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National Wild Turkey Federation

National Wild Turkey Federation

The National Wild Turkey Federation is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. The NWTF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage.

Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations throughout North America, spending more than $331 million to conserve nearly 16 million acres of habitat. Wild turkeys and hundreds of other species of upland wildlife, including quail, deer, grouse, pheasant and songbirds, benefit from this improved habitat.

The NWTF also brings new conservationists and hunters into the fold through outdoor education events and its Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin' Sportsmen, JAKES and Xtreme JAKES youth outreach programs. Our dedicated NWTF volunteers introduce about 100,000 people to the outdoors through these programs every year.

Founded in 1973, the NWTF is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C., and has local chapters in every state and Canada. According to many state and federal agencies, the restoration of the wild turkey is arguably the greatest conservation success story in North America's wildlife history.

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Eleven-year-old Logan Moore of Athens, Alabama, takes aim during Saturday and Sunday's 200-target main event.

NWTF Turkey Shoot – Where Competition Meets Family Fun

Nearly 550 shotgunners and their families attended the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Turkey Shoot at the Meadows National Gun Club in Forsyth, Georgia, helping the sporting clays event finish with a bang. Over the course of the three-day event, shooters took aim at more…

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NWTF 365 Hunts Illinois this Week on Pursuit Channel

“NWTF 365” is a new breed of outdoor television that features the impact of National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) conservation and how it helps foster prime hunting opportunities during the months outside of spring turkey season. Follow “NWTF 365” as they pursue deer, quail, elk,…

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NWTF Pledges Support for NSSF’s Project ChildSafe

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently joined the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) Project ChildSafe to promote firearm safety messaging and the Own It? Respect It. Secure It.SM (ORS) initiative. It is a natural fit as firearm safety is of the utmost importance to…

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Shooters will blast through nearly a tractor-trailer load of clay pigeons at the Turkey Shoot in Forsyth, Georgia.

NWTF Expects Another Great Turnout for Turkey Shoot

Recreational and experienced sporting clays shooters from across the country are primed for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) annual Turkey Shoot at the Meadows National Gun Club in Forsyth, Georgia. The National Sporting Clays Association-sanctioned Mega Blast Shoot that regularly draws more than 500…

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NWTF CEO George Thornton (left) welcomes Tom Stuckey (right) to the NWTF management team.

Tom Stuckey Joins NWTF Management Team

Tom Stuckey, a well-respected and seasoned outdoor industry professional, recently joined the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) as senior vice president of development. Stuckey will lead the development department, which is responsible for discovering and cultivating relationships with upper-level donors to the NWTF. “I am…

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