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By the Numbers

Your updates on the NWTF's accomplishments towards the mission.

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Mission in Action

The NWTF’s Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a 10-year plan to conserve or enhance 4 million acres of wildlife habitat, recruit 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting.

While slowed in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic, it couldn’t stop the Federation from meeting its goals. After reaching two of the three goals in 2018 and ’19, the NWTF surpassed initiative goals in Year No. 8 by breaking the 4 million acres conserved or enhanced mark two years ahead of schedule. The initiative’s goal of 500,000 acres opened for hunting and recreational access was surpassed in 2018, and the NWTF eclipsed the benchmark of recruiting 1.5 million new or lapsed hunters in 2019. With two goals completed by year No. 7 of the 10-year plan, pandemic travel restrictions and other barriers limited the NWTF’s conservation work in 2020, but conservation staff still was able to impact more than 425,000 acres of wildlife habitat. It’s a massive milestone that the NWTF will continue to deliver on for the remaining two years of the initiative.

Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Initiative

Goal Surpassed in 2018
Open Access to 500,000 Acres for Hunting
9-Year Total (2012-2021)
Goal Surpassed in 2019
Recruit 1.5 Million New or Lapsed Hunters
9-Year Total (2012-2021)
*Includes Families Afield
Goal Surpassed in 2020
Conserve or Enhance 4 Million Acres
9-Year Total (2012-2021)

Conserved or Enhanced Wildlife Habitat

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The information below includes all projects funded by the state and the national Super Fund, as well as any other internal or external funding source.

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