EDGEFIELD, SC — Championed by Kentucky State Senator Robin L. Webb, Kentucky Senate Resolution 119 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the NWTF and the delivery of the mission to Kentucky and the nation. Kentucky NWTF volunteers recently met with Webb to express their gratitude for enshrining NWTF’s legacy in Kentucky state law.
“The NWTF has a long and rich history of working with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to create better habitat for turkeys and preserve our hunting heritage,” said Ralph Riley, president of the NWTF Kentucky state chapter. . “On behalf of the entire Kentucky flock, we are immensely grateful to be recognized for our anniversary and success, and we look forward to the next 50 years!”
The joint resolution, in part, reads:
“…WHEREAS, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested more than $8.5 million in research dedicated to keeping current and future wild turkey populations healthy, which has helped bring the wild turkey back from the brink of extinction; and WHEREAS, the National Wild Turkey Federation is commended for its dedication and commitment over the past 50 years and in future years; NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky… The Senate congratulates the National Wild Turkey Federation on 50he Anniversary of its founding and congratulates it on its commitment to wild turkey species, hunting heritage, and land preservation across the country and the world.”
Read the full joint resolution.
The NWTF’s Kentucky State Chapter pledged $56,084 for mission delivery in 2023 alone. Learn more about what the federation is accomplishing in the Bluegrass state.
The NWTF policy team and its volunteer leadership are working with state legislatures across the country to pass similar measures this year that enshrine the NWTF’s legacy and mission in state law.
Learn more about the policy and advocacy work of the NWTF.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested more than half a billion dollars in wildlife conservation and has conserved or improved more than 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The organization continues to advance wildlife conservation, forest resiliency, and robust recreational opportunities across the US by working beyond borders at the landscape scale.
2023 is the 50th of the NWTF he anniversary and an opportunity to push the organization’s mission into the future while honoring its rich history. for his 50 he 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 the people of NWTF; and raise $5 million to build a $50 million endowment for the future. Find out how you can help us achieve these lofty goals.