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National Wild Turkey Federation Opens State-of-the-Art Shooting Complex [PICS]

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Palmetto Shooting Complex, the Southeast’s new premier shooting destination, is now open.

The National Wild Turkey Federation project, Palmetto Shooting Complex, is evidence that the organization is about more than just wild turkeys.

The state-of-the-art facility, located in Edgefield, South Carolina, already houses two dedicated sporting clay courses, five trap and skeet fields and a 9,300-square-foot pavilion.

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Upon completion, the Palmetto Shooting Complex will also be home to a 9,500-square-foot roundhouse, 3-D archery course, rifle range, pistol range and fishing ponds.

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The NWTF, also headquartered in Edgefield, saw a need for a complex tailored to shooting and outdoor enthusiasts.

Through fundraising and a partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, who receives funds for such projects through sales tax on hunting, fishing and other outdoor products, they decided to build it.

“Many folks don’t understand just how big of a contribution the shooting sports makes to fund programs that benefit outdoorsmen and the fish and game we pursue,” said George Thornton, CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

“Hunters play a huge and vital part in funding programs to conserve habitat and wildlife in the United States. But an unsung hero in conservation is the shooting sports community. These shooters may not even realize the impact they are making with every box of shotgun shells they buy, or every .22 bullet they send downrange.”

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The Palmetto Shooting Complex is open to the public and membership is not required. However, members do receive a discount when using the facility.

Based on membership level, the discount ranges from 10-20 percent off.

Additional NWTF member benefits include: discounts to future services and facilities at the Palmetto Shooting Complex, discount at the NWTF Turkey Shoppe, six issues of Turkey Country magazine and an exclusive NWTF sponsor member gift.

The Palmetto Shooting Complex is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at:

535 Gary Hill Road

Edgefield, SC 29824

For more information about the facility and the organization itself, visit the NWTF website.

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