New Hampshire lawmakers commemorate 50 years of NWTF

EDGEFIELD, SC — Both the New Hampshire Senate and House of Representatives recognized the NWTF with resolutions recognizing the conservation organization’s 50-year mission and its impact across the country and in the Granite State. Similarly, New Hampshire Governor Christopher Sununu signed a commendation praising the NWTF’s mission to conserve wild turkey and preserve North America’s hunting heritage.

“To be recognized by the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Senate and our Governor is an absolute honor,” said Peter Toepfer, president of the NWTF New Hampshire state chapter. “The work of the NWTF would not be possible without the expertise of its staff and its countless volunteers across the country who dedicated their lives to accomplishing the mission. And while we don’t do this for recognition, it is humbling to be recognized for our efforts and excited to continue our mission across the state for decades to come.”

The verbiage of the resolution and the proclamations are similar. The Senate resolution, in part, reads:

“…Whereas, the National Wild Turkey Federation, its members and chapters have invested more than half a billion dollars to conserve or enhance more than 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat, forests and grasslands on public and private lands since 1985 and has invested more than $8.5 million in research throughout North America to ensure that healthy populations of wild turkeys continue to exist well into the future; and …

“Now, therefore, the New Hampshire Senate would like to recognize and celebrate 50he Anniversary of the National Wild Turkey Federation and salutes the organization, its members, and chapters across the United States for their tremendous efforts in furthering state-led wildlife conservation and management efforts and their continued efforts and passion dedicated to the conversation”.

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 NWTFhe 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.