The second annual Hunting Heritage banquet hosted by the Southern Ohio Struttin’ Wild Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, is scheduled. The banquet will take place Friday, April 4, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Georgetown.
Doors will open 5:30 p.m. for social activity and viewing of banquet items. Following dinner, a live and silent auction will be held as well as various raffles throughout the evening. A list of auction items, including hunting and fishing excursions, are being added to the SOS Wild Facebook page at www.facebook.com/soswild. A complete list of firearms will also be added. There were 21 guns awarded at last year’s banquet and the projected number of firearms for this year is 25.
Tickets to the SOS Wild Hunting Heritage Banquet are available at $85 per couple; $60 for single; and $25 for “Jakes”, which includes children 17 and under. Along with admission and a catered dinner, each member, receives an annual NTWF membership and one-year subscription to “Turkey Country” magazine.
Sponsorship tickets are also available this year for $275. Sponsor members receive all the benefits of regular members as well as a 2014 Special Edition 52” Boyt NWTF Logo gun case, 500 raffle tickets and a sponsor mug. Sponsors are also entered into a sponsor only gun drawing with one gun being awarded for every 10 sponsors.
NWTF is a national nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1973. The NWTF has worked with wildlife agencies to restore wild turkey populations from 1.3 wild turkeys to nearly seven million today. NWTF volunteers raise funds to improve critical wildlife habitat, increase access to public hunting land and introduce new people to the outdoors and hunting. Together, the NWTF partners, sponsors and grassroots members have raised and spent more than $306 million preserving hunting heritage an conserving nearly 14 million acres of wildlife habitat.
Those who attend the banquet will join the most progressive, single-species conservation organization in the nation. The banquet is fully expected to sell out again this year and only a limited number of tickets are available due to venue capacity. Purchase your tickets by contacting Steve Thomas at (937) 618-1298 or Ginger Thomas at (937) 515-1398.