Hunting Heritage Programs

We are at a critical juncture for the future of wildlife habitat conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage. Because hunters pay for wildlife and habitat conservation, we must work hard to recruit hunters and provide more places to hunt. NWTF’s 10-year initiative, Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. will tackle these difficult challenges. By introducing or reintroducing 1.5 million people to hunting, NWTF Hunting Heritage Programs will help Save the Hunt!

Each year NWTF chapters across the United States offer people opportunities to explore the outdoors through local hands-on events and hunts. Events are designed to pass on the traditions of safe, ethical hunting and teach conservation principals. We know them as Hunting Heritage Events- JAKES for youth, Wheelin’ Sportsmen for people with disabilities and Women in the Outdoors. Find your place as a participant, volunteer or a partner. Learn how to get involved in your area.

I Want to Learn to Hunt

Read a few of our featured articles in the Learn to Hunt Wild Turkeys section of our website to find the information you need to get started, including Tips for New Hunters, Contact Information for our Save the Hunt Coordinators, and our Hunting Trip Plan for you to complete and leave with a friend or family member in case of emergency. For hunting information in your state please visit

Mentored Pledge Incentive

If you are a member of the NWTF, take the Mentor Pledge and take a new or lapsed hunter into the field in 2021.

Dr. James Earl Kennamer Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship program is to recognize and reward an NWTF member, who is currently a senior in high school, for their outstanding academic achievement, community involvement and leadership roles. The National Scholarship Winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship sponsored by Mossy Oak. Applications 
Applications will be accepted November 15, 2020 - March 1, 2021.