Cambareri Earns Conservation Award


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Michael Cambareri received national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation as a recipient of the Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award for his extraordinary dedication to the organization’s mission.  

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award for doing something that I truly enjoy and have a passion for,” Cambareri said. “The NWTF’s mission in habitat work and promoting hunting with the R3 program is spot on. I would like to thank all the other volunteers that work with me; we are all part of this award.”

Michael Cambareri received one of five Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Awards at the 46th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show, sponsored by Mossy Oak. 

Camberari is an avid teacher and instructor. In his hunter education classes, Camberari not only teaches the importance of game laws, safety and everything there is to know about turkey hunting, but he takes time to explain the important connection between hunting and natural resource conservation.  

Cambereri’s volunteerism includes introducing the National Archery in the Schools Program in the Sandy Creek School System, teaching hunter safety courses, active participation in the Wheelin’ Sportsmen programs and veterans’ hunting and fishing programs, to name a few. 

Moreover, Cambareri is a crucial volunteer for both the New York State Chapter and his local chapter. He is the treasurer for both as well as the banquet chair for his local chapter. Cambareri’s efforts within his various volunteer roles are responsible for raising thousands of dollars for the NWTF’s mission delivery.

“Mike’s accomplishments and background as a dedicated conservationist and member of the flock precede him,” NWTF CEO Becky Humphries said. “We are thankful for Mike’s genuine dedication and are proud to honor him with a Roger Latham award.”  

The NWTF presents Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service awards to members who are not employed as professional wildlife managers but have made significant contributions to wild turkey conservation.

About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters' rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. Since 2012, this 10-year initiative has already eclipsed goals of conserving or enhancing more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruiting or retaining more than 1.5 million hunters and opening access to more than 500,000 acres for hunting and other recreation opportunities. This critical work will continue to impact wildlife habitat and our great outdoors in the final year of the initiative.