New Jersey

Our State Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Goals

NWTF New Jersey will conserve or enhance 30,000 acres of wildlife habitat in the next decade.
NWTF New Jersey believes the future of hunting and conservation rests in recruiting more hunters.
NWTF New Jersey understands public access to hunting grounds is critical to the future of our sport.
  • NWTF New Jersey improves wildlife habitat by expanding its conservation-based seed program for private landowners. It’s also working with state and federal wildlife agency partners on critical habitat projects.
  • NWTF New Jersey increases opportunities for hunter education and mentored hunts for people of all ages.
  • NWTF New Jersey works to introduce legislation for Sunday turkey hunting on private land.

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.

New Jersey is part of America’s Colonial Forests. NWTF New Jersey is committed to maintain healthy hardwood forests, stop habitat loss, increase habitat diversity and winter wildlife survival.

Learn more about America's Big Six of Wildlife Conservation

Team New Jersey


Phil Ferrare
Director of Field Operations - Northeast
(814) 796-6983
Shawn Weddle
Regional Director
(240) 446-9547
Brian Zielinski
Senior Director of Conservation Programs – Eastern Region
(386) 740-7107
Douglas Little
Director of Conservation Operations - Northeast
(518) 239-4427
Mitchell Blake
District Biologist
(814) 977-0007
Shawn McWilliams
Sr. Director of Event Fundraising East
Ray Smith
Eastern Director of Development

Technical Committee

Anthony McBride
Principal Biologist/ Wild Turkey Project Leader


Louis Gambale
Save the Hunt Coordinator

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