Hunting365: New boss at NWTF

Updated: August 6, 2009, 5:30 PM ET
By Lynn Burkhead | ESPNOutdoors.com

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — About a year ago, agribusiness leader George C. Thornton was content to rest upon the laurels of a lifetime spent in business and civic leadership, and retire to his Creekside Farm in Elberton, Ga., with his wife, Beth.

That all changed after Thornton, 58, was named new CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation in June, assuming the reins of one of North America's leading conservation and pro-hunting organizations.

As the replacement for outgoing CEO Rob Keck, ...

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