Administered jointly by the NWTF, its state chapters and state wildlife agencies, the Hunting Heritage Super Fund is used for projects that support the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of the hunting tradition. Nationally, NWTF chapters and cooperating partners have raised and spent more than $331 million for wild turkey conservation. Since 1985 over $2,436,555 has been raised and spent by Minnesota chapters on projects within the state. A sampling of these projects is provided below.
Habitat EnhancementSpent $641,340 on habitat improvement projects.
3,350 acres of wildlife openings
4 trailers2 seeders
1 mower18 planters
1 disk/harrow1 grain drill
Projects were completed on:
Spent $315,650 on educational programs and literature including scholarships, education boxes, 4-H and teacher workshops.
Spent $25,342 on educational projects for volunteers and professionals including:
Spent $180,812 to introduce youth to outdoor activities, conservation and hunting. Sponsored 432 JAKES Conservation Field Days throughout the state.
Spent $78,531 to protect and promote the hunting tradition including contributions to the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Spent $9,150 to support hunter safety classes and initiatives within the state. Purchased hunter safety materials and equipment, including interactive shooting systems.
Spent $215,512 to trap and transfer turkeys within the state. Expenses include the purchase of trapping equipment such as nets, rockets and rocket charges.
Spent $74,920 on programs, materials and equipment to introduce women to the outdoors, hunting and conservation. Conducted 176 Women in the Outdoors events throughout the state.
Spent $300 to protect wild turkeys and other wildlife through support of state sponsored reward programs, the printing of reward signs and reward payments.
Spent $142,000 on wild turkey management.
Purchased equipment to support law enforcement and management activities including:
Spent $448,669 to purchase 8,571 acres of land or conservation easements to preserve wildlife habitat and provide additional hunting areas.
Spent $21,000 on wild turkey research. Purchased equipment related to research such as radio telemetry equipment.
Spent $45,619 to provide opportunities for the disabled to participate in outdoor activities and learn about wildlife conservation. Conducted 43 Wheelin' Sportsmen events.
Spent $195,285 on other projects including organizational dues, travel expenses to professional meetings, special NWTF projects, and chapter rebates.
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