Welcome to the website of the New York State Chapter of the NWTF
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.
Annual Wild Turkey August Sighting Survey - Please Help!
Please help collect wild turkey sighting data throughout August in NY State. The information you collect and provide will assist NYS DEC in their efforts to monitor annual production of wild turkeys. For more information, including instructions, summaries of data collected in prior years, and the online and downloadable report forms, please CLICK HERE.
JAKES Take Aim Program
NWTF-NY Local Chapter Presidents: CLICK HERE to access the NWTF-NY JAKES TAKE AIM Trailer information, including the Trailer request page and current reservation calendar.
Seed Program Updates - As of July 24, 2017
Conservation Seed (Surplus Seed): 2017 Conservation Seed (Surplus Seed - Roundup Ready corn) has been distributed to chapter members throughout NY State. Amounts ordered and distributed to chapters were based on requests made by Local Chapter Presidents throughout NY.
Spring Seed Subsidy: The 2017 program has sold out. Thank you for utilizing this program. The NWTF-NY Chapter offered NWTF Triple Threat Clover (1-acre bag), Clearfield sunflower (1-acre bag), and packs of 25 Red Splendor crabapple seedlings. Stay tuned for information on the 2018 program early next year.
CLICK HERE to review updated NWTF-NY seed program information.