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Waconda Struttin' Dusters Jakes Event - 7/25-26/14

Courtland
785-738-0280

Gilman Days - 7/26/2014

Downtown Gilman
320-224-1280

Central MN JAKES Day - 7/26/2014

Nisswa Sportsmans Club, Nisswa
218-963-0477

North Central Gobblers 2014 JAKES Day - 7/26/2014

Camp Wilderness Boy Scouts Camp, Park Rapids
218-255-0428

Feathers-Fins-Fur - 7/26/2014

Foscue Park, 1800 Lock and Dam Road, Demopolis
334-534-1764

Clay County Area Jakes Day - 7/26/2014

Mountain View Hunting Preserve, Haynes Mountain Road, Delta
256-396-9001

Warren Co Youth Field Day - 7/26/2014

Chapman State Park, 4790 Chapman Damn Road, Clarendon
814-450-1615

Peters Creek Trail JAKES Day - 7/26/2014

Clariton Sportsman's Club, 412 Coal Valley Road, Clariton
412-751-6984

Jakes Event for Randolph County - 7/26/2014

World Shooting Complex, One Main Event Lane, Sparta
618-282-2275

Tall Pine Toms 2014 Jakes Day - 7/26/2014

Camp Wilderness Boy Scouts Camp, Park Rapids
218-732-5182

Ogemaw Hills Gobblers Kids Free Fun Day - 7/26/2014

Sugar Springs Sporting Clays & Hunting Preserve
989-345-1955

Muskinghum Valley Chapter JAKES Day - 7/26/2014

Coshocton County Sportsman Association, Coschocton
740-622-9063

Western Maryland Chapter - 7/26/2014

Wings of Challenge Range, Accident
301-268-2436

Flint River JAKES Event - 7/27/2014

New Generation Park, Hwy 19 No., Thomaston
706-647-7804

Prattsburgh Summerfest JAKES TAKE AIM - 8/2/2014-8/3/2014

44 South Main Sreet, Prattsburgh
607-522-7991

Space Festival - Jakes Take Aim - 8/2/2014

Cosmos City Park, Cosmos
320-333-0338

Western PA Regional Youth Day - 8/2/2014

Buzzard Swamp, Buzzard Swamp Road, Marienville
724-946-2350

Midwest Gobblers Annual Jakes Day - 8/2/2014

Otter Creek Hunting Club, 19201 Hunting Club Road, Jerseyville
618-786-2445

Chemung Valley Ridgerunners - 8/2/2014

Ram Archery, 5426 Roaring Run Road, Gillett
607-734-5288

Peters Creek Trail Youth Day - 8/2/2014

Shaner Gun Club, 1289 Herold Drive, Irwin
412-751-6984

Grand River Longbeards Chapter 2014 JAKES Event - 8/2/2014

Ionia Fairgrounds
616-912-530

Double Eagle Chapter JAKES Day - 8/2/2014

Veterans Memorial Wildlife Mgmt/Roger Gaps Road
502-370-1520

Lehigh Valley JAKES Youth Field Day - 8/2/2014

8100 Gun Club Run, New Tripoli
610-730-6622

Cascade Thunderin Toms JAKES Day - 8/2/2014

Coachman Club, 1584 Patterson Rd., New Castle
724-968-8549

Flint River Chapter - 8/2/2014

Jakes Fun Day
810-513-9820

Jakes Day - 8/2/2014

Benshoff Hill Rod and Gun Club, 1260 Benchoff Hill Road, Johnstown
814-536-6567

MDHA Banquet - 8/4/2014

McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson
320-493-1508

4-H Jakes Take Aim, North Central Gobblers - 8/4/2014

Northern Pines Assembly Grounds, Cty. Rd. 1, Park Rapids
218-255-0428

Cubs Scouts Convention - 8/5/2014

McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson
320-493-1508

National Fun Night - 8/5/2014

Akeley Park, Akeley
218-255-0428

Yellow Creek Youth Field Days - 8/9/2014

Shelocta Sportsman's Club, Club Road, Shelocta
724-599-9174

Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers JAKES Day - 8/9/2014

Grangeville Archery Range, Grangeville, ID
208-451-4112

Lake Seminole Spurs JAKES Day - 8/9/2014

Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge
229-400-3779

Forked Deer Longbeards JAKES Day - 8/9/2014

Dyer County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Road, Dyersburg
731-285-5744

