Our State Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Goals

NWTF Arkansas has a ten-year plan to improve 40,000 acres of public land for wildlife.
NWTF Arkansas will recruit 10,000 new hunters in the state over the next ten years.
NWTF Arkansas has a ten-year plan to create 20,000 acres of access for hunting in the state.
  • NWTF Arkansas has joined forces and resources with conservation partners — state and federal wildlife agencies, corporations, individuals and other wildlife groups — to do what’s best for wildlife habitat.
  • NWTF Arkansas allocates funds to improve state wildlife management areas.
  • NWTF Arkansas educates the next generation of conservationists through programs in local schools, mentored hunts and introductory shooting events.
  • NWTF Arkansas stays current and takes action on legislative issues that would negatively impact hunting and recreational access of public or private lands across the state.

At the National Wild Turkey Federation, the outdoors isn’t just what’s on the other side of the glass, it’s where we feel most alive. And we’re making America the best it can be for the people and wildlife who call it home. The NWTF has divided the country in six areas — America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation — to focus our effort on the most critical wildlife habitat needs.

Arkansas is part of America’s Southern Piney Woods and America’s Mid-South Rebirth. NWTF Arkansas is committed to stop habitat loss, improve forest management, increase habitat diversity, improve water quality and maintain healthy hardwood forests.

Learn more about America's Big Six of Wildlife Conservation

Team Arkansas


Chris McDonald
Regional Director
(870) 256-5059
Brian Zielinski
Senior Director of Conservation Programs – Eastern Region
(386) 740-7107
Derek Alkire
Director of Conservation Operations - Southeast
(352) 262-2373
Jeremy Everitts
District Biologist
(301) 667-1072
Tyler Lawrence
Regional Director
(501) 470-6874
Bob Karel
Hunting & Shooting Sports Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation Coordinator
Shawn McWilliams
Sr. Director of Event Fundraising East
Scott Martin
Director of Field Operations - Southeast
(336) 466-5622
Daniel Standley

Technical Committee

Bradley Carner
Biologist Supervisor
Jason Honey
Wild Turkey Program Leader


Travis Minnie
Save the Hunt Coordinator

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