NWTF and YETI partner for hunter recruitment

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation announced YETI as a national sponsor of its mentored hunt and learn to hunt programs.

“YETI has been clear in their dedication to help us Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.,” said NWTF CEO Becky Humphries. “We are excited about YETI’s latest commitment as it will help us train the next generation of hunter conservationists.”

Through this partnership, the NWTF will be able to expand its recruitment, retention and reactivation, or R3, efforts with classes in hunter and shooting education, mentored hunts, instruction in field dressing and wild game cooking.

“YETI is proud to partner with the National Wild Turkey Federation in its effort to recruit responsible hunters,” said YETI Marketing Director, Bill Neff. “For decades, the NWTF has maintained a strong commitment to science-based conservation and the preservation of North America’s rich hunting history. We look forward to supporting and contributing to the federation’s efforts in the years to come.”

Through partnerships with state agencies and other conservation organizations, the NWTF already has hired nine R3 state coordinators to work with volunteers, governmental agencies, other NGOs and corporate partners, such as YETI, to promote hunting and the shooting sports. YETI also is an official licensing partner of the NWTF offerings NWTF logo on many YETI products.

About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.