Wild turkey on four wheels . . .
NASCAR gets plenty of attention, and Bass Pro Shops is helping to promote the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) on the racing circuit this season.
"All of us at Bass Pro Shops are so proud of the conservation successes our friends at the National Wild Turkey Federation have achieved throughout the organization's 40-plus years," said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops. "Donating a special NWTF paint scheme for Jamie McMurray's No. 1 Chevrolet SS at the All-Star race seemed like the perfect way to show our appreciation."
A similar paint scheme graced the panels of Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 Chevy driven by Ty Dillon for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Charlotte, North Carolina this spring.
The salute to the NWTF is part of the Bass Pro Shops Racing for America's Wildlife program. The effort engages the NASCAR community in protecting America's hunting and fishing heritage through habitat conservation and restoration, education and outreach.
"Knowing that the NWTF will be seen by millions of race fans across the country is an amazing feeling," said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. "We are very thankful and look forward to the continued relationship we have with John L. Morris and Bass Pro Shops."
According to the NWTF, Bass Pro Shops has long been a financial contributor to wildlife conservation, making donations at NWTF Convention and Sport Shows through NWTF Month at Bass Pro Shops stores and much more.
In fact, back in 2006 John L. Morris received the NWTF Lynn Boykin Hunting Heritage Award for his dedication to conservation and to securing the future of hunting for others. Bass Pro Shops earned the NWTF Corporate Achievement Award in 2005 for the company's dedication to conservation and the NWTF as well.
So what do you think, you turkey hunting NASCAR fans?
Steve Hickoff is Realtree's turkey hunting editor and blogger.