Missouri

Our State Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Goals

NWTF Missouri will conserve or enhance 131,220 acres of wildlife habitat in the next decade.
NWTF Missouri will recruit 40,000 hunters in the state over the next 10 years.
NWTF Missouri will improve public hunting access by 2,000 additional acres in the next decade.
  • NWTF Missouri improves wildlife habitat by expanding its conservation-based seed program for private landowners. It’s also securing grant money and strengthening partnerships to do more work on behalf of wildlife.
  • NWTF Missouri works with partners to open lands currently closed to hunting, including public lands and expanding urban hunting opportunities.
  • NWTF Missouri supports firearm safety training and expanding current 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.

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

Learn more about America's Big Six of Wildlife Conservation

Team Missouri

Staff

Barry Woods
Senior DFO - West Central, Northwest and Gulf States
(620) 417-0692
Mike Allen
Regional Director
(660) 323-5562
Tim Besancenez
Regional Director
(636) 257-7121
Larry Neal
Regional Director
(573)-334-9109
Derek Payne
Regional Director
(573) 999-4574
Brian Zielinski
Director of Conservation Operations
(386) 740-7107
Jason Lupardus
Conservation Field Manager
865-603-5258
John Burk
District Biologist
(573) 676-5994
Chad Doolen
Forester
573-270-0316

Technical Committee

Jason Isabelle
Resource Scientist
573-815-7901
Kevin Hedgepeth
Wildlife Management Biologist
417-751-3856

Volunteers

Ben Doerge
Save the Hunt Coordinator
573-473-7009

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