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NWTF Turkey Shoot Returns to Edgefield

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — August 18-21, 2016, the National Wild Turkey Federation's annual Turkey Shoot sporting clays tournament returns to the Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF.

"The NWTF Turkey Shoot has developed an incredible following by offering a family-type atmosphere; people return year after year to see friends and join in the fun," said NWTF CEO George Thornton.

The highlight of the four-day shoot is the 200-target main event taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Additional daily shooting events include 50-target FITASC; 5-stand; 12-gauge, subgauge (20 gauge, 28 gauge and .410), pump and side-by-side competitions; plus a 100-target prelim (Friday only).

Individuals and families eager to join in the fun outside of the competitive events are welcome to participate in several shooting games. For a nominal fee, guests can participate in the wobble trap, 5-stand, flurry or make-a-break stations.

"The NWTF values all youth who come out to compete. They are the future of shooting sports," said Chris Piltz, NWTF special events director. "For that reason, MidwayUSA Foundation endowment grants also will be provided to organized youth shooting teams participating in the 200-target main event."

For the event, the NWTF will host a special guest who unfortunately cannot be named at this time due to the U.S. Olympic Committee's Rule 40. However, this American athlete was named 2015 ISSF Shooter of the Year and he will be in attendance to provide instruction to youth competitors and speak at Saturday's banquet.

Events sponsors include Bass Pro, Coastal Plains Outdoors and Sweet Apple Game Calls, LLC. For full NWTF Turkey Shoot information or to register for any of the competitions, visit www.nwtf.org/events/turkey-shoot. Additional questions and comments can be directed to Chris Piltz at (800) THE-NWTF or (800) 843-6983.

The Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF was made possible in part due to a $2 million Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration grant from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. NWTF membership donations continue to fund state and national Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. programs.

About the NWTF
The NWTF is a nonprofit conservation organization that works daily to further its mission of conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage. Through dynamic partnerships with state and federal wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, improving more than 17 million acres of wildlife habitat and introducing 100,000 people to the outdoors each year. The NWTF was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C. According to many state and federal agencies, the restoration of the wild turkey is arguably the greatest conservation success story in North America's wildlife history. To learn more, visit www.nwtf.org or call (800) THE-NWTF.

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 and enhance 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create 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.


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