EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation recently signed an agreement with Daisy Outdoor Products that will help commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the NWTF’s Women in the Outdoors outreach program.

Since 1998, the Women in the Outdoors program has provided hands-on outdoor education for women through outdoor learning events. Daisy Outdoor Products, the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of airguns, ammo and accessories, will make an airgun with a solid wood pink-painted stock in honor of the outreach program. Soon, the airgun will be available for purchase at Academy Sports & Outdoors stores.

“Daisy is one of the many companies continuing to support the NWTF, and partnering with Daisy to mark this milestone in the history of the Women in the Outdoors program was a natural fit,” said Danny Young, advertising and licensing director for the NWTF. “Daisy also is committed to providing hunter safety instruction to youth hunters, and has been a longstanding sponsor of the NWTF’s JAKES outreach program. Working with Daisy to recognize another of the Federation’s outreach programs just makes sense.”

As the Women in the Outoors program celebrates its 10th anniversary, the NWTF is inviting women from all walks of life to learn, laugh and lighten up at the Wild Turkey Center in Edgefield, S.C., Sept. 25 to Sept. 28, 2008.

Participants at the 10th anniversary celebration will have the opportunity to learn about the Women in the Outdoors program, experience fishing, canoeing, camping, Dutch oven cooking, outdoor photography and archery, visit the NWTF’s national headquarters and the state-of-the-art Winchester museum and much more.

The NWTF’s JAKES program (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) teaches the principles of wildlife management and traditions of safe, ethical and responsible hunting to youth up to age 12. Xtreme JAKES is designed for teens 13 to 17 years old, and provides opportunities and challenges more in-line with older JAKES members’ abilities and experiences.