Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the 19th annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet, hosted by the Okaw Valley Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation on Friday, July 19, at the Moose Lodge in Vandalia.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Reserve tickets by calling Aaron Miller at (217) 292-8474.
The NWTF’s Hunting Heritage Banquets raise funds for wild turkey conservation while combining a great meal with a chance to swap stories with other sportsmen and women.
They’re also a great place to meet new friends who share a passion for the outdoors, win valuable prizes and purchase items unique to the NWTF.
By placing the highest bid or winning raffle games, attendees can go home with sporting art, unique hunting firearms, knives, wildlife calls, outdoor equipment and much more.
Tickets to the Okaw Valley Longbeards Chapter’s Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet are $45 for couples or $35 for singles.
Banquet attendees receive an NWTF membership while doing great things for wild turkey conservation and the preservation of hunting heritage.
The cost of admission also includes a one-year subscription to Turkey Country, the NWTF’s full-color publication that includes stories about conservation issues, turkey calling and hunting, the Federation’s education program, JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship), Wheelin’ Sportsmen and Women in the Outdoors outreach programs and much more.
For $250, banquet attendees can become sponsor members and receive the 2013 NWTF sponsor gift, plus a one-year subscription to Turkey Country. Couples’ sponsor tickets are $260.
The NWTF is a non-profit conservation and education organization with 250,000 members across North America.
Together, the NWTF’s partners, sponsors and grassroots members have raised and spent more than $412 million dollars improving and restoring nearly 17.3 million acres of wildlife habitat, opening more public hunting lands and getting women, children and individuals with disabilities involved in the outdoors.
Improving turkey habitat also helps other wildlife, including deer, pheasants, quail, squirrels, rabbits, woodpeckers, etc.
For more information about the NWTF, call (800) THE-NWTF or visit www.nwtf.org.