EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation’s webpage already is a viable resource for aspiring and experienced turkey hunters, but with the launch of its new Wild Turkey Basics microsite, the NWTF has established its site as the go-to, one-stop-shop for all things wild turkey.
The Wild Turkey Basics page is designed to provide visitors with a wealth of information about the two turkey species: the North American wild turkey and the Ocellated turkey. The North American species has five subspecies including: the Eastern, Osceola, Rio Grande, Merriam’s and Gould’s. The Ocellated turkey is a completely unique species located in Mexico and parts of Central America.
“We worked hand in hand with numerous wild turkey experts on our conservation staff to develop a comprehensive resource that is palatable to the general public,” said Cassie Scott, NWTF web content specialist. “Many hours also were spent reviewing some of the leading wild turkey research to ensure that our site provided the proper information. No matter your experience level with wild turkeys, we hope you will find something new and interesting.”
Visitors can listen to live recordings of talkative birds, view vibrant full color images of triumphant toms, learn about wild turkey habitat and behavior and get expert information regarding wild turkey population threats.
“Our web resources reflect the ideals behind our Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative,” Scott said. “The more people know about the wild turkey, the more we can work together to understand and protect our resources.”
To visit the Wild Turkey Basics microsite, visit www.nwtf.org/hunt/wild-turkey-
About Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
The NWTF's Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to give the NWTF more energy and purpose than ever. Through this national initiative, NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, recruit 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment. Without hunters, there will be no wildlife or habitat. The NWTF is determined to Save the Habitat. Save the Hun