This year Larry Becker
of Gainesville, N.Y., received a Latham service award for his
dedication to carrying on the NWTF's
mission of conserving wild turkeys and preserving our hunting heritage.
received the award in Nashville, Tenn., during the NWTF's 35th annual National Convention and Sport Show, themed "Our Youth.
MidwayUSA was the official convention sponsor.
"Larry knows conservation, hunting and introducing people to the outdoors go hand in hand," said James Earl Kennamer, Ph.D., NWTF's chief conservation officer.
"I know many of the people who have received this award, and I am truly honored to join their ranks," said Larry Becker
"In my 20-plus years of working with the NWTF
, I have learned that being successful requires team work and cooperation.
This award is a symbol of the many valued friendships and great partnerships I have made as we all worked to promote conservation and to protect our hunting heritage."
Becker joined the NWTF in 1987.
He served New York's Lake Plains Chapter and Wyoming County Gobblers in a variety of roles and as an NWTF representative for the Wyoming County Wildlife Federation of Sportsmen.
He has signed up more than 100 new NWTF members and currently serves on the board of directors for the New York State Chapter.