When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.5 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of dedicated work, that number hit an historic high of almost 7 million turkeys thanks to the tremendous efforts of our dedicated volunteers, professional staff and committed partners.
We are at a critical juncture for the future of wildlife habitat conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage. Because hunters pay for wildlife and habitat conservation, we must work hard to recruit hunters and provide more places to hunt. NWTF’s 10-year initiative, Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. will tackle these difficult challenges. By introducing or reintroducing 1.5 million people to hunting, NWTF Hunting Heritage Programs will help Save the Hunt!
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