The Wheelin’ Sportsmen Program of the National Wild Turkey Federation is an Outreach Program designed to provide hunting, shooting & other outdoor recreational activities for the physically challenged including our many Wounded Warriors

This is accomplished by teaming up able bodied hunters & sportsmen with physically challenged individuals to provide them an opportunity to hunt, fish, shoot and participate in those activities that they could not normally do on their own because of their disability.
The Big Board Raffle will include no less than 10 guns from Remington, Benelli, Weatherby, Ruger, Marlin, Mossberg and other manufacturers of quality shotguns, rifles and pistols.

Locally, the Lakeshore Longbeards Chapter of Ottawa Co. Ohio has held a crossbow deer hunt specifically for the disabled for the past four years. One weekend each November, local volunteers host a half dozen to 10 wheelchair-bound and other disabled hunters protect the environmental integrity of East Harbor State Park by helping to cull out over-browsing deer.

This hunt is just one of many Wheelin’ Sportsmen events occurring in Ohio and the rest of the country. As additional money is raised to support this program, and the larger the program grows, many more of our physically challenged neighbors get an opportunity to participate and get back out in the field for a day of fun & fellowship.

In order to see this hugely successful program continue and encourage growth in other locales, the Lakeshore Longbeards Chapter will be hosting the First Annual Camp Perry Wheelin’ Sportsmen Gun Blast Benefit. This benefit will be held at the Camp Perry Club House on Tuesday, July 31st from 6-10 pm. An evening of fun is guaranteed as it will include a great meal of barbecued chicken & bratwurst, door prizes and numerous gun raffle games including a Big Board Gun Raffle.
There will be various raffle games priced from $5 & up so everyone who attends will have a chance to win. The BEST DEAL OF THE NIGHT & best opportunity to win will be the Big Board Gun Raffle. A Single Ticket for the ten guns is $20 or you can buy a $100 Raffle Package which will give you 10 of the $20 tickets or $200 of tickets.

To encourage early ticket sales, if you buy your Gun Blast admission ticket ($25) and your $100 Raffle Package prior to July 24, 2012 , you will receive a 2nd $100 Raffle Package absolutely FREE! That’s 20 of the $20 tickets or $400 of Raffle Tickets for just $100.

To reserve your seat and your Raffle Package, contact the NWTF at the number below. Please inform all of your friends about this great event so they can get their tickets reserved as well.

Tickets for this event will be $25 and includes your dinner and a door prize ticket on a quality firearm. There will be no more than 400 tickets available so get yours today. There will also be a FREE gun raffle for any Active Duty Military personnel or Veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States in attendance.

Tickets can be reserved by calling NWTF Regional Director Skip Markland at 419-769-6983 or email at Please check out our NWTF website at Please plan to include this benefit in your activities for your time at Camp Perry.

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