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Local turkey organization sets annual banquet for March 13

By Paul Stackhouse
sports@decaturdaily.com · 340-2460

Now that deer season has come to a close, another big season looms for hunters.

It’s a good bet that if you’re an avid deer hunter, you’re a turkey hunter as well. And if that’s so, the Morgan County Gobblers of the National Wild Turkey Federation have an event for you.

The organization will hold its fifth annual Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Central Park Baptist Church activities building near the Beltline on March 13.

The doors will open at 6 p.m., and dinner is slated to begin at 7.

“We had a terrific banquet last year,” NWTF volunteer Scott Strickland said. “We had a large crowd, and it looked as if everyone there had a really good time.”

Last year’s crowd was estimated at between 100 and 125, and $18,000 was raised for NWTF.

Tickets for the event are $45 a person or $55 a couple. The Gobblers are offering a special package for children who wish to attend.

Ticket prices include dinner and a one-year membership to NWTF.

Also at the banquet will be a silent auction, raffles, door prizes and a live banquet auction.

For more information, contact chapter president Howard Dahlem at 552-5600 or 355-5745.

The National Wild Turkey Foundation is a grass-roots organization founded in 1973. The Alabama chapters of the NWTF have raised more than $54 million for research and conservation projects that benefit the American wild turkey and other species of wildlife.

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