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NWTF Applauds Increased Sportsmen’s Access to USFWS Refuge System

ACCESS TO USFWS REFUGE SYSTEM INCREASED NWTF

  EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation applauds Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's announcement of expanded or new access to more than a quarter million acres at 30 national wildlife refuges for hunting and fishing opportunities. "Hunting participation is on the decline, in part, due to lack of opportunities for the pursuit of outdoor sports on our public lands," NWTF CEO Becky Humphries said. "The recent removal of this barrier through the announcement by Secretary Zinke and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is applauded and strongly supported by the...

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NWTF applauds passing of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill

NWTF Omnibus Appropriations Bill

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation is pleased at the passing of the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Among many other funding issues, this bill contains forest management reform and fire funding solution provisions that the National Forests so direly need. These provisions provide budget relief to the USDA Forest Service by capping the amount of wildfire funding that must come from its annual budget and supplying disaster funding to make up the difference. This will free up funding to address other forest management and recreation priorities of the agency. Additionally, the provisions provide measures that will expedite active...

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NWTF, CAHSS and Mossy Oak talk successful R3 program with SHOT Show media

Activities and Exhibits HUNTING NWTF Press Release

NWTF, CAHSS and Mossy Oak talk successful R3 program with SHOT Show media

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The National Wild Turkey Federation, the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports and Mossy Oak held a press conference Tuesday for SHOT Show media discussing successful hunter Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) programming and the need for continued collaborative efforts to secure the future of conservation funding and our hunting heritage. In just five years of its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative, the NWTF has recruited or reactivated nearly a million hunters, reaching 65 percent of its 10-year goal of 1.5 million hunters. “While we have a long way to go, we are proud of the...

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Becky Humphries New CEO of the NWTF

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EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation Board of Directors announced Becky Humphries as its new chief executive officer, a role she will assume effective April 10, 2017 “I am honored to be appointed CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation,” said Humphries. “I came to this organization because I wanted to help save the habitat and the hunt, and we are well on our way to achieving all of our goals through the strength and great work of our dedicated staff and volunteers”. Humphries previously served the NWTF as vice president of conservation and also chief conservation and operations officer. Under...

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