The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation is proud to host this annual event to herald the beginning of another spring turkey season. Here in Tennessee, we are blessed with an abundance of wildlife and ample opportunity to enjoy it. That opportunity is a direct result of funding from generations of sportsmen and women and the hard work and dedication of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The Governor’s One Shot is an opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments, honor those who made it possible, and pledge our continued commitment to preserving our hunting and fishing heritage for future generations of Tennesseans.
Participating hunters are paired with an experienced guide to hunt premium properties in middle Tennessee to attempt to harvest an opening day gobbler. Harvested birds are checked in and scored based on the NWTF formula (weight, beard and spur lengths), and valuable prizes are awarded for highest scores for individual and hunter/guide teams.
After the hunt has concluded, the fun is just beginning. Everyone reconvenes at the Factory for the One Shot Banquet which includes a social hour, hors d’oeuvres, open bar, buffet-style dinner, and a live auction that includes incredible hunting experiences, high-end guns, and historical pieces.
Banner Image – Eastern wild turkey – Photo Credit: Tom Reichner