Hunters and conservationists work as one to achieve deep-rooted, long-lasting goals.
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of dedicated work, that number hit an historic high of almost 7 million turkeys—an accomplishment considered by many to be of the greatest success stories in wildlife conservation. The foundation of our success? Standing behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights.
Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our dedicated volunteers, professional staff and committed partners, we have had many successes that advanced our mission. Together, we have facilitated the investment of more than half a billion dollars in wildlife conservation and the preservation of North America’s hunting heritage. Our returns have included improving more than 20 million acres of wildlife habitat and introducing 100,000 people to the outdoors each year.
The NWTF has provided the foundation for wild turkey conservation.
Hunters and recreational shooters fund wildlife and natural resource conservation.
Get an in-depth look at our conservation successes to date with updated stats, reports and more.
Conservation experts identified regions across the country with similar conservation needs.
The NWTF advocates for conservation and hunting heritage from the local to the federal levels.
A wide-angle view of the profound impact our conservation efforts have across the landscape.
Conserved or Enhanced (Since 1973)
Invested in the Mission (Since 1973)
Conserved of Enhanced (Since 2012)
Recruited or Retained (Since 2012)
Opened for Hunting (Since 2012)
Influenced Annually (State and Federal)