Preston Pittman.
Preston Pittman.

Hunters and anglers are invited to the Boys & Girls Club of Scott County for good food, good fellowship and support of a great cause as CASA of the Tennessee Heartland hosts its second annual Scott Sportsman Showcase on May 3.

The event, slated to begin at 5 p.m., will be highlighted by Preston Pittman as the featured speaker.

The 60-year-old Pittman is called by many the world’s best turkey caller, and he has the trophies to back it up. Winning his first turkey calling championship at the age of 16, Pittman has gone on to become a seven-time national champion turkey caller, a nine-time National Champ of Champs, and has been crowned the U.S. Gobbling Champion, Grand National Gobbling Champion and Grand National Champ of Champs. He is the only person to hold five different world titles.

Pittman is also a noted turkey hunter. He was the first person to document a Double Grand Slam (two turkeys of each of the four major sub-species of the American wild turkey) in one year. He is a member of pro staffs for Muzzy, Delta and Scent Lok.

“Hunting and fishing are huge in Scott County, and this is a great opportunity to give sportsmen something fun to do while also raising money for a great cause,” said Christy Harness, CASA’s advocacy coordinator in Scott County. “Preston Pittman is a name that anyone who turkey hunts or who watches the Outdoors Channel will recognize and we’re excited to have his support for our event.”

In addition to a meal and presentation by Pittman, there will be certified Boone & Crockett scorers on hand to score whitetail deer antlers and mounts, live and silent auctions, door prizes and games. A 2014 Polaris Sportsman 400 ATV, courtesy of Tommy’s Motorsports in Clinton, Tenn., will be raffled at the event. Raffle tickets are $10 and are currently being sold.

The Sportsman’s Showcase takes place immediately following National Child Abuse & Neglect Awareness Month. It also takes place with Tennessee’s turkey hunting season in full swing and the spring fishing season near its peak on area lakes and rivers. The event offers sportsmen an excellent opportunity to share stories of success or tales of the big one that got away.

Tickets for the Sportsman Showcase are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 16 and under. They can be purchased by calling 423-663-8943.

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