Longbeards sponsor hunt; banquet Saturday night
Isaiah Ortiz of Nashville recently bagged a 19-pound turkey while hunting on an Obion County farm with Jason Craig, who was representing the Reelfoot Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The turkey had a 9-inch beard and three-fourths-inch spurs. Joining them on the hunt were Danny Sherman and Billy Blakley. Ortiz won the Reelfoot Longbeards’ sponsored hunt during a drawing at the West Tennessee Youth Jamboree in Martin. He also won a fan mount from Haynes Taxidermy Studio in Union City and a Mossberg shotgun. The Reelfoot Longbeards are hosting a banquet Saturday at Ellington Hall at Reelfoot Lake. The event includes live and silent auctions, several games and gun giveaways for three sponsors. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the meal to be served at 7 and the live auction to follow. Tickets are available at the door for $15. Craig said there will also be a Rossi single shot with three barrels given away to a youngster, who must be present to win. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Craig at (731) 697-6017.