Davis Earns National Award for Dedication to Hunters with Disabilities


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lisa Davis’ devotion to providing outdoor opportunities to individuals with mobility impairments and special needs earned her a national award from the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Davis accepted the Wheelin’ Sportsmen Volunteer of the Year Award during the 41st annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show in Nashville.

The NWTF Wheelin’ Sportsmen program provides all people with disabilities opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. NWTF chapters host Wheelin’ Sportsmen events across North America to help participants gain a sense of independence by learning to stay active in the outdoors on their own.

The NWTF determines its award winners based on how their work strengthens the organization’s Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. From spending hours maintaining social media pages for the Illinois NWTF State Chapter and the Wheelin’ Sportsmen program, to opening her home to attendees of an annual cookout and bow shoot, Davis, of Fifthian, Illinois, lives the Wheelin’ Sportsmen life each day. Through her dedication, the state has increased the number of hunts and the number of places available for hunters with disabilities.

“Lisa is a dedicated volunteer with a true heart for Wheelin’ Sportsmen,” said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. “Her efforts empower many individuals to try their hand at new activities like hunting, fishing and just being able to enjoy the outdoors no matter their ability.”

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 or 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.

For more information, contact Peter Muller at (803) 637-7698.