Win an African Safari in NWTF’s Youth Conservation Project
EDGEFIELD, S.C. –-(AmmoLand.com)- To encourage North America’s youth to get involved in conservation, the National Wild Turkey Federation, in partnership with Flies and Fletching and Outdoor Pursuits Worldwide, is offering one lucky young person the chance to win an African safari.
Through the NWTF’s JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) and Xtreme JAKES outreach programs, the Federation is offering youth ages 10 to 17 the opportunity to participate in the Dream Hunt Conservation Project. The project’s grand prize is an all-expense-paid, chaperoned hunting trip for two in Namibia, Africa in 2011. The trip is sponsored by Ekuja Hunting Safaris.
“This contest is a great opportunity for North America’s youth to prove that it’s never too early to start conserving our natural resources,” said Mandy Harling, JAKES program coordinator. “An educational project like this lays a foundation for a young person to grow into an adult who knows the benefits of land and wildlife stewardship.”
Participants must complete an approved conservation project that shows impressive land and natural resource stewardship. Possible project topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Soil conservation
- Wildlife habitat improvement
- Water quality
- Management practices that benefit the wild turkey
- Seed planting for wildlife habitat enhancement
Wildlife education All project topics must be approved by an NWTF regional biologist prior to beginning the project. To locate a regional biologist in your area, visit www.nwtf.org. Project work must be completed and project packets must be submitted to the NWTF’s headquarters in Edgefield, S.C., by Sept. 1, 2010. To download a Dream Hunt Conservation Project Packet, visit www.nwtf.org/jakes/contests.html. Projects will be judged by a committee comprised of conservation professionals, including NWTF, Outdoor Pursuits Worldwide and Flies and Fletching employees.
“If you and your child are looking for a combination of beauty and adventure, there is no better place on Earth,” said Chris Albrecht, co-owner of Flies and Fletching. “Both the youth and the chaperone will have the opportunity to harvest at least four trophies and make memories that will last a lifetime.”
The runner-up and third place finisher will receive hunting prize packages from the NWTF, Flies and Fletching and Outdoor Pursuits Worldwide that include new compound bows, apparel, boots and more.
To be eligible for the project, participants must be members of the NWTF’s JAKES or Xtreme JAKES outreach programs. Memberships cost just $10 and for JAKES, include a subscription to either JAKES Magazine or Xtreme JAKES eMagazine. To become a member of either program, visit www.nwtf.org/jakes/.
The NWTF started the JAKES and Xtreme JAKES programs to give youth opportunities to try fun outdoor activities and learn about conservation and wildlife. Events held nationwide provide instructors and locations for youth to hone their outdoor knowledge and skills.
Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, spending more than $306 million to conserve 14 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.
The Federation works to increase interest in the outdoors by bringing new hunters and conservationists into the fold through outdoor education events and its outreach programs — Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, JAKES and Xtreme JAKES.
For more information about the NWTF, visit www.nwtf.org or call (800) THE-NWTF.
About the NWTF:
The National Wild Turkey Federation is a nonprofit conservation organization that works daily to further its mission of conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage.
Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its more than 350,000 members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, spending more than $306 million to conserve 14 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.
The Federation works to increase interest in the outdoors by bringing new hunters and conservationists into the fold through outdoor education events and its outreach programs – Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, JAKES and Xtreme JAKES.
The NWTF was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C. According to many state and federal agencies, the comeback of the wild turkey is arguably the greatest conservation success story in North America’s wildlife history.
Visit www.nwtf.org or call (800) THE-NWTF for details.