NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For his dedication to conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage, Greg Shaffer earned a national award from the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Shaffer, of Sherrard, Illinois, received one of five Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service awards at the 42nd annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.
Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service awards are given to NWTF members who have made significant contributions to wild turkey conservation but are not employed as professional wildlife managers.
The NWTF determined this year’s award winners based on how their work strengthens the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.
Shaffer is the president of his local chapter and has served in many capacities at the state chapter level. Shaffer’s commitment to education as a career spilled over into training new hunters, and he has been a catalyst in making the Illinois NWTF State Chapter second in the nation in registered NWTF hunter recruitment events.
“Greg’s dedication to our mission helps us move forward each day of the year,” said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO. “With help from volunteers like Greg, we will Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.”
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