The National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973 with a mission to conserve wild turkeys and preserve our hunting heritage. Since that time it has grown to more than a quarter million members and volunteers.
The non-profit NWTF, along with its wildlife agency and corporate partners, have helped restore and manage America’s population of more than 7 million wild turkeys.
They have also helped acquire or improve habitat on more than 17 million acres of public, private and corporate lands that benefits all wildlife and not just the turkey.
Through their JAKES, Women in the Outdoors and Wheelin’ Sportsmen outreach programs they have helped thousands of children, women and people with disabilities learn outdoor skills. Through these programs they are able to better enjoy the outdoors as well as understand the importance of wildlife management and the time honored tradition of hunting.
I am a member of the NWTF as is my son and grandson. Not just because we enjoy hunting turkeys though. We are members because of all they have done for all of us hunters and the wildlife we pursue for the past 46 years. Won’t you join us as NWTF members and help support their efforts? Go to www.nwtf.org and join today.
Visit the Johnny Morris Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri and find out all about the NWTF and other conservation organizations or go to www.wondersofwildlife.org .
Outdoor World is free, outdoor information from Larry Whiteley, host of the award-winning Outdoor World Radio show. Each weekly column is interesting facts about something readers might not have known or to inspire people to get out and enjoy our great outdoors.