2017 SD JAKES Hunt of a Lifetime winner Jena Kopp of Pringle, SD, a JAKES member from the Fall River Chapter in Hot Springs harvested a gorgeous 4 year old Merriam's tom on the morning of april 8th. 1.25" spurs, 9" main beard with 3" smaller double beard. All decked out in full camo gear from Scheels in Rapid City, a 20 gauge H&R shotgun from the SD NWTF Board of Directors, new personalized custom slate call by Mike Gorgichuk, a taxidermy hen decoy, a matched knife set and all under a new NWTF cap.

2017 SD JAKES Hunt of a Lifetime winner Jena Kopp of Pringle, SD, a JAKES member from the Fall River Chapter in Hot Springs harvested a gorgeous 4 year old Merriam's tom on the morning of april 8th. 1.25" spurs, 9" main beard with 3" smaller double beard. All decked out in full camo gear from Scheels in Rapid City, a 20 gauge H&R shotgun from the SD NWTF Board of Directors, new personalized custom slate call by Mike Gorgichuk, a taxidermy hen decoy, a matched knife set and all under a new NWTF cap.

Kadon Leddy, a senior at milbank high school, was selected as the recipient of the sd nwtf state chapter scholarship. leddy is a longtime jakes member of the whetstone gobblers chapter in milbank. he is pictured with sd state chapter president mike mckernan. 

Kadon Leddy, a senior at milbank high school, was selected as the recipient of the sd nwtf state chapter scholarship. leddy is a longtime jakes member of the whetstone gobblers chapter in milbank. he is pictured with sd state chapter president mike mckernan. 

The Dakota's had a good night at the Awards Dinner at the National Convention held in Nashville in February! South Dakota won 1st place in the State Chapter Awards for states with less than 2,499 members, and North Dakota took 3rd place. Congratulations to the hardworking and dedicated volunteers! pictures left to right are sdnwtf chapter president mike mckernan, regional director randy gaskins, ndnwtf chapter president steve meyer, and sdnwtf board member holly hilbrands.

The Dakota's had a good night at the Awards Dinner at the National Convention held in Nashville in February! South Dakota won 1st place in the State Chapter Awards for states with less than 2,499 members, and North Dakota took 3rd place. Congratulations to the hardworking and dedicated volunteers! pictures left to right are sdnwtf chapter president mike mckernan, regional director randy gaskins, ndnwtf chapter president steve meyer, and sdnwtf board member holly hilbrands.