EDGEFIELD, S.C. — National Wild Turkey Federation chapters in Kansas budgeted $52,334 for 2020 to further the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative within the state.
The NWTF’s Kansas Chapter board of directors reviewed and allocated funding. Valuable partners will provide $769,836 in match funding.
“The Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is supported by our state boards and chapter members,” NWTF CEO Becky Humphries said. “Hunting Heritage Super Fund money is critical to implementing the initiative, and investing in focal landscapes and hunter recruitment.”
The board of directors dedicated $26,734 in NWTF funding to proposed Hunting Heritage Super Fund projects that focus specifically on saving habitat; $25,600 will support projects to save hunting.
These projects will save vital habitat in Kansas.
- Kansas Forest Service – Mist blowers
- Kansas Alliance For Wetlands and Streams – Improving habitat on private lands in the John Redmond watershed
- Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism – South Fork Republican River restoration
- KFS – Tree seed planter
- KDWPT – Perry Wildlife Area UTV sprayers
- KDWPT – Perry Wildlife Area forest stand improvement
- KDWPT – Norton Wildlife Area UTV sprayer
- KDWPT – Norton Wildlife Area skid sprayer
- KDWPT – Red Hills tree shear purchase
The following projects support education, outreach and hunter access efforts in South Dakota.
- KDWPT Red Hills Access Initiative
- Outdoor Mentors – Engaging high school trap teams
- Douglass Kansas shooting team – Trap thrower and cart
- Flint Hills Jr. Shooters – Archery equipment
- Kansas Archery in the Schools – Archery kits
- Red Hawk Trap Club – Shotguns
- White Memorial Camp – Shooting mount & storage shed
About the National Wild Turkey FederationWhen 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. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve and 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