A Message from George C. Thornton, NWTF CEO
George C. Thornton
The NWTF's members, volunteers, sponsors and partners have made our organization the leader in upland conservation. I'm proud to be part of this strong team, and proud of all we've achieved.
Together we remain dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
On the conservation front, we must find ways to maintain and improve wildlife habitat, retain and increase access for hunters and ensure the wild turkey is never again in danger of disappearing.
Fulfilling the hunting heritage part of our mission, the JAKES, Women in the Outdoors and Wheelin' Sportsmen outreach programs teach nearly 100,000 people about the outdoors each year. We also have successfully fought to increase hunting opportunities in a number of states and defeat anti-hunting measures in other states.
In 2010, we announced a new program aimed at getting more youth involved in the shooting
sports — JAKES Take Aim. Created through a generous donation from Larry and Brenda Potterfield, founders of MidwayUSA, JAKES Take Aim will introduce 150,000 new youth shooters to the sport by 2014.
I'd like to personally challenge each of you to help fulfill the mission of the NWTF and pass on the legacy of the outdoors. Our children are depending on all of us. Together we can succeed.
Thank you for everything you're doing on behalf of the NWTF, the wild turkey and our hunting heritage. Let's keep up the good work!
George C. Thornton, NWTF CEO
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