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The National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet is back

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The National Wild Turkey Federation is hosting its Annual Banquet Friday night with all proceeds from the banquet will go to Out Reach Our State and Habitat for Improvement.

Regional Director for Eastern Arkansas of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Erica Willard, says they are one of the leaders in conservation.

"We have done more than re-establishing the wild turkey population," Willard said. "Our name is kind of misleading. We do a lot more. We actually have habitat for deer, quail, many of our wild life species. Elk, you name it we take care of it."

Willard says one of their most important projects throughout the year is reaching out to the younger generation. "For us, one of our biggest causes is to reach our future generation," Willard said. "So, we do a lot of outreach with the youth. They talk about 'teach your kids to hunt or hunt your kids'. So, we're all about that."

Willard says with so much focus on the bad things that are happening in the world, they try to focus on the beauty and mystery in nature. "We talk about all the negative things that impact society," Willard said. "When it comes to the pure, primitive nature of God's blessings and being in the outdoors, these are the things that it's a lost are and we're trying to keep that in our community."

For more information about the National Wild Turkey Federation, click on this website.

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