17 new shoot­ers to par­tic­i­pate in Grand Na­tional Water­fowl Hunt

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CAM­BRIDGE — The 34th an­nual Grand Na­tional Water­fowl Hunt fea­tures 17 new shoot­ers. Brett Bald­win Brett is a se­nior at Car­avel Acad­emy in Bear, Del., and a res­i­dent of Wor­ton. He re­sides with his par­ents, Robert and Ann Bald­win, and an older brother RJ Bald­win, who is a sopho­more at the Univer­sity of Ne­braska. Brett has been a mem­ber of the 4-H shoot­ing sports pro­gram for 7 years and cur­rently serves as Pres­i­dent of his club. He is an avid hunter who enjoys the out­doors with his fam­ily. Brett is the 4-H Shooter se­lected by the GNWA Board. Chuck Bice Chuck was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He at­tended Tyler Ju­nior Col­lege, Univer­sity of Texas and Texas Wes­leyan Univer­sity. Af­ter col­lege, he was in the fur­ni­ture busi­ness, which led to his in­ter­est in lum­ber prod­ucts. He is cur­rently the Vice Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Manager of Sweeney Hard­woods. Chuck is an avid bird hunter. He feels priv­i­leged to have hunt in Canada, South Amer­ica, and many lo­ca­tions in be­tween. Chuck has two daugh­ters and four grand­chil­dren. Chuck is spon­sored by Wen­dell Cramer.

Master Chief Harold Bologna

Harry Bologna is a re­tired U.S. Navy Master Chief (SEAL) with over 22 years Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions ex­pe­ri­ence. Af­ter com­plet­ing Ba­sic Un­der­wa­ter De­mo­li­tion/SEAL (BUD/S) train­ing, Harry went on to serve at SEAL Teams Two and Four de­ploy­ing to Europe, South and Cen­tral Amer­ica. Harry was then as­signed to Naval Spe­cial War­fare De­vel­op­ment Group (NSWDG) where he made mul­ti­ple de­ploy­ments to Africa, South­east Asia and the Mid­dle East sup­port­ing both Op­er­a­tion En­dur­ing Free­dom and Op­er­a­tion Iraqi Free­dom.

Dur­ing his ten­ure at NSWDG, Harry held sev­eral se­nior op­er­a­tional lead­er­ship po­si­tions. He also served in both the Op­er­a­tions and Train­ing De­part­ments. As a rec­og­nized au­thor­ity at NSWDG, he was re­spon­si­ble for plan­ning and train­ing hun­dreds of spe­cial op­er­a­tors in count­less live fire train­ing evo­lu­tions. Harry’s ex­pe­ri­ence in­cludes train­ing fed­eral agen­cies and in­ter­na­tional part­ners in all as­pects of small unit tac­tics to in­clude ap­pro­pri­ate use of force, fire movement and ma­neu­ver, close quar­ter bat­tle, de­mo­li­tion ap­pli­ca­tion, ur­ban war­fare, de­fen­sive driv­ing, per­sonal se­cu­rity, and marks­man­ship. His mil­i­tary qual­i­fi­ca­tions in­clude; NSW Tac­ti­cal Firearms In­struc­tor, Close Quar­ters Bat­tle Range Safety Of­fi­cer, Free Fall Jump Master, Static Line Jump Master and Div­ing Su­per­vi­sor.

Harry also has an ex­ten­sive med­i­cal back­ground and uniquely served as a SEAL In­de­pen­dent Duty Corps­man (IDC), where he was re­quired to func­tion in­de­pen­dently from a Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer with du­ties in­clud­ing ad­vanced div­ing medicine, re­mote pa­tient care, emer­gency trauma, pre­ven­ta­tive medicine, and en­vi­ron­men­tal and oc­cu­pa­tional health.

He is re­cov­er­ing from a tragic event in Afghanistan on Oc­to­ber 21, 2015. Harry was there as a con­trac­tor with a U.S. na­tional de­fense agency and stepped on a land mine; as a re­sult of the ex­plo­sion, he lost both of his legs and suf­fered a bro­ken pelvis and in­ter­nal in­juries.

His per­sonal awards in­clude: Bronze Star w/ Valor (3), Bronze Star (2), De­fense Mer­i­to­ri­ous Ser­vice Medal (2), Joint Ser­vice Achieve­ment Medal (2), Army Com­men­da­tion Medal (2), Navy and Ma­rine Corps Achieve­ment Medal (2) and var­i­ous unit and cam­paign awards. Master Chief Bologna is spon­sored by the GNWA. Tim Brown Tim Brown is spon­sored by Al­bert Bulling­ton, Jr. Jack Doyle Jack grad­u­ated from Har­vard Col­lege in 2013 with a B.A. in Gov­ern­ment and from the Univer­sity of Notre Dame in May of 2015 with a Master of Sci­ence in Busi­ness Man­age­ment. Jack is a pas­sion­ate ath­lete and played Di­vi­sion I Lacrosse at both Har­vard and Notre Dame. He cur­rently lives in Annapolis, MD and works for Sev­ern Part­ners, a pri­vate eq­uity firm. Jack is an avid reader who enjoys hunt­ing and looks for­ward to a long and re­ward­ing ca­reer in busi­ness. Jack is spon­sored by Kevin Doyle. Erica Flom Erica is spon­sored by Har­vey Watt.

