EDGEFIELD, SC — 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 Healthy Crops.
“We started Conservation Week last year because while the spring season may be over, our conservation work never stops,” said NWTF Co-Executive Director Kurt Dyroff. “The week leading up to National Fish and Game Day is the perfect time to showcase the breadth of our conservation delivery and the integral connection between conservation and hunting. Relationship is at the core of our mission, and we want to focus on that throughout the week.”
Throughout Conservation Week, the NWTF will share its conservation accomplishments, organizational milestones and ongoing initiatives, all uniting the mission of conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage, specifically through the lens of the Six Greats from the NWTF’s United States Wildlife Conservation, recent research funding, and wild turkey content that captures the essence of the American hunter’s soul.
The week will kick off on September 18 with a message from the NWTF Co-Executive Directors challenging viewers to engage with NWTF’s digital channels throughout the week and get outside and contribute to conservation in some way, whether it’s advising to new hunters, picking up litter, planting trees, improving wildlife habitat or other activity that promotes conservation. The week will conclude on September 24, National Hunting and Fishing Day.
To celebrate Conservation Week and NHFD, local chapters across the country are hosting a variety of events including hunts, JAKES days, fishing events and more.
The NWTF urges its members, volunteers, staff and partners in the outdoor community to use NWTF Conservation Week 2022 to help promote conservation efforts and educate others about the importance of hunting and conservation. .
Learn more about the NWTF’s impact on wildlife conservation, efforts to preserve our hunting heritage, or explore America’s Big Six Wildlife Conservancy.
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 reached an all-time high of nearly 7 million turkeys. To be successful, the NWTF supported science-based conservation and hunter rights. Today, NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through Save the Habitat. Save the hunt. initiative. Since 2012, this 10-year initiative has already eclipsed goals to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit or retain more than 1.5 million hunters, and open access to more than 500,000 acres for hunting and other recreational opportunities. This critical work will continue to impact wildlife habitat and our outdoors in the final year of the initiative.