EDGEFIELD, S.C. — More than 100 shotgunners saddled up in golf carts and took to the south course of the Palmetto Shooting Complex at the National Wild Turkey Federation for an afternoon of sporting clays to benefit the work of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.
In the CSF’s first fundraising event at the shooting complex, participants each shot a full round of sporting clays (100 targets) and also enjoyed an evening of food, fellowship and fundraising at the facility’s beautiful open-air pavilion.
“We are really proud to have the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation here at the Palmetto Shooting Complex,” said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO. “They are working to protect our hunting, fishing and shooting rights across the country through their efforts in D.C. and also by heading up the sportsmen’s caucuses at the national and state levels. Their work is absolutely crucial for the lifestyle we believe in.”
In showing their support for the CSF, more than a dozen legislators from South Carolina, as well as two from Georgia, made appearances during the festivities.
“The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation stands between our privileges as hunters, anglers and trappers and the loss of those privileges. Without the support of NGOs, like the NWTF, and other organizations that support us, we would not be able to carry out our work,” said Mike Pitts, South Carolina state representative and National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses executive council past president. “The Palmetto Shooting Complex is an incredible facility that has few rivals, if any at all, and was the perfect place for our event. We surpassed goals for fundraising, sponsorship and participation.”
In addition to hosting the event at its Palmetto Shooting Complex, the National Wild Turkey Federation joined more than 50 businesses and organizations to sponsor the fundraiser.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.5 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit an historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers, professional staff and committed partners, the NWTF has facilitated the investment of $488 million in wildlife conservation and the preservation of North America’s hunting heritage. The NWTF has improved more than 17 million acres of wildlife habitat and introduce 100,000 people to the outdoors each year. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to raise $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.
For more information, contact Pete Muller at (803) 637-7698