NWTF Volunteer Earns Conservation Award

02/13/2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jason Majors of Alexander, Arkansas, is a major force for wildlife conservation in his home state. His contributions earned him a national award from the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Majors received one of five Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Awards at the 40th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show. RAM is the official convention sponsor.

“It is very humbling to receive this award,” Majors said. “I volunteer because I believe the NWTF will define the future of hunting and outdoor sports. There is no better organization.”

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

The NWTF determined this year’s award winners based on how their work strengthens the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. Majors has been a member of the Arkansas State NWTF Chapter’s board of directors for 10 years. He was instrumental in creating the Arkansas NWTF license plate and the Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame.

Majors also spearheaded the development of Arkansas’ Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. goals. Over the next three years, NWTF Arkansas has a plan to conserve or enhance 40,000 acres of critical habitat, open hunting access to an additional 20,000 acres and recruit 10,000 hunters.

“Jason has made a tremendous impact in his community and state,” said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. “He exemplifies the NWTF’s mission of conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage.”

About the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.
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.

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