Our State Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Goals

NWTF Kentucky will conserve or enhance 150,000 acres of wildlife habitat in the next decade.
NWTF Kentucky will recruit 5,000 hunters in the state over the next 10 years.
NWTF Kentucky will open hunting access to 5,000 additional acres in the next decade.
  • NWTF Kentucky partners with state parks and private industries to improve wildlife habitat on public and private lands.
  • NWTF Kentucky works with state agency partners to acquire new land for hunting.
  • NWTF Kentucky has developed a mentored hunting program with its state wildlife agency partners. It also believes in teaching outdoor education in schools and providing more opportunities for hunter education.

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.  

Kentucky is part of America’s Crossroads, America’s Colonial Forests and America’s Mid-South Rebirth. NWTF Kentucky is committed to improve water quality and forest health, restore native prairies and grasslands, stop habitat loss and promote habitat diversity.

Learn more about America's Big Six of Wildlife Conservation

Team Kentucky


Shawn McWilliams
Senior DFO - Midwest and Atlantic States
Mark Jackson
Regional Director
(615) 441-3747
Daniel Leathers
Regional Director
(270) 889-1642
Charlie Tollett
Regional Director
(931) 707-0043
Matthew Underwood
Regional Director
(502) 551-7570
Tim Yates
Regional Director
(423) 463-4260
Brian Zielinski
Senior Director of Conservation Programs – Eastern Region
(386) 740-7107
Jason Lupardus
Conservation Field Manager
Matt Weegman
Wildlife Biologist
(218) 368-6313

Technical Committee

Steven Dobey
Wildlife Program Coordinator


Tom Goodhew
Save the Hunt Coordinator

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