Welcome to the PA NWTF State Chapter web site. Please take the time to look around and take advantage of all the information available to you for your use. Everything you want or need to know about the PA NWTF can be found here.
I hope everyone has been enjoying a safe and successful fall hunting season. The weather has been pretty good and from all the reports I've been receiving the hunting has been good as well. If you get the opportunity, please try and introduce someone new into our great sport this season. Please remember to think safety and hunt safely.
I would like to thank everyone who has taken part in our two fundraising raffles this fall. The new Yamaha ATV raffle went over very well and has generated a nice income for the state chapter which will allow us to put more funding towards our habitat and outreach programs. Our annual outreach raffle which is ongoing has surpassed ticket sales compared to the last few years which is great news as this raffle is our largest fundraiser of the year. Thanks to all who have sold and or purchased tickets to support the PA NWTF.
Some upcoming dates to keep in mind. January 11th, 2014 will be our annual PA NWTF Rendezvous located in State College PA at the Ramada Inn. If you have the opportunity you should try and attend this great event. Dr. James Earl Kennamer the NWTF Chief Conservation Officer will be in attendance this year. Also we have some great seminars on tap. We have Tony Ross from the PGC doing a seminar on Whitetail chronic wasting disease. We also have Van Wagner doing his production of the 100th Anniversary of the PA Elk. I've heard this is a show that every outdoors person need to see.
Also this February 13th-16th the NWTF National Convention in Nashville Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. If you have never attended the National Convention you need to put it on your to do list. Last year was my first trip to the convention in Nashville and it will not be my last. The National Convention is a great event for the whole family.
This is also the time local chapter leaders should be working with PGC and DCNR land managers to plan your local habitat projects for 2014. Projects requests are due in to the PA NWTF habitat committee for review and all projects will be finalized at the habitat committee meeting in February.
Finally any local chapter's interested in Conservation seed needs to get their orders placed ASAP as the deadline has past and final orders are being placed in Edgefield.
I would like to take this time to thank everyone for the opportunity to serve as your PA NWTF State Chapter President. My term as president is rapidly approaching its end this January. Two years have come and gone in the blink of an eye. Its truly been an honor to volunteer for such a great organization and its many volunteers and staff. Many lifelong friendships have been made threw the involvement with the NWTF and I will cherish the many memories made. I would like to thank all the Board of Directors and staff whom I've had the pleasure to serve with. It's been an honor to work with such great people.
I would like to thank all the local chapters and volunteers for their time and dedication to the wild turkey resource. I would like to also thank all the members of Pennsylvania for their continued support of the NWTF.
Yours in Conservation,
PA State Chapter President