EDGEFIELD, S.C.— The National Wild Turkey Federation’s 2nd annual Conservation Week, going on now through Sept. 24, is a time to celebrate a host of conservation accomplishments made possible by the organization’s dedicated members, volunteers, staff and partners. It also is a time to encourage all outdoor enthusiasts to make a difference in even the smallest of ways.
That is why NWTF co-CEOs Jason Burckhalter and Kurt Dyroff are issuing a challenge to the NWTF flock and the outdoor community.
“The NWTF flock cherishes our beloved wild turkey, and we are united in our passion and dedication for the outdoor lifestyle,” Burckhalter said. “The local NWTF chapters and the chapter system are the lifeblood of the NWTF’s grassroots mission work. So, this Conservation Week, Kurt and I challenge everyone to become members of the NWTF, engage and support our chapter system, and also get out in nature and share that love of the outdoors with others.”
Throughout the year, NWTF chapters carry out countless conservation projects, such as planting food plots and trees. Chapter efforts also have a strong focus on education outreach by hosting events for those wishing to learn more about hunting, fishing, outdoor skills and more.
In addition to the Conservation Week challenge to engage with a local chapter, the NWTF will share its conservation accomplishments, organizational milestones and ongoing initiatives — all tying together the mission to conserve the wild turkey and preserve our hunting heritage. Highlights will incorporate NWTF’s America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation, showcasing recent funding of wild turkey research and content that captures the essence of the soul of the American hunter.
The week will conclude on Sept. 24, National Hunting and Fishing Day.
To find a chapter near you or locate events that celebrate Conservation Week and NHFD, visit nwtf.org.
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. Today, the NWTF is investing heavily in wild turkey research to ensure the future of wild turkey populations and is working to secure Healthy Habitats and Healthy Harvests.