Bayou Longbeards JAKES Day - 8/9/2014

Cotton Port Bank Camp, Mansura
318-240-1540

Cedar River JAKES Day - 8/10/2014

Mower County Sportsman's Club, Austin
507-434-7984

McLeod County Fair - 8/13/2014-8/17/2014

840 Century Avenue, SW, Hutchinson
320-493-1508

Whiteford Valley Gobblers JAKES Day Event - 8/16/2014

Sportsmans Club, 6280 Lighthouse Road, Monroe
419-270-1332

2014 River Valley Longbards Annual Jakes Day - 8/16/2014

Southern Ohio Coon Hunters Association, Batavia
513-608-7146

Spruce Run JAKES Day - 8/16/2014

Pequest Fish Hatchery, Oxford
908-475-4544

Benton County Chapter Rice Days - 8/16/2014

Downtown Rice, Rice
320-224-1280

NWTF Upper Cumberland Chapter Jakes Day - 8/16/2014

Mustard Seed Ranch, Cookeville
931-510-5421

JAKES Hunter Field Day - 8/16/2014

New Germany State Park, Grantsville
301-268-2436

Connecticut State Chapter JAKES Event - 8/16/2014

Bozrah Rod & Gun Club, 79 Santa Anna Rd., Lebanon
860-608-6009

Thornapple Valley JAKES Event - 8/16/2014

Barry County Conservation Club, 1180 Cook Road, Hastings
269-792-9587

Whitehorse Mountain Longbeards Youth Sporting Clays - 8/16/2014

Buffer Creek Sport Clays, 776 Schoolhouse Rd.. Somerset
814-267-5866

Orangeville Sportsman Club Youth Field Days - 8/16/2014

Orangeville Sportsman Club, Orangeville
570-285-1270

Timber Country Cutters Youth Day - 8/23/2014

Wausau School Forest, 2336 C. R. KK, Mosinee
715-693-3212

North Montour Sportmans Club Youth Field Days! - 8/23/2014

North Montour Sportsmans Club, Danville
570-285-1270

Edgar County Longbeards JAKES Outing - 8/23/2014

Wilson Family Farms, Paris
217-202-5032

Stony Valley Chapter Jakes Day - 8/23/2014

Penn Harris Gun Club, Middletown
717-574-6936

Plateau Longbeards JAKES Day - 8/23/2014

Caryonah Hunting Lodge, Crossville
931-267-2016

Northeast NE Beards and Spurs JAKES day - 8/23/2014

By Yellowbanks Northwest of Battle Creek
402-675-2245

Tuscarawas Struttin' Toms JAKES Day - 8/23/2014

Norma Johnson Center, Dover
330-339-3827

Pine Mountain Longbeards Day - 8/23/2014

2107 General Carl Wade Stiner Hwy., Lafollette
423-871-2200

Crow River Cutters Youth Day - 8/23/2014

Gopher Camp Fire, 24718 C.R. 7, Hutchinson
320-493-1508

Lake Area Gobblers 2013 JAKES Day - 8/23/2014

McCollum's Hunting Preserve, Bejou
218-935-2468

Southeast Silver Spurs Youth Field Day - 8/23/2014

State Wildlife Preserve, Montgomery County
215-822-0637

Turkeys on the Rez 2014 JAKES Day - 8/23/2014

McCollum's Hunting Preserve, Bejou
218-935-2468

Family Fun Day - 8/23/2014

South St. Paul Gun Club, Gun Club Road
651-459-5772

Youth Fishing Derby - Mountain Lakes - 8/24/2014

Burnsville Lake Docks, 2746 S. Main St., Burnsville
304-452-8357

Central MN JAKES Day - 8/24/2014-8/25/2014

Nisswa Sportsmans Club, Nisswa
218-963-0477

Youth Dove Hunt - 9/1/2014

Melvern Wildlife Area, Reading Office
620-437-2012

Carlisle Sports Expo - 9/5/2014 - 9/7/2014

Carlisle Fair Grounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road
717-554-9437

