Our State Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Goals

NWTF Tennessee will conserve or enhance 150,000 acres of wildlife habitat in the next decade.
NWTF Tennessee will recruit 5,000 hunters in the state over the next 10 years.
NWTF Tennessee will create 8,000 acres of public hunting access in the next decade.
  • NWTF Tennessee has identified the most critical areas for wildlife in the state and is working to improve habitat on public and private lands.
  • NWTF Tennessee works with state wildlife agency partners to increase hunter education, mentored hunting opportunities and more land access for hunters.
  • NWTF Tennessee focuses on youth as the future of conservation.

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.

Tennessee is part of America’s Mid-South Rebirth. NWTF Tennessee is committed to improve water quality, stop habitat loss and maintain healthy hardwood forests.

Learn more about America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation

Team Tennessee


Benjamin Shamblin
Dustin Stutts
Derek Alkire
Director of Conservation Operations - Southeast
(352) 262-2373
Doug Little
Director of Conservation Operations - East
(518) 239-4427
Tom Spezze
National Director of Field Conservation
Charlie Tollett
Regional Director
Tim Yates
Regional Director
(423) 463-4260
Jason Heathcoe
Regional Director
Scott Martin
Director of Field Operations - Southeast
(336) 466-5622
Barry Woods
National Director of Event Fundraising
(620) 417-0692

Technical Committee

Roger Shields
Wild Turkey Program Coordinator


James Wattenbarger
Save the Hunt Coordinator
(931) 260-6246

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