NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As a dedicated volunteer for the National Wild Turkey Federation Women in the Outdoors outreach program, Peggy Griffin has helped countless women get their start outdoors.
In recognition of her incredible work, Griffin, of Elba, Nebraska, received the Annie Oakley Award, the highest honor given to a WITO volunteer. She accepted the award during the 42nd annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.
“I am humbled to receive the Annie Oakley award for something that I truly love to do,” Griffin said. “I have brought my passions for the out-of-doors to so many people in Nebraska since joining the NWTF Women in the Outdoors program over a decade ago. And to see the smiles on the faces when they participate in the field days makes it all worthwhile!”
Annie Oakley, best known for her shooting skills, also influenced generations of women to try something new. The same is true for Griffin.
The NWTF determined this year’s award winner based on how their work strengthens the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.
Griffin has served as Nebraska’s WITO coordinator for the past 13 years. During that time, she has introduced thousands of women to the outdoors. She has coordinated WITO events throughout the state where women learned outdoors skills and gun safety. She also has served as her chapter president and on the Nebraska State Board.
“Peggy shares her hunting and outdoor passions with all who she meets, and we could not be more fortunate to have someone like her in our ranks,” said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO. “It takes dedicated volunteers like Peggy to help us Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.”
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit an historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to raise $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.
For more information, contact Pete Muller at (803) 637-7698