How To Register Your Wild Turkey

NWTF's Wild Turkey Records Program offers NWTF members a way to register any legally harvested wild turkey, taken anywhere in the world. Recordkeeping began in fall 1982 and now we have more than 23,000 records in our database. 

No time limitation is placed on registering a bird as long as the hunter can provide proper documentation and signatures to meet registration requirements.

Both the hunter and the primary witness must be, or must become, a current NWTF member in order to register the bird.

The cost to register each bird is $15. The cost of membership is as follows: $35 per year for annual members, $35 per year for Wheelin' Sportsmen members, or $35 per year for Women In the Outdoors members. One check may be written for turkey registration and membership fee.

Step 1:

Download the NWTF Wild Turkey Records Official Registration Form.

Step 2:

Completely fill out the form, provide proper attachments (if needed) and obtain proper signatures (see form for details). If you need help finding witnesses to sign off on your application, please use the "Find a Chapter" section in the right hand column.  

Step 3:

Mail registration form and attachments (if needed) to:
The National Wild Turkey Federation
Attn: Wild Turkey Records
P.O. Box 530
Edgefield, SC 29824

Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for processing time.

Once records are processed, the following will occur:

  • You will receive an 8 x 10 certificate for framing.
  • You will receive a distinctive wild turkey pin with the subspecies of the registered bird on the pin.
  • Your name and bird's information will be listed on our website. Birds are ranked statewide and nationally in various categories according to their subspecies. This list is updated on the website on a monthly basis.

If you have any further questions please dial: (800) THE-NWTF (843-6983) and ask to speak with someone about Wild Turkey Records.