James Earl Ken­namer, Ph.D.

James Earl Ken­namer, Ph.D., was the Chief Conservation Of­fi­cer for Conservation and Out­reach Pro­grams with the Na­tional Wild Turkey Fed­er­a­tion. He headed the Conservation Pro­grams de­part­ment for 32 years and was re­spon­si­ble for co­or­di­nat­ing the NWTF pro­grams with state and fed­eral agen­cies, pri­vate or­ga­ni­za­tions and com­pa­nies through­out the United States, Canada and Mex­ico. He has writ­ten many fea­ture ar­ti­cles in Turkey Coun­try mag­a­zine and had one of the long­est run­ning mag­a­zine colum­nists in the out­door in­dus­try; he has also au­thored over 50 sci­en­tific pa­pers, in­clud­ing chap­ters in four books. He has been in­volved with the NWTF’s tele­vi­sion shows Turkey Call, and Get in the Game. He is a pro­fes­sional mem­ber of the Boone & Crock­ett Club and co-chaired at one time the North Amer­i­can’s Hunt­ing Her­itage Steer­ing Com­mit­tee rep­re­sent­ing the United States. He now serves as the De­vel­op­ment Ad­vi­sor to the NWTF’s CEO.

From 1970 to 1980, he was an As­sis­tant and As­so­ci­ate Pro­fes­sor at Auburn Univer­sity in Alabama, teach­ing wildlife cour­ses and di­rect­ing grad­u­ate stu­dents.

In 1997, he re­ceived The C.W. Wat­son Award, the high­est honor to be be­stowed by the South­east­ern As­so­ci­a­tion of Fish and Wildlife Agen­cies, South­ern Di­vi­sion of the Amer­i­can Fish­eries So­ci­ety and South­east­ern Sec­tion of The Wildlife So­ci­ety for Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice in Wildlife Re­search and Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Also in 1997, he re­ceived the Pres­i­dent’s Award from the As­so­ci­a­tion of Fish and Wildlife Agen­cies.

At the 70th an­nual North Amer­i­can Wildlife and Nat­u­ral Re­sources Con­fer­ence in Ar­ling­ton, Vir­ginia, he re­ceived The Wildlife Man­age­ment In­sti­tutes 2005 Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice Award for a life­time of con­tri­bu­tions to conservation.

In June of 2005, he re­ceived The Henry Hardt­ner Award from the South­ern Group of State Foresters. This award rec­og­nizes out­stand­ing lead­er­ship of the conservation pro­grams of the Na­tional Wild Turkey Fed­er­a­tion and sup­port of pri­vate landown­ers and their ef­forts to en­hance wildlife habi­tat, pre­serve our hunt­ing her­itage and pro­vide a nat­u­ral re­source legacy for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

In Oc­to­ber of 2005, he re­ceived The Life­time Achieve­ment Award from the South Carolina Chap­ter of the Wildlife So­ci­ety. This award rec­og­nizes a life­time of ac­com­plish­ments in wildlife bi­ol­ogy and man­age­ment, which have no­tice­ably en­hanced wildlife conser va­tion in South Carolina.

Dur­ing the 9th Wild Turkey Sym­po­sium in De­cem­ber of 2005 in Grand Rapids, Michi­gan, he re­ceived the highly cov­eted Henry S. Mosby Award. This award was named for Dr. Henry Mosby, whose re­search with wild tur­keys in the mid-1900’s set the stan­dard for their man­age­ment.

In Novem­ber of 2007, he was hon­ored in Out­door Life mag­a­zine’s first an­nual top 25 lists of peo­ple who have pos­i­tively af­fected our hunt­ing and fish­ing tra­di­tions.

In Oc­to­ber of 2008, he was named as an Alumni Fel­low in recog­ni­tion of dis­tin­guished ca­reer ac­com­plish­ments by Mis­sis­sippi State Univer­sity, one of only 120 to be rec­og­nized by the Univer­sity in its his­tory, at that time.

In May of 2009, he be­came a Pro­fes­sional Mem­ber of the Boone & Crock­ett Club. Ac­cord­ing to Tony Schoo­nen, Boone and Crock­ett Club’s chief of staff, this is an honor be­stowed only to those with “the bright­est minds from all walks of life – a brain trust that, to this day, con­trib­utes to the Club’s mis­sion and vi­sions by iden­ti­fy­ing key is­sues and con­sult­ing with the Club on how to fix them.”

In June of 2010, he was ap­pointed to the Col­lab­o­ra­tive For­est Land­scape Restora­tion Pro­gram Ad­vi­sory Panel by Tom Vil­sack, the 30th Sec­re­tary of the U.S. De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture.

