Bill Newell of Springfield, Ohio, and Ron Peterson of High Ridge, Mo., were recently announced as grand-prize winners in two nationwide drawings held by the NWTF.

Newell won a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado and Peterson won a rare tag for a trophy bull elk hunt in Kentucky. The elk hunt includes lodging and will be guided by Sam Mars III, NWTF National Board of Directors president.

“Thanks to our wonderful partners, Chevrolet and Molpus Timberlands Management, we were able to give away these magnificent prizes,” said Danny Young, NWTF vice president of marketing. “We expect to have these great prizes again next year, which will help us continue to raise money for our mission of wildlife conservation and preserving our hunting heritage.”

The winners were announced Aug. 19 at the NWTF’s 19th annual Turkey Shoot, a sporting clays tournament held at The Meadows National Gun Club in Forsyth, Ga.

Founded in 1973, the NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, investing more than $372 million to conserve 17 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.

The NWTF works to increase interest in the outdoors by bringing new hunters and conservationists into the fold through outdoor education events and its outreach programs – Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, JAKES and Xtreme JAKES.

To become a member of the NWTF, join a committee or start a chapter, visit www.nwtf.org or call 800-THE-NWTF. The NWTF is also at www.facebook.com/theNWTF.

Image courtesy National Wild Turkey Federation

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