NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet being held at Potomac State

In conjunction with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Potomac State College of West Virginia University will hold their 1st Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Wednesday, February 25 at the Davis Conference Center.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m.

NWTFThe Tink Smith Collegiate Chapter is the first collegiate chapter of the NWTF in West Virginia and was so-named after the late Glen “Tink” Smith, a life-time resident of Piedmont, WV and wild turkey enthusiast who was highly recognized for his contributions to wildlife photography, especially his photographs of the wild turkey.  Smith was also the recipient of many awards, most notably: First Place in The National Wild Turkey Federation photography contest in 1982, being named West Virginia Sportsman of the Year in 1983, designated as West Virginia’s Foremost Wildlife Photographer in 1984, and was also recognized with the National Wild Turkey Federation’s C. B. McLeod Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Support Through the Media and Wild Turkey Photographs in 1988.

The tentative menu for the banquet includes: breaded stuffed chicken breast with gravy or sliced top round of beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, and dessert. 

Additionally, there will be a silent auction and live auction during the evening with several firearms available. Numerous articles from Tink’s own photography collection and items from the NWTF will also be available. Anyone wanting to donate items for the auctions can do so by contacting Jeff Jones, club advisor and associate professor at the College at 304-788-6986 or at jwjones@mail.wvu.edu .

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Jones by Thursday, Feb. 19.  Corporate table packages are also available.  For cost and more information, click here.