Oklahoma 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 over $1,270,388 has been raised and spent by Oklahoma chapters on projects within the state. A sampling of these projects is provided below.
Spent $466,106 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 138,489 acres within the state.
- 1,797 acres of wildlife openings
- 125,811 acres of prescribed burning
Purchased equipment for habitat management including:
- 1 trailer
- equipment for prescribed burning
- 5 seeders
- 1 mower
- 2 sprayers
- 1 planter
- 2 disk/harrow
- 1 grain drill
Projects were completed on:
- Altus Lugert WMA
- Atoka WMA
- Beaver River WMA
- Black Kettle National Grassland
- Blue River WMA
- Cherokee WMA
- Cookson WMA
- Cooper WMA
- Copan WMA
- Eufaula WMA
- Hickory Creek WMA
- Honobia WMA
- Hogo WMA
- Hulah WMA
- James Collins WMA
- Kaw WMA
- Lexington WMA
- Little River NWR
- Love Valley WMA
- McCurtain Co. Wilderness Area
- Okmulgee WMA
- Oolagah WMA
- Optima WMA
- Optima NWR
- Ouachita National Forest
- Pushmataha WMA
- Sandy Sanders WMA
- Spavinaw WMA
- Three Rivers WMA
- Tishomingo WMA
- Wister WMA
Spent $173,369 on educational programs and literature including scholarships, education boxes, 4-H and teacher workshops.
- Awarded 168 scholarships
- Donated more than 494 education boxes to area schools
Spent $52,871 on educational projects for volunteers and professionals including:
- Volunteer leadership workshops
- Wild Turkey Woodlands field days
- State web sites and newsletters
- Purchased 250 educational CD-ROMs
Spent $76,947 to introduce youth to outdoor activities, conservation and hunting. Sponsored 133 JAKES Conservation Field Days throughout the state.
Spent $62,750 to protect and promote the hunting tradition including contributions to the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Spent $6,039 to support hunter safety classes and initiatives within the state. Purchased hunter safety materials and equipment, including interactive shooting systems.
Spent $24,106 to trap and transfer turkeys within the state. Expenses include the purchase of trapping equipment such as nets, rockets and rocket charges. Spent $8,478 to reimburse other states for expenses related to the trap and transfer of 16 donated turkeys.
Spent $19,970 on programs, materials and equipment to introduce women to the outdoors, hunting and conservation. Conducted 58 Women in the Outdoors events throughout the state.
Spent $9,732 to protect wild turkeys and other wildlife through support of state sponsored reward programs, the printing of reward signs and reward payments.
Spent $13,633 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
- survey/surveillance cameras
- gates to limit vehicular access
Spent $163,500 to purchase 17,700 acres of land or conservation easements to preserve wildlife habitat and provide additional hunting areas.
Spent $10,200 to provide opportunities for the disabled to participate in outdoor activities and learn about wildlife conservation. Conducted 23 Wheelin’ Sportsmen events.
Spent $145,061 on other projects including organizational dues, travel expenses to professional meetings, special NWTF projects, and chapter rebates.