Oklahoma Presents NWTF Citation of Recognition

EDGEFIELD, SC — Oklahoma House Representative Anthony Moore commended the NWTF for 50 years of mission delivery by issuing a citation of official Oklahoma recognition.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by Representative Moore for our work conserving wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage,” said Lynn Hagerman, NWTF Oklahoma State Chapter President. “Whether it’s critical wild turkey research, habitat improvements, introducing new people to hunting, or making hunting more accessible, the NWTF’s mission delivery is very active in Oklahoma, and we are honored that our elected officials recognize this and help us celebrate our 50th.he anniversary.”

The quote, in part, reads:

“…WHEREAS, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Inc. and its members and chapters have been at the forefront of reversing declining hunting participation through national investment in hunter recruitment, retention, and reactivation efforts and partnerships with states to develop opportunities to engage people from all walks of life in the outdoor tradition. Since 2012, the federation has recruited and reactivated more than 1.5 million hunters; and

WHEREAS, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Inc. and 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.

They have invested more than $8.5 million in research across North America to ensure healthy wild turkey populations into the future; and…

WHEREAS, the Oklahoma House of Representatives, acting on behalf of the citizens of this great state, wishes to recognize and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Wild Turkey Federation and salute the organization, its chapters and members throughout United States for his tremendous efforts to advance scientific, state-led wildlife management and the conservation of America’s wild turkey and its habitat.”

For 2023, the NWTF Oklahoma State Chapter has allocated $113,234 to the NWTF 2023 mission, which will be matched by more than $3.3 million in partner funds. Projects for 2023 include wild turkey research, habitat improvement projects, outreach and education events, and more.

See all the great work happening in Oklahoma in 2023.

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.