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Moore Earns National Conservation Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kenneth Moore Jr. of Winterville, North Carolina, received national recognition from the NWTF as a recipient of a Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award for his conservation and outreach excellence.

February 19, 20232 min read

“I am honored to receive this award,” Moore said. “I do not do this for awards or recognition; I do it for the NWTF’s mission. Education and outreach, research, land access — all aspects of the NWTF mission keep me excited and energized. The NWTF is a family; no matter what NWTF event I go to in any state, there are family there that are just as passionate about delivering the mission. I am honored to receive the Roger Latham Award and accept it on behalf of all NWTF volunteers.”

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.

For over 30 years, Moore has been deeply involved with the NWTF’s mission delivery in North Carolina. He has served as a committee member on three local chapters, and for 24 years, Moore has been a dedicated member of the North Carolina State Board of Directors, serving multiple terms as state treasurer and secretary.

Under Moore’s leadership, his local chapter started and continues to host the Pirate Classic, North Carolina’s largest JAKES event. The Pirate Classic has been recognized twice nationally for its outreach work supporting and promoting the NWTF’s hunting heritage mission. Moore is known among his peers as the volunteer who is always first to arrive and last to go home, is highly dependable, can be counted on to take the job no one wants and is committed to making any NWTF event a success.

“Ken joined the NWTF in the early 90s and has been an asset ever since,” NWTF co-CEO Jason Burckhalter said. “He can always be counted on in a time of need and is often the unspoken hero. We are beyond proud to recognize Ken’s efforts with a Roger Latham Award.”

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 conserved or enhanced over 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The organization continues to drive wildlife conservation, forest resiliency and robust recreational opportunities throughout the U.S. by working across boundaries on a landscape scale.

2023 is the NWTF's 50th anniversary and an opportunity to propel the organization's mission into the future while honoring its rich history. For its 50-year celebration, the NWTF has set six ambitious goals: positively impact 1 million acres of wildlife habitat; raise $500,000 for wild turkey research; increase membership to 250,000 members; dedicate $1 million to education and outreach programs; raise $5 million to invest in technology and the NWTF's people; and raise $5 million to build toward a $50 million endowment for the future. Learn how you can help us reach these lofty goals.

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