NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For outstanding achievement in the recruitment and creation of hunters, a National Wild Turkey Federation chapter from Virginia received a national award.
Representatives from the Augusta County Chapter accepted their Hunting Heritage award during the 40th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show. RAM is the official convention sponsor.
The NWTF determined this year’s award winners based on how their work strengthens the organization’s Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.
Augusta County Chapter, Virginia – Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Hunting Heritage Award.
The chapter’s inaugural event, the Ultimate Wildavor, was a three-day, in-depth program to introduce new hunters to deer hunting. Five hunters, ranging in age from 14 to 77, learned about deer biology, state hunting regulations, hunting tactics, blood trailing, field dressing and much more. Their weekend was capped with a mentored hunt.
“Participation in hunting is important, not only to continue the tradition, but also because of the role it plays in funding our country’s conservation efforts,” said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. “These programs are the heart of our Save the Hunt goals and will help create the next generation of sportsmen and women.”
About Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to give the NWTF more energy and purpose than ever. Through this national initiative, NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment. Without hunters, there will be no wildlife or habitat. The NWTF is determined to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
For more information, contact Peter Muller at (803) 637-7698.