The mission of the National Wild Turkey Federation is the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

The mission of the National Wild Turkey Federation is no less urgent today than when it was founded in 1973. What we do in the coming decades will be instrumental in enhancing wild turkey populations. And, equally important, the continuation of hunting and quality wildlife habitat for countless species.

Redding Junior Mentor Hunt 2015
Redding Junior Mentor Hunt 2015

Nationally, we’re losing 6,000 acres of habitat every day. Hunters fund conservation, but now we’re at the point where less than 10 percent of the American population hunts. Consequently, the funding source is going away. We know we can’t solve this alone. It’s bigger than one organization. The NWTF is leading a collaborative effort to solve the problem with the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative, and our contribution is our dynamic volunteer base.

Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. is the NWTF’s National 10-year initiative to

  1. Conserve or enhance 4 million acres of critical upland habitat.
  2. Create 1.5 million new hunters.
  3. Open access to 500,000 additional acres for public hunting.

California-specific 10-year Goals

  1. Conserve or enhance 40,000 acres of critical upland habitat.
  2. Create 15,000 new hunters.
  3. Open access to 30,000 acres for public hunting.

To learn more about how the NWTF is making a difference for wildlife, wild places and our hunting lifestyle download our Annual Report

For every dollar raised by the NWTF, 91¢ goes to mission delivery!