Who We Are
The NWTF — a national nonprofit organization — is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America.
Founded in 1973, the NWTF is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C., and has local chapters in every state and Canada.
We are sportsmen, women and children who care deeply about our natural resources and the wild places we love to hunt.
We're hunters... champions of conservation.
On March 28, 1973, the Commonwealth of Virginia issued incorporation papers to a fledgling organization in Fredericksburg called the National Wild Turkey Federation.
The NWTF has come a long way since its founding chief executive, Tom Rodgers, took $440 out of his own pocket to put this organization in motion.
And what it has turned into is nothing short of phenomenal.
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Help Improve Wildlife Habitat
NWTF membership dollars have a positive, direct effect on wildlife habitat.
The NWTF — once only the idea of a few dedicated volunteers — is now considered a gold standard benchmark for wildlife restoration and conservation. Thirty-nine years and 7 million turkeys later, our proven record of success ensures you can count on us to help restore wildlife habitat. See our latest achievements by downloading our 2012 Annual Report.
NWTF members get discounts on products and services, including:
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Annual members receive a one-year subscription to Turkey Country magazine. Youth members receive a one-year subscription to JAKES Country magazine.
Members get exclusive access to:
•state wild turkey forecast information
•advanced hunting tips and tactics (coming soon!)
•downloads — including Facebook cover photos, wallpapers and our newest whitepapers – Build Your 40-acre Dream and Trapping Deer and Turkeys
Wild Turkey Records
NWTF members may register any legally harvested wild turkey, taken anywhere in the world, in our database of more than 17,000 records. Birds are ranked statewide and nationally in various categories according to their subspecies.
Once a record is entered into our database, the member's name and wild turkey information is listed on our website. He/she also receives an 8x10 certificate and a distinctive wild turkey pin displaying the subspecies of the registered bird.
Help Preserve Your Hunting Heritage
Stay up-to-date on issues that affect your right to hunt. Receive email alerts, plus our NWTF Newsletter — which is chocked full of hunting tips, product reviews and giveaways.
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