The Clay County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is selling chances on a Remington 1911 R1 45-caliber pistol. Cost is $20 per ticket and only 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available from Arvil Parkey of Parkey Lawn Care or by calling (940) 733-3294.
The pistol will be given away as soon as all tickets are sold. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit programs the chapter conducts during the year, including a local scholarship to graduating seniors. Past scholarship winners are Tyler Crafton, Daryl Tucker, Chad Fleming and Bryce Tucker. The local scholarship winner is eligible for the $2,500 Texas State scholarship. Scholarship deadline is Jan. 15 of each year. To apply you must be a senior from Clay County, a JAKES member of the NWTF and have a current hunting license.
The chapter also participates in the Turkey Hunters Care Program by donating holiday turkeys to the Clay County Outreach during Thanksgiving and Christmas. The chapter earned first place in the state of Texas in 2010 and 2011 for the number of turkeys donated and placed in the top 10 nationally.
The Clay County Dove Salute hosted by the Birdwell Clark Ranch and other county ranches received third place recognition from the State NWTF for a Wheelin’ Sportsman event.
The annual Hunting Heritage banquet is set for Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Holman Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. As always the banquet will feature dinner, live and silent auctions and numerous games and raffle drawings. Items in the banquet activities include framed prints, sculptures, home décor, collectibles and guns.
For more information about the Clay County Chapter of the NWTF email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (940) 733-3294.