New England Turkey Hunting Hall of Fame

New Hampshire Members

The 2024 Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday January 27th in Concord, NH


Ted Walski - Elected 2017

Ted Walski’s name is part of local history in New Hampshire. Ted began working with the NH Fish and Game Department in the mid 1970’s as the State’s Wild Turkey Biologist and has continued to do so for more than 40 years.

Early on, Ted was instrumental in not only bringing wild turkeys back to New Hampshire but also in starting the first local chapter of the NWTF in New Hampshire. During the 1960’s wild turkeys were non-existent in New Hampshire. Through a series of trap and transfers of wild turkeys around the state, careful monitoring, and regulated hunting seasons over the years, wild turkeys are now thriving with around 40,000 estimated to occur state-wide.

Ted’s work not only brought back the wild turkey to New Hampshire – it brought a whole new opportunity for hunters – and - it has brought together thousands of people over the years like all of us sitting here tonight.
The return of the wild turkey is one of the greatest successful wildlife restoration stories and proof that with careful management game species can thrive and enjoyed by sportsmen and women and wildlife watchers alike.

Thank you Ted for your years of hard work and dedication restoring wild turkeys to the state. Your work has influenced the lives of so many. 

Chip Page - Elected 2017

​Bill Devon - Inducted 2018

​Ed Cotter - Inducted 2019

Frank Parks - Inducted 2020

​Gary Coburn - Inducted 2022

​Gene "Mickey" Meier - Inducted 2024