Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship.
JAKES events help pass on the traditions of responsible, safe and ethical hunting, and teach the principles of habitat management.
Established in 1981, the JAKES program is dedicated to informing, educating and involving youth 17 and younger in wildlife conservation and the wise stewardship of our natural resources.
For $10 a year, JAKES receive a year subscription to JAKES Country magazine (4 issues), a chance to win a hunt of a lifetime and a membership card.
The purpose of the academic scholarship program is to recognize and reward an NWTF member, who is currently a senior in high school, for their outstanding academic achievement, community involvement and leadership roles.
The national scholarship winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship, sponsored by Mossy Oak.
For questions regarding the scholarship or issues submitting applications please email Teresa Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more than three decades, Dr. James Earl Kennamer served as the NWTF’s chief conservation officer, guiding the conservation efforts of the organization in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Early on, he brought credibility to the NWTF’s cause, because of his established leadership in the field of wild turkey research and management. His dedication to America’s greatest game bird is immeasurable and his legacy within the NWTF will last for ages.
In 2016, the NWTF National Scholarship Program, which has awarded more than $5.5 million to students pursuing conservation-related careers, was renamed the Dr. James Earl Kennamer Scholarship Program.
Kennamer retired on August 31, 2017 after 37 years with the NWTF.