Al Hickok has accepted the Wilson F. Moore Memorial (WFMM) Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) invitation to join its 2016 Board of Directors.
Hickok was nominated for one of the Board of Director positions by current WFMM Board members Rusty Ely and Bob Wagner. Ely and Wagner explained that, “Mr. Hickok will be a valuable asset to the Board because of his quiet and professional demeanor and his longtime interest in turkey hunting.”
Hickok explained his turkey hunting interests, “I first started hunting in turkeys in Potter County Pa. back in the mid 1970’s. As a novice, I began calling them with a Lynch Box Call and soon graduated to using a mouth call. I have been hunting turkeys for over 40 years after shooting my first gobbler with a Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun. I consider myself to be an experienced avid turkey hunting, shooting a gobbler every spring and hunting them between my whitetail deer bow hunts in the fall. I love taking first time turkey hunters out each year to mentor them in the sport of calling, shooting, and teaching various strategies that would make them successful.”
Hickok began attending the WFMM chapter of the NWTF banquets after an invitation from longtime friend Rusty Ely.
When asked about becoming involved with the Board, “I consider it an honor to now serve the chapter as a member of the board. I believe I can bring new insights to the chapter that would expand our memberships both locally and on the national level. I believe there are many turkey hunters in Susquehanna County that have never been members of our chapter and I plan to change that. I have already enlisted first timers in this year’s Banquet. I am eager to learn how I can be involved this year’s outdoor activities.”
Hickok has a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Westminster Seminary. He has been a self-employed Licensed Professional Counselor for over 35 years and is currently semi-retired.
This is the 31st year that the WFMM chapter has been a force in the wild turkey conservation efforts of the NWTF.
Article submitted by Bob Wagner, WFMM Board of Director member.