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Renovation Hunters Selects Ron Jones for Hunt Camp Renovation

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Longtime National Wild Turkey Federation member Ron Jones was recently selected as the winner of the Renovation Hunter’s free hunt camp renovation solely for a member of the NWTF

Jones’ property, located in the prime hunting territory of Forest County, Pennsylvania, will receive updates to the camp’s facilities that currently span 800 square feet, and the surrounding 80 acres of private property will also be enhanced to best support healthy habitats and healthy harvests.

“We at Renovation Hunters, on behalf of the NWTF, are thrilled to announce the recipient of the free renovation of their hunting camp and property,” said Hal Shaffer, host of Renovation Hunters. “The winner, Ron Jones, has dedicated his life to introducing individuals of all ages to the outdoors. His humble commitment to the process of teaching others and preserving hunting traditions make him a truly worthy recipient.”

Jones, 77, has devoted his life to mentoring and guiding the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. With plans to pass on his legacy to his family, Jones’ camp now requires essential maintenance, including deck upgrades and expansion of the bunkhouse to ensure its ongoing use for future generations. Jones’ longtime hunting partner, Don Davis, nominated Jones for the camp renovation prize. Top of Form

“Ron has been an avid outdoorsman all his life and loves nothing more than sharing that passion with others,” Davis said. “He has used that camp to bring hunters old and young in to get their first turkey or deer. The camp is an annual tradition for many during deer season and is always open for friends and family, not only to hunt but come to for outdoor recreation. The impact he has had on young people during his life is immeasurable.”

In addition to being an avid outdoorsman, Jones is an active member of the NWTF, supporting the organization through participation in local raffles and events. He exemplifies the spirit of conservation and hunting stewardship through his actions.

“We are honored to have our partner Renovation Hunters select Ron Jones as the recipient of the hunting camp renovation,” said Natalia Daniels, NWTF national director of corporate relations and licensing. “Ron’s lifelong dedication to fostering a love for the outdoors and preserving hunting traditions embodies the mission of the National Wild Turkey Federation. We know that updated to the camp made possible by Renovation Hunters and their show sponsors will ensure that his hunting camp continues to serve as a cherished space for generations to come.”

About the National Wild Turkey Federation
Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested over half a billion dollars into wildlife conservation and has positively impacted over 23 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The NWTF has also invested over $9 million into wild turkey research to guide the management of the wild turkey population and to ensure sustainable populations into perpetuity. The organization continues to deliver its mission by working across boundaries on a landscape scale through its Four Shared Values: clean and abundant water, healthy forests and wildlife habitat, resilient communities, and robust recreational opportunities. With the help of its dedicated members, partners and staff, the NWTF continues its work to provide Healthy Habitats. and Healthy Harvests. for future generations.

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