renowned turkey hunter and Grand National Calling Champion, and Matt Morrett, an accomplished television personality, renowned turkey hunter who has 50 turkey calling championships, including five world friction titles and two coveted Grand National Championships.
Attendees will learn to call like a pro, calling tactics for tough birds, best turkey load and choke combinations for their shotgun, expert set-ups in mock turkey hunting scenarios, how to locate, roost and pattern wild turkeys and other ways to more effectively hunt and harvest wild turkeys. They also will learn about habitat management techniques to maximize turkey populations on their properties.
Check in will begin at 8 a.m., and the class will end by 4 p.m. A full lunch, learning materials and promotional items are included in the cost to attend the event. NWTF members will pay just $60 for this one of a kind experience. It will cost non-members $95, which will cover the event and a one-year membership to the NWTF or you can join online at www.nwtf.org.
“We have been working extremely hard to provide a wide variety of opportunities for all levels of hunters and recreational shooters here at the NWTF Hunting Heritage Center,” said Scott Vance, NWTF vice president for hunting heritage. “If we hope to recruit more hunters in our efforts to save the habitat and the hunt, we need to pass on the valuable skills that we have learned to others. We hope that they in turn will do the same.”
About Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to give the NWTF more energy and purpose than ever. Through this national initiative, NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, recruit 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment. Without hunters, there will be no wildlife or habitat. The NWTF is determined to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
Image caption: Mark Prudhomme is the most decorated caller in the history of the Grand National Calling Championships. (click the photo for enlarged image)
For more information, contact Peter Muller at (803) 637-7698.