EDGEFIELD, S.C. — During a recent board of directors meeting, the Illinois State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation approved $225,530 in funding to support the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative in the state.
"Illinois has been, and continues to be, a perennial leader for NWTF in dollars raised and mission delivered," said John Burk, NWTF district biologist. "It is a pleasure for me to be a small part of it.”
The Illinois State NWTF Chapter board of directors reviewed and allocated funding for numerous projects and secured $1.17 million in funding from its partners.
The board funded Save the Hunt. efforts in the state, supporting NWTF mentored hunt programming, youth shooting sports and more.
In addition, the Illinois board of directors dedicated funding to Save the Habitat. in the state. Project funding includes prescribed burning and woodland restoration, assistance with equipment purchases, river cleanup projects on the Mississippi River and more.
To learn more about the Illinois NWTF State chapter, visit www.illinoisnwtf.org/.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters' rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.
For more information, contact Pete Muller (803) 637-7698.