NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For outstanding achievement in the recruitment and creation of hunters, two state chapters received a National Wild Turkey Federation national award.
The chapters accepted their Hunting Heritage awards during the 42nd annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show. The Save the Hunt State Award is presented to the state chapter with the highest cumulative growth and fiscal year percent increase for hunters reported. Receiving the awards this year are:
Minnesota NWTF State Chapter — Received the award for the highest cumulative number of hunters reported
Florida NWTF State Chapter — Received the award for having the highest percent increase of hunters reported. Since last fiscal year, Florida has more than doubled the number of hunters reported.
The NWTF determined this year’s award winners based on how their work strengthens the organization’s Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.
“Making strides in the R3 effort takes each and every one of us doing our part,” said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO. “The folks in Minnesota and Florida are leading the way, and we could not be more proud of their efforts.”
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