The NWTF Virginia Super Fund committee held its’ annual meeting on Saturday, March 3rd to budget the funds raised by our NWTF chapters throughout Virginia.
Here is a list of funds allocated to Outreach programs and miscellaneous expenditures.
JAKES (Youth) $11000
WITO (Women) $2500
Wheelin’ Sportsmen $4500
Turkey Hunters Care $2000
Spring Seed Subsidy $3000
Fall Seed Subsidy $1000
Youth Essay Contest $1000
DGIF Turkey Study $1750
Gobbler Tracks Newsletter $800
Crimeline contribution $1000
Biologist Support $5000
Habitat projects approved:
$2,500 - Little Switzerland Strutters – Highland WMA – Seed, lime and fertilize existing habitat. $2500 match from DGIF.
$2,500 – Virginia Wheelin’ Sportsmen – Scottsville Lake – Create barrier-free trails to accessible dock provided by DGIF. This will be an ongoing project with partnerships with DCR, DGIF, NWTF and others. $1500 also contributed by VAWS Chapter.
$2,750 – Augusta Co. Chapter – Wallace Tract - Contractual disking to propagate NWSG seed growth. USFS contributes $9000.
$3,000 – Virginia Highlands Chapter – Matthews State Forest - Herbicide, lime, fertilizer and seed application to existing openings. VaDOF is contributing $4200.
$3,250 – Augusta Co. Chapter – Little North Mountain - Create 2 acres of new wildlife clearing on the Craigsville Reservoir Road. DGIF will contribute $1440, and Augusta Co. Chapter $250.
$5,000 – Alleghany Highlands Chapter – Daylighting, control of invasive plants, reseeding, fertilizing and liming of old wildlife openings in Thorny Branch, Pond Flats, McAllister Fields in Jerry’s Run, NFS Property in Alleghany Co. Partners include Covington-Alleghany Co. I.W.L.A $1000, and the Virginia Deer Hunters Asso. $3600.
$12,515 – High Mountain Longbeards – Big Survey WMA - Timber, excavate, lime, fertilize and seed 8 acres of wildlife openings/brood habitat.
$2,400 – Little Switzerland Strutters – Highland WMA –
$10,000 – Southwest Virginia Local Chapter – South Gap Elk project - To create and enhance usable and accessible wildlife habitat utilizing restored/reclaimed mine land. DGIF contributing $25,000 and Noah Horn Well Drilling will contribute $18,000.
$3,000 – High Bridge Chapter – Prince Edward State Forest – Enhance turkey brood habitat through conversion of fescue field to a mix of bugging habitat and clover. DGIF contributing $3,000, and VaDOF $3,000.
$3,500 – High Bridge Chapter – Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest – Continue enhancement of turkey brood habitat through conversion of fescue field to a mix of bugging habitat and clover. DGIF contributing $4,500, and VaDOF $4,500.
$4,000 – High Bridge Chapter – Cumberland State Forest - Continue enhancement of turkey brood habitat through conversion of fescue field to a mix of bugging habitat and clover. Landowner Workshops are also planned for these areas. DGIF contributing $4,500, and VaDOF $4,500.
$5,400 – Lee-Davis Longbeards – Sandy Point WMA – Create new habitat for turkeys, food plots with chufa.
These are just a few of the approved projects for 2018. Thanks to each of our NWTF Chapters and members for making funding of these projects possible.