Maryland volunteers win prestigious award at NWTF convention
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Maryland State Chapter claimed a prestigious L.A. Dixon Memorial Chapter Award Feb. 11 at the NWTF National Convention and Sport Show at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
The Maryland State Chapter was honored for winning the Best State Chapter Award with its fund raising efforts for chapters with less than 1,999 members.
The annual L.A. Dixon awards recognize local, state and provincial chapters that excel in conservation fund raising, education and outreach events. The theme of this year’s convention is: “Hunters: Champions of Conservation.”
“Considering all the great work completed by NWTF chapters, winning an L.A. Dixon award is an extraordinary achievement,” said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. “The NWTF is blessed to have such a strong corps of volunteers dedicated to conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage.”
The L.A. Dixon awards are named in honor of the NWTF’s North Carolina State Chapter founder, who traveled throughout the country at his own expense spreading the NWTF message.
NWTF chapters hold more than 2,000 Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquets each year to raise funds for NWTF conservation and outreach initiatives nationwide.
Founded in 1973, the NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have achieved a great success in restoring wild turkey populations throughout the United States, spending more than $372 million to conserve 17 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.
2012 Convention Sponsors
MidwayUSA — Official Sponsor
Academy Sports + Outdoors, Barronett Blinds, Bass Pro Shops, Benelli, Big Tex Trailers, Bird Dog and Whitetail Whiskey, Browning, Cabela’s, Chevrolet, Federal Premium Ammunition, Marlin Firearms, Mossy Oak, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nationwide, O.F. Mossberg, Remington Arms Company, Inc., Titan UTV, Winchester/Olin Corporation, U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance, Weatherby, Wild Turkey Bourbon