Winners of all three 20-gauge titles at the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) World Still Target Championships used HEVI-Shot ammunition to overcome challenging weather conditions and bring home titles in their respective divisions.

“HEVI-Shot is known for making high-quality ammunition,” said Rhett Simmons, NWTF special events director. “And their 20-gauge shells are no exception as they performed well over the course of the two-day event.”

Brian Sloan took the 20-Gauge Open Division using an Indian Creek Shooting Systems choke. Doris Bush won her fourth Still Target Championships title taking the 20-Gauge Ladies Division. She used JEBs Custom Chokes. Elijah Sloan won the 20-Gauge JAKES Division with an Indian Creek Shooting Systems choke.

The winner of the Black Powder Division, Joseph Sloan also used HEVI-Shot to win his title. Joseph Sloan shot with an Indian Creek choke

The Still Target Championships began as a way for hunters and the turkey hunting industry to showcase new technology and define best practices for patterning a shotgun and achieving ethical turkey hunting conditions.

“While titles are given in six divisions, the entire turkey hunting community benefits from the results of the shoot,” said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. “New and experienced hunters can take what was learned and are then more likely to have quick, clean kills in the field.”

For full event results, visit the NWTF Still Target page. To learn more about the NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative, visit


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Image courtesy National Wild Turkey Federation

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