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'Women in the Outdoors' hunting events slated

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Hands-on classes to include shotgunning and archery

"Women in the Outdoors" will be held at Turkey Holler Farm in Mammoth Spring May 22. Event registration is from 8 to 9 a.m.

Five hands-on classes will be available. Shotgunning and archery will be held in the morning. Feather crafts and turkey hunting 101 will be held in the afternoon. Dutch oven cooking will be during lunch.

The fee is $50 per person. Pre-registration is required for everyone attending. A lunch, refreshments, "Women in the Outdoors" mug, use of all equipment, program materials, one-year subscription to Women in the Outdoors and membership in the National Wild Turkey Federation are included.

A silent auction with NWTF merchandise will be going on throughout the day.

The event is sponsored by Judy and Grady Story.

For a registration form or more information e-mail Judy Story, senior regional director for the National Wild Turkey Federation, at jastory@seark.net, or call 870-628-1222, or e-mail Karen Robbins, Women in the Outdoors regional coordinator for NWTF, at karenwito@centurytel.net or call at 479-531-6265. A confirmation with directions will be mailed after receipt of registration. Cash, checks or credit cards are accepted.

In 1973, when the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded, there were an estimated 1.3 million wild turkeys and 1.5 million turkey hunters. Thanks to the work of wildlife agencies and the NWTF's many volunteers and partners, today there are an estimated 5.6 million wild turkeys and approximately 2.6 million turkey hunters. Since 1985, the NWTF has spent more than $150 million on over 20,000 projects benefiting wild turkeys throughout North America.

The NWTF is a 500,000-member grassroots, nonprofit organization with members in 50 states, Canada and 11 foreign countries. It supports scientific wildlife management on public, private and corporate lands as well as wild turkey hunting as a traditional North American sport.

For more information on the National Wild Turkey Federation, call (803) 637-3106, check out the Web site at www.nwtf.org, or e-mail questions to nwtf@nwtf.net. Visit the Arkansas state Web site at www.arnwtf.com.

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