Welcome to the Oklahoma State Chapter of the NWTF!
Our Mission Statement: The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
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 wild turkey populations but also in the continuation of hunting and quality wildlife habitat for countless species.
We’re losing 6,000 acres of habitat every day. Hunters fund conservation but now we’re at the point where less than 10 percent of the American population hunts, so the funding source is going away. We know we can’t solve this alone. It’s bigger than one organization. The NWTF is leading a collaborative effort to solve the problem with the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative, and our contribution is our dynamic volunteer base.
Learn more about how the NWTF is making a difference for wildlife, wild places and our hunting lifestyle. Download our Annual Report.
FOR EVERY DOLLAR RAISED BY THE NWTF, 90 CENTS GOES TO MISSION DELIVERY.
Since 1985, NWTF volunteers and partners raised and spent more than $488 million toward our mission of conserving wildlife habitat and preserving our hunting heritage.
Congratulations to Newly & Reelected State Board of Directors Members
The State Board of Directors held its annual election meeting on July 31st, 2021. Congratulations to newly elected board members Lee Harrell, Lisa James, Sierra Michels, and Jerck Henley. Reelected to a three-year term were sitting board members, Lynn Hagerman, Earl Gilbert and OD Curry.
The newly elected members will take their position on the Board during the September 11th. Thank you, board members, your dedication to the NWTF makes it possible to accomplish so much as we Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
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