EDGEFIELD, S.C. — For the second year, the National Wild Turkey Federation is hosting its Conservation Week to bring awareness and emphasis to its conservation mission and the role of hunters in creating Healthy Habitats and Health Harvests.
“We started conservation week last year because, while the spring season may be over, our conservation work never stops,” said NWTF co-CEO Kurt Dyroff. “The week leads up to National Hunting and Fishing Day and is the perfect time to showcase the breadth of our conservation delivery and the integral connection between conservation and hunting. The relationship is the essence of our mission, and we want to bring that into focus during the week.”
Throughout Conservation Week, 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 — specifically through the lens of the NWTF’s America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation, recent funding of wild turkey research and content that captures the essence of the soul of the American hunter.
The week will begin Sept. 18 with a message from NWTF co-CEOs challenging viewers to engage with NWTF digital channels throughout the week and to get outdoors and contribute to conservation in some form, whether mentoring new hunters, picking up trash, planting trees, enhancing wildlife habitat or other activity that pushes the conservation needle forward. The week will conclude on Sept. 24, National Hunting and Fishing Day.
To celebrate Conservation Week and NHFD, local chapters across the country are hosting an array of events including mentored hunts, JAKES days, fishing events and more.
The NWTF urges its members, volunteers, staff and partners in the outdoor community to use NWTF’s 2022 Conservation Week to help promote conservation efforts and educate others on the importance of hunting and conservation.
Learn more about the NWTF’s impact on wildlife conservation, efforts to preserve our hunting heritage or to explore America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. Since 2012, this 10-year initiative has already eclipsed goals of conserving or enhancing more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruiting or retaining more than 1.5 million hunters and opening access to more than 500,000 acres for hunting and other recreation opportunities. This critical work will continue to impact wildlife habitat and our great outdoors in the final year of the initiative.