EMPORIA — While the Kansas spring turkey hunting season runs through May 31, the Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is looking ahead. The group will host its 16th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday, June 19, at the Guest House Inn & Convention Center, 2700 W. 18th Ave. in Emporia. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a turkey dinner at 7 p.m.
The event will host games for adults and kids, door prizes, and raffles. Many limited-edition items depicting the wild turkey and other wildlife species, as well as other items, will be sold by live and silent auction. All proceeds will help fund the Flint Hills Gobblers 11th Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic, March 24, 2012.
Tickets for singles are $40, $50 for couples, and $20 for youth. A Chapter Sponsor Raffle Package ($150) includes two dinner tickets, one membership, a one-year subscription to Turkey Country magazine, $200 worth of raffle tickets to be used at the banquet, buyer's name on clinic T-shirt, and a chance to win a shotgun. The Chapter Sponsor Raffle Package must be purchased before the banquet.
A NWTF Sponsor ticket package ($250) includes two dinner tickets, one NTWF membership, a one-year subscription to Turkey Country magazine, a membership card, membership decal, camera/spotting scope bag with NWTF logo embroidered on both sides, NWTF sponsors pin, buyer's name on a clinic T-shirt, and $400 worth of raffle tickets for the banquet.