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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NWTF hunt winner Ian Shofner (right), and guide Joel Pile (left), pose with their turkey taken at the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt.

Kansas Hunt a Blast for JAKES Essay Contest Winner

Each year, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) gives members of its youth programs, Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship (JAKES) and Xtreme JAKES, the opportunity to enter an essay contest to win a coveted spot on the annual Kansas Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt.…

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NWTF Partners to Reach Online Hunting Community

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has partnered with Powderhook, a technology company with a mission of “Access for All,” to increase the effectiveness of the NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. “The NWTF recognizes hunters are a major funding source for wildlife…

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Kansas NWTF to Invest $96,000 in Conservation in 2014

National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) chapters in Kansas budgeted more than $96,000 to further the new Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative within the state in 2014. The NWTF’s Kansas State Chapter board of directors met in Salina, Kansas, to review and allocate funding,…

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