The seven pillars of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation have kept us on course in the last century when it comes to wildlife and hunting.
This model is the backbone of the science behind the success of the NWTF and its conservation partners. This model ensures we carry out our mission to have wild turkeys, wild places and hunters who fun them around for generations to come.
Here are the pillars we live by:
- In North America natural resources are managed by government agencies to ensure we always have wildlife and wild places to enjoy.
- Because we all own wildlife, it is illegal in North America to sell the meat of any wild animal. In some cases, the hides, teeth, antlers and horns of game animals and the hides and meat of a select few furbearers may be sold.
- Every citizen of the United States and Canada has the right to help create laws to conserve and manage wild animals and their habitats.
- Every citizen has an opportunity, under the law, to hunt and fish in the United States and Canada.
- In North America, we can kill certain wild animals under strict guidelines for food and fur, self-defense and to protect property.
- Wildlife and fish migrate freely across boundaries between states, provinces and countries.
- Science helps us make good decisions and become better stewards of wildlife.
Nowhere else in the world will you find publicly owned, thriving wildlife populations. Nowhere else is hunting more accessible to all citizens who care to take part.