Our State Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Goals

NWTF Minnesota will conserve or enhance 80,000 acres of wildlife habitat in the next decade.
NWTF Minnesota will recruit 35,000 hunters in the state over the next 10 years.
NWTF Minnesota will improve public hunting access by 15,000 additional acres in the next decade.
  • NWTF Minnesota improves wildlife habitat by expanding its conservation-based seed program for private landowners. It’s also securing grant money and strengthening partnerships to do more work on behalf of wildlife.
  • NWTF Minnesota acquires new lands for hunting access, opens lands to hunting that are currently closed and helps make current walk-in areas more accessible.
  • NWTF Minnesota seeks to remove legislative barriers to hunting. It’s working to expand mentored hunting opportunities. And it supports firearms safety training.

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.

Minnesota is part of America’s Crossroads. NWTF Minnesota is committed to improve water quality and forest health and restore grasslands.

Learn more about America's Big Six of Wildlife Conservation

Team Minnesota


Clayton Lenk
District Biologist
Jared McJunkin
Director of Conservation Operations - Central
(785) 844-1055
Tom Spezze
National Director of Field Conservation
Kevin Fuerstneau
Regional Director
Kevin Hurst
Regional Director
Tom Karsten
Regional Director
(616) 260-5028
Phil Ferrare
Director of Field Operations - Northeast
(814) 796-6983
Barry Woods
National Director of Event Fundraising
(620) 417-0692
Tom Glines
Director of Development
(612) 810-7704

Technical Committee

Lindsey Messinger
Bryan Lueth
Forest Wildlife Habitat Team Supervisor


Ralph Warzecha
Save the Hunt Coordinator

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