Kentucky Senate Passes Resolution Commemorating 50 Years of NWTF

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Championed by Kentucky State Sen. Robin L. Webb, Kentucky Senate Resolution 119 commemorates the NWTF for its 50th Anniversary and mission delivery across Kentucky and the nation. NWTF volunteers from Kentucky recently met with Webb to express their gratitude for enshrining the NWTF’s legacy in Kentucky state law.

“The NWTF has a long and rich history working with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to create better turkey habitat and preserve our hunting heritage,” said Ralph Riley, NWTF Kentucky State Chapter president. “On behalf of the entire Kentucky flock, we are immensely grateful to be recognized for our anniversary and success, and we look forward to the next 50 years!”

The joint resolution, in part, reads:

“… WHEREAS, the National Wild Turkey Federation invested over $8.5 million into research dedicated to keeping healthy current and future wild turkey populations, which has aided the return of the wild turkey from the brink of extinction; and WHEREAS, the National Wild Turkey Federation is commended for its dedication and commitment these past 50 years and in future years; NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky … The Senate congratulates the National Wild Turkey Federation on the 50th Anniversary of its founding and commends it for its commitment to the wild turkey species, the hunting heritage, and the preservation of lands across the nation and the world.”

Read the full joint resolution.

The NWTF Kentucky State Chapter pledged $56,084 to mission delivery in 2023 alone. Learn more about what the federation is accomplishing in the Bluegrass State.

The NWTF policy team and its volunteer leadership are working with state legislatures across the country to pass similar measures this year that enshrine the NWTF’s legacy and mission delivery into state law.

Learn more about the NWTF’s policy and advocacy work.

About the National Wild Turkey Federation

Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested over half a billion dollars into wildlife conservation and has conserved or enhanced over 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The organization continues to drive wildlife conservation, forest resiliency and robust recreational opportunities throughout the U.S. by working across boundaries on a landscape scale.

2023 is the NWTF’s 50 th anniversary and an opportunity to propel the organization’s mission into the future while honoring its rich history. For its 50 th anniversary, the NWTF has set six ambitious goals: positively impact 1 million acres of wildlife habitat; raise $500,000 for wild turkey research; increase membership to 250,000 members; dedicate $1 million to education and outreach programs; raise $5 million to invest in technology and NWTF’s people; and raise $5 million to build toward a $50 million endowment for the future.  Learn how you can help us reach these lofty goals.

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