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Area NWTF Chapter Slates Annual Banquet

Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the 22nd annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet, hosted by the Endless Mountains Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), March 26 at the Sayre Elks Club in Sayre. Doors open at 5 p.m. Come early to relax and enjoy social hour before sitting down for a delicious meal.

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. This year's live auction will again contain many prints from nationally renowned artists, such as Terry Redlin, Jack Paluh, Ned Smith and Pat Pauley. Most of the prints are exclusive to NWTF events and are signed and numbered limited editions.

Tickets to the Endless Mountains Chapter's Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet cost just $70 for couples or $50 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 only $285, banquet attendees can become Sponsor Members and receive the 2011 NWTF sponsor gifts plus a one-year subscription to Turkey Country magazine. Couples' sponsor tickets cost just $300.

The NWTF's 2,350 chapter and more than 350,000 members raise money through ticket sales, silent auctions, live auctions and raffles. The money is combined with donations from corporate sponsors and individuals concerned about wildlife conservation. The NWTF is a national nonprofit conservation organization that was founded in 1973 and has worked with wildlife agencies to restore wild turkey populations from 1.3 million wild turkeys to nearly seven million today. Now, NWTF's volunteers raise funds and work daily to improve critical wildlife habitat, increase access to public hunting land and introduce new people to the outdoors and hunting. Together, the NWTF's partners, sponsors and grassroots members have raised and spent more than $306 million preserving hunting heritage and conserving nearly 14 million acres of wildlife habitat.

To reserve tickets to join the nation's most progressive single-species conservation organization at this event or for more information, please call Cody Chapman at 570-637-3115.

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