East Coast Thunderin' Toms
Easton Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation ~ Easton, Pennsylvania ~ Scott Cameron, President
About the NWTF
The NWTF is a grassroots, nonprofit organization with more than 500,000 members in 50 states, Canada, Mexico and 14 other foreign countries. It supports scientific wildlife management on public, private and corporate lands as well as wild turkey hunting as a traditional North American sport.
In 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in Fredericksburg, Va. At that time, there were an estimated 1.3 million wild turkeys and 1.5 million turkey hunters. Shortly after its founding, the NWTF moved to Edgefield, S.C., where it is headquartered today.
Thanks to the work of federal, state and provincial wildlife agencies and the NWTF's many volunteers and partners, there are now more than 7 million wild turkeys and nearly 3 million turkey hunters. Turkey hunting has become the fastest growing form of hunting and has the second-highest number of participants of any type of hunting.
You can contact the NWTF at (800) THE-NWTF(843-6983) or (803) 637-3106 or visit their website by clicking on this link: www.nwtf.org.
The Pennsylvania State Chapter - National Wild Turkey Federation, formed in 1975, is a non-profit wildlife organization concerned with the wise management and conservation of the wild turkey in Pennsylvania. The PA Chapter of the NWTF has 85 Chapters and 25,058 member. To visit the PA Chapter of the NWTF, please visit www.panwtf.org.
JAKES & Xtreme JAKES Programs
The next generation holds the key. The JAKES program is the National Wild Turkey Federation's education and outreach program for members 12 years and younger. JAKES stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship. Become a JAKES member for $5 and you will receive: four (4) issues of the JAKES magazine, a NWTF membership card, a decal and a chance to win a hunt of a lifetime!
The Xtreme JAKES program is the National Wild Turkey Federation's education and outreach program for teen members 13 to 17 years of age.
You can sign up by visiting www.nwtf.org or contacting a local chapter