NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Oklahoma Lt. Governor’s Hunt received the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Government Partner Award for their work promoting hunting and conservation. Members of the Lt. Governor’s Hunt accepted the award during the 41st annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show in Nashville.
This award recognizes government employee(s) at the federal or state level, or elected officials, who demonstrates outstanding achievement in facilitating habitat conservation, furthering hunting heritage, effective partnership formation or conservation policy influence.
The hunt, which brings business and political leaders together, allows attendees a chance to form a bond on and off the hunting fields that lasts beyond the weekend hunt. This year, seven communities showcased their economic development goals, and more than 80 hunters from 37 states and three countries participated. In the past 12 years, the hunt has grown from a $5,000 yearly budget to more than $50,000. The event provides an ever-increasing opportunity to engage a new set of hunters, allowing us to share our Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. message.
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.