Volunteer Wins NWTF Award


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — John Larsen, long time member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, received an award for donating countless hours to wildlife conservation.

The NWTF announced Larsen, of St. Paul, Minnesota, as the recipient of C.B. McLeod Award at the 42nd annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

The C.B. McLeod Award recognizes individuals who dedicate their lives to wildlife conservation. The NWTF determined this year’s award winners based on how their work strengthens the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.

An active member since 1982, Larsen has achieved the level of Diamond Legacy Sponsor. He has contributed, both financially and through volunteering his time, to wild turkey restoration efforts. Larsen also is a significant proponent of the R3 mentored hunting program in Minnesota, which recruits over 300 hunters each year.

“John’s commitments financially and personally to the NWTF mission speak to his belief in the mission,” said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO. “Without support like his, our mission to restore wild turkey populations would have never been complete. And with that continued support, we will Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. together.”

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