The 2024 NWTF Convention and Sport Show will be an event you will not want to miss!
Join the NWTF family flock in Nashville as we come together to celebrate a year of conservation successes and also look to the future of wild turkey conservation and the great things still to come for the NWTF.
Plan your Convention and Sport Show experience by viewing the schedule prior to your arrival.
We recommend staying at the Gaylord Opryland hotel so you have everything you need under one roof.
Get your tickets for award ceremonies, nightly entertainment and auction and raffle events.
Pre-register for the Sport Show and skip the registration lines. Wristbands are free for current members.
Promote your business to more than 55,000 individuals who attend the weekend's festivities.
Callers of all ages compete for more than $25,000 in cash and prizes in eight divisions
The NWTF's Grand National Call making Competition is the premier competition of its kind in North America.
Gobblers strut, big chests and beards puff out, attracting attention.
With thousands of live and silent auction items, you’re sure to find the perfect takeaway.
Plan your Convention and Sport Show experience ahead of time by learning the dates and times of your favorite events, seminar, auctions and more!
Our first convention event starts Wednesday, Feb. 14, and the last event is tentatively set for Sunday, Feb. 18 (worship service). The exhibit hall is open Thursday, Feb. 15 – Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.
The convention is inside the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. We highly recommend staying at Gaylord Opryland hotel so you will have everything you need under one roof. We usually sell out of rooms, so we encourage you to book early.
Our first 2024 convention event starts Wednesday, Feb. 14, and the last event is tentatively set for Sunday, Feb. 18 (worship service). The exhibit hall is open Thursday, Feb. 15 – Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.
Gaylord Opryland Reservations
Courtyard Nashville at Opryland for $173 USD per night
Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville at Opryland for $169 USD per night.
Hyatt Place Nashville Opryland for $185 USD per night.
(prices may not include tax)
Be one of the companies to showcase your products and services in our 90,000 square feet of exhibiting space during one of the biggest shows in Nashville, TN. Promote your business to more than 55,000 individuals who attend the weekend’s festivities. Our available booth spaces disappear as quickly as those free promotional items you hand out.
Test your calling, callmaking and taxidermy skills against some of the best competitors in the nation right here at the NWTF Convention and Sport Show. Contests are open to entry level and advanced individuals. This is your chance to support the NWTF and gain national recognition by competing in exciting and challenging categories and divisions. Showcase your talents and compete to receive trophies, medallions, ribbons, cash prizes and championship rings.
Callers of all ages compete for more than $25,000 in cash and prizes in eight divisions. Competitions are held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The best callers in the world use natural voices, latex mouth calls, pot and peg friction calls, box calls, owl hooting tubes and more to yelp, cluck, putt, gobble and hoot their way to the top spot on stage.
2024 Schedule of Events:
Winner: Travis Ham 238.5
1st Runner up: Rodney Eckstine 236.5 (call-off 240.5)
2nd Runner up: Kerry Elliot 236.5 (call-off 238.5)
3rd Runner up: Josh Pruitt 236.5 (call-off 236)
4th Runner up: Clinton Phipps 236 (call-off 240)
Winner: Kaleb Peyton 243
1st Runner up: James Harrison 239.5
2nd Runner up: Dustin Fashing 239
3rd Runner up: Scott Ellis 238.5
4th Runner up: Cody Harrison 237.5
Winner: Bo Bartlebaugh and Matt Van Cise 562.5
1st Runner up: Dave Owens and Zach Conaway 556 (563)
2nd Runner up: Andy Duvall and Jimmy Pollard 556 (551)
Winner: Rodney Eckstine, Greencastle, PA (458)
1st Runner up: Dustin Jones, Beaver, OH (457)
2nd Runner up: Zach Conaway, Guyton, GA (456.5) (460.5 call off)
3rd Runner up: Dakota Chamberlain, Claysburg, PA (456.5) (455.5 call off)
4th Runner up: Pat Strawser, Millersburg, PA (454)
Winner: Matt Van Cise, Brookville, PA (777.5)
1st Runner up: JR Lanham, Bunker, MO (752.5)
2nd Runner up: Dave Owens, Cedartown, GA (752)
3rd Runner up: Jesse Martin, Mt. Sterling, KY (751.5)
4th Runner up: Mitchell Johnston, Purlear, NC (746)
Winner: Gavin Bryan (371)
1st Runner up: Landon Weeks (369.5)
2nd Runner up: Mason Johnston (363.5)
3rd Runner up: Easton Phillips (361.5)
4th Runner up: Ella Maher (357.5)
Winner: Bo Bartlebaugh (381.5)
1st Runner up: Chase Roberts (375)
2nd Runner up: Aden Dively (373.5)
3rd Runner up: Ethan Jones (367.5)
4th Runner up: Lane Cathey (362.5)
Winner: Bodie Blissitte (369 – 372.5 call off)
1st Runner up: Matthew Presley (369 – 364.5 call off)
2nd Runner up: Isaac Willow (364.5)
3rd Runner up: Gracie Herman (363.5)
4th Runner up: Colby Butler (357.5)
Gobblers strut, big chests and beards puff out, attracting attention. Spring hens nest hidden in shadow-casting edge cover. Predators attack the wild turkeys we love, engaged in dramatic duels. Walk through the Grand National Wild Turkey and White-Tailed Deer Taxidermy Competition display at the NWTF’s annual Convention and Sport Show, and you’ll experience unrivaled artistic renditions, crafty design elements and supreme efforts to re-create moments from times afield like you’ve never seen before. After all, wildlife taxidermy aims at putting a memory on the wall you can return to whenever you want, just by looking up there. – Steve Hickoff, “Mounting Talent,” Turkey Call
This annual taxidermy competition held at the NWTF Convention and Sport Show is sponsored by HuntStand
Winner: Ryan Scearce
Best of Show: Seth French
Best Standing: Seth French
Best Strutting: Jake Phillips
Best of Show: Taylor Harmon
Best Strutting: Taylor Harmon
Best Standing: Shane Faulkner
1st Place: Aaron Hedgepath
Amateur: Natalie Coble
Youth (17 and under): Piper Faulkner
Winner: Butch Irwin
Best of Show: Tommy Rogers
Best Open Mouth Deer: Tommy Rogers
Best Closed Mouth Deer: Terry Driver
Best of Show: Daniel Spell
Best Open Mouth Deer: Jacob Helbing
Best Closed Mouth Deer: Daniel Spell
First Place: Jordan Poutre
Second Place: Aaron Hedgepath
Youth (17 and under): Allison Eaton
The NWTF’s Grand National Call making Competition is the premier competition of its kind in North America. A panel of experts in the fields of call making, calling and hunting evaluate entries and present more than 80 awards. A weekend filled with perpetuating the fine tradition of this folk art is celebrated by a competition, live auction and silent auction.
The Custom Call are available at customcalls.nwtf.org.
Convention is the best way to find one-of-a-kind NWTF merchandise, firearms, hunts, vacations and more! Begin bidding today to find those items you can’t live without, while supporting the mission of the NWTF!