NWTF and SCDNR Work Together to Create Hunters

NWTF and SCDNR Work Together to Create Hunters

EDGEFIELD, S.C., December 22, 2014 – The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently hosted the its third successful mentored youth deer hunt through the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Take One Make One (TOMO) program. Local youth, who would not otherwise get the opportunity to hunt, were given exclusive access to pristine food plots on […]

DNR to Conduct Youth Duck Hunting Clinic Jan. 19

DNR to Conduct Youth Duck Hunting Clinic Jan. 19

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Take One Make One program will be hosting a free youth duck clinic on Jan. 19, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic will be held on Edisto Island. The duck clinic will introduce the students to duck identification, skeet shooting on the range, dog demonstrations and retrieving, waterfowl […]

New Research Sheds Light on Buck Movements Related to Hunting

New Research Sheds Light on Buck Movements Related to Hunting

A recently completed cooperative study between the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Auburn University, and Brosnan Forest will help researchers and hunters better understand buck movements and behavior around food plots and deer stands. According to Charles Ruth, Deer and Turkey Program coordinator for DNR, this is one in a series of cooperative studies […]

Wild Turkey Reproduction Increases Slightly this Summer

Wild Turkey Reproduction Increases Slightly this Summer

Annually since the early 1980’s, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians and conservation officers, as well as many volunteers from other natural resource agencies and the general public. Although reproduction increased over […]

NWTF Wins $45,000 for Conservation Efforts 

NWTF Wins $45,000 for Conservation Efforts 

Nationwide’s “Preserve your Passion” contest recently ended with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) collecting the highest voter percentage and winning the top prize of $45,000. Recognizing the importance of hunting and fishing to its members and conservation partners, Nationwide created the “Preserve Your Passion” contest to give $75,000 to conservation and help create or […]

NWTF Hosts Groundbreaking Meeting to Increase Hunting Participation 

NWTF Hosts Groundbreaking Meeting to Increase Hunting Participation 

Representatives from state wildlife agencies gathered with National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) staff and volunteers for a weekend of training and collaboration aimed at solving the biggest problem facing both conservation and hunting industries – lack of new hunter recruitment and retention. The NWTF is the first non-governmental organization to unite state and federal wildlife […]

Shooting Sports Offered to Interested S.C. Schools

Shooting Sports Offered to Interested S.C. Schools

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces a new shooting sports opportunity for Palmetto State schools. The DNR Scholastic Clay Target Sports (SCTS) is a team based youth development program that uses the shotgun sports of trap, skeet, and sporting clays to instil life skills such as discipline, safety, teamwork, ethics, self-confidence and other […]

Wild Turkey Harvest in SC Decreases this Spring

Wild Turkey Harvest in SC Decreases this Spring

Over 45,000 turkey hunters take to the woods annually in South Carolina with hopes of harvesting a wily gobbler, and the 2014 spring turkey season was no exception With an estiated harvest of 16,248 birds, the spring turkey harvest was down about 15 percent from 2013 and down cumulatively 36 percent from the record harvest […]

NWTF Chapter Saving the Habitat and the Hunt in Greenwood

NWTF Chapter Saving the Habitat and the Hunt in Greenwood

GREENWOOD, S.C. — Dedicated National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) volunteers, like those from the Neil “Gobbler” Cost Chapter in Greenwood, are the lifeblood of the conservation organization and its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. “Over our 27-year history in this community, we have treated our public lands as if they were our own,” said […]