Did you know that the NWTF started in Fredericksburg, Virginia? Close to 35 years ago the NWTF was started by a small group of men concerned about the plight of the wild turkey. This last Saturday Fredericksburg hosted their annual banquet to raise funds for the National Wild Turkey Foundation. The event was quite a success and the committee did a wonderful job.
I am on this committee and I am proud to be a part of this team. We raised thousands of dollars which will be used both locally and nationally to protect the wild turkey, educate youth and improve habitat for all species. Bill Newman the President of our chapter is a great leader and the banquet went off without a hitch. Kevin Grubbs our local Regional Director for Virginia is a class act and I have had the pleasure of hunting with him in Idaho for Elk and Mule Deer.
Next year our banquet will be on April 4th, 2009 and we look forward to doing it all again. We will be hosting a Jakes Event this year as well as putting some of these funds on the ground for conservation and habitat improvement.