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Turkey Federation names Turner Wildlife Manager of the Year

District 6 Wildlife Manager Tyler Turner, left, with Jeff Jones, president of the National Wild Turkey Federation West Virginia State Chapter. Turner was named Wildlife Manager of the Year by the federation’s West Virginia chapter. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — A local wildlife manager from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources District 6 has been named the National Wild Turkey Federation’s West Virginia State Chapter Wildlife Manager of the Year.

Tyler Turner oversees Lynn Camp, Burning Springs and Little Kanawha River wildlife management areas, which were all recently acquired by the Division of Natural Resources. District 6 covers Wood, Wirt, Jackson, Roane, Gilmer, Calhoun, Doddridge, Ritchie, Tyler and Pleasants counties.

“Tyler Turner is an outstanding wildlife manager with a strong commitment to improving habitat for wild turkey and other wildlife,” said Jerry Westfall, district game biologist for the Division of Natural Resources. “The sportsmen and women of West Virginia can be very proud of his dedicated service.”

Turner’s work also has led to improved hunter access at Lynn Camp, Burning Springs and Little Kanawha River wildlife management areas. His work includes the development of parking areas for hunters, road improvements and daylighting, sign installation and the completion of numerous habitat improvement projects.

More information about Lynn Camp, Burning Springs, Little Kanawha River and other wildlife management areas in West Virginia is at wvdnr.gov/wildlife-management-areas.

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