In April of 2011, he was rec­og­nized by the USDA For­est Ser­vice for his ex­em­plary lead­er­ship as the Na­tional Wild Turkey Fed­er­a­tion and 4 other groups were hon­ored to re­ceive the For­est Restora­tion Award at the Cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tion of the Weeks Act. The Weeks Act was passed by Congress in 1911 and au­tho­rized Congress to buy land in the east to es­tab­lish a sys­tem of Na­tional Forests to pro­tect the head­wa­ter streams of Amer­ica.

At the NWTF 2016 Na­tional Con­ven­tion in Nashville, TN he was given by the NWTF Board of Di­rec­tors the first Life­time Achieve­ment Award and the na­tional schol­ar­ship given by the NWTF each year will be named in his honor.

His fa­ther Earl Franklin Ken­namer was Ex­ten­sion Fish and Wildlife Spe­cial­ist with the Alabama Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Ser­vice from 1946-1974. His son Lee is a wildlife bi­ol­o­gist, the fam­ily has 3 gen­er­a­tions of wildlife bi­ol­o­gists all re­ceiv­ing one or more de­grees from Auburn Univer­sity.

He has a B.S. De­gree in Game Man­age­ment from Auburn Univer­sity and a Masters and Ph.D. in Wildlife Man­age­ment from Mis­sis­sippi State Univer­sity. James Earl is spon­sored by the NWTF.

Bri­gadier Gen­eral Cole­man D Kuhn, U.S. Ma­rine Corps (Re­tired)

Gen­eral Kuhn was born on March 10, 1944 in Day­ton Ohio, and grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin with a B.S. de­gree (1966), and the Naval Post­grad­u­ate School, Mon­terey, CA. (1977). He holds a masters de­gree in De­fense Sys­tems Anal­y­sis. He was com­mis­sioned a Sec­ond Lieu­tenant in the Ma­rine Corps through the NROTC pro­gram in June 1966.

Af­ter com­plet­ing flight train­ing at Naval Air Train­ing Com­mand, Pen­sacola he was des­ig­nated a Naval Avi­a­tor in Fe­bru­ary 1968 and as­signed to Ma­rine Ob­ser­va­tion Squadron 1 (VMO-1), MCAS New River, NC, where he qual­i­fied in the UH-1E.

In June of 1968 he was or­dered to duty with Pro­vi­sional Ma­rine Air­craft Group 39, Quang Tri Com­bat Base, Repub­lic of Viet­nam, and as­signed to Ma­rine Ob­ser­va­tion Squadron 6 (VMO-6). He was trans­ferred in De­cem­ber 1968, to Ma­rine Light He­li­copter Squadron 167 (HML-167) at Da Nang Air Base, and was pro­moted to Cap­tain in June 1969.

Fol­low­ing his com­bat tour, Gen­eral Kuhn re­ported to Ma­rine Corps Air Sta­tion (MCAS) Yuma, AZ, in Au­gust 1969, where he was as­signed as the Of­fi­cer-in-Charge, Search and Res­cue De­tach­ment and Op­er­a­tion’s Flight Sup­port Of­fi­cer. Grad­u­at­ing with Hon­ors from the Am­phibi­ous War­fare School, Quan­tico, VA, in July 1972, he joined Ma­rine At­tack He­li­copter Squadron 269 (HMA-269), MCAS New River, NC, and served as the Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer.

Af­ter de­ploy­ing with Ma­rine Medium He­li­copter Squadron 264 (HMM-264), he re­turned to HMA-269 in Oc­to­ber 1973 and ser ved as the Air­craft Main­te­nance Of­fi­cer. In May 1975, he was trans­ferred to MAG36, MCAS Futenma, Ok­i­nawa, Japan, where he served as the Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer and then Air­craft Main­te­nance Of­fi­cer of HMA369, un­til as­signed as Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Ma­rine Air Base Squadron 36 (MABS-36) in Novem­ber 1975.

While at­tend­ing Naval Post­grad­u­ate School, Mon­terey, CA, he was pro­moted to Ma­jor in July 1976. Upon graduation, he was as­signed to Head­quar­ters Ma­rine Corps, as an An­a­lyst in Man­power, Plans and Pol­icy, un­til or­dered to the Armed Forces Staff Col­lege, Nor­folk, VA. in June 1981, he was trans­ferred to MAG-39, MCAS Camp Pendle­ton, CA, where he served as the Plans/As­sis­tant Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer. He was pro­moted to Lieu­tenant Colonel in Oc­to­ber 1981.

In April 1982, Gen­eral Kuhn ac­ti­vated and took com­mand of Ma­rine He­li­copter Train­ing Squadron 303 (HMT-303) at Camp Pendle­ton, CA. Par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Air/Ground Ex­change Pro­gram, he was trans­ferred to the 3rd Ma­rine Di­vi­sion in July 1984, where served as the Di­vi­sion Plans Of­fi­cer and

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