Our State Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Goals

NWTF Michigan will conserve or enhance 52,730 acres of wildlife habitat in the next decade.
NWTF Michigan will recruit 200,000 hunters in the state over the next 10 years.
NWTF Michigan will open hunting access to 10,000 additional acres in the next decade.
  • NWTF Michigan focuses on conservation management on public and private lands through political advocacy and partnerships.
  • NWTF Michigan works through partnerships to maintain and increase hunting access to public and private lands.
  • NWTF Michigan is actively working to increase hunter education and mentored hunting opportunities.

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.

Michigan is part of America’s Crossroads. NWTF Michigan is committed to improve water quality and forest health and restore grasslands.

Learn more about America's Big Six of Wildlife Conservation

Team Michigan


Tom Karsten
Regional Director
(616) 260-5028
Aaron Shaughnessy
Regional Director
Steve Sharp
R3 Coordinator
(517) 930-0947
Brian Zielinski
Senior Director of Conservation Programs – Eastern Region
(386) 740-7107
Jason Lupardus
Director of Conservation Operations - Midwest
Ryan Boyer
District Biologist
(231) 878-5131
Shawn McWilliams
Sr. Director of Event Fundraising East
Troy Piotrowski
Regional Director
Tom Glines
Midwest-North Director of Development
(612) 810-7704
Daron Bohn
Director of Field Operations - Midwest
(920) 470-7424

Technical Committee

Al Stewart
Upland Game Bird Specialist
Dave Luukkonen
Wildlife Research Specialist

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