Upcoming banquets in SOUTH CAROLINA:

South Carolina State Rendezvous, SC - 01/23/2015
McCormick, SC 298354431

Aiken County Local, SC - 02/06/2015
Aiken, SC 29801

Zach Farmer Orangeburg Chapter, SC - 02/07/2015
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Mac McEwen Chapter-Sumter, SC - 02/20/2015
Sumter, SC 29150

Turkey Creek Chapter - 02/21/2015
Barnwell, SC 29812

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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

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: Dave Mahlke / Delilah Hallman

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 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:  Becky Humphries / 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

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: Becky Humphries / 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:  Steve Barlow

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: Tom Hughes / 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: Tom Hughes / 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: Steve Barlow

Wayne Bailey Lifetime Achievement 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:  Becky Humphries / Kathy Adams


L.A. Dixon Awards

L.A. Dixon Awards

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Core Package

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