Ladeau Earns National Conservation Award


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For his dedication to conservation and to our hunting heritage, Brett Ladeau earned a national award from the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Ladeau, of Hartland, Vermont, received one of five Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service awards at the 42nd annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service awards are given to NWTF members who have made significant contributions to wild turkey conservation but are not employed as professional wildlife managers.

The NWTF determined this year’s award winners based on how their work strengthens the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.

Ladeau has spent countless hours carrying out conservation work across the state of Vermont, conducting hunter education courses, Turkey Hunting 101 courses and has helped shape turkey hunting rules and regulations in the state. Ladeau, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serves as the Vermont NWTF State Chapter president, as well as president of his local chapter, the Upper Valley Longbeards.

“Brett’s dedication to our core mission is impeccable,” said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO. “He embodies what this award stands for, and we are truly fortunate to have him in the trenches working for the NWTF. We also thank him for his service to this great country.”

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

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