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MN NWTF Support of 4H and MOHA
MN State NWTF Chapter donates yearly $ 5000.00 to the 4-H Shooting and Wildlife program. MN NWTF also donates yearly to MOHA
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Park Rapids Firebreaks Project
We have received the $4600.00 check that your organization has issued, thank you. Attached is a photo of your local NWTF representatives and our staff with the check. Left to right, Rob Naplin (Area Wildlife Supervisor), Russ Johnsrud (Tall Pine Toms-CPL Grant Project Manager), Armin Hawkin (Tall Pine Tom’s-Chapter President) and Tom Stursa (Area Wildlife Technician). The check will be deposited in the MNDNR Park Rapids Area “Gift Account” and will be put to work constructing firebreaks and completing prescribed burns. Once again thank you! Tom Stursa Area Wildlife Technician
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2013 Attends National Leadership Conference
36 MN volunteers attend Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt Leadership Conference at National Headquarters Edgefield SC
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2013 Calls
2013 State banquet had over 90 calls for judging. This was the largest competition at the State Banquet so far.
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2013 State Convention
Tiffany Shindeldecker and Wayne Weiner were both awarded the NWTF State Presidential Award by NWTF State Chapter President Dick Snyder at the 2013 NWTF State Convention at the Arrowwood Resort and Convention Center in Alexandria, Mn.
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2013 Welcome Party
Olympic Theme at Welcome Party
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2015 Conservation Officer of the Year
Samantha Waln Hunter was awarded the Conservation Officer of the Year Award at our 2015 Hunting Heritage Convention Banquet. Samantha has been an asset to the State of Minnesota, as well as the community where she lives. Samantha is always there when help is needed to help mentor Disabled Veterans on fishing trips and hunting trips, such as the Camp Ripley Turkey and Deer hunts. Samantha also organizes and works the Jakes functions for the Akeley North Central Gobblers and the Park Rapids Tall Pine Toms. A big thanks goes out to Samantha for her dedication to the NWTF and the work she does for all of us in the State in her work as a Conservation Officer.
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Additional Photos From Edgefrield Leadership Conference
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Arrowood Resort
Your 2014 MN State Chapter Banquet
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Camo Ride for Disabled Veterans in New Prague
This years' Disabled Vets ride in New Prague was named the Camo Ride in support of all of our disabled Vets hunts in MN. We had 31 bikes and 7 cars with a total of 64 people. The ride started at Flip-Side Bar & Grill in New Prague earlier then usuall 10am and headed for the towns of Randophl, Kenyon, Faribault HD dealership, and then back to New Prague. While at the HD dealership we had lunch, watched the dyno shootout, listened to live music, and had the owner of the dealership, Anne Hoffmister, draw the winning ticket for our Spring Youth Shooting Sports raffle. The 2014 HD Breakout went to Rich Nickerson and Jack Keeley of Coon Rapids sold him the ticket. Everyone had a great time and all got home safely and are waiting for next years ride. Thanks to everyone that helped with the ride and those that bought tickets for the 2014 HD Breakout. We're already looking forward to next years ride and hopefully another HD bike raffle.
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Jakes Party at the NWTF State Convention
Tanna Stucky and her helpers did a fantastic job with entertaining our young people.
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Minnesota Northwest Sportshow
Picture from the Northwest Sportshow pictures
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Mission Statement includes family participation
NWTF has programs to involve the whole family
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National Leadership Conference
36 MN volunteers attend Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt Leadership Conference at National Headquarters Edgefield SC
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NWTF State Calling Contest Judges
The Judges here are making their final tallies before the awards are placed.
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Quaker Boy Calls Chris Kirby
Chris Kirby keynote speaker at the MN NWTF State Banquet with a chapter member.
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Red Phase
Shot on May 9, 2005 by Dan Hansen 21.4 lbs, 1.5" spurs, 10" Beard This bird is commonly called a (Red Phase) bird.
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Registration Deck at the State Convention
Featured here is our State Chapter Vice President Wayne Weiner and Rod Brasel who takes care of the State Chapter fall Raffle and Wito North and the Northern Road Rally.
