On March 28, 1973, the Commonwealth of Virginia issued incorporation papers to a
fledgling organization in Fredericksburg called the National Wild Turkey Federation.
The NWTF has come a long way since its founding chief executive, Tom Rodgers, took $440
out of his own pocket to put this organization in motion.
Now, the NWTF is the leader in upland wildlife conservation in North America.
A non-profit organization dedicated to the Conservation of the Wild Turkey
and the Preservation of our Hunting Heritage, the NWTF and its volunteers
work closely with state, federal and provincial agencies and other partners.
Through these dynamic partnerships, the NWTF and its members helped to restore the
wild turkey populations throughout North America, spending more than $317 Million
Dollars to conserve nearly 17 Million Acres of Habitat. Wild Turkeys and hundreds
of other species of upland wildlife, including Grouse, Quail, Whitetail Deer, Pheasant,
and songbirds benefit from this improved habitat.
Each year, thousands of NWTF Members and volunteers flock to banquet halls
and civic centers across North America to share stories, a meal, and Common Goals -
Conserving Wildlife and Protecting our Hunting Heritage. And you're invited
to join them!
If you have never attended a Hunting Heritage Banquet you're in for a treat.
You'll find games, raffles, and auctions with chances to win Exclusive Limited Edition
NWTF Merchandise and Firearms. Plus, you'll be surrounded by a fellowship of like-minded
sportsmen and sportswomen sharing a common cause - Wildlife Conservation .
If you have attended a Hunting Heritage Banquet we welcome you back and encourage you
to bring a friend. If not, make the next closest banquet your first.
Please visit The NWTF website or call 1 800 THE-NWTF
to find a banquet in your area.
It's through the grassroots efforts of chapter members that the NWTF has become a leader in
conservation. The more members we have, the stronger our message and impact will be on
hunting and conservation
With your support, we can make a difference by improving habitat, creating more places
to hunt, and promoting our Hunting Traditions through NWTF Outreach Programs.
Our Outreach Programs include:
- Regular Annual Members
Men who make up the majority of our memberships and are a large part of our Volunteer Force
- WITO Women In The Outdoors
This outreach program aims to introduce outdoor
activites to our women members. These activites are focused on wildlife conservation, hunting
and shooting activites. Many are not shooting related, but help to promote outdoor activites for women.
- Wheelin' Sportsmen
This program works to get disabled men and women into outdoor activites
including turkey and deer hunting,shooting, archery, fishing and more.
Many of our chapters hold Wheelin'Sportsmen Hunts frequently hosting many of our
- JAKES - Juniors Aquiring Knowledge, Ethics, and Sportsmanship
The Jakes program introduces our youth to conservation and our hunting heritage.
Jakes Field Days provide activities to teach conservation, turkey calling, hunting,
and gun safety. Extreme Jakes qualify to compete for Local, State, and National
College Scholarships in their Senior Year in High School.
Click Here for Scholarship Info
For more information on joining the NWTF,
Call 1 800 THE NWTF or
Download .pdf Application Here
National Wild Turkey Federation
NWTF Annual Memberships
Regular Memberships - $35
Receive subscription to "Turkey Call Magazine", NWTF Membership Card, Membership Decal, 10% Discount on NWTF Deal Hound.com
- Women in the Outdoors
- Wheelin' Sportsmen
JAKES Memberships- $10
Age Under 12 Years -Members receive Annual Subscription to JAKES COUNTRY Magazine, Membership Card, Membership Decal
and a chance to win a Hunt of a Lifetime
EXTREME JAKES Memberships $10
Age 13 Years to 17 Years -Members receive Annual Subscription to JAKES COUNTRY Magazine, Membership Card, Membership Decal,
a chance to win a Hunt of a Lifetime and may qualify to win College Scholarships
Annual Sponsor Memberships
- $250 Annual Sponsor
- $500 Silver Sponsor
- $1000 Gold Sponsor
Receive subscription to "Turkey Call Magazine", NWTF Membership Card, Membership Decal,
PLUS Special Sponsor Decal, Sponsor Gift, Sponsor Lapel Pin, 15% off and other benefits on NWTF's DealHound.com
Lifetime Sponsor Memberships
- $5000 Silver Life Sponsor
- $10,000 Diamond Life Sponsor
- $25,000 Patron
Membership Donations are cumulative. Call the Development Department
for more information or to get your Life-to-Date contribution level along with
membership benefits for Life Sponsors.