Volunteer Spotlight: Skeet Hodgkins and Ronda Johnson

Volunteer’s Name: Skeet Hodgkins and Ronda Johnson

Volunteer’s city and state: Haughton, Louisiana

NWTF Chapter name: Louisiana Wheelin’ Sportsmen

How long have these volunteers been members of the NWTF?

10-plus years

In what capacities does these volunteers serve on the local, state and/or national level?

Both of these members are on the committee for the Louisiana Wheelin’ Sportsmen and the Dorcheat Bayou Chapteroth of these individuals also serve on the state board and on multiple committees within the state board. Skeet is state secretary and Ronda is treasurer.

How does this volunteer go above and beyond for the NWTF and the wild turkey?

Both of these individuals spend countless hours and dollars at the Chopin property in Louisiana. In 2020-21, they have put on over seven hunts, which allowed more than 50 handicapped hunters the opportunity to harvest a deer. Many were first time hunters harvesting their first deer!

“In the year and a half that I have worked for this organization, neither of these volunteers have ever asked or expected anything in return for their hard work,” NWTF Regional Director Chase Davidson said. “Each of these volunteers have shown first hand what it means to lead by example as a state board member. They both have attended multiple banquets across the state, along with their own, helping when needed or guiding many of the new chapter volunteers. I cannot say enough about both individuals as NWTF volunteers and could not have had such a great fundraising year without them.”

Why do you volunteer for the NWTF?

“I want to see my hunting heritage that my dad and grandfather passed to me continue for generations to come,” Ronda Johnson said. “I also enjoy helping those with physical disabilities get the opportunity to once again enjoy the great outdoors like many of us do.”

“The NWTF is the only conservation organization that I have found that works to improve habitat that benefits all wildlife,” Skeet Hodgkins said. “I also want to help preserve our hunting heritage, enhance habitat for wildlife and provide education and opportunities to all. After spending time with the Wheelin’ Sportsmen program, I don’t know how anyone can help with this great program and not come away a changed person for the better!”

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