Wild turkeys and other wildlife species that share their habitat will not continue to thrive unless you support active habitat management and protection.

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North American Range Map of the Wild Turkey Subspecies
2009 Wild Turkey Subspecies Range Map



The North American Wild Turkey Management Plan

As wild turkey populations increase across North America, it's important to look toward the future of wild turkey management to ensure North America's largest game bird for generations to come. Enter the North American Wild Turkey Management Plan.

In 2007, at the inaugural North American Wild Turkey Management Plan Summit, the National Wild Turkey Federation assembled agency and organizational partners to develop the mission and guiding principles for the NAWTMP.

The NAWTMP addresses wild turkeys on international, national, regional and local levels. Its design and structure allows management objectives to adjust to the changing demands of wildlife conservation, while supporting the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, habitat joint ventures and bird conservation regions.

The structure of NABCI provides a North American perspective on wild turkey habitat requirements across political boundaries. This approach is an intuitive tool to plan and integrate wild turkey habitat management and restoration efforts with other important regional conservation needs.

Guiding Principles of the North American Wild Turkey Management Plan:


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