About Us

The officers and board of directors of Turkeys For Tomorrow (TFT) will work diligently with cooperating state wildlife agencies, university professors and students, wildlife professionals, and hunters to identify the most pressing issues facing wild turkey populations while working to preserve time-honored turkey hunting traditions. TFT will rely on the aforementioned partners for input to determine where funding is most needed. Once a project is chosen and the funding amount determined TFT, will apply those funds to that project during the year in which the project is started and each subsequent year thereafter as needed when funds become available as determined by the TFT board. The chosen agency or agencies can only spend TFT funds on that project. Agencies receiving TFT funds will be asked to apply matching funds and report results to the TFT board of directors. Agencies receiving TFT funds will be required to provide a written, itemized account of how and where the funds were spent and report the progress of the project to the TFT board of directors so we can issue progress reports to our contributors.

OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS

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JIM RONQUEST

Co-Chairman of the Board

Jim Ronquest lives in east-central Arkansas and has been hunting turkeys for 43 years. He appeared in several Primos Truth Series videos and is co-host and producer of the popular RNTV television show on Sportsman Channel. In 2006, he won the prestigious World Duck Calling Championship in Stuttgart, AR. Although Jimbo comes from the duck hunting world, his other passion is spring turkey hunting. Thankfully, he does not have to choose between the two.

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Ron Jolly

Co-Chairman of the Board

Ron Jolly lives in east-central Alabama and has hunted turkeys for six decades. He is an award-winning author, video and television producer, and a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation's Grand National Hall of Fame.

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KEVIN MATTHEWS

Board Member

Kevin Matthews lives in south Alabama and has 29 years of turkey hunting experience. Matthews has appeared on numerous television shows and hunting DVDs produced by Mossy Oak and Primos. He works with Primos to develop mouth diaphragm calls and is credited with designing the Primos Signature Series, the Hook Hunter Series, and the Hacked Off Series of calls and most recently the Mossy Oak Mouth Call Series. He has hunted and worked with world champion callers Bob Walker, Preston Pittman and Larry Norton to name a few.

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Dan Braman

Board Member

Dan was born and still resides in South Texas on his ranch in the brush country. Killing his first deer at five years old it’s safe to say that he’s been hunting his entire life. Continuing the family tradition of hunting with hounds he began hunting bobcats with hounds in 1980 and continues to do so today. Dan’s love of turkey hunting began in the mid 80’s and is just as strong today as it ever was. In 1988, he began hunting professionally and these endeavors have taken him across the globe. Dan owns Mellon Creek Outfitters, Bridle Iron South, and WildLifers TV. It’s likely best to end this bio with a quote from Dan, “ The hunting industry has blessed me to do things beyond my wildest expectations, it is time for me to give back.”

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COATES HEAD

Board Member

Coates Head lives in northeast Louisiana and has hunted turkeys 42 years. A farmer by trade, Head appeared on Truth Series videos and television over a 20 year period. He manages several large tracts of land for deer, waterfowl, and turkeys.
Will Dixon

WILL DIXON

Board Member

Will Dixon lives in the small south Alabama town of Pine Apple. He was raised in West Point, Mississippi, a second-generation turkey hunter with 26 years of turkey hunting experience. He has been involved in the outdoor industry his entire life. He is a registered forester who works for Larson & McGowin Forestry Consultants, LLC managing timber properties for a wide array of clients across south Alabama. His love for the outdoors, especially the wild turkey, is evident in his work and recreation, always making sure that something is given back to the land.

Carter Weeks

CARTER WEEKS

Board Member & Legal Counsel

Carter Weeks resides in East-Central Alabama and is a second-generation turkey hunter with 30 years of turkey hunting experience.  He is a partner of the Samford & Denson Law Firm located in Opelika, Alabama, specializing in corporate and real estate transactions.  He is an avid turkey hunter and caller who enjoys giving back to the sport of turkey hunting.  He enjoys traveling to hunt turkeys with friends and family and enjoys managing property for deer, waterfowl, and turkeys.

Chase Grubbs

CHASE GRUBBS

Director of Operations

Chase Grubbs grew up in the outdoors in small-town Virginia and currently resides in Eastern Iowa. Originally from Farmville, Va, he graduated from Virginia Tech's Pamplin School of Business. At an early age, he fell in love with wild turkeys and creating better habitat for all wildlife through management. He got his start in the outdoor industry with Midwest Whitetail filming and producing a daily online video series. Chase has 16 years of experience hunting turkeys on public lands and enjoys the challenges required to have consistent success.

Contact Chase for any partnership inquires.
Phone: (434) 547-4367
Email: grubbs@turkeysfortomorrow.org

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mark yarborough

TFT Treasurer

Mark Yarborough has been hunting turkeys 38 years and lives in North Mississippi. He has 30 years of experience as a wildlife manager and ecosystem restoration expert. His passion is providing habitat that benefits all wildlife.

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Pete Daugherty

TFT Secretary

Pete Daugherty lives in central Alabama and has been turkey hunting for 30 years. Pete is a 22-year veteran of the Alabama Army National Guard and has worked full-time for the National Guard for the past 20 years. He has been on the Mossy Oak Pro-Staff turkey division for 10 years and enjoys not only promoting turkey hunting but the conservation of the wild turkey as well. Hunting with family and friends as well as introducing new hunters to the sport is something he looks forward to every spring!

turkeys for tomorrow is a 501(c)3 non profit organization

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P.O. Box 64 Pope, MS 38658

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