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The Statewide Spring Turkey Hunt is in Full Swing

Hunt 234, the statewide spring turkey hunt, is May 7-31. A statewide hunting license valid for public and private lands, except for public lands in unit ZZ (southern Lower Peninsula), the Hunt 234 license is also valid to hunt Fort Custer military lands with permission.

Hunt 234 licenses will be sold throughout the entire spring turkey season. Hunters are limited to one turkey license for the spring season.

Finding turkey hunting land just got easier with Turkey Tracts, designed to highlight public hunting areas where habitat has been intensively managed for turkeys.

Want a memento of your turkey hunt? Interested hunters and collectors may purchase the 2018 Wild Turkey Cooperator Patch for $5.

For more information, contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453, see the 2018 Spring Turkey Digest and watch our spring turkey regulations video.

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

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