The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF)  is inviting you to a night of food, fun and great prizes. The organization is holding their annual banquet March 15, at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 County Road 120, Salida. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m.

The NWTF is a national nonprofit organization and a leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. By working with state, federal and other wildlife agencies, the NWTF has helped restore wild turkey populations and continues to preserve our hunting heritage.

Banquet admission includes dinner and a membership to the NWTF. Several ticket options and table sponsorships are available. For more information or to purchase tickets contact banquet coordinator Kathie Keeler at 719-539-9319 or Kim Woodruff at 719-207-0638. This event has sold out in the past, so get your tickets early!

Funds raised at the banquet will be used for wild turkey conservation and programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. In Colorado, more than $800,000 has been raised by local chapters to facilitate habitat improvement projects, educational programs and wild turkey research. Nationwide, the NWTF has spent more than $412 million to conserve nearly 17.25 million acres of habitat.

Logo courtesy National Wild Turkey Federation

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