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Kansas Rep. signing the resolution for NWTF's 50th Anniversary
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Kansas Recognizes NWTF for 50th Anniversary

On March 21, Rep. Will Carpenter introduced a resolution commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild Turkey Federation to the Kansas House of Representatives.

Hannah McKinney March 23, 20232 min read

This resolution recognizes the tremendous impact that the NWTF has had on the conservation and restoration of wild turkeys, and the promotion of outdoor recreational opportunities for hunters and nonhunters alike.

“I was honored to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild Turkey Federation — one of the finest conservation organizations in the world,” Carpenter said. “I appreciate all the NWTF has done for the wild turkey and our hunting heritage during the past 50 years. I wish them continued success in the next 50 years.”

The resolution, in part, reads:

“WHEREAS, The NWTF, with the NWTF chapter system in Kansas, has established itself as a national leader by working to restore wild turkeys in Kansas through trapping efforts in the 1960s and the 1970s; and

WHEREAS, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks personnel, NWTF staff and NWTF volunteers have released turkeys obtained from other states with more stable populations, which has created robust wild turkey populations across Kansas; and

WHEREAS, Kansas now sustains one of the highest hunter success rates in the country.”

Access the complete resolution here.

“We appreciate Representative Carpenter for introducing House Resolution 6017 and the Kansas House of Representatives for recognizing the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 50th Anniversary and our efforts to conserve wild turkeys and preserve our hunting heritage in Kansas and across the country,” said Adam Kucera, NWTF Kansas State Chapter president. “We look forward to the next 50 years delivering our important mission.”

The NWTF policy team and its volunteer leadership are working with state legislatures across the country to pass similar measures this year that enshrine the NWTF’s legacy and mission delivery in state law.

Learn more about the NWTF’s policy and advocacy work.

About the National Wild Turkey Federation

Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested over half a billion dollars into wildlife conservation and has conserved or enhanced over 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The organization continues to drive wildlife conservation, forest resiliency and robust recreational opportunities throughout the U.S. by working across boundaries on a landscape scale.

2023 is the NWTF's 50th anniversary and an opportunity to propel the organization's mission into the future while honoring its rich history. For its 50-year celebration, the NWTF has set six ambitious goals: positively impact 1 million acres of wildlife habitat; raise $500,000 for wild turkey research; increase membership to 250,000 members; dedicate $1 million to education and outreach programs; raise $5 million to invest in technology and the NWTF's people; and raise $5 million to build toward a $50 million endowment for the future. Learn how you can help us reach these lofty goals.

Filed Under:
  • Healthy Habitats
  • Healthy Harvests
  • Hunting Heritage