STATE COLLEGE PA – The nearly 1 million wild turkey hunters in Pennsylvania will benefit during 2024 from $325,580 in money allocated for conservation and hunting heritage projects, the state chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation announced Monday (Oct. 9, 2023).
Chapter conservation plans include enhancing wild turkey habitats for winter forage, nesting, and brood-rearing. Forestry mowing and removing invasive species are among conservation tasks to be accomplished.
“Our ability to create essential wild turkey habitat is made possible through our dedicated volunteers,” according to Mitchell Blake, federation district biologist for Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware.
To enhance the heritage of turkey hunting, the chapter also plans several outdoor events, leadership training, educational outreach initiatives, varied scholarships, and support for youth shooting sports teams.
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the federation also will work on and allocate resources to a program designed to introduce the sport to non-hunters from urban areas.
Photo by Monte Loomis from the PA chapter of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation
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