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      State Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Holds Annual Banquet

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      An annual banquet is honoring volunteers who help preserve wildlife and promote conservation in the state.

      The Nebraska chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its annual banquet Saturday night.

      Their efforts help raise money for projects like repairing wetlands and promoting hunting for future generations.

      Officials say by setting goals, new hunters can have improved access both nationwide and locally.

      "Here in Nebraska, the board is basically approved today moving forward we're going to try to improve 50,000 acres in the next 10 years which is a big increase what we've done historically," said NWTF's Jared McJankin. "So it's going to take more money, it's going to take more volunteer hard work, so again, a night like tonight we're able to recognize these chapters for what they do all year long to put money in our superfunds which is what funds our projects."

      This banquet wraps up the annual board meeting as well. NTV's own Kent Boughton is the state chapter president of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

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