Pittman Wins National Award


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For his endless dedication to the National Wild Turkey Federation and its mission, Preston Pittman earned the Dick Kirby National Award.

Pittman accepted the award at the 42nd annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

The award is named for turkey hunting legend Dick Kirby, who was the brains and heart behind Quaker Boy Calls. He also was one of the original members of the NWTF, serving nine years on its national board of directors in the 1990s. The Dick Kirby Award is given to a call maker or company that has made significant contributions to the NWTF and shown dedication to the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.

Pittman is a seven-time national calling champion, a renowned call maker, and now he gives his time as a Grand National Calling Competition judge.

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

“Preston is a master craftsman in the callmaking industry and an icon in turkey hunting lore,” said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO. “His talents are limitless, and his contribution to the NWTF is invaluable.”

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, create 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 Pete Muller at (803) 637-7698