Upcoming banquets in SOUTH CAROLINA:

Black Creek Chapter, SC - 07/25/2014
Hartsville, SC 29550

Low Country Longbeards, SC - 07/31/2014
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Lake Murray Gobblers-Caring & Sharing,SC - 08/01/2014
Newberry, SC 29108

Spartanburg Spurs, SC - 08/07/2014
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Mountain Lakes Chapter - 08/09/2014
Pickens, SC 29671

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NWTF Awards Information

Awards Nominated by State Chapters

Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

Award Description: This award recognizes an outstanding state or federal wildlife law enforcement officer.

Nomination Process: Nominations are made by state chapter presidents. Chapters may nominate one person per year. For a list of candidate guidelines and nomination forms, click here. Contact Michelle Jones at mjones@nwtf.net with questions.

Entry Deadline: October 21

Selection Deadline: First week of November

Educator of the Year Award

Award Description: This award recognizes an educator who demonstrated innovative teaching techniques using the Wild about Turkey Education Box and a commitment to teaching conservation education in the classroom. 

Nomination Process: Teachers and chapter members nominate outstanding educators by completing an application, which is distributed through the education box. NWTF Education Committee reviews applications and selects a winner by August 1. 

Entry Deadline:  June 1

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the school and/or an NWTF event during the month of September, to coincide with beginning of the school year.  The first place award recipient is also recognized at the Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

Staff Contact:  Christine Rolka

Annie Oakley Award

Nomination Form: For a list of candidate guidelines and nomination forms, click here.

Deadline for Submissions: November 30th

Staff Contact: Teresa Carroll

JAKES Volunteer of the Year Award

Nomination Form: For a list of candidate guidelines and nomination forms, click here.

Deadline for Submissions: November 30th

Staff Contact: Mandy Harling

Wheelin' Sportsmen Volunteer of the Year

Nomination Form: For a list of candidate guidelines and nomination forms, click here.

Deadline for Submissions: November 30th

Staff Contact: Hunting Heritage Programs


Awards Nominated by Executive Staff and Board of Directors

Five-Star Award

Award Description: The NWTF's most prestigious volunteer award is named for the military five-star rank, the highest rank of general, which is given infrequently by Congress to individuals of outstanding ability, achievement and leadership. The NWTF's Five-Star Award is not given every year. Only five outstanding volunteers have received it.

Nomination Process: NWTF's executive staff and national board provide a slate of candidates to consider.

Entry Deadline: Nominations are made at the annual Summer Nominating Committee meeting.

Selection Deadline: The winner is selected at the Fall national board meeting.

Five-Star Business of the Year Award

Award Description: This award recognizes an outstanding business partner for supporting the NWTF.

Nomination Process: NWTF's executive staff and national board provide a slate of candidates to consider.

Entry Deadline: Nominations are made at the annual Summer Nominating Committee meeting.

Selection Deadline: The winner is selected at the Fall national board meeting.

Corporate Achievement Award

Award Description: This award recognizes a corporate partner that has promoted wild turkey conservation and hunting in outstanding ways.

Nomination Process: NWTF's executive staff and national board provide a slate of candidates to consider.

Entry Deadline: Nominations are made at the annual Summer Nominating Committee meeting.

Selection Deadline: The winner is selected at the Fall national board meeting.

C.B. McCleod Award

Award Description: This award recognizes an outstanding NWTF volunteer who has dedicated his or her life to wildlife, conservation and our hunting heritage. The award is given in honor of NWTF volunteer C.B. McLeod, a banker from Crestview, Fla., who was instrumental in keeping the NWTF moving forward during its formative years.

Nomination Process: NWTF's executive staff and national board provide a slate of candidates to consider.

Entry Deadline: Nominations are made at the annual Summer Nominating Committee meeting.

Selection Deadline: The winner is selected at the Fall national board meeting.

Communicator of the Year Award

Award Description: This award recognizes an exceptional communicator who promotes the conservation of the wild turkey, and the NWTF's role in conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage.

Nomination Process: NWTF's executive staff and national board provide a slate of candidates to consider.

Entry Deadline: Nominations are made at the annual Summer Nominating Committee meeting.

Selection Deadline: The winner is selected at the Fall national board meeting.

Wild Turkey Bourbon Rare Breed Award

Award Description: This award recognizes an outstanding volunteer who can be characterized as an individual of integrity, loyalty and dedication for not only the NWTF, but also for conservation.

Nomination Process: NWTF's executive staff and national board provide a slate of candidates to consider.

Entry Deadline: Nominations are made at the annual Summer Nominating Committee meeting.

Selection Deadline: The winner is selected at the Fall national board meeting.

Lynn Boykin Hunting Heritage Award

Award Description: This award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions in protecting our hunting heritage. The award is given in honor of Lynn Boykin, a former president and chairman of the NWTF's national board of directors who emphasized the importance of our hunting heritage.

Nomination Process: NWTF's executive staff and national board provide a slate of candidates to consider.

Entry Deadline: Nominations are made at the annual Summer Nominating Committee meeting.

Selection Deadline: The winner is selected at the Fall national board meeting.


Awards Nominated by Conservation Staff

Henry S. Mosby

Award Description: This award recognizes an outstanding biologist who has contributed to wild turkey management throughout his or her career or made a single significant effort. 

Nomination process:  NWTF conservation staff presents a recommendation to the Conservation Programs Committee at the fall board meeting. 

Entry Deadline:  October 15

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

Staff Contact:  James Earl Kennamer, Ph.D. / Kathy Adams

Roger Latham Awards

Award Description: This award recognizes outstanding chapter volunteers who have given their personal time, energy and money to the conservation and management of the American wild turkey.  The NWTF may give up to five awards a year. 