North Country Longspurs 18th Annual JAKES Event - 9/6/2014

William Bunnell Camp, Barnet
802-748-1415

MDHA/NWTF Youth Shooting Day - 9/6/2014

Pennington County Sportsmans Club, Thief River Falls
218-689-2913

Clay Co. Cutters and Strutters JAKES Field Day - 9/6/2014

Ray Winka Farm (1 mi. north of Flora) Flora
618-838-9238

Franklin County JAKES Event - 9/12/2014

Waid Park, 701 Park Road, Rocky Mount
540-483-2732

Three Rivers Local Chapter - 9/13/2014

RSE Farms, Stephens
(706)310-0088

Kansas State Jakes Camp - 9/13/2014 - 9/14/2014

White Memorial Camp, 1271 S. 1050 Rd., Council Grove
620-437-2012

Botetourt Longbeards - 9/20/2014

Botetourt JAKES, Richard Simmons Farm, 1554 Prease Rd., Buchanan
540-254-2564

Soque River Spurs - 9/20/2014

Fieldale Farms, 1700 Blacksnake Road, Mt. Airy
706-499-8084

Black Swamp JAKES Day - 9/20/2014

Camp Lakota, Defiance
419-438-0018

Shenandoah Valley JAKES Day - 9/20/2014

Winchester-Frederick County Conservation
540-667-8858

Susquehanna County Youth Field Day - 9/21/2014

Harford Fair Grounds, Harford
570-396-5033

South GA JAKES Day - 9/27/2014

Paradise PFA, 536 Paradise Drive, Enigma
404-316-1283

Beaver Creek Local - 9/27/2014

Leetonia Sportsmans Club, 311 East High Street, Leetonia
330-532-5570

Sawnee Mountain - 9/27/2014

Lower Pool Dam
(770)654-7548

Maple Country Extreme Jakes Dove Hunt - 10/4/2014

16766 Hosmer Road, Middlefield
440-313-7406

11th Annual Wildlife Adventure Day - 10/11/2014

Rock Point Road, Newburg
301-751-6945

Melvern Wildlife Area Youth Waterfowl Hunt - 10/18/2014

Melvern Wildlife Area, Reading Office
620-699-3372

Flint Hills Wildlife Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt - 10/25/2014

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, Hartford
620-203-8514

Ken Middleton Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt/Sporting Clays Shoot - 1/9/2015-1/10/2015

Chauncy Ranch YMCA Camp near Spring Valley
928-848-4549

Ken Middleton Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt/Sporting Clays Shoot - 1/23/2015-1/24/2015

Chauncy Ranch YMCA Camp near Spring Valley
928-848-4549

Juniors Turkey Hunting Camps - 4/16/2015-4/20/2015

Forests near Flagstaff, Alpine or Greer and Payson
928-848-4549


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Where Are They Now?

2010 Winner
Melissa Bueker
Missouri

With only a semester at Missouri State University on her resumé, Melissa is still making good use of the national scholarship she received from the NWTF and Mossy Oak less than a year ago. The honor student will spend her summer interning with the Missouri Department of Conservation. She is still active in the National FFA Organization, having recently received her State FFA Degree.

2009 Winner
Mandy (Bowering) Carter
Georgia

Education: Mandy moved from California to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech.
Career plans: Mandy hopes to work for NASA, Boeing or Lockheed Martin.
Family: Mandy married a military man this January. They live in LaGrange, halfway between Atlanta, where she goes to school, and Ft. Benning, where her husband is stationed.
Outdoors: Mandy hasn't been hunting since high school, but she's an active angler.

2008 Winner
Anna Lee Harris
Alabama

Education: Anna Lee is a senior at the University of Alabama, majoring in elementary education. She's a student in the Honors College.
Career plans: Anna Lee hopes to teach in an elementary school or preschool. She would like to eventually earn a master's degree in education and possibly pursue a career as an administrator.
Outdoors: Last semester, Anna Lee was placed in a kindergarten class [to do her student teaching], where she did a lesson on the wild turkey. "Seeing the students' excitement about touching a real wild turkey feather was great," she said. "But it made me realize that many children aren't as blessed as I was to grow up knowing about wild animals and the conservation efforts to protect them." Anna Lee is still a proud NWTF member and attends the National Convention and Sport Show in Nashville with her father every year.

2007 Winner
Andrew Payne
Texas

Education: Andrew is pursuing his degree at Texas A&M, where he's also a student senator and a writer for the Lone Star Montgomery Campus News. His junior year, he founded a nonprofit organization to help area homeless people.
Career plans: Andrew is planning on a career in medicine, focusing on an RN degree now, with hopes of going on to medical school. He will then work in an orphanage near Mbale, Uganda.
Outdoors: Andrew enjoys bowhunting but has devoted much of his spare time more recently to other projects, such as urban gardening initiatives that promote responsible land use and a healthy lifestyle.

