CPW: Livin’ the Wildlife – Turkeys

Colorado Parks and Wildlife focuses this episode of Livin’ the Wildlife on the wild turkey. Colorado is home to two subspecies of wild turkeys, the Merriam’s and the Rio Grande. The native Merriam’s turkeys live in the foothills and mountains west of I-25, and the Rio Grand turkeys were introduced to river corridors on Colorado’s eastern plains in the 1980s. To rebuild populations, Colorado Parks and Wildlife launched an aggressive trap and transfer program. In working with the NWTF, CPW relocated and reintroduced thousands of turkeys across the state. Today, the state is home to more than 40,000 birds, the largest population ever in the state’s history.

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Crooked River National Grasslands Habitat Restoration

Thanks to conservation work, spearheaded by hunters, the western states host abundant populations of wild turkeys. We all know that growing wildlife populations require quality habitat to sustain populations.

The National Wild Turkey Federation and it’s members are dedicated to ensuring that all wildlife have the necessary habitat to flourish on or public lands.

2018 Annual Report

Last year we had an incredible year at the NWTF. It was our 45th year;our sapphire year. We conserved more acreage than planned, but we also broke 20 million acres conserved, since the NWTF began tracking this figure in the mid 80s.

“It was an incredible feat that everybody worked hard to achieve, and I am very proud to be a part of this organization that worked so hard to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.” – Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO

Food Plot Design

Need help with a new or existing food plot? Our NWTF experts are here to share some tips with you on food plot design.

Anti Poaching Tips

NWTF Member, Bobby Watkins shares a couple of secrets on how you can deter poachers and trespassers from coming onto your hunting property.

Tractor Maintenance

The NWTF’s Travis Sumner shares a few tips on how you can keep your tractor in top working condition.

Return of the Wild Turkey

Seeing and hearing a wild turkey in the woods is one of the most memorable outdoor experiences you can have. They have become a familiar sight, but that wasn’t the case 100 years ago.

The Winchester Museum

Winchester has been a proud partner of the NWTF since 1995 and has contributed more than $1.5 million towards conservation and education. Their support has helped spread the message of conservation and the story of the wild turkey to millions of sportsmen, women and children across the country.

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