A talk with Mark Hatfield, national director of conservation services for the National Wild Turkey Federation, or NWTF. Tell me a little bit about National Wild Turkey Federation. Speaker2: So David, we’re dedicated to the conservation of wild turkey, preservation of our hunting heritage. We were founded in 1973 as a research centric non-profit Focus on the Mission. We were incorporated in Virginia, and now we reside in Edgefield, South Carolina. And we're getting ready to have our 50th anniversary next year. So we're a 185,000 190,000 member organization from across the country. And we work for the wild turkey and for hunters. You have all kinds of research projects