NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For outstanding achievement in saving the hunt, one aspect of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative, Michigan and Minnesota NWTF State Chapters received national awards.
Representatives from the Michigan NWTF State Chapter and the Minnesota NWTF State Chapter accepted their Hunting Heritage awards during the 41st annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show in Nashville.
The NWTF determined this year’s award winners based on how their work strengthens the organization’s Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. The Save the Hunt State Award is presented to state chapters with the highest number of hunters reported through the MyNWTF volunteer portal.
The Michigan State Chapter boasted the highest number of hunters reported for fiscal year 2016, with 708 hunters recruited. The Minnesota State Chapter holds the highest cumulative number of hunters reported since the reporting program started in fiscal year 2013 with 2,019 hunter recruited.
“Our volunteers are helping us reach our Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. goals day after day,” said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. “One by one, we are going to reach our goal of recruiting and reactivating 1.5 million hunters.”
About Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to give the NWTF more energy and purpose than ever. Through this national initiative, NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, recruit and reactivate at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment. Without hunters, there will be no wildlife or habitat. The NWTF is determined to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.