Craig White of Huntington, Texas, has received national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation as the recipient of the Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award for his leadership in in the Lone Star State.
“It is truly an honor to be nominated and to receive this prestigious award,” White said. “As I look at the list of past recipients, I’m humbled to be in the mix with some of the greatest volunteers to ever contribute to the NWTF. I was asked to join my local chapter several years ago by a good friend, but soon thereafter, I developed a love for the mission of NWTF, and I was ready to do everything I could to make it better and help enable our younger generation to carry on our legacy. I look forward to continuing our efforts and working to reach new milestones as the years pass.”
White received one of five Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service awards presented at the 45th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show, held virtually in 2021.
White is a dedicated steward of the wild turkey and proponent of the NWTF’s mission in Texas, which was evident in his four-year service as NWTF state chapter president. In that role, White brought exemplary leadership skills, fresh ideas, a businesslike approach and encouragement to NWTF volunteers.
White’s leadership skills and dedicative spirit also helped his local NWTF chapter reach new heights. The April AWOL Chapter has become a highly productive chapter and routinely places in the top three Texas chapters for net dollars, as well as winning national awards for its fundraising efforts.
“Craig’s commitment to the NWTF’s charge is tireless,” NWTF CEO Becky Humphries said. “He is an exemplary NWTF volunteer and leader, and we are honored to present him with a Roger Latham Award.”
The NWTF presents Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service awards to members who are not employed as professional wildlife managers but have made significant contributions to wild turkey conservation.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.