NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The National Wild Turkey Federation and Wild Turkey Bourbon recently honored Georgia volunteer Jeff McGahee during the 41st annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show in Nashville.
McGahee accepted the Rare Breed Society Award — sponsored by Wild Turkey Bourbon — which is presented each year to an NWTF volunteer who exemplifies grassroots dedication to the conservation organization’s mission, programs and wild turkey conservation.
The NWTF determined this year’s award winners based on how their work strengthens the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.
McGahee’s journey with the NWTF began 10 years ago, when he took the reins of the CSRA NWTF Chapter banquet in Augusta, Georgia. From attendance of only 50 people at the first banquet, the chapter has been transformed into a nationally recognized top performer. The CSRA Chapter has been the top chapter in Georgia seven straight years and a top-five chapter nationally.
McGahee also gives his time to other chapter events, such as their annual JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) event. He is even committed to helping other local NWTF chapters grow, as he donates items to help with fundraising.
“Jeff puts so much of himself into his chapter and the NWTF mission,” said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. “He is truly a Rare Breed of volunteer.”
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 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.