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Improve Habitat and Hunting in the Black Hills

with National Wild Turkey Federation
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Improve Habitat and Hunting in the Black Hills
Matt Angle started the campaign

The lack of a place to hunt is a top reason why people stop hunting.

The Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota offer unique public hunting and outdoor opportunities for sportsmen all across the nation. Protecting the Black Hills is a powerful tool to save the hunt for future generations.

This unique opportunity provided by the Black Hills must be protected and enhanced:

-The Black Hills region is comprised of 6,000 square miles of heavily forested mountains and foothills.
-With 1.25 million acres of public lands, the Black Hills provide ample opportunity for any hunter.
-The Black Hills offer some the best Merriam’s wild turkey hunting around, with populations that have been as high as 40,000 wild turkeys. 
-This area also provides hunting opportunities for elk, mule deer, whitetail and a range of smaller game species.

The Black Hills have been severely affected by a mountain pine beetle epidemic, resulting in potentially devastating impacts to wildlife habitat.  Wild turkey populations have shrunk in recent years and a long-term decline in forest health could result in a lower wild turkey carrying capacity.

Beetle infestations create extremely dangerous conditions by killing trees across vast areas, exponentially increasing the chance for wildfire.  The impacts of a catastrophic wildfire would be staggering; impacting critical wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, homes, businesses and the regional economy.

Proactive forest management is critical to ensuring the long-term health of the Black Hills and the wildlife that calls its forests home.

Help the NWTF protect and enhance this critical habitat, and the unique public hunting opportunities it provides, by supporting the NWTF’s efforts to secure a forester dedicated to proactive management of forests in the Black Hills. 

The lack of a dedicated forester is a critical limiting factor in the management of the area’s forests.  By adding this forester, the NWTF will fill a key role in bringing a wide range of partners and land holders together to achieve the common goal of healthier forests.

By helping to secure this professional forester, you can support wildlife habitat enhancement, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire, forest management planning and mountain pine beetle prevention and treatment. These improvements will cover more than 2,000 acres and be funded by cost share dollars, possibly as much as $800,000, available through the Natural Resource Conservation Service and a previously acquired federal grant.  

A small investment today will generate enormous returns for the future of hunting.

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Campaign Description:

The lack of a place to hunt is a top reason why people stop hunting.

The Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota offer unique public hunting and outdoor opportunities for sportsmen all across the nation. Protecting the Black Hills is a powerful tool to save the hunt for future generations.

This unique opportunity provided by the Black Hills must be protected and enhanced:

-The Black Hills region is comprised of 6,000 square miles of heavily forested mountains and foothills.
-With 1.25 million acres of public lands, the Black Hills provide ample opportunity for any hunter.
-The Black Hills offer some the best Merriam’s wild turkey hunting around, with populations that have been as high as 40,000 wild turkeys. 
-This area also provides hunting opportunities for elk, mule deer, whitetail and a range of smaller game species.

The Black Hills have been severely affected by a mountain pine beetle epidemic, resulting in potentially devastating impacts to wildlife habitat.  Wild turkey populations have shrunk in recent years and a long-term decline in forest health could result in a lower wild turkey carrying capacity.

Beetle infestations create extremely dangerous conditions by killing trees across vast areas, exponentially increasing the chance for wildfire.  The impacts of a catastrophic wildfire would be staggering; impacting critical wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, homes, businesses and the regional economy.

Proactive forest management is critical to ensuring the long-term health of the Black Hills and the wildlife that calls its forests home.

Help the NWTF protect and enhance this critical habitat, and the unique public hunting opportunities it provides, by supporting the NWTF’s efforts to secure a forester dedicated to proactive management of forests in the Black Hills. 

The lack of a dedicated forester is a critical limiting factor in the management of the area’s forests.  By adding this forester, the NWTF will fill a key role in bringing a wide range of partners and land holders together to achieve the common goal of healthier forests.

By helping to secure this professional forester, you can support wildlife habitat enhancement, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire, forest management planning and mountain pine beetle prevention and treatment. These improvements will cover more than 2,000 acres and be funded by cost share dollars, possibly as much as $800,000, available through the Natural Resource Conservation Service and a previously acquired federal grant.  

A small investment today will generate enormous returns for the future of hunting.

 
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