Monday, September 28, 2009

More Facts About Hunting #1

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More Facts about Hunting

Hello everyone!

I am going to start a new, but occasional series titled: "More Facts About Hunting." They will usually be brief but informative, and describe the actions taken by sportsmen as conservationists and stewards.

With this series I will help everyone arm themselves with the facts so that you can help defend our cherished sport.

The Alabama Chapter of The National Wild Turkey Federation

Today I highlight the contributions made by the chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation in Alabama.

The NWTF of Alabama State has assisted directly in the purchase and acquisition of 8430 acres of wildlife habitat in the Lauderdale Wildlife Management Area. The majority of the purchases could not have been made if the NWTF had not assisted the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The DCNR as neither the flexibility, resources, or funds to acquire these valuable parcels. But with the help of the NWTF they were able to do so. Furthermore, the NWTF's has committed to allocating one-fifth of their funds toward land purchases and provides the DCNR a source of acquisition money every year.

The National Wild Turkey Federation has consistently worked to improve access to hunting s,throughout the United States. Spending more than $9.4 million since 1987 to obtain more than 413,000 acres for hunting, the NWTF has helped maintain the North American hunting tradition of accessibility to hunters.Their purchases help maintain and secure wildlife habitat for the enjoyment of everyone.

"The National Wild Turkey Federation is a national nonprofit conservation and hunting organization that, along with its volunteers, partners and sponsors, has worked for the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of the hunting tradition. When the NWTF was established in 1973, there were only 1.3 million wild turkeys. Today that number stands at more than seven million birds throughout North America, and hunting seasons have been established in 49 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico." NWTF About Us

Best regards,
Albert A Rasch
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
The Hunt Continues...

The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles


Murphyfish said...

Good idea to show how conservation and hunting can mutually be beneficial to each other. Not only will the wild turkeys benefit from these designated areas of land, but the whole bio structure will be protected enabling nature to just get on and do her thing. Look forward to reading more of the same.

Albert A Rasch said...

I'm shooting (pun intended!)for at least one per week, if not two. There really is a lot of things we as hunters and outdoor sportsmen fund and engage in throughout the year.

Thanks again!