2006 Winner
Victoria Scott
Colorado

Education: Victoria received a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and one in soil and crop science from Colorado State University in 2006. She is working on her Ph.D. in soil chemistry at Iowa State University.
Outdoors: Victoria is a Life Member of the NWTF. "I've only missed five weekends of hunting during the last two fall semesters," she said. "My junior year, I almost didn't pass a Calculus II exam, because I spent the weekend helping my brother pack out his trophy elk. I'd never trade that experience, because there is more to life than a 4.0."

2005 Winner
David Edson
South Carolina

Education: David graduated from Furman University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in physics. This May, he received his master's in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.
Career: David interned at General Electric for three summers during college. This summer, he's starting his career as an engineer with Eaton Corporation in Jackson, Miss. He's part of a three-year leadership program to train managers for the company.
Outdoors: David dove hunted during his first few years of college, but hasn't had the chance to do much since. "I hope to get back into hunting once I start working. I miss it," he said. "When I have kids, I definitely want to teach them how to hunt."

2004 Winner
Cody Rosania
Arizona

Education: Cody received an extended degree in pre-forensic chemistry and criminal justice from Northern Arizona University. His senior project was on the lead levels in ducks, after it became illegal to use lead shot for hunting in the state.
Career: After interning for Norchem Drug Testing Lab in Flagstaff, Cody was hired as a certifying scientist.
Outdoors: Cody took over the family business, Sundowner Guide Service, this year, after his father retired. He is looking forward to guiding clients, but says he'll always make time to share a campfire with friends.

2003 Winner
Chanda Cooper
South Carolina

Education: Chanda received a bachelor's degree in biology and a Master's of Earth and Environmental Re-sources Management from the University of South Carolina.
Career: Chanda is the education program coordinator for the Richland County Environmental Planning Division. Her job is to coordinate activities that raise awareness of conservation issues. "Wherever I work," she said, "I hope to share my passion for the outdoors with others and encourage them to become better environ-mental stewards."
Outdoors: Chanda lives on her family's farm, where she enjoys exploring the woods and creeks and working in the fields when she's not on the job. She still finds time to hunt, but not as much as she'd like to.

2002 Winner
Bradley Herrin
Arizona

Education: Brad graduated from the University of Arizona in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in physiology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine this June.
Career: Brad began his pediatrics residency at Yale (New Haven Hospital) this summer.
Family: Brad is married and has a 5-year-old son.

2001 Winner
Nathan Williams
Kentucky

Education: Nathan majored in agricultural economics at the University of Kentucky. After graduating in 2004, he attended the university's College of Law on a Wethington Fellowship.
Career: Nathan practices law at a firm in Louisville, where he represents injured plaintiffs.
Family: Nathan and his wife are expecting their first child in September. "We just found out that it's a boy," he said, "so hopefully I'll have a hunting buddy in a few years."
Outdoors: Nathan still helps out on the family farm where he was raised. He also owns a farm nearby where he has established riparian buffers to help protect the property's streams. He hunts a few times a year and attends local NWTF fundraisers when he can.

2000 Winner
Jonathan May

Jonathan May passed away in 2009, but not without leaving a legacy to his family, friends and everyone who helped him during his battle with cancer. He was only 27.

The avid outdoorsman was an All-Star athlete and honor student in high school, which earned him the local, state and national NWTF scholarships his senior year.

He graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in geosciences, then at-tended the Medical University of Ohio in Toledo, where he earned a master's degree in public health epidemiology in December 2008.

Jon was diagnosed with alveolar soft part sarcoma cancer in 2006. During his struggle, he traveled to 15 hospitals in nine states, but he also had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI, met the New York Yankees and was on the sidelines for a Notre Dame football game.

He met the love of his life in August 2007, and they married the following year. "Through their love for each other, they were able to fight through the pain and hardship that came with his disease," Jonathan's best friend, Jeremy, wrote about the couple. "The strength they found in each other's arms is an inspiration to all. Although their time together was short, the love they shared allowed them both to experience life beyond their years."

1999 Winner
Mike Kromrey
Missouri

Education: Mike received a bachelor's degree in biology from Missouri State University in 2004 and stayed there to complete his master's degree in biology in 2006.
Career: Mike is the education/outreach coordinator for the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, which helps people understand where their water comes from and how they can protect it. "My job is great," he said, "because improving the quality of our drinking water supply and promoting water conservation usu-ally benefits our local stream ecosystems, too."
Family: Mike and his wife, Mary, have 4-year-old Eli. Mike says the coolest thing in the world for him is exploring nature with his son.
Outdoors: Mike is still a member of the NWTF and enjoys hunting turkeys in his home state.