In many states the spring turkey hunting season opens in a few short weeks and its arrival has us thinking about nature conservation and time in the woods. Our work here at The Wild Wander is not only influenced by naturalist illustrators like Ned Smith and James Lockhart, but also stewards preserving nature.
In the fall, we took a deep dive into upland bird hunting and it brought into focus that ethical hunters are at their core outdoors enthusiasts who keep nature in the forefront.
Hunters are one of the primary drivers of funding conservation efforts in the United States. In fact, through memberships held mostly by hunters, one organization has had unbridled success in wildlife revitalisation and management– The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).