Arkansas NWTF Hunting Heritage State Super Fund Projects

Numbers updated in May of 2012

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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 over $2,270,677 has been raised and spent by Arkansas chapters on projects within the state. A sampling of these projects is provided below.

Habitat Enhancement

Spent $1,188,733 on habitat improvement projects.

  • maintenance and development of brood habitat
  • wildlife openings
  • prescribed fire
  • tree planting
  • riparian restoration
  • water development projects
  • control of invasive plant species
  • support for seed subsidy and conservation seed programs

Habitat enhancement projects have impacted more than 173,561 acres within the state.

  • 48,142 acres of wildlife openings
  • 54,874 acres of prescribed burning

Purchased equipment for habitat management including:

  • 1 trailer
  • 1 drill
  • 1 mower
  • 1 disk
  • 1 spreader

Projects were completed on:

  • Bois D'Arc WMA
  • Buffalo National River
  • Bull Shoals Lake
  • Cache River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Camp Robinson WMA
  • Caney Creek WMA
  • Casey Jones WA
  • Cherokee WMA
  • Choctaw Island WMA
  • Felsenthal National Forest
  • Fort Chaffee WMA
  • Gulf Mtn. WMA
  • Harold E. Alexander/Spring River WMA
  • Hobbs State Management Area
  • Hope Upland WMA
  • Jim Kress WMA
  • Lake Dardenelle WMA
  • Lake Greeson WMA
  • MT. Magazine WMA
  • Muddy Ceek WMA
  • Ouachita National Forest
  • Ozark National Forest
  • Petiti Jean WMA
  • Piney Creek WMA
  • R. Evans/Grandview Prairie WMA
  • Scatter Creek WMA
  • St. Francis National Forest
  • Sylamore WMA
  • Trusten Holder WMA
  • Wattensaw WMA
  • Wedington WMA
  • White Rock WMA
  • Winona WMA

Education

Spent $325,181 on educational programs and literature including scholarships, education boxes, 4-H and teacher workshops.

  • Awarded 365 scholarships.
  • Donated more than 903 education boxes to area schools.

Spent $55,406 on educational projects for volunteers and professionals including:

  • Volunteer leadership workshops
  • Wild Turkey Woodlands field days
  • State web sites and newsletters
  • Purchased 370 educational CD-ROMs

JAKES

Spent $95,931 to introduce youth to outdoor activities, conservation and hunting. Sponsored 158 JAKES Conservation Field Days throughout the state.

Hunting Heritage

Spent $63,800 to protect and promote the hunting tradition including contributions to the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Hunter Safety

Spent $5,300 to support hunter safety classes and initiatives within the state. Purchased hunter safety materials and equipment, including interactive shooting systems.

Turkey Restoration

Spent $460 to trap and transfer turkeys within the state. Expenses include the purchase of trapping equipment such as nets, rockets and rocket charges.

Women's Programs

Spent $40,150 on programs, materials and equipment to introduce women to the outdoors, hunting and conservation. Conducted 86 Women in the Outdoors events throughout the state.

Rewards

Spent $10,145 to protect wild turkeys and other wildlife through support of state sponsored reward programs, the printing of reward signs and reward payments.

Management

Spent $59,358 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:

  • ATV's
  • weight scales for check stations
  • survey/surveillance cameras
  • gates to limit vehicular access

Land Purchase

Spent $134,000 to purchase 1,876 acres of land or conservation easements to preserve wildlife habitat and provide additional hunting areas.

Research

Spent $156,932 on wild turkey research. Purchased equipment related to research such as radio telemetry equipment.

Wheelin' Sportsmen

Spent $2,950 to provide opportunities for the disabled to participate in outdoor activities and learn about wildlife conservation. Conducted 6 Wheelin' Sportsmen events.

Other

Spent $84,101 on other projects including organizational dues, travel expenses to professional meetings, special NWTF projects, and chapter rebates.