National Wild Turkey Federation

How can I find out about the National Wild turkey Federation?

One of the wild turkey's best allies is the National Wild Turkey Federation, a nonprofit organization with more than 350,000 members dedicated to wild turkey conservation and preservation of America's turkey hunting heritage.

Formed in 1973, this grassroots organization now has chapters in every state, Canada and Mexico. The NWTF supports scientific wildlife management on public, private, and corporate lands, as well as wild turkey hunting as a traditional North American sport. In addition, it promotes and encourages ethical outdoors behavior, and sponsors outdoor educational workshops, especially for young people (JAKES Program) and women (Women In The Outdoors Program).  Working with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and other partners, programs like Families Afield, mentored youth hunting has become a reality.

Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, spending more than $306 million to conserve 14 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the NWTF has 86 local chapters; 12,500 members including 2,655 JAKES and 1,521 Women In The Outdoors members.  Since 1985 the NWTF State Chapter Super Fund has raised and spent $5 million on wild turkey projects including turkey hunter safety programs, habitat enhancements, land purchases, education, wild turkey management, research, and outreach programs. These programs have benefited the wild turkey, many other wildlife species, hunters, and other Pennsylvanians. Pennsylvania Game Commission is an outstanding example of how partnerships working with the NWTF and its volunteers can make a positive impact of wildlife. 

For more information on the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, call 717-761-5925, visit the website at, or email questions to

For information on the National Wild Turkey Federation, call 1-800-THE-NWTF, or visit the website at or e-mail questions to

Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110-9797