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NWTF Presents Tom Kelly 2009 Communicator of the Year Award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Legendary turkey hunter and author Col. Tom Kelly of Spanish Fort, Ala., was recognized as the National Wild Turkey Federation's 2009 Communicator of the Year at the Federation's 33rd annual Convention and Sport Show in February. Kelly's first book, "Tenth Legion," has long been considered the best, and funniest, book on the quest for the lonesome longbeard.

"Col. Kelly has spread the turkey hunting word through a writing style all his own," said NWTF Editorial Director Burt Carey. "He is the voice for a legion of outdoors enthusiasts. You can't help but be drawn into whatever adventure or misadventure he conveys. Tom Kelly has promoted the wild turkey and the NWTF as much as anyone and continues to do so. His first book brought the sport into the limelight and is considered by many to be the bible of turkey hunting."

Outdoor Channel Receives NWTF Corporate Achievement Award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The National Wild Turkey Federation presented Outdoor Channel television network with its Corporate Achievement Award for outstanding efforts in promoting wildlife conservation and hunting.

The award was presented during the NWTF's 33rd annual Convention and Sport Show, held Feb. 19 to Feb. 22 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Record Crowd of More Than 43,000 Packs NWTF Convention
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A record crowd of more than 43,000 people filled Nashville, Tenn., this weekend for the National Wild Turkey Federation's 33rd annual Convention and Sport Show, breaking the previous attendance record set in Nashville in 2007.

Convention-goers poured into the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22 for an action-packed weekend filled with entertaining and educational outdoor seminars, award-winning country music entertainment, turkey calling contests, an emotional tribute to our military veterans, exciting auctions, world-class taxidermy and custom turkey call displays, an exhibit hall packed with more than 545 booths of the outdoor industry's latest gear and much more.

Illinois Landowner Wins National Award
Wayne City, Ill. Tom Blasdel of Wayne City, Ill., was honored by the National Wild Turkey Federation as the Wild Turkey Woodlands National Award winner for practicing quality land management, as well as his community and NWTF chapter involvement.

The NWTF is a national nonprofit conservation organization that was founded in 1973 and has worked with wildlife agencies to restore wild turkey populations from 1.3 million wild turkeys in 1973 to nearly 7 million today. Now, NWTF volunteers raise funds and work daily to improve critical wildlife habitat, increase access to public hunting land and introduce new people to the outdoors and hunting.

ONE MORE WEEK FOR WINTER SQUIRRELS
February is a down time for many hunters, but one often over-looked game species is abundant and active in Kansas -- the squirrel. But the season ends Feb. 28, and time is running out for those who want to hunt this elusive tree-dweller.

Kansas has two species of squirrels -- the fox squirrel and the gray squirrel. Fox squirrels can be found throughout the state just about anywhere trees are abundant. They are at home in windbreaks and wooded riparian corridors, as well as larger forested tracts. Large, leafy nests in trees are a good indication of population density. Fox squirrels are active at midday and spend a good deal of time on the ground. Mature fox squirrels may weigh up to 3 pounds.

Canada Goose Season to Close, Light Goose Season Opens
PIERRE, S.D.- Friday marks the close of South Dakota’s Canada goose season along the Missouri River. However, goose hunters won’t have to wait long for another goose season as Saturday opens the light goose conservation order. The conservation order is an attempt to reduce the population of mid-continent light geese causing extensive damage to their arctic nesting grounds. In the most recent 4-year period, hunters in South Dakota bagged an estimated 105,000 light geese annually during the spring conservation order.

Hunters Donate 114, 252 Meals to Families in Need
EDGEFIELD, S.C. During the 2008 holiday season, National Wild Turkey Federation Chapters in the U.S. and Canada donated 19,042 frozen domestic turkeys the equivalent of 114,252 meals to families in need through it Turkey Hunters Care Program.

Through the Turkey Hunters Care program, local NWTF chapter volunteers from 363 NWTF chapter teamed up with church ministries, food pantries, children's organizations, homeless shelters, National Guard units and other civic service organizations to donate frozen turkeys.

Remember to Help Wildlife During Tax Season
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Nongame Wildlife Program urges Minnesotans to remember to help wildlife this year by donating to the Wildlife Checkoff Fund on their tax forms.

To learn more, click on this link: http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/index.php/2009/02/09/remember-to-help-wildlife-during-tax-season/ .


NWTF Offers Dozens of New Gun Raffles
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dozens of limited edition firearms will be raffled during the Gun Blast in the Exhibit Hall of the National Wild Turkey Federation's Convention and Sport Show, held Feb. 20 to Feb. 22 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dozens of limited edition firearms will be raffled during the Gun Blast in the Exhibit Hall of the National Wild Turkey Federation's Convention and Sport Show, held Feb. 20 to Feb. 22 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville.

The Gun Blast will feature opportunities to win special turkey-hunting shotguns, past NWTF Guns of the Year, tactical firearms and more. Raffles, fun games and a few surprises will take place at the Gun Blast booth from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

NWTF Announces JAKES Essay Contest Winner
LENOIR, N.C. The National Wild Turkey Federation has named 13-year-old Atlanta Blair of Lenoir, N.C., its 2009 JAKES program essay contest winner. The NWTF's JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) program is dedicated to helping youth discover a new world of fun waiting for them in the outdoors.

DNR, NWTF expand youth turkey hunting opportunities in 2009
DNR, NWTF expand youth turkey hunting opportunities in 2009
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the National Wild Turkey Federation will again team up to offer special hunts for youth who are first-time turkey hunters. And thanks to NWTF volunteers, about 130 more young people - up from 407 last year - will get a shot at one of the 39 mentored events.

Kansas Spring Turkey Permit Info Available Online
Regular season April 8-May 31; youth/disabled, archery seasons April 1-7 The 2009 spring turkey season runs April 8-May 31, and hunters across the state are already making preparations. Turkey permits allow hunters to use a shotgun, crossbow, or bow throughout the regular season. Archery-only and youth/disabled seasons run concurrently, April 1-7.

KANSAS SPRING TURKEY PERMITS AVAILABLE ONLINE
Regular season April 8-May 31; youth/disabled, archery seasons April 1-7

The 2009 spring turkey season runs April 8-May 31, and hunters across the state are already making preparations. Turkey permits allow hunters to use a shotgun, crossbow, or bow throughout the regular season. Archery-only and youth/disabled seasons run concurrently, April 1-7.

Richfield MN resident wins 2010 turkey stamp design contest
Richfield MN resident wins 2010 turkey stamp design contest
A painting of three turkeys near an old barn by Timothy Turenne, Richfield, will be featured on Minnesota’s 2010 Wild Turkey Stamp.

Turenne’s design was chosen from among 10 entries in a contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This is the second turkey stamp contest win for Turenne.

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The turkey Purr is often used in combination with the cluck call. The Purr is considered a content call hens make when they are calm or feeding.
- Turkey Calls 101