Welcome to the website of the Arkansas State Chapter of the NWTF
Recruiting and reactivating hunters is an integral part of securing the future of our hunting heritage. As a hunter education instructor, you are uniquely positioned to teach new and lapsed hunters how to be responsible sportsmen, practicing safe and ethical behavior.
If you are an NWTF member, who has instructed or co-instructed a hunter education class from September 2012 to present, you qualify to be entered into a drawing to win a Henry Silver Boy rifle! Click here for details!
Click the links at the top of the page to find your NWTF field staff and local chapter contacts and when and where to find your local NWTF events. You'll also find links to the National NWTF web site and other web sites that have interesting information for Arkansas sportsmen.
What is the NWTF?
The NWTF — a national nonprofit organization — is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America.
Founded in 1973, the NWTF is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C., and has local chapters in every state.
The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
Through vital partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and our members have helped restore wild turkey populations throughout North America — from a mere 30,000 in the entire United States to more than 7 million across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Initiative
Hunting and habitat go hand-in-hand. We can't have quality hunting without quality wildlife habitat. And the past has proven we won't have sustainable wildlife habitat unless hunters are involved. Hunters pay for 80 percent of the budgets for state wildlife agencies, which drive the research and work to restore essential habitat for game and nongame species.
We could sit idle and watch fields go fallow and our hunting rights crumble, or we can begin saving our lifestyle now.
The NWTF isn't going to let it happen on our watch. That's why we launched the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. It's an aggressive charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and our devoted volunteers not only to keep the NWTF alive but also to give it more purpose than ever.
We're committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create at least 1.5 million new hunters and open access to 500,000 new acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment.
It's an effort we must all stand behind to accomplish. Its success depends equally on unity and urgency. We must work together and we must do it now if we want to even begin to counteract the challenges to our lifestyle.