Alabama NWTF Hunting Heritage State Super Fund Projects
Numbers updated in May of 2012
Administered jointly by the NWTF, its state chapters and state wildlife agencies, the Hunting Heritage Super Fund is used for projects that support the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of the hunting tradition. Nationally, NWTF chapters and cooperating partners have raised and spent more than $412 million for wild turkey conservation.
Since 1985 Alabama chapters have spent $1,822,197 on projects within the state. A sampling of these projects is provided below.
Spent $861,767 to complete habitat improvement projects.
maintenance and development of brood habitat
water development projects
control of invasive plant species
support of seed subsidy and conservation seed programs
Habitat enhancement projects have impacted more than 91,787 acres within the state.
6,041 acres of wildlife openings
24,566 acres of prescribed burning
Purchased equipment for habitat management including:
equipment for prescribed burning
Projects were completed on:
Autauga Co. Community Hunting Area
Bankhead National Forest
Barbour Co. WMA
Blue Spring WMA
Cahaba River WMA
Conecuh National Forest
Escambia Creek Community Hunting Area
Freedom Hills WMA
Little River Canyon WMA
Mud Creek WMA
Perdido River WMA
Sam R. Murphy WMA
Seven Mile Island WMA
St. Clair Community Hunting Area
Talladega National Forest
Tuskegee National Forest
Spent $225,007 on educational programs and literature including scholarships, education boxes, 4-H and teacher workshops.
Awarded 226 scholarships.
Donated more than 1,025 education boxes to area schools
Spent $35,993 on educational projects for volunteers and professionals including:
Volunteer leadership workshops
Wild Turkey Woodlands field days
State web sites and newsletters
Purchased 308 educational CD-ROMs
Spent $46,228 to introduce youth to outdoor activities, conservation and hunting. Sponsored 137 JAKES conservation field days throughout the state.
Spent $74,650 to protect and promote the hunting tradition including contributions to the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Spent $10,660 to support hunter safety classes and initiatives within the state. Purchased hunter safety materials and equipment, including interactive shooting systems.
Spent $675 to trap and transfer turkeys within the state. Expenses include the purchase of trapping equipment such as nets, rockets and rocket charges.
Spent $20,050 on programs, materials and equipment to introduce women to the outdoors, hunting and conservation. Sponsored 58 Women in the Outdoors events throughout the state.
Spent $51,982 to protect wild turkeys and other wildlife through support of state sponsored reward programs, the printing of reward signs and reward payments.
Spent $43,289 on wild turkey management.
- operation of wild turkey check stations
- hunter success and satisfaction surveys
- completion of wild turkey management plans
- support of law enforcement activities
Purchased equipment to support law enforcement and management activities including:
weight scales for check stations
gates to limit vehicular access
Spent $207,385 to purchase 23,625 acres of land or conservation easements to preserve wildlife habitat and provide additional hunting areas.
Spent $36,140 on wild turkey research. Purchased equipment related to research such as radio telemetry equipment.
Spent $9,800 to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in outdoor activities and learn about wildlife conservation. Sponsored 5 Wheelin’ Sportsmen events.
Spent $134,640 on other projects including organizational dues, travel expenses to professional meetings, special NWTF projects, and chapter rebates.