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NWTF Convention and Sport Show Welcomes Badlands Gear as Longbeard Sponsor

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation announces Badlands Gear as a new Longbeard Sponsor for the upcoming Convention and Sport Show, Feb. 14-18, in Nashville, Tennessee.

“We are so excited to exhibit at the NWTF Convention for the first time,” said Blake VanTussenbrook, senior marketing manager with Badlands Gear Co. “We know it’s the largest gathering of passionate turkey hunters there is and as avid turkey hunters ourselves, we’re thrilled to bring Badlands gear to the show. We can’t wait to talk turkey with outdoorsmen and women from all over the world and show them a full lineup of Badlands turkey hunting gear.”

Shaping the outdoor gear industry since its establishment in 1992, Badlands Gear has been a trailblazer with its innovative concepts and unconditional lifetime warranty. Serving as a Longbeard Sponsor for the 2024 Convention and Sport Show, Badlands Gear assumes the role of the official technology sponsor for the event. Those attending can explore Badlands’ exceptional gear at booth 1620 in the exhibit hall.

“We are thrilled to have Badlands Gear join us as a sponsor for the 2024 Convention and Sports Show,” said Natalia Daniels, NWTF national director of corporate relations and licensing. “As a first-time exhibitor, I know our attendees will be eager to visit with them in our exhibit hall.”

The NWTF Convention and Sport Show, sponsored by Mossy Oak, kicks off with a Wednesday evening social and live music with Country Outdoors in the Waterin’ Hole. Official Convention activities commence on Thursday, Feb. 15, featuring rendezvous sessions, the evening’s Kickoff Party and the grand opening of the Sport Show floor, which will showcase more than 500 top exhibitors in the outdoor industry. Taking place from Thursday to Saturday, the NWTF Sport Show is free to attend for NWTF members and open to the public. The convention culminates with a worship service on Sunday, Feb. 18, marking the conclusion of the NWTF’s 48th annual Convention and Sport Show.

Find the full schedule of events and register now for the Convention and Sport Show at

About the National Wild Turkey Federation
Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested over half a billion dollars into wildlife conservation and has positively impacted over 23 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The NWTF has also invested over $9 million into wild turkey research to guide the management of the wild turkey population and to ensure sustainable populations into perpetuity. The organization continues to deliver its mission by working across boundaries on a landscape scale through its Four Shared Values: clean and abundant water, healthy forests and wildlife habitat, resilient communities, and robust recreational opportunities. With the help of its dedicated members, partners and staff, the NWTF continues its work to provide Healthy Habitats. and Healthy Harvests. for future generations.

About Badlands
Now in its 32nd year, Badlands continues to focus on exceptional quality, continuing innovation, unmatched performance, and as always, the only unconditional lifetime warranty in the industry. Learn more at

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