EDGEFIELD, SC — The National Wild Turkey Federation congratulates Dave Baron, owner and CEO of Baron Technology, on recently receiving NSSF’s highest honor, the Ken Sedlecky Award, during the 2023 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
“I am grateful for this honor and can do nothing but show tremendous appreciation to my family and those in my business who have stood by me in faithful support of our efforts to promote hunting and shooting sports over the years. Baron said. who has spent decades creating specialty firearms and other collectibles in the hunting and shooting sports industries.
According to NSSF, the Ken Sedlecky Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves by their long-term commitment to the success of the industry and by their support of NSSF’s mission to promote, protect, and preserve game and shooting sports.
“There is nothing more important than developing the next generation of conservation and Second Amendment advocates, as they are the future of these things that we hold dear,” Baron said.
Elected to the NWTF National Board of Directors in 2021, Baron has been an avid turkey hunter and NWTF volunteer since experiencing his first turkey hunt in 1985. He has also been a longtime supporter of supporting youth participation in shooting sports. He was Patron and Chairman of the NWTF Northeast Regional Shoot in New England for over a decade and is a Centurion Life Member of the NWTF and a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.
“We congratulate Dave on receiving his recent NSSF award,” said Bryan Perry, Chairman of the NWTF National Board of Directors. “His passion for preserving our hunting heritage and shooting sports is one of the reasons he is an asset to the NWTF board, and he makes him more than deserving of the Ken Sedlecky Award.”
In addition to receiving the Ken Sedlecky Award, Baron has received other honors in the outdoor community, including the 2011 NRA National Award for Personal Achievement, a two-time Shot Show “Person of the Year” award winner, and the from Outdoor Life magazine. Award “25 people who have changed the face of shooting and hunting” in 2010.
The namesake of the NSSF award, Ken Sedlecky, had a long career at Smith & Wesson, was inducted into the National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame, and was known for mentoring new youth and adult target shooters.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested more than half a billion dollars in wildlife conservation and has conserved or improved more than 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The organization continues to advance wildlife conservation, forest resiliency, and strong recreational opportunities across the US by working beyond borders at the landscape scale.
2023 is the 50th of the NWTF the anniversary and an opportunity to push the organization’s mission into the future while honoring its rich history. for his 50 the anniversary, the NWTF has set six ambitious goals: positively impact 1 million acres of wildlife habitat; raise $500,000 for wild turkey research; increase membership to 250,000 members; dedicate $1 million to education and outreach programs; raise $5 million to invest in technology and the people of NWTF; and raise $5 million to build a $50 million endowment for the future. Find out how you can help us achieve these lofty goals.