NWTF Convetion Weekend

Outdoor celebrities were coming out of the woodwork at the National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention in Nashville, TN. Special … Continued

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Glass from 1977 convention. Ray Eye has attended every NWTF convention since 1977
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Downtown Nashville, TN.
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Arrival at the Opryland Hotel–NWTF Convention central.
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Interior of the Opryland
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Fountain inside of the Opryland.
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The registration area awaits.
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The taxidermy displays at the convention are a sight to behold. Here are some mounted gobblers in flight and some…
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…mounted gobblers in fight
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The raffle girls–another convention highlight.
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Turkey hunters entering show floor Nashville, TN’s NWTF Show.
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The large crowds watching a seminar.
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The sprawl of the convention floor.
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Alex Rutledge shown with Ray Eye.
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Bob (Walker’s Game Ear) Walker and Paul Butski flank their good buddy Ray Eye.
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Brenda Valentine with Ray Eye.
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You want turkey hunting legends? The convention always boasts some turkey hunting legends such as Chris Kirby & Ernie Calendrelli of Quaker Boy Game Calls, Ray Eye, Preston Pittman and Jerry Antley
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Colt Ford performing live.
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Hunter’s Specialties guru David Forbes with Ray Eye.
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Dick Kirby with Ray Eye.
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Eddie Salter and Matt Morett flanking Ray Eye.
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Ray Eye with Ernie Calendrelli of Quaker Boy Game Calls.
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Ray with the guys of Indian Creek Shooting Systems.
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A group of kids in the Jakes Program.
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The famous Jeff Foxworthy of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
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The equally famous Jim Spencer with Ray Eye (just kidding).
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Lee and Tiffany at the Team Realtree Booth.
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Tiffany signing autographs at the Team Realtree booth.
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A proud parent with a little turkey hunter in training.
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The NWTF National Convention brings out a veritable who’s who of the outdoors. Some of you folks might recognize this guy.
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Mr. Tom Kelly
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Preston Pittman of Pittman Game Calls
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Ralph Duren signing autographs at Jakes Program
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Rob Keck
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Mossy Oak camo’s Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland
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Terry and Mark Drury
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Tom Stuckey
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Treebark Camo’s Jim and Sherry Crumley.
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The Wild Turkey Girls pose with Ray Eye.
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That’s one nice slice of pecan pie. Yum yum.
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Ray Eye presenting a turkey hunting seminar
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The crowd at Ray Eye’s turkey hunting seminar
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Poult calling division Benjamain Pentacost 1st place with Micuh Pentacost 3rd place
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Jimmy Pollard showing off his Turkey Call.
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Jimmy Pollard with his 2nd Place Trophy.
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Dakota Clouser shown with his trophy.
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Dakota Clouser demonstrating his calls.
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Judges for 2010 Grand National Caling Contest
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Mitchell Johnston 2010 Grand National Champion
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North Carolina’s Mitchell Johnston named Champion.

Outdoor celebrities were coming out of the woodwork at the National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention in Nashville, TN. Special correspondent Ray Eye reports.