A Successful Hunting Heritage Banquet


A successful NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet starts with a well-built volunteer committee. The future of conservation and our hunting heritage depend on our circles of influence. The more circles we add to our committee, the brighter that future looks!

NWTF banquet schedules should avoid holidays, sporting events and other major local activities. Tuesdays and Thursdays are good weekdays to avoid conflicts. Successful events can be held throughout the year; don’t limit yourself to spring.

For best results in planning and executing your banquet, delegate responsibilities throughout the committee to share in the load and keep everyone engaged. The larger your committee, the better your banquet will be.

Hunting Heritage Super Fund

The NWTF is respected by many of its volunteers, members and partners as a result of its Hunting Heritage Super Fund. Chapter efforts to raise revenue and members on behalf of the NWTF is an integral part in the organization’s ability to spend millions of dollars annually on the conservation of critical upland habitat and the protection of North America’s hunting heritage. The net revenue, after expenses, from a Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet is reserved for wild turkey and wildlife projects. Upon the completion of your Hunting Heritage Banquet and payment of local expenses, the NWTF deducts merchandise and administrative expenses, such as state and local sales tax and credit card processing fees. The remainder is split as follows:

State Super Fund 20.0%
Host Chapter 2%
State Chapter 0.5%
National Projects 8.5%

Starting an NWTF Chapter

Forming a chapter is important to the success of the mission of the NWTF. Recruiting and developing the chapter committee are the keys to successful banquets and hunting heritage events. The more committee members on board, the more successful the chapter will be.

NWTF staff is here to help

The NWTF has a professional field staff and headquarters support staff to oversee and ensure successful events, activities and mission delivery. Regional Directors (RDs) are your primary staff contact with the NWTF. RDs are tasked with overseeing all local chapter activity within a given region. As designated by the NWTF Board of Directors through the Chief Executive Officer, RDs serve as local agents for the NWTF in your area. All NWTF ,event plans, activities and operational follow-through must be coordinated and approved by them. Their role is to ensure your event is properly planned, supported and executed.

Regional Biologists (RBs) are responsible for the coordination of conservation mission delivery within a given region. In addition to assisting with the state’s allocation of Super Fund dollars, RBs also generate additional revenue for the organization through various partnership agreements and conservation project delivery. Like the regional director, RBs are members of the NWTF volunteer/staff team at the state level. Headquarters support staff are available in Edgefield, South Carolina, to ensure the NWTF continues to operate effectively and efficiently on the
national level.