ADA — The Wild Turkey Hunting Heritage Banquet and Auction, hosted by the Byrd’s Mill Spring chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, is Saturday, June 10, at Pontotoc County Agri-plex in Ada. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the meal will be served at 7 p.m..

All ticket holders will be eligible to win valuable prizes exclusive to National Wild Turkey Federation events. Some lucky attendees will win one or more of seven guns offered. Place the highest bid and you could go home with wildlife paintings, sculptures, knives, calls, outdoor equipment and much, much more.

Cost is $40 (including membership) and $10 for spouse or $10 for a child. Your membership will help the NWTF support wildlife management on public, private and corporate lands and preserve hunting as a traditional North American pastime.

Since the NWTF was founded in 1973, more than $224 million NWTF and cooperator dollars have been spent upholding hunting traditions and conserving more than 9.6 million acres of wildlife habitat. The work of the NWT’s dedicated volunteers and supporters is paying off. In 1973, there were an estimated 1.3 million wild turkeys and 1.5 million turkey hunters. Today, there are an estimated 7 million wild turkeys and approximately 3 million turkey hunters.

For additional information or to reserve your tickets, phone Rob or Dee Bailey at Bailey’s Outdoors Shop, (580) 332-8786 or go online at www.nwtf.org or e-mail us at nwtf@nwtf.net.

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