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Which predators take the greatest toll on our birds? You might be surprised
Critters on Ice
Winter weather can take a toll on wildlife. Here’s how they survive harsh climates and conditions
Winter Skulking for Gobblers
“They can withstand some pretty cold temperatures, but if they can’t get to food, they can’t eat,” Runia says.
Escaping the Drift
A region untouched by massive ice sheets that once covered the land has turned into a wild turkey area of focus for the NWTF and its partners
Who owns America’s forests and woodlands? The answer may surprise you
There are misperceptions about who owns the forests and woodlands. In fact, private owners control a majority of our nation’s forests and woodlands.
Lesser known fall turkey foods
“But when those three don’t produce, a turkey will feed opportunistically on just about any soft-mast food it can find. Chances are, turkeys will eat anything that looks like a berry.”
National Monuments are not always good for sportsmen and wildlife
Sportsmen and women depend on access both to help manage the lands and waters that support fish and wildlife, and also to enjoy their pursuits.
“So be aware of your surroundings when walking the edges of a field or when mowing a field, you never know where a hen might be brooding,” Buckland said.
Native or invasive? Tips for learning to identify plants, trees
Learning to identify native and nonnative plants can be fun for the entire family.
Find these five foods and find wildlife
Acorns and other tree mast attract turkeys and other wildlife year-round, especially in early fall as animals build their fat reserves leading up to winter.
Sunflowers provide nourishment and concealment for many different types of pollinators.
To girdle or hack-and-squirt? That is the question
Ridding your property of unwanted trees just got a little easier with two tried-and-true methods.
Five plants that save poults’ lives
Planting or encouraging specific plants can provide poults with a better chance of survival.
Prescribed fire helps snuff out unwanted vegetation.
Copacetic with Snakes
Leaving snakes alone is the best advice for your safety and theirs.
NWTF and Partners Look to the Future of Conservation
The 2017 Conservation Conference at the 41st annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show focused on the future of conservation.
Keeping Public Lands Public
NWTF lending voice to national concerns.
How Much is Too Much?
Many factors influence wildlife populations, but hunters can help keep those populations healthy and huntable by paying attention.
To the president’s desk: “Wildlife for the 21st Century: Volume V”
Nearly 50 conservation groups worked to recommend vital conservation-related solutions to the new president and congress.
Merriam’s of the Zuni Mountains
Partnerships are restoring habitats in the Zuni Mountains.
Beauty of an Ugly Field
An unkept-looking field can keep wildlife close
Sky Island Gould's
Gould’s wild turkeys in the United States were completely wiped out in 1929 but are now restored to huntable populations
Cut Trees For More Wildlife
Learn how cutting some trees on your property increases wildlife productivity.
Invasive Species Across the Country: Southern Piney Woods
Invasive Species Across the Country: Great Open Spaces
Invasive Species Across the Country: Mid-South Rebirth
Invasive Species Across the Country: Colonial Forests
Invasive Species Across the Country: Western Wildlands
Invasive Species Across the Country: America’s Crossroads
Vary Your Forest’s Age
Learn what it means and why it's important for wildlife and your property.
Eradicate Fescue for Improved Habitat
Learn why fescue is not a friend of wildlife and how you can go about eradicating it.
Create Soft Edges For Better Habitat
Learn how to blend an open field into woodlot by creating soft edges. They're beneficial and fairly easy.
Tractorless Habitat Management
Bare hands and elbow grease are all you need to improve the habitat on your property!
Give Pollinators a Hand
Help pollinator populations by planting flowers and using less pesticides.
An oak is one of your best connections to huntable and watchable wildlife. Learn how to care for them to create the best oak stand around.
5 Steps to a Better Burn Plan
Not sure where to start? If your basic prescribed burn plan includes these five points, you are headed in the right direction.
Well-managed forests create better habitat for all wildlife. Learn how to improve wild turkey habitat on your property and help make a difference for habitat conservation.
Go Native with Grasses
Native warm season grasses are not only beneficial to wildlife, but they are part of a healthy prairie grassland ecosystem.
Should You Hire a Consultant?
A new land ethic is emerging throughout turkey country. Are you on board?
Timber Stand Improvement
When it comes to trees, sometimes quality over quantity is the way to go.
Close Encounters with Alien Plants
Alien plants are invading our fields and forests! Find out what you can do to stop them.
What’s Good for One can be Good for Many
Habitat diversity leads to wildlife diversity and a healthy ecosystem, learn more!
Create Healthier Conifer Forests
With a little elbow grease, your conifer trees can flourish.
4 Great Wild Turkey Habitats
Turkeys love these habitats, find out why they matter and how we can ensure they last.
Prescribed Fire Research to Produce Better Nesting Sites for Your Birds
Learn new facts about fire.
5 Steps to Restore Your Understory
Do more for your property and take advantage of the benefits.
Great Plains 40-Acre Plot Plan
Create a wildlife sanctuary by managing your land the right way.
Managing the Mighty Oak: Do’s and Don’ts
Eight best practices for improving your oak trees.
Mulching Means More Habitat
Try mulching to improve habitat in more ways than one.
Nurturing Our Native Nuts
Give your nut-bearing trees the attention they deserve.
Oaks and Fertilizer
Fertilizer the right oak trees to maximize you land for wildlife habitat.
The 5 W’s of Hinge Cut Trees
Use hinge cut trees on your land to create sweet spots for multiple species.
The Top 10 Threats to Hunting
What puts the hunting lifestyle in danger, find out the top 10 factors now.
Winter Habitat for Northern-Range Turkeys
Create the perfect winter habitat to help turkeys endure cold temperatures and harsh snowfalls.
Learn to Hunt Wild Turkeys
Ohio Scholar Hunt
Best Turkey Hunter I Know
Fostering a Passion in Others
Bushcraft and Bushy-Tails
Build a Wheelchair Accessible Ground Blind
Make a Ghillie Suit
How to Make Compost
Create the Perfect Fan Mount
Picking the Brain of Olympic Skeet Shooter and NWTF Spokesperson, Vincent Hancock
Shooting at the Range
Checklist for Safety and Success
Morgan Craft… Olympic Bound!
Wild Turkey Records
How to Score Your Bird
How To Register Your Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey Records FAQs