Whitetails Unlimited, the country’s largest white-tailed deer conservation organization, welcomes a new Field Director in the New England region, expanding WTU’s series of fundraising events and bringing a unique way for hunters in New England to raise money for local conservation projects.
Bill Bailey, who lives in Otis, Massachusetts, is already busy organizing banquets to support WTU’s mission of conservation, education, and the preservation of an American tradition.
“The entire New England region has a proud tradition of deer hunting and conservation, and now we have an outstanding representative that can cover the entire region. This is a great step for us as an organization,” said David Hawkey, vice president of field operations for WTU. “Bill has great experience and knowledge, and we’re very excited about WTU becoming more active in this area of the country. Bill will be able to assist deer hunters with their local conservation projects, and be a true advocate for his chapters.”
Whitetails Unlimited has had many inquiries about conducting more events in New England. Now that Bill is in place, we can expand our support for the area’s sportsmen and women, as well as organizations that are looking for a way to raise funds that is easy, fun, and has tremendous benefits for the local community,” said Hawkey. Unique among conservation organizations, Whitetails Unlimited returns 50 percent of net event proceeds to local organizations, to be used for local projects.
Bailey is a lifelong resident of the Berkshires of Massachusetts, and is married with three daughters. He has extensive experience working with conservation groups, with more than 20 years as a volunteer, chapter and state president, state treasurer, and district director with the National Wild Turkey Federation. He is an avid deer, turkey, and upland game hunter, and is an active archer and skeet shooter.
“Bill is a real hunter and outdoorsman, which means he understand our members,” said WTU Executive Director Pete Gerl. “I’ve been struck by the passion hunters in the northeast have for deer hunting, and we’re excited about expanding WTU events in this region of the country. Our programs and events benefit hunters and conservation, and we’re looking forward to being a part of the American hunting tradition in New England.”
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