The wild turkey was on the verge of becoming an endangered species in late 1960s and early 1970s. Things started to change when an avid turkey hunter who was having trouble pursuing his favorite sport decided to do something about the problem. Thus began what many federal and state government agencies believe is the most successful wildlife conservation story in North America's history. Take this quiz on the NWTF to learn more about this organization.
In what year was the National Wild Turkey Foundation (NWTF) founded?
What organization did the NWTF choose to model itself after?
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The Nature Conservancy
Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society
Who was the founder of the Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society?
Who established the National Wild Turkey Foundation?
Where is the headquarters of the NWTF presently located?
How many members does the NWTF currently have?
What is the estimated wild turkey population of the United States?
about 4 million
about 7 million
about 10 million
What service does the NWTF provide for landowners and other organizations?
land management expertise
native grass seeds
both of the above
How fast can a turkey move when it is feeding?
one mile per hour
two miles per hour
three miles per hour
How does the NWTF raise most of its funds?
through sales from controlled turkey harvests
from federal governments funding
from private donations and membership fees
What is one way in which the NWTF increases the wild turkey population?
transfer of wild turkey populations
wild egg harvesting and controlled hatching
operate three wild turkey hatcheries
What is the name of the NWTF program for kids 13 and under?
What does the Turkey Hunters Care program do?
gives frozen turkeys to needy families
gives food packages to needy families
provides 10,000 turkeys to soup kitchens
What is the name of the NWTF program designed for physically challenged people?
Fit for the Hunt
What did early settlers and Native Americans do with wild turkeys in addition to using them for food?
made birdcalls out of their bones
used their bones to make weapons
ground their bones to make fertilizer
How many acres of wild turkey native habitat has the NWTF been able to save from disappearing?
seven million acres
10 million acres
14 million acres
What other program does the NWTF provide utilizing the population of wild turkeys?
feather distribution to Native American tribes
government lobbyists advocating shorter hunting seasons
clay turkey shoots
How much money has the NWTF raised in order to fund their programs?
About how many feathers has the NWTF provided for Native American ceremonies?
How much does a regular one-year membership in the NWTF cost?