NWTF -Save the Habitat – Save the Hunt 2015

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.  And what it has turned into is nothing short of phenomenal.  When the NWTF was established in 1973, there were estimated to be only 1.3 million wild turkeys.  Today that number stands at more than seven million birds throughout North America and hunting seasons have been established in 49 U.S. states, as well as in Canada and Mexico.

The National Wild Turkey Federation is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America and was a driving force in the comeback of the wild turkey, the most successful wildlife restoration story in the history of North America.  The NWTF and its volunteers work closely with state and federal agencies and other partners to improve wildlife habitat, benefiting wild turkeys and countless other wildlife and game species.  The NWTF also actively protects our hunting heritage to ensure hunting and wildlife exist for future generations.

Come and join in the fun of a local National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Super Fundraising Banquet.  The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise, participate in live and silent auctions and have a great time with friends and fellow supporters of the “Great Outdoors”.  All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to men, women, children and the disabled.  Here is a list of banquets for the NWTF Chapters in Utah:

January 24th

Sevier Valley – Richfield, Utah, Craig Blake, (435-979-6580) — Tags…Thousand Lakes/Fish Lake Bull Elk, Southeast Turkey, Southern Turkey.

February 21st

Point of the Mountain – Lehi, Utah, Clay Shelton, (801-358-1715) – Tags…North Slope 3/Corners Bull Elk (AW), Central Turkey

March 7

Salt Creek – Nephi, Utah, Lynn Worwood, (801-368-5834) — Tags…Book Cliff Buck Deer (Archery), Statewide Turkey, Central Turkey.

March 20

Spanish Fork – Spanish Fork, Utah, Brody Lambert, (801-921-9847) — Tags…Book Cliff Buck Deer (AW).

March 27th

St. George – St. George, Utah, Kent Danjanovich, (801-231-9838) — Tags… Paunsaugunt Buck Deer (AW), Panguitch Lake Bull Elk (AW), Southern Turkey.

March 28th

TC Strutters – Tooele, Utah, Collin Smith, (435-241-0188) — Tags…Book Cliffs Buck Deer (AW).

April 3

Chico – Roosevelt, Utah, Kevin Richens, (435-823-0391) — Tags…Diamond Mtn. Buck Deer (AW), Book Cliffs/Bitter Creek Bull Elk (AW), Henry Mtn. Cow Bison (AW), Northeastern Turkey.

April 11th

Wasatch Summit – Midway, Utah, Chris Bullock, (435-731-0107) — Tags…South Slope Buck Pronghorn Antelope (AW).

April 18th

Price – Price, Utah, Ryan Falk, (435-731-0107) – Tags…N/A

August 8th

Manti – Manti, Utah, Troy Larsen, (435-636-5333) – Tags…N/A

September 12, 13, 14

TC (WITO) – Tooele, Utah, Cleora Evans, (435-830-7802)

**(AW) Any weapon

Check out the NWTF website at www.nwtf.org for more information on these banquets and many more from around the country.