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Newborn resident places at NWTF shooting competition
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Thomas Moseley of Newborn placed first at the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 16th Annual Turkey Shoot held Aug. 14 -16. Moseley broke 40 clay targets while competing in the 20-Gauge Event, C class of the NSCA Division at The Meadows National Gun Club in Forsyth.

Nearly 500 shooters took aim at clay targets thrown from a variety of angles, distances and speeds to compete in one of the premier sporting clays tournaments in the country. The event drew some of the nation’s finest shooters, outdoor product vendors and shooting representatives.

The Turkey Shoot was separated into two divisions — the highly competitive National Sporting Clays Association division for professional shooters and the Hunters division for recreational shooters.

Participants tested their skill in a number of events, including the Charles Daly Side by Side, Browning 12-gauge Preliminary, the 50-bird Briley Squaded Subgauge competition, and the 200-target Sporting Clays Championship.

Proceeds from the 2009 Turkey Shoot benefit Wheelin’ Sportsmen NWTF, an outreach program that provides people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors through local NWTF chapter events nationwide, such as hunting, fishing and shooting activities.

"It was another great year for the Turkey Shoot, and we’re already looking forward to 2010," said Rhett Simmons, NWTF special events director. "Sporting clays enthusiasts are some of the most welcoming, friendly people you’ll ever meet, and I urge anyone who hasn’t been to one of these events to come out and join in the fun."

The 17th annual event will be held Aug. 20 to Aug. 22, 2010.

For more information about the Turkey Shoot, Wheelin’ Sportsmen or the National Wild Turkey Federation, visit the Web site at or call (800) THE-NWTF.