L/R,NWTF Director Shawn Roberts, Banquet Chair Aubrey Luce, President Dale Bounds, Kitty Bounds, Gary Brock ,Kim Brock-Women In the Outdoors committee

The 2013 Texas NWTF Awards ceremony was held January 18 at the Hanger Hotel in Fredericksburg. NWTF chapter leaders and volunteers from the Lone Star State were in attendance to celebrate our 2013 efforts to deliver the  newly approved direction our NWTF conservation organization…”SAVE THE HABITAT,SAVE THE HUNT”.

Simply stated, this is our strategic plan to accomplish these goals and objectives by December 31, 2017 :

To increase and manage the wild turkey in Texas by improving 47,000 acres of public and private land, create 30,000 new hunters and develop 100,000 acres of public and private land access for hunting.

The categories for the awards presented reflect our efforts to raise funds that we leverage with our partners to accomplish these goals and objectives.

The Pineywoods Chapter of Lufkin Texas dominated the 2013 State NWTF awards event once again winning 8 awards.

Attending and representing the chapter Aubrey Luce, Sharon Luce, Kim Brock ,Gary Brock ,Kitty and  Dale Bounds accepted these honors listed.

1.Highest Membership 2nd

2.Highest Sponsors 1st

3.Best Wheelin 1st

4.Highest JAKES Membership 1st

5.Highest Gross Income 1st

6.Highest Net Income 1st

7.LA Dixon 2nd

8.Net to Gross 3rd

According to Dale Bounds, we continue to set the bar for the  NWTF in Texas. We have also been notified that the Pineywoods Chapter will be recognized again at the National Convention in Nashville with a LA Dixon Award as one of the top chapters in the 2000 plus NWTF Local Chapter system. Because of the work and dedication each of volunteers and members, we are making a difference in wildlife conservation and the future of hunting.

In the last 5 years the chapter has put over 125,000 dollars into habitat management and education efforts in East Texas. NWTF Conservation team has leverage that at a 20:1 ratio into a staggering 3.7  million dollars in East Texas .