Nomination Process: NWTF staff presents a recommendation to the Awards Committee for final approval. 

Entry Deadline:  October 31

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

Staff Contact: James Earl Kennamer, Ph.D. / Kathy Adams

Land Stewardship Awards

Award Description: This award recognizes an outstanding company, including individuals and projects within companies, and government agencies that promote wildlife habitat management. 

Nomination Process: NWTF conservation staff presents a recommendation to the Conservation Programs Committee at the fall board meeting. 

Entry Deadline:  October 15

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

Staff Contact:  Scott Vance / Jay Jordan

Wild Turkey Woodlands Award

Award Description: This award recognizes a private landowner who does an outstanding job of managing their property for wildlife.  This award provides recognition for a national winner as well as land stewards exhibiting outstanding performance in four categories. 

Nomination Process: NWTF conservation staff presents a recommendation to the Conservation Programs Committee at the fall board meeting. 

Entry Deadline:  October 15

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

Staff Contact: Donnie Buckland

Joe Kurz Wildlife Manager of the Year Award

Award Description: This award recognizes an outstanding wildlife manager. 

Nomination Process: NWTF conservation staff presents a recommendation to the Conservation Programs Committee at the fall board meeting.

Entry Deadline:  October 1

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

Staff Contact: James Earl Kennamer, Ph.D. / Kathy Adams

NWTF/Wildlife Habitat Council Wild Turkey Management Award

Award Description: This award recognizes a Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) member company for excellence in wild turkey management on a corporate/industrial site.

Nomination Process: Applications for this award are submitted by the WHC company to WHC headquarters.  The award recipient is selected jointly by WHC and NWTF.  NWTF conservation staff presents a recommendation to the Conservation Programs Committee at the fall board meeting. 

Entry Deadline:  October 15

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the WHC Annual Symposium.

Staff Contact:  Scott Vance / Jay Jordan

Making Tracks with the Bureau of Land Management

Award Description: This award recognizes people and projects that best incorporate conservation education, partnerships and active wild turkey management into ecosystem management projects, have significant habitat improvement benefits for the wild turkey and help accomplish the NWTF's mission. 

Nomination Process: The agency submits nominations to the national coordinator. The Conservation Programs Committee reviews candidates, and recommendations are submitted to a predetermined outside review panel.  NWTF conservation staff presents a recommendation to the Awards Committee for final approval.   

Entry Deadline:  December 15

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

Staff Contact: Making Tracks Coordinator / Kathy Adams

Making Tracks with the Forest Service

Award Description: This award recognizes people and projects that best incorporate conservation education, partnerships and active wild turkey management into ecosystem management projects and have significant habitat improvement benefits for the wild turkey and help accomplish the NWTF's mission. 

Nomination Process: The agency submits nominations to national coordinator.  Candidates are reviewed by the Conservation Programs Committee and a recommendations are submitted to a predetermined outside review panel.  NWTF conservation staff presents a recommendation to the Awards Committee for final approval. 

Entry Deadline:  December 15

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

Staff Contact: Making Tracks Coordinator / Kathy Adams

Energy for Wildlife Achievement Award

Award Description: This award recognizes a certified Energy for Wildlife Company for outstanding wildlife stewardship, partnership development and community involvement. 

Nomination Process: The Conservation Programs Committee presents the slate of candidates and a recommendation at the fall meeting. 

Entry Deadline:  October 15

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

Staff Contact: Scott Vance / Jay Jordan

Conservation District Partner of the Year Award

Award Description: This award recognizes an outstanding Conservation District Partner that has joined with a local NWTF chapter(s) to increase public awareness of conservation and wildlife management issues, conduct wildlife habitat management on the ground and improve hunting opportunities. 

Nomination Process: The Conservation Programs Committee presents the slate of candidates and a recommendation at the fall board meeting.

Entry Deadline:  October 15

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the National Association of Conservation District's annual meeting.

Staff Contact:  Donnie Buckland

Wayne Bailey Award(s)

Award Description: This award recognizes a wildlife biologist, trapper or wildlife manager -- someone who has devoted their career to the wild turkey and has had a major role in the restoration and management of the wild turkey.  The NWTF may give up to two awards a year. 

Nomination Process: The Conservation Programs Committee presents slate of candidates and a recommendation at the fall board meeting. 

Entry Deadline:  October 15

Selection Deadline: The award is presented at the Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

Staff Contact:  James Earl Kennamer, Ph.D. / Kathy Adams


L.A. Dixon Awards

L.A. Dixon Awards

Click here for more information on the L.A. Dixon Memorial Awards.


State Information Fliers

Here are the links to the new state fliers and national flier. Each link has the national NWTF flier and state flier attached. You will need to scroll down to see the state flier.

The numbers incorporated in these fliers represent the "big number," which includes all NWTF spending in a state instead of just state Super Fund numbers. The data on these fliers include grants, national project dollars and cooperator dollars that were used in that state.

Photos

To download print-quality, hi-resolution photos, click here. Photos of turkeys, outreach programs, conservation and just about anything else you could possibly need can be found here.

Logos

From the original NWTF logo, to the Wheelin' Sportsmen program, this is the place to download logos. Click here to view all NWTF logos.

Custom News Release

Coming soon! Check back often for updates.

To learn more about getting publicity for your NWTF chapter or event, click here to download PR Tips from the NWTF.

Public Service Announcements

NWTF PSAs are a great way to promote NWTF membership, banquets, program events and other happenings. Use them in your local magazines and newspapers or on billboards in your area.

Core Package

Click here to view the 2012 Core Package.

Chapter Forms

Each of these forms are either in PDF, DOC or EXL format and can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel respectively. The forms can be filled out on your computer and then sent to NWTF Headquarters or Regional Directors via e-mail.

Banquet Forms

Miscellaneous





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