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Spring Turkey Drawing Results Now Available

You can check your 2018 spring turkey application results by visiting mi.gov/turkey.

All remaining licenses are available to anyone, including those who did not apply. 

Don’t forget, anyone can hunt turkeys in Michigan! With a Hunt 0234 – also known as the late season – license, no application is needed. Hunt 0234 can be purchased starting March 19 and gives you 24 days of chasing turkeys in May.

Watch our spring turkey hunting regulations video for more details on hunting hours, bag limit and other commonly asked-about turkey hunting topics.

For more information, visit mi.gov/turkey or call 517-284-WILD (9453).

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Conservation Seed Available in April

Prepaid seed orders can be picked up April 7 or 21 at Wildlife Seed Supply, 371 S Osborn Rd. Sumner, MI 48889.  Click here for map.  If seed cannot be picked up on those dates, please contact Ryan Loganbach at (989) 763-1051 to make other arrangements.

Michigan State Chapter Announces Award Winners

The NWTF Michigan State Chapter announced chapter and individual awards at their convention held January 19-20 in Big Rapids.  Click here to view this year's winners.

2018 Michigan State Chapter Convention a Success

2017 NWTF Michigan Report Card

The NWTF has released Michigan's "Report Card" highlighting the accomplishments of Michigan chapters and their contributions towards the "Save the Habitat.  Save the Hunt" initiative.  Click here for the full report.

R3 - Recruit, Retain, Reactivate

R3 is the nationwide effort to recruit new hunters, retain the hunters we currently have, and reactivate hunters that have left hunting.  NWTF is taking the lead at the national and state level.  Steve Sharp is Michigan's R3 Coordinator and leads the effort to help meet the national goal of 1.5 million new hunters over ten years, 200,000 of those in Michigan.  How can you help?  One thing you can do is to mentor a new hunter, the next step is to report it.  One of the biggest hurdles is counting all of the new hunters that NWTF members mentor every year.  Use the links below to report your R3 event, report a mentored hunt, or just find out what R3 is all about.

Report your R3 event

Report if you mentored a new hunter

Enter a contest for mentored hunters (contest extended for 2017!)

Learn more about the "Learn to Hunt" program


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 Michigan 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.

Michigan NWTF Announces "SAVE THE HABITAT.  SAVE THE HUNT." Strategic Plan

Michigan NWTF leaders have released the strategic plan for the "SAVE THE HABITAT. SAVE THE HUNT." initiative in Michigan. Click here to see an outline of the strategic plan