Antwerp, Ohio — History will be made April 10 in Antwerp when
the National Wild Turkey Federation’s newest Ohio chapter, the Flat
Rock Limbhangers, hosts its first fundraising banquet.
Once Paulding County’s outdoor enthusiasts gather for the
banquet, every county in Ohio will have an NWTF chapter that
supports conservation and our hunting heritage.
“This will be a great moment for Ohio and the NWTF,” said Skip
Markland, NWTF regional director for Ohio. “People love wild
turkeys, conservation, and our hunting heritage in the Buckeye
State. They show their dedication to the outdoors through their
fantastic support of the NWTF.”
Funds raised at the banquet will go directly to the NWTF’s
conservation and outreach programs. Since 1985, more than $3.5
million has been raised and spent by Ohio’s NWTF chapters on
projects within the state.
“We’re excited about hosting our first banquet,” said Jon
Ringler, president of the Flat Rock Limbhangers chapter. “Right
now, our committee has five members and we are looking forward to
getting more people involved with the NWTF in our area. It starts
at our upcoming banquet.”
The Flat Rock Limbhangers chapter banquet will be held at
Grant’s Reception Hall, located at 503 East Canal St., in Antwerp.
The evening will include dinner and both live and silent auctions
featuring guns, wildlife art, home decor and more.
Banquet doors open at 6 p.m., and single tickets cost $50,
couple tickets cost $70, and sponsorship tickets cost $255. For
youth ages 17 and under, tickets are $20 and include a JAKES
(Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) or Xtreme
JAKES membership. All adult tickets include entry into all door
prizes, an NWTF membership, and a one-year subscription to Turkey
For tickets to the Flat Rock Limbhangers chapter banquet,
contact Jon Ringler at (419) 796-9472, or email Skip Markland at
Funding for NWTF conservation projects and outreach programs in
Ohio would not be possible without the federation’s dedicated
volunteers and successful local fundraising events like the
upcoming one in Antwerp.
Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial
wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore
wild turkey populations across the country, spending more than $306
million to conserve 14 million acres of habitat for all types of
For more information about the NWTF, visit www.nwtf.org, or call (800) THE-NWTF.