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Baron Receives National Recognition from the NWTF

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The NWTF honored Dave Baron, a member of the organization’s National Board of Directors, with its Innovation Award for his creative and innovative approach to raising funds during the NWTF’s 50th Anniversary.

February 15, 20242 min read

Baron was awarded the honor at the 48th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show in Nashville, sponsored by Mossy Oak.

In discussions about how to honor NWTF’s Golden Flock major donor group (those who gifted $50,000 for the NWTF’s 50th Anniversary), Baron suggested an exclusive, original Henry rifle, and he personally contacted the manufacturer to see if they would consider donating 50 firearms to help raise funds. Baron’s team at Baron Technologies designed and engraved the receiver to make each a true collector's firearm to celebrate the NWTF’s 50th Anniversary. Thanks to Baron’s initiative, leadership and generosity, the Golden Flock gun came to fruition.

Baron hand-selected the NWTF to be the beneficiary of donated proceeds from the Jack Robertson Annual Shoot. This annual target-shooting event selects a not-for-profit organization to raise funds for each year. To honor the NWTF’s 50th Anniversary, Baron helped facilitated donations and teams to come together and raise $25,000 for the NWTF mission.

“Fundraising events are a never-ending series of change and innovation,” Baron said. “COVID-19 has certainly made this a stark reality. Never be afraid to try something new. I want to thank the NWTF for this award, as well as my local regional director, Sean Langevin, and the whole team from New York for making this event so successful.”

“Dave is emblematic of how our National Board of Directors are just as involved with NWTF’s grassroots efforts as they are helping lead our organization nationally,” NWTF co-CEO Jason Burckhalter said. “Dave’s leadership, generosity and out-of-the-box solutions make him an asset to our board and overall mission delivery. We are proud to recognize Dave for unique approaches to bolstering our impact during our golden anniversary.”

About the National Wild Turkey Federation  

Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested over half a billion dollars into wildlife conservation and has positively impacted over 23 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The NWTF has also invested over $9 million into wild turkey research to guide the management of the wild turkey population and to ensure sustainable populations into perpetuity. The organization continues to deliver its mission by working across boundaries on a landscape scale through its Four Shared Values: clean and abundant water, healthy forests and wildlife habitat, resilient communities, and robust recreational opportunities. With the help of its dedicated members, partners and staff, the NWTF continues its work to provide Healthy Habitats. and Healthy Harvests. for future generations. 

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