The Ohio State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation

The Ohio State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is devoted to the conservation and improvement of Wild Turkey and all wildlife habitat in the great State of Ohio.

In this site you will find information about the Ohio State Chapter and the many local chapters through out the state.  For information about the National Chapter go to

Board News

2023 Buckeye Challenge World Championship Call Makers Contest

The Buckeye Challenge World Championship will be held January 28, 2023.  Click the link below for the entry form.

Call Makers Entry Form

Call Makers Rules

EQIP Funding 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced a statewide effort focused on creating and improving wild turkey habitat in Ohio. Private landowners and producers can apply for funding through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applications for EQIP are taken on a continuous basis, however, interested landowners are encouraged to contact their local NRCS service center prior to the January 14, 2022 signup deadline for fiscal year 2022 funding.

Landowners interested in EQIP funding for wild turkey habitat should reach out to their local Ohio USDA service center or visit the Ohio NRCS EQIP webpage for more details. For more information on technical assistance, contact Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife private lands biologist, or National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) biologist to learn more.

Important Dates

Board Elections Feb 1,2022 - Feb 14,2022

Seed Subsidy Program

There will be a seed subsidy for NWTF members again this year. The ordering will now be through the NWTF website.  There is a good selection of food plot mixes to enhance your habitat.  You will be able to begin ordering on February 1, 2019,