Oklahoma State Board of Directors Adds 5 New Positions on the Board

Did you know that the affairs of the Oklahoma NWTF are directed by the Oklahoma NWTF State Board of Directors (Board)? Many of the statewide NWTF activities are planned and or supported by your Board of Directors. The Board is made up of dedicated NWTF volunteer members from around the state and serves to advance the mission of the NWTF – Safe the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
Each year the Board solicits interested NWTF members who share the passion of the NWTF to apply for one of the open Board positions. Board members serve a three (3) year term and start their term in September.
The Board recently voted to expand the number of the Board members starting in FY2022 from 13 to 18, adding 5 new Board positions next fiscal year. With two recent retirements from the Board and 3 seats up for reelection, there will be 10 positions open during the Board elections at the end of FY 2021.
The deadline for presenting your completed application is April 3, 2021.
To apply, you will need to be nominated by your local chapter. To obtain a copy of the Oklahoma State Board of Directors Nomination Forms please email Chad Parkey (chad@parkeyservicesllc.com), David Daniels (ouhue@hotmail.com) Lynn Hagerman (lynnchagerman@gmail.com) or Rick Nolan (rick@nolanoutdoors.com) . Complete the requested forms and submit with a short Bio telling about yourself and why you would like to be on the board. The forms also outline the need to have the signature of five NWTF members in good standing.
Should you have additional questions or require further information please feel free to contact the nominations committee of any current State Board member. Good luck and we look forward to working with you. Thanks for supporting the NWTF.

Did you take someone new hunting this year?

If so, click HERE to take the mentor pledge and report your hunt. You will be entered into a drawing to win a Deer Hunting package that includes a YETI, Deer targets, box of ammo, deer calls, cap/vest and a camo bag. Drawing will be held on January 31, 2021 so there is still time to report your hunt. Good Luck and thanks to you all for passing on our tradition.

Welcome to the Oklahoma State Chapter of the NWTF!

President’s Welcome

On behalf of the Oklahoma NWTF State Chapter Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website.

We believe in the conservation of the North American Wild Turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage. That is our motto; however, we are about more than turkeys. We are committed to raising dollars for wildlife habitat restoration and enhancement, as well as the recruitment of new hunters.

When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of dedicated work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys thanks to the tremendous efforts of our dedicated volunteers, professional staff and committed partners.

The mission of the National Wild Turkey Federation is no less urgent today than when it was founded in 1973. What we do in the coming decades will be instrumental in not only enhancing our wild turkey populations but also in the continuation of hunting and quality wildlife habitat for countless species.

The NWTF is leading the effort to solve this problem. Our goal is that we “all” become part of the solution, starting at home and in our communities. This is bigger than any one state, any one organization, and it is time we tackled this challenge together.

The NWTF is in our 8th year of a 10 year commitment; we are on track (in some area have surpassed our goals) to “ Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt”. This ambitious initiative was not undertaken lightly, as of fiscal end 2019, NWTF has recruited 1,526,852 million hunters; conserved/enhanced 3,583,469 acres that are critical to wildlife habitation and opened access to 626,658 acres for hunting across the Nation.

In Oklahoma, there are Local Chapters holding Hunting Heritage Banquets across the state who raise funds in support of “Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.” These funds also help support our Outreach programs; including WITO (Women in the Outdoors), Wheelin’ Sportsmen and JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge and Ethics).

I have found that with NWTF there is something for everyone. We invite you and your family to join us in our efforts. You are the critical component in our mission, you and your family make it all worthwhile. We hope you enjoy our website and encourage you to contact a Local Chapter near you and join the thousands of fellow Oklahomans who work together to support and deliver our mission.

NWTF Oklahoma State President

Lynn Hagerman