Norco member Kelly Dalbec honored for her volunteer efforts as a MassWildlife Volunteer Hunter

Norco member Kelly Dalbec honored for her volunteer efforts as a MassWildlife Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor

Norco hats off and says – “Congratulations to Kelly Dalbec!”

“There’s nothing more exciting than calling a turkey, and having it call back to you,” Ms. Dalbec said.

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Turkey Federation Honors MassWildlife Staff  (and Norco member Kelly Dalbec) , as covered in the February issue of MA Wildlife News

In late January, New England Chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) held an inaugural combined Chapter Awards Banquet and honored several people with ties to the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Jim Cardoza, retired MassWildlife Turkey Biologist, was honored as one of the first inductees into the New England Turkey Hunting Hall of Fame. Cardoza, from Cape Cod, was recognized for his efforts in restoring wild turkeys to Massachusetts and his service with the National Wild Turkey chapters in Massachusetts.

Two Worcester County women were also honored with awards recognizing their volunteer efforts for NWTF. Jennifer Ford, a clerk at MassWildlife’s Field Headquarters and Kelly Dalbec, a MassWildlife Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor were recipients of the Top Women In The Outdoors (WITO) event held in New England. They also received the first New England Annie Oakley award for their volunteer efforts in coordinating and promoting the WITO events held in Auburn. Jennifer and Kelly will be heading to Nashville Tennessee in February to pick up National Annie Oakley Awards at NWTF’s National Conference.