The National Wild Turkey Federation will hold a meting Aug. 30 to get a chapter started in the Mammoth Spring/Thayer area. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Fred's Restaurant. Those attending will learn what an NWTF chapter can do for the community by adding scholarships, money for Jakes, Women in the Outdoors and Wheelin' Sportsmen and many more programs. For information contact Judy Story, senior regional director, at 870-628-1222 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Wild Turkey Federation is a national nonprofit conservation and education organization dedicated to conservation of the wild turkey and preserving the hunting heritage in Arkansas and throughout the United States. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, National Forests, Corps of Engineers and the National Wild Turkey Federation have sustained productive, mutually beneficial partnerships, which have spanned for more than a decade. This includes over $650,000 spent on habitat enhancement on state wildlife management areas and national forests, and about $165,000 on land acquisition for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Other cooperative projects for which the NWFT contributes funding includes providing equipment for turkey restoration projects statewide, the Acres for Wildlife Program, the turkey poaching reward program, 4-H shooting sports and the hunter safety and education program. The NWTF is currently in the process of implementing a network of regional biologists who will lend additional expertise to the Game and Fish Commission and private land owners when needed. In total, more than $1 million from NWTF fund raising banquets has been spent in Arkansas in just a few short years.