Our State Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Goals

NWTF Texas will conserve or enhance 47,000 acres of wildlife habitat by the end of 2016.
NWTF Texas will create 30,000 hunters in the state over in the next two years.
NWTF Texas will open 70,000 acres of additional public hunting access by the end of 2016.
  • NWTF Texas and its partners have identified the most critical areas of habitat in the state. They are actively managing that land for the future of the wild turkey.
  • NWTF Texas and its partners create hunters and conservationists through hunter education and mentored hunts.
  • NWTF Texas supports public hunting access through lease programs, staying current on legislative issues that impact hunter access and working with landowners to garner access for hunting. 

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 upland habitat needs.

Texas is part of America’s Western Wildlands, America’s Great Open Spaces and America’s Southern Piney Woods. NWTF Texas is committed to improve forest health and water quality, stop habitat loss, increase habitat diversity and restore native prairies.

Learn more about America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation

Team Texas


Barry Woods
Director of Field Operations
(620) 417-0692
Tyler Kirby
Regional Director
(620) 339-9026
Michael Shouse
Regional Director
(512) 966-9539
Jackson Harris
Regional Director
(334) 695-6333
Robert Vincent
Regional Director
(817) 437-3014
Kurt Dyroff
Director of Conservation Operations
(443) 534-6740
Gene T. Miller
District Biologist
(806) 655-9416
Terry Turney
Biologist Land Access Texas
Shawn Coleman
Biologist Land Access Texas
(806) 778-2214
Dan Johnson
District Biologist
(406) 239-6454
Tom Spezze
Conservation Field Manager
Annie Farrell
Wildlife Biologist, East Texas
(770) 789-2615

Technical Committee

Jason Hardin
Upland Game Bird Specialist


Tony Hawley
Save the Hunt Coordinator

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