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Roosting Gobblers
5 longbeards survive harsh winter; the wild turkey can suvive -40 F and remain in the roost up to 14 days.
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Save the Habitat Save the Hunt (Part 1)
MINNESOTA — National Wild Turkey Federation chapters in Minnesota budgeted more than $107,750 to further the new Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative within the state in 2014. The NWTF’s Minnesota State Chapter board of directors reviewed and allocated funding. Valuable partners will provide nearly $400,000 in match funding. “The Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is supported by our state boards and chapter members,” said Becky Humphries, executive vice president of conservation. “Hunting Heritage Super Fund money is critical to implementing the initiative, and investing in focal landscapes and hunter recruitment.” The NWTF's Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to give the NWTF more energy and purpose than ever. Through this national initiative, NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create at least 1.5 million new hunters and open access to 500,000 new acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment. Without hunters, there will be no wildlife or habitat. The NWTF is determined to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. The board of directors dedicated $40,000 in NWTF funding to proposed Hunting Heritage Super Fund projects that focus specifically on saving habitat; $67,750 will support projects to save hunting.
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Save the Habitat Save the Hunt (Part 2)
These projects will save 655 acres of vital habitat in Minnesota. Funding includes: • $5,000 to help Crow Wing County rehabilitate 17 acres of gravel pits and log landings into wildlife openings to provide turkey brood cover on county-administered land. NWTF funding will provide the necessary match for an Outdoor Heritage Fund grant. • $1,000 to seed an old field into prairie for eventual oak savanna restoration on the Dead Lake WMA in Ottertail County. • $5,000 to plant red oak seedlings on a State Forest in Aitkin County and protect them from deer. • $9,332 to help Isanti County SWCD burn 500 acres of grasslands on WMAs in the county. NWTF funding will provide the necessary match for an Outdoor Heritage Fund grant. • $1,810 to plant 20 acres of corn winter food on the Mille Lacs WMA in Mille Lacs County. • $2,000 to mechanically and chemically treat invasive woody vegetation on 93 acres of oak woodland on the Sandstone WMA in Carlton County. NWTF funding will provide the necessary match for an Outdoor Heritage Fund grant. • $5,120 to plant 1,425 mast producing trees and shrubs on the Lillijord Tract of Lac Qui Parle WMA in Chippewa County. This work is being done in memory of Dan Zimmerman, long-time Lac Qui Parle wildlife technician, turkey trapper, and avid turkey hunter. • $5,000 for the Spring Seed Subsidy program that provides NWTF members with low cost seed and seedlings for local habitat projects.
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Save the Habitat Save the Hunt (Part 3)
The following projects support education, outreach and hunter access efforts in Minnesota. Funding includes: • $26,000 for local chapters to hold JAKES, WITO and Wheelin’ Sportsmen events in order to provide outdoor education and experience for youths, women and those with disabilities.. • $10,500 for scholarships and other educational programs across the state. • $14,000 to support Minnesota’s 4-H Shooting Sports, National Archery in the Schools, and High School Clay Target Shooting League programs • $7,250 to pay for the Youth Mentored Turkey Hunts and Adult Mentored Turkey Hunts. • $10,000 to provide more access so hunters have places to hunt, by helping purchase the 69-acre Frey addition to the Crow Wing Chain WMA in Hubbard County. NWTF funding will provide the necessary match for an Outdoor Heritage Fund grant. NWTF volunteers annually train hundreds of new hunters on the methods and techniques to become safe, ethical, and successful sportsmen and women. These new hunters will carry on sporting traditions for generations to come. Funding for these projects comes from the NWTF Hunting Heritage banquet proceeds. By attending our local banquets you are providing quality places to hunt in Minnesota for future generations. Won’t you help us in Minnesota? Join the NWTF at www.nwtf.org or call 800 THE-NWTF. For more information about Save The Habitat. Save The Hunt. visit: http://www.nwtf.org/Save-the-Habitat-Save-the-Hunt/
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Veterans Awards
Veterans were lined up to receive their Veterans Award Pins for their Service to our Country during the 2013 NWTF Convention. The NWTF's dedication to the Veterans of our Great Nation is a powerful example of Patriotism.
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