Our State Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Goals

NWTF Georgia will conserve or enhance 143,000 acres of wildlife habitat in the next decade.
NWTF Georgia will recruit 42,000 hunters in the state over the next 10 years.
NWTF Georgia will open 13,000 acres of hunting access in the next decade.
  • NWTF Georgia works with partners to generate more resources to improve the most critical wildlife habitat in the area.
  • NWTF Georgia and its volunteers mentor new hunters and teach hunter education. They do this by providing hands-on hunting opportunities.
  • NWTF Georgia earmarks funds and works through partners to acquire new lands for hunter access.

At the National Wild Turkey Federation, the outdoors isn’t just what’s on the other side of the glass, it’s where we feel most alive. And we’re making America the best it can be for the people and wildlife who call it home. The NWTF has divided the country in six areas — America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation — to focus our effort on the most critical wildlife habitat needs.  

Georgia is part of America’s Southern Piney Woods and America’s Mid-South Rebirth. NWTF Georgia is committed to stop habitat loss, improve forest management and water quality and increase habitat diversity.

Learn more about America's Big Six of Wildlife Conservation

Team Georgia


Ricky Lackey
District Biologist
(229) 378-0003
Doug Little
Director of Conservation Operations - East
(518) 239-4427
Tom Spezze
National Director of Field Conservation
Jeremy Collard
Regional Director
Jason Heathcoe
Regional Director
Mike Hoffstatter
Regional Director
(803) 645-2347
Scott Martin
Director of Field Operations - Southeast
(336) 466-5622
Barry Woods
National Director of Event Fundraising
(620) 417-0692
Blane Merritt
Director of Development

Technical Committee

Emily Rushton
Wild Turkey Project Coordinator


Wes Dorsey
Save the Hunt Coordinator

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