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NWTF North Dakota Commits $41,000 to Mission Delivery for 2024

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The North Dakota NWTF State Chapter recently met to review Hunting Heritage Super Fund project proposals for 2024 funding awards. After the reviewing and ranking process, proposals were presented to and approved by the NWTF North Dakota Board of Directors. The board budgeted $41,000 for conservation and outreach-education projects and events.

“A huge thank you goes out to the volunteers and members who raise and help allocate these funds,” said Clayton Lenk, NWTF district biologist for Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. “Their allocations tie directly to the heart of the mission, and we couldn’t accomplish the great things we do without their help.”

The North Dakota State Board of Directors dedicated funding to the followin projects:

• Miscellaneous Hunting Heritage events and programs ($12,000).

• North Dakota Game and Fish wild turkey research project – GPS collars ($10,000).

• NWTF Waterways for Wildlife Initiative ($10,000).

• NDGF Private Lands Open to Sportsmen (PLOTS) program ($5,000).

• Red River Regional Marksmanship Center – range expansion ($2,500).

• Souris River Basin Longbeards – tree planting ($1,000).

• Wahpeton Trap Team – shooting simulator ($500).

Each year, the North Dakota NWTF State Chapter allocates funds for a variety of conservation work and education and outreach events, as well as other mission-related activities. Funding for these projects is provided through the NWTF Super Fund, a funding model where NWTF volunteers raise money at banquets and other types of fundraisers and then allocate a significant portion of those funds back into meaningful conservation and outreach projects the state board of directors approves.

Learn more about local events that help fuel the Super Fund.

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.

2023 is the NWTF’s 50th anniversary and an opportunity to propel the organization’s mission into the future while honoring its rich history. For its 50th anniversary, the NWTF has set six ambitious goals: positively impact 1 million acres of wildlife habitat; raise $500,000 for wild turkey research; increase membership to 250,000 members; dedicate $1 million to education and outreach programs; raise $5 million to invest in technology and NWTF’s people; and raise $5 million to build toward a $50 million endowment for the future. Learn how you can help us reach these lofty goals.

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