|John Crafton ---- Submitted photo|
John Crafton of Spray has been awarded Organizational Member of the Year by the Oregon Hunters Association for his outstanding efforts for OHA’s Redmond Chapter.
Crafton has facilitated the Redmond Chapter’s banquet on an annual basis and is a frequent attendee of government agency meetings to voice the concerns of hunters and wildlife. In addition, Crafton organizes large habitat projects in central Oregon. He regularly attends OHA chapter meetings, board meetings and banquets.
Duane Dungannon, OHA State Coordinator said, “John has been a driving force for OHA and has had a major impact on the hunting landscape in central Oregon from wildlife habitat enhancement to hunting opportunity.”
OHA announced its annual statewide awards at its chapter leadership summit this month at Diamond Lake Resort, and chapters brought back the awards to present to their successful nominees. Chapters and OHA state board members nominate and vote.
“We had more nominees than ever before, so the competition was spirited,” said Dungannon. “Yet the voting was clear and convincing, demonstrating how truly outstanding this year’s winners are.”
OHA is the state’s largest Oregon-based pro-hunting organization, with 10,000 members and 26 chapters statewide. Its mission is, “Protecting Oregon’s wildlife, habitat and hunting heritage.”