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 […]

Wood Duck Box Applications Available Until Nov. 1 

Wood Duck Box Applications Available Until Nov. 1 

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the South Carolina State Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the South Carolina Department of Corrections, will continue the construction and distribution of wood duck boxes this winter. Applications are available online and will be accepted until Nov. 1, 2014. Approximately 1,000 boxes will be available for distribution. Ducks […]

Saluda Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities

Saluda Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities

The heavily populated deer woods in East Central, SC will be filled with disabled hunters Nov. 7th – 8th, 2013. They’ll be participating in the 4th. Annual West Central SC “Ultimate Adventure Deer Hunt.” The hunt is being hosted by the Edgefield/Saluda County SC Chapter and Outdoors Without Limits (OWL). The Saluda Shrine Club 1035 […]

Conservation Organizations Partner for Appalachian Wildlife

Conservation Organizations Partner for Appalachian Wildlife

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Songbirds and game species alike are reaping the benefits of the work of the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV), a collective effort involving the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and other conservation organizations creating and restoring vital habitat in the Appalachian Mountains region. “While the main focus of the NWTF is the wild […]

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