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Brenda Valentine to make special appearance at NWTF banquet in Texas on Feb. 5

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS— Brenda Valentine’s outdoor journey began in Tennessee and has taken her to the plains of Africa, the glaciers of Alaska and many places in between. Her exploits along the way earned her the title, The First Lady of Hunting.

NWTF National Spokesperson, Brenda Valentine will be in Nacogdoches, Texas on Feb. 5 for the NWTF’s April A.W.O.L Chapter Banquet.

On Feb. 5 she’ll be in Nacogdoches at the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) April A.W.O.L. Chapter Banquet and tickets are going fast! Doors open at 6 pm at the Nacogdoches VFW Hall, located at 2406 Hunter Street. The event will feature door prizes, raffles, and both live and silent auctions with guns, wildlife art, outdoor gear, home decor and more as prizes and auction items!

The dollars raised throughout the evening will be directly contributed to the NWTF’s Hunting Heritage Super Fund, the lifeblood of the Federation’s mission. The Super Fund is used to fund conservation projects and outreach events in Texas and is dependant on successful local fundraisers like the one coming up in Nacogdoches.

Tickets cost $55 for adults $20 for youth ages 17 and under. Sponsorship tickets are $275 and include a sponsor membership and meal tickets for two. Sponsor ticket packages for tables of eight start at $550. All adult tickets include an NWTF membership and one-year subscription to Turkey Country magazine. Youth tickets include a JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) membership for youth ages 12 and under and an Xtreme JAKES membership for attendees ages 13 to 17.

As an NWTF National Spokesperson, host of “Turkey Call” on the Pursuit Channel and co-host of Bass Pro Shops’ “Real Hunting TV” on the Versus network, Valentine travels the country proclaiming her love for the outdoors and support of the NWTF.

“The best part about being an NWTF member is that the Federation has something for everyone. Male or female, young or old, it’s rewarding to be a steward of North America’s wildlife and habitat and that’s what the NWTF is all about,” said Valentine. “Everyone who attends the April A.W.O.L .Chapter Banquet is in for a great time. The volunteers and staff at the NWTF work hard to ensure that men, women and youth not only have a blast at events nationwide, but also understand that money raised at NWTF banquets leaves a lasting impression on the NWTF’s conservation efforts.”

Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its volunteers have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, raised and spent more than $306 million, and conserved nearly 14 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.

The Federation also works to increase interest in the outdoors by bringing new hunters and conservationists into the fold through special outdoor education events and its Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) and Xtreme JAKES outreach programs.

For tickets to the April A.W.O.L. Chapter Banquet, contact Craig White at (936) 552-1942 or craigswhite@yahoo.com or contact Dan Sestak at (936) 554-8421 or daniel.sestak@mccoys.com.

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