A Delhi man has earned a national award from the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Gary Reeder recently received one of five Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service awards at the Federation’s Convention and Sport Show in Nashville.
This award is only given to five people a year across the United States.
Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service awards are given to Federation members who have made significant contributions to wild turkey conservation, but are not employed as professional wildlife managers.
Reeder was instrumental in establishing his local chapter, where he has served as secretary/treasurer since its inception. His work in the chapter has helped it produce one of the top hunting heritage banquets in Iowa for the last 20 years, as well as being the chapter with the most sponsor members. The chapter also has raised the most funds for the Iowa State Super Fund during those years.