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Pennsylvania sportsmen and women lost a great friend in conservation last evening - most specifically in wild turkey restoration, but across the board on all concerns - as Don Heckman has passed away after a months-long battle with severe health issues.

As a personal friend and associate of over 35 years, he will be sorely missed and I know many others here will also miss Don's company.

We all owe him a debt of gratitude for his many years of service to PA-NWTF and our outdoors community.
 

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Sorry to hear this. I only met him once, but he struck me as a very good man.
 

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Very sad to hear this. A great ambassador for the wild turkey in Pennsylvania.
 

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Sorry to hear this, prayers sent to his family.
 

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To say this man worked tirelessly for wild turkey conservation is an understatement. He was still quite active in what he would call his retirement. My sincerest condolences to the family.
 

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Never good to hear these things. I remember he posted here every now and again. Always mostly informative posts on birds, and positive things. Never remember seeing him engage in "banter". Rest in Peace.
 

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I met Don many years ago ago when a mutual friend asked me to take him turkey hunting on his southern NY property. We enjoyed a couple days together. A fine person and true ambassador for the wild turkey and PANWTF. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
 

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..always enjoyed his posts and replies. ..RIP..
 

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Very Sorry to hear this Don was a wonderful man and in his years of service to the NWTF he did an aweful lot for the wild turkey and a lot of people along the way. Rest In Peace Don
 

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If anyone has the urge, here are the details for Don's services:

Next Thursday (May 26). Visitation from Noon to 2, service at 2 PM.

St. Paul's United Church of Christ, which is just outside of Mechanicsburg on Williams Grove Road.
 
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