Banding wild turkeys for researchThe National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) volunteers, staff and partners work constantly to further its mission of conserving wild turkeys and preserving our hunting heritage.

According to many state and federal agencies, the comeback of the wild turkey is perhaps the greatest conservation success story in North America’s wildlife history. When the NWTF was founded in 1973, there were only 1.3 million wild turkeys. That number today stands at more than 7 million birds in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In large part, this is due to the dedication and hard work of NWTF volunteers and partners.

Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country. They have raised and spent more than $331 million. They have conserved nearly 14 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.

The Federation also works to increase interest in the outdoors. We do this by bringing new hunters and conservationists into the fold, through special outdoor education events and outreach programs. These events include Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, JAKES and Xtreme JAKES.

NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of our hunting heritage.