2019 Individual Award Winners

The NWTF's annual Convention and Sport Show gives the organization the opportunity to thank the people who make the organization great. Volunteers from across the country work tirelessly to implement programs, raise money and generate energy to support the NWTF's mission of wild turkey conservation and hunting heritage preservation. The following outstanding individuals are the epitome of volunteerism and are role models from which all NWTF members can learn. 

C.B. McLeod Award

John Millican

Communicator of the Year

Steve Hickoff

Dick Kirby Award

Fred Zink

Educator of the Year

Calvin Vander Boon

Henry S. Mosby Award

Steve Barnett

Hunting Heritage Programs Mentor of the Year

Charlie Mueller

Government Partner Award

Rep. Austin Scott

JAKES/Xtreme JAKES Volunteer of the Year Award

Rocky Bunnell

Joe Kurz Wildlife Manager of the Year Award

Brent McNeal

Lynn Boykin Hunting Heritage Award

Greg Sheehan

National Making Tracks with the Bureau of Land Management Awards

David Morrill & Newcastle Field Office

National Making Tracks with the Forest Service Awards  

Ninemile Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest - Group Habitat Management Program Award
Brett Carre - Individual Habitat Management Program Award
Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests - Group Partnership Award
Dennis Wilson - Individual Partnership Award

National Making Tracks with the Natural Resources Conservation Service

Shanna Shaw & Elizabeth Marks

Roger Latham Awards

David Worwood
Charles Spray
Dean Schueler
Carl "Sonny" Kief
Louis Gambale 

Wayne Bailey Lifetime Achievement Award

Dale Tribby

Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF Volunteer of the Year

R.L. Bennett

Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 

Michael Nunnery

Women in the Outdoors Annie Oakley Award

Cristina McGannon Jones