EDGEFIELD, S.C.—The National Wild Turkey Federation has partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. to bring our 50th anniversary alive with your stories.
A story is defined as being an account of past events in someone’s life or in the evolution of something. There are great stories out there ? some of unbelievable triumph in the face of adversity, others of unthinkable heartbreak and still some that motivate us to be better humans.
The story of the NWTF is like no other, and as our 50th anniversary draws closer, we want to share it with others. Founded in 1973, the NWTF was by all standards, a small start-up conservation organization. In just under 50 years, look where we are today: One of the most well-respected and effective conservation organizations in the United States. Our mission, to conserve the wild turkey and to preserve our hunting heritage, has been the guiding light all these years.
In our past, there have been great leaders, visionary researchers and dedicated partners. But there has also been one part of the organization that has truly led our efforts: you, our members.
Each of us has a story and we are excited to hear yours. We are looking for stories of conservation work, mentoring the next generation of hunters, how/when you first became a hunter, what drew you to the NWTF, hunting traditions you and your hunting family share, stories of friendships made through the NWTF and any other story you would like to share with us. Finding those snapshots in time that depict who you are and the work you have done over the past five decades is important to our history.
Some of your stories we know. Some we have not had the privilege to hear. Please share those stories with the PCI team as they reach out via email and phone in the near future to collect your NWTF memories and piece together a 50th anniversary book worthy of all of our significant accomplishments.
EDGEFIELD, S.C.—The Wisconsin State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation recently met to review Hunting Heritage Super Fund project proposals for 2022 funding.
After reviewing and ranking proposals, the NWTF Wisconsin Board of Directors approved allocating a total of $96,066 to NWTF’s Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.
The state board budgeted $50,000 for conservation projects and $46,066 for Hunting Heritage related projects, including outreach-education events, chapter scholarships and 4-H shooting sports program support.
Super Fund projects will be matched with almost $785,000 in partner or grant funds for the approved projects, representing a 19-to-1 match rate in Wisconsin for 2022 Super Fund project allocations.
My name is Scott Chandler and I was recently hired to retired RD Charley Burke’s position as the Regional Director for Western WI.
Many of you I’ve met and worked with in the past, some I have spoken with already in the last ten days, and the rest of you I look forward to meeting and working with very soon.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Scott started his journey with the National Wild Turkey Federation as the local chapter president of the NWTF Glacier Woods Gobblers in 2006. Scott served in that volunteer leadership role until 2015 when he was originally hired as an NWTF Regional Director.
When not working, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife Jennifer, daughters Ashlyn (19), Aubrey (14), and son Braeden (10). Scott is a sports enthusiast and loves coaching/watching his three children in softball, baseball, football, basketball, bowling and volleyball. In addition to their busy sports schedule, Aubrey, Braeden and Dad usually find time to harvest a few gobblers each spring and a few whitetails each fall.