National NWTF Awards Received by NY State Chapters and Individuals
C.B. McLeod Award - This award recognizes an outstanding NWTF volunteer, one that may be overlooked by the chapter system.
1991 - Dave Streb
Henry S. Mosby Award - This award recognizes an outstanding biologist who has contributed to wild turkey management throughout his or her career or made a single significant effort.
1998 - Dr. William Porter
Roger M. Latham Sportsman's Service Award - This award recognizes outstanding contributions by chapter volunteers who give their personnel time, energy and money to conservation and management of the American wild turkey. Only non-professionals making significant contributions to the betterment of the wild turkey are eligible.
2016 - William Wilbur
2011 - Larry Becker
1996 - Randy Opferbeck
1995 - Richard Habes
1994 - Thomas Pepper
1993 - Jackie Streb
1991 - A.J. "Tony" Leib
1986 - Keith Padgett
1983 - Fred Skrabucha
Hunting Heritage Landowner Program Award (Wild Turkey Woodlands) - This award Honors private landowners who do an outstanding job of managing their property for wildlife. Provides recognition for a national winner as well as land stewards exhibiting outstanding performance in four categories.
2005 - Outstanding Land Steward - Pete & Kathy Walrod, Many Maples Farm
2004 - National - Larry Becker
2003 - Eastern Region - Larry Becker
NWTF/NRCS Partnership Recognition
2006 - Mike Welschko, NRCS District Conservationist for Madison County
Educator of the Year - This award recognizes educators who demonstrate innovative teaching techniques using the Wild about Turkey Education Box and a commitment to teaching conservation education in the classroom.
2006 - Scott Jordan
2002 - Kimberly Zabel & Susan Sherman
Wild Turkey Bourbon Rare Breed Award - Wild Turkey Bourbon honors an outstanding volunteer at the National level.
2005 - Richard Habes
National Chapter Awards
Outstanding State Chapter Awards
2017 - L. A. Dixon Outstanding College Chapter Award for Highest Membership, SUNY-Cobleskill
2014 - 1st place, L. A. Dixon Jr. Memorial Outstanding State Chapter Award, 2,000-4,999 members category, NYS Chapter
2010 - 1st place, 5,000 - 9,999 members category, NYS Chapter
2006 - 6th place, 5,000 - 9,999 members category, NYS Chapter
2002 - First Runner-up, 5,000 - 9,999 members' category, NYS Chapter
2001 - 7th place, 2,000 - 4,999 members' category, NYS Chapter
Wheelin' Sportsman Chapter Achievement - This award is given to our top chapters in recognition of their commitment to providing outdoor activities for disabled participants.
2017 - Volunteer of the Year Award - Bill Wilbur
2005 - Enchanted Mountain Chapter
Women in the Outdoors outreach program
2006 - 6th place, 5,000 - 9,999 members category - NYS Chapter
2002 - First runner-up, 5,000 - 9,999 members category - NYS Chapter
2001 - 7th place, 2,000 - 4,999 members category - NYS Chapter
Half a million dollars raised club
2002 - Lake Plains Chapter
2017 - JAKES Volunteer of the Year - Earl "Butch" Kortright
2006 - Best JAKES event for over 250 JAKES - Naples Valley Strutters
2005 - Best first time JAKES event - Naples Valley Strutters
Best Xtreme JAKES event - Canisteo & Cohocton Valley Chapters
2004 - Best JAKES event 151-250 JAKES - Canisteo & Cohocton Valley Chapters
2003 - Best JAKES event 151-250 JAKES - Canisteo & Cohocton Valley Chapters