GSM Outdoors Joins NWTF Sports Convention & Exhibition as Longbeard Sponsor

EDGEFIELD, SC — The National Wild Turkey Federation welcomes GSM Outdoors as a sponsor of the Longbeard for the Sports Show and Convention, taking place February 15-19 in Nashville, Tennessee. This year’s festivities mark 50 years of delivering the NWTF’s mission.

“As passionate turkey hunters and conservationists, our relationship with NWTF is very important to us and holds a very special place in our hearts,” said Tayler Riggen, regional sales manager for GSM Midwest. “Being able to celebrate 50 years of wild turkey conservation and the rich history of the National Wild Turkey Federation is something we look forward to.”

GSM Outdoors first became a sponsor in 2022, but many of the companies under its umbrella have sponsored or exhibited at conventions in the past. As part of its sponsorship, the brand of GSM Outdoors heavyweights like Avian-X Decoys and Zink Calls will be present at parts of the Convention and Sports Show, and the brands will be represented in booths 1313 and 1321 at the exhibition room.

“We are honored to have GSM and its family of brands as sponsors of our show,” said Natalia Daniels, NWTF National Director of Licensing and Corporate Relations. “They are an industry leader who knows what wild turkey enthusiasts need to be successful in spring turkey woods. Be sure to visit their booth in the showroom.”

The first event of the NWTF Convention and Sport Show, officially sponsored by Mossy Oak, is the Pub Crawl scheduled for the night of Wednesday, February 15. Convention festivities officially open on Thursday, February 16 with meetup sessions, the Kickoff Party and the inauguration of the Sport Show Floor, featuring more than 500 of the best exhibitors in the outdoor industry. The NWTF Sport Show takes place Thursday through Saturday at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. The convention festivities conclude with a worship service on Sunday, February 19.

About the National Wild Turkey Federation

Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested more than half a billion dollars in wildlife conservation and has conserved or improved more than 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The organization continues to advance wildlife conservation, forest resiliency, and robust recreational opportunities across the US by working beyond borders at the landscape scale.

2023 is the 50th of the NWTF he anniversary and an opportunity to push the organization’s mission into the future while honoring its rich history. for his 50 he anniversary, the NWTF has set six ambitious goals: positively impact 1 million acres of wildlife habitat; raise $500,000 for wild turkey research; increase membership to 250,000 members; dedicate $1 million to education and outreach programs; raise $5 million to invest in technology and the people of NWTF; and raise $5 million to build a $50 million endowment for the future. Find out how you can help us achieve these lofty goals.

About GSM Outdoor

Few American outdoor companies enjoy a mutually respectful relationship with their customers that spans five generations. GSM Outdoors is one of those few! For over 70 years, the GSM family of brands has been helping passionate hunters and shooters succeed through innovation and manufacturing high-quality, reliable products that continue to prove themselves in the field and at the range. to this day. GSM Outdoors continues to take advantage of the latest technology and provide customers with the best products on the market. Tradition, heritage, and loyalty to outdoor enthusiasts of generations past and future… that’s the GSM Outdoors guarantee.