EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Garry Mason’s “Legends of the Outdoors” inducted long-time National Wild Turkey Federation board member Sherry Crumley of Buchanan, Virginia, into its hall of fame in recognition of her dedication to preserving our hunting heritage and furthering conservation efforts.
“It is such an honor to be in the 2019 class of Legends of the Outdoors,” Crumley said. “It was very special to be inducted with longtime friends Bill Sugg, president of Mossy Oak, and Pete Shepley, president and founder of PSE archery. It is also a pleasure to join NWTF supporters Brenda Valentine, Peggy Ann Vallery, Toxey Haas, Johnny Morris and my husband, Jim, in the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame.”
Crumley, who is serving a fifth term on the NWTF board of directors, became involved with the NWTF after attending her first convention in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1985. She has since served as president of the Roanoke Valley Chapter and served on the national board from 1994-2000 as well as 2012-present day. She has sat on the Finance, Compensation, Awards, Strategic Planning and Development committees, serving as Chairman of Development for the past four years.
Crumley was appointed by the governor to the board of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in 2002 and served until 2010, including a term as chairman. Crumley retired in 2000 as vice president of Bowing Enterprises/Trebark Camouflage.
Joining Crumley in this year’s class of hall of fame inductees are Chief George Braswell, Charles Searcy, Col. Tom Kelly, Pete Shepley, John Stephens, Clay Dyer and Bill Sugg.
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. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve and 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 NWF.org.
About “Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame
Founded by Garry Mason in 2002, “The Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame was established to recognize outdoor sportsmen and sportswomen who, through countless hours of hard work and devotion to the outdoors in hunting and fishing, have played an integral part in setting the standards and guidelines for the rest of the outdoor world to follow.