EDGEFIELD, S.C.—For its unfaltering partnership and its consistent support of the NWTF mission, Benelli USA received the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Corporate Achievement Award.
Benelli accepted the award during the NWTF’s 46th annual Convention and Sport Show, sponsored by Mossy Oak.
“While the manufacture of premium shotguns is Benelli’s core mission, we understand that our company is but one pillar among many working to ensure our future hunting heritage and outdoor lifestyle,” said Tom DeBolt, Benelli USA general manager. “The National Wild Turkey Federation’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts and its ongoing initiatives to recruit and educate new hunters through its JAKES program and Turkey Shoot events are fundamental to these goals. We sincerely thank the NWTF for their tireless work and commitment to preserving wild land across the country along with the wildlife it supports. Benelli is honored and humbled to receive the NWTF Corporate Achievement Award. We look with great optimism toward a future of expanded hunter participation, healthy habitats and flourishing wildlife populations.”
Presented annually by the NWTF, the Corporate Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding work and dedication corporate partners have displayed in conserving wildlife and habitat and preserving America’s outdoors lifestyle.
Benelli’s support of the NWTF and its mission through the pandemic remained unchanged, even when many companies suffered budget cuts and unforeseen changes. Benelli has been a consistent supporter of NWTF’s JAKES program, its Turkey Shoot, a banquet firearm provider and numerous other gifts that help bolster the NWTF’s mission.
“We are incredibly thankful for our partnership with Benelli and proud to present them with our Corporate Achievement Award,” NWTF CEO Becky Humphries said. “When your partners believe in your mission, it makes our impact that much greater, and that is exactly the case with Benelli.”
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. Since 2012, this 10-year initiative has already eclipsed goals of conserving or enhancing more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruiting or retaining more than 1.5 million hunters and opening access to more than 500,000 acres for hunting and other recreation opportunities. This critical work will continue to impact wildlife habitat and our great outdoors in the final years of the initiative.