Hey New England!
We have a couple of great events coming up on February 2nd!
Looking to get more involved in NWTF? Our NWTF New England Leadership Conference is taking place on Saturday, February 2nd at NH Fish and Game at 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 3:30 p.m. This is event will be an opportunity to learn more about NWTF, our mission, our programs and important issues related to turkey hunting and conservation. Click here to learn more.
Later that evening, we are having our annual New England Awards Banquet and Turkey Hunting Hall of Fame Ceremonies at The Holiday Inn at 172 North Main Street in Concord NH.
This event is a chance to celebrate the past years accomplishments and honor the folks who have had an important impact on wild turkey conservation and hunting in the region. Doors open at 5 p.m.. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
This is a chance to celebrate the hard work of the best volunteers in conservation...and the public is welcomed!
National Wild Turkey Federation
PO Box 530
Edgefield South Carolina 29824
One of our AffiliateClubs, Kinnicum Fish & Game Club is offering a series of Sunday Morning Shoots.
The Sunday morning wobble trap will start Jan 6th at 10am and run for the winter. Cost $5 for 25 clays, $6 for non-members.
The Sunday morning running deer will also start Jan 6th and run for the winter. Cost $5 for the whole morning.
Both shoots are open to the public for more information please visit their website or email them.
Over the next few months I'm trying to visit a number of our affiliate clubs. I've reached out and set up a few already. If you're a club member look for an announcement and make sure you attend the meeting I'm speaking at. I'll be introducing myself and giving a brief update on what the NHWF is doing.
On February 11th I will be speaking at the Androscoggin Valley Fish & Game Club
On March 19th I will speak at the Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting in Plymouth, NH.
On March 26th I will be at the Manchester Fly Fishing Club
Stay tuned and I will update this with a few more club meeting that I am setting up now.
I'm excited about my north country visit as I have a great linkage to the Berlin and Errol area and also spend one week each year teaching at Camp Barry. My grandfather had one of the first camps at the base of Braggs Bay in Errol. Back when the logs were still running and they were catching fish like in the photo of my grandfather below.
These are a list of the legislative bills by title as of December 4th at 5pm. As content on each bill becomes available we will update everyone on these and how they may relate to our membership and the sportswomen and sportsmen in NH.
Just completed our set up at the Mt Washington Hotel as the 2018 Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus is about to start. The NHWF is looking forward to being part of this great meeting. I'll keep posting during the time I'm here. #nasc2018 @hunterandangler @congressionalsportsmen
Every so often a great article comes across my desk and here is one. I received this last week from one of my friends and its worth reading. https://www.outdoorlife.com/changes-to-pittman-robertson-funds-are-designed-to-save-next-endangered-species-hunters There is a lot of great information about this almost 80 year old act and how the funding is being used. Most importantly are some of the strategies on what the future holds for funding with the decline in hunters and anglers.