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Turkeys on the Run-Gobble, Gobble!

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) Winchester Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world! Dedicated to the history of wild turkey hunting and conservation in North America, the museum has numerous exhibits such as an extensive collection of turkey calls and a USDA Forest Service helicopter where a fire burn is simulated. For those who love interaction, there are several displays geared toward small kids and “bigger” kids, aka adults.

Amazing dioramas of the five species of the wild turkey in North America provide the backdrop for a museum that is like no other in the world. The NWTF was formed in 1973 when there were only an estimated 1.3 million turkeys remaining in the North American wilderness. Today, there are more than 7 million wild turkeys.

The museum gift shop offers hunting gear, books, toys, and souvenirs. The Winchester Museum is open Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and is located at 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield, SC.

For more information, visit www.nwtf.org or call (803) 637-3106

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