Click the links at the top of the page to find your NWTF field staff and local chapter contacts and when and where to find your local NWTF events. You'll also find links to the National NWTF web site and other web sites that have interesting information for New York sportsmen.

What is the NWTF?

The NWTF — a national nonprofit organization — is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. Founded in 1973, the NWTF is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C., and has local chapters in every state. The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

Through vital partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and our members have helped restore wild turkey populations throughout North America — from a mere 30,000 in the entire United States to more than 7 million across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Updated September 16, 2019

New York State NWTF Turkey Tales Newsletter

The fall edition of our state newsletter, Turkey Tales, will be mailed out this fall. If you would like to submit any photographs or articles for consideration for inclusion in the Fall 2019 issue, send them to Debra Opferbeck at before Tuesday, October 1. Watch for the newsletter to be mailed out sometime in November!

2020 Dr. James Earl Kennamer Academic Scholarship Program

Scholarship applications for current high school juniors are due to local chapters by January 1, 2020. See Scholarships under For Youth on the menu at the top of the page for more details.

Mandatory Hunter Orange?

News from the New York State Conservation Council: the resolution from Green county to make the use of hunter (blaze) orange mandatory was defeated with 22 “no” votes, 1 “yes” vote, and 2 abstentions.

Updated July 21, 2019

New York State Leadership Meeting

The annual New York State NWTF Leadership Meeting for local chapter leaders will be held in Syracuse at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The NYS NWTF board meeting will be held at the same location on the following day (Sunday). Watch for more details to be added soon!

Wild Turkey Sighting Survey

The DEC has released information on their Summer (August) Wild Turkey Sighting Survey project. You can find details on this project here:

You can find a downloadable reporting form here:
If you prefer, your observations can be reported online instead, using the following link:

Conservation Seed - Tentative Arrival

2019 Conservation Seed (Surplus Seed) - Roundup Ready corn has been ordered again by the NWTF-NY State Chapter. The amount ordered was based on requests received from local chapter Presidents across NY State. Due to costs the State Chapter does not order more seed than has been requested.

Seed will likely arrive at the East Concord, Penn Yan, Fulton and Athens sites by early April. Local chapter Presidents will be notified of the seed arrival and any details regarding pick-up options for the site they are scheduled to receive seed from. Local chapter Presidents are to arrange for their chapter’s seed to be picked up. Individual members are not to pick up seed at any of the 4 locations.

Please contact your local chapter President regarding availability.  If you missed out this year make sure your local chapter President is aware of your interest for 2020.

CLICK HERE to review updated NWTF-NY seed program information. 

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2019 Seed Subsidy Offer

The NWTF-NY State Chapter Spring Seed Subsidy program offer is now available online for our members. Please click HERE to access the online ordering system.

Available this year: Biologic Clover Plus & Biologic Premium Perennial. $34 per bag subsidized & $68 per bag non-subsidized (1 acre each bag). Clearfield sunflower is also available.

These will provide excellent food sources for wild turkeys and a host of other wildlife on your lands. Please take advantage of this membership benefit. Sponsor members are allowed to purchase up to 3 bags at the subsidized price. Regular members are able to purchase up to 2 bags at the subsidized rate.

2019 NYS Chapter Annual Raffle Winners

1. Chris Brown, Springville
2. Herb and Pam Lederhouse, Ransomville
3. Alex Morse, Elmira
4. Howard LaFave, Boonville
5. Floyd Deiss, Norwich
6. Allen Owlett, Addison
7. John Loveland, Oswego
8. Chris Larkin, Cortland
9. Jack DiGirolamo, North Bellmore
10. Dave Dolphy, Weetsport

2019 Calendar Gun Raffle Winners

Week Lotto Number Winner Firearm Chapter 
1/2/19 388 Dave G. Browning A5  Crossroads Limbhangers
1/9/19 924 Alex D. CVA Muzzleloader Catskill Strutters
1/16/19 014 Max B. 2017 Beretta Outlander  Springville Strutters
1/23/19 246 Jessica B. Fausti Caledon O/U 20ga Crossroads Limbhangers
1/30/19 000 Ernest M. Franchii 28ga Springville Strutters
2/6/19 291 Steve K. Remington 783 30-06 w/scope Hardwood Strutters
2/13/19 879 Susan S. Ruger American .243 Catherine Valley Long Spurs
2/20/19 859 Walt W. Tristar Cobra 12ga. Chemung Valley Ridgerunners
2/27/19 680 Tanner C. Weatherby PA-08 12gta Lake Country Chapter
3/6/19 260 Jimmy H. Crossroads Limbhangers
3/13/19 005 Kevin H. Springville Strutters
3/20/19 132 Steven D. Chemung Valley Ridgerunners
3/27/19 481 Ray S. Cohocton Valley
4/3/19 053 Randy S. Letchworth Chapter
4/10/19 291 Steve K. from Hardwood Strutters
4/17/19 650 David N from Schoharie County
4/24/19 222 Jim L. from Oswego River
5/1/19 148 Mark L. from Cayuga County
5/8/19 934 Ilan R. from Catskill Strutters
5/15/19 801 Jeremy M. from Lake Country Chapter
5/22/19 303 Jolynn W. from Hardwood Strutters
5/29/19 338 Andrew S. from Hardwood Strutters
6/5/19 245 Chris R. from Enchanted Mountain Chapter
6/12/19 174 Robert A. from Cayuga County Chapter
6/19/19 658 Tim M. from Schoharie County Ridgerunners
6/26/19 969 Bob T. from Tri-County Chapter
7/3/19 455 Judd C. from Salmon River Strutters
7/10/19 165 Mark S. from Cayuga County Chapter 
7/17/19 203 Dan C. from Oak Orchard River Chapter

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