The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has awarded $416,000 to more than 50 shooting teams participating in the MidwayUSA Foundation endowment program.

“The future of our hunting heritage depends upon us bringing new individuals into the sport. One of the first steps to creating a new hunter is getting them involved in shooting sports,” said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. “If we get people outside participating in something exciting and new, we are making incredible strides in the right direction.”

The NWTF hosted 13 shooting events across the country this year including the NWTF Turkey Shoot, one of the largest sporting clays events in the nation.

The NWTF gives donations to participating teams with active endowment accounts and awards additional funds to teams that place in the top three at their respective shoots.

Outdoorsmen and women are responsible for the majority of conservation funding. The NWTF realizes the creation and support of shooting enthusiasts through endowment funding will ensure the future of our habitat and wildlife.

MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment accounts give shooting programs access to permanent financial support. Teams can use their funds for many expenses excluding firearm purchases and political lobbying. For information about the foundation, visit


Pete Muller at (803) 637-7698

Logo courtesy National Wild Turkey Federation

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