The NWTF is proud to announce that MidwayUSA, will sponsor the National Wild Turkey Federation’s annual National Convention and Sport Show for the fourth consecutive year, Feb. 14-17 at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn.

MidwayUSA, headquartered in Columbia, Mo., is a privately held online and catalog retailer and wholesaler of a wide assortment of hunting and gun-related products.

The theme of the annual NWTF convention is: “Then. Now. Always.” About 44,000 people attended in 2012.

“We thank MidwayUSA for its tremendous contribution toward making this event a highlight of the year for outdoor enthusiasts,” said George C. Thornton, NWTF CEO. “MidwayUSA’s dedication to conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage makes it an ideal partner for our 40th anniversary celebration.”

This year’s sport show will feature more than 650 booths stocked with the latest in top-quality outdoor gear, The show floor will include “The Roost,” an area designed especially for hands-on youth activities, and impressive displays of specialty turkey calls and taxidermy. The NWTF Grand National Calling Championships, including exciting head-to-head duels, run throughout the weekend.

Television personalities and NWTF spokespeople Michael Waddell and Brenda Valentine will be among celebrities on the show floor. Special events will include performances from country music stars Craig Morgan and Sawyer Brown.

NWTF members are admitted free to the Sport Show and contests. Annual memberships will be available at the registration desk for $35. Daily tickets are $20. Military personnel will receive free admission to the show and contests with their military ID. Check www.nwtf.org for more information, including accommodations at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.

Attendees interested in booking rooms at the reduced NWTF rate should book immediately. Opryland’s reserved block of NWTF rooms will be released to the general public on Jan. 22. Hotel guests receive free parking.

The NWTF, a non-profit organization, is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

Through vital partnerships with state, federal and provincial agencies, the NWTF and its members have conserved 17.3 million acres of wildlife habitat, investing more than $412 million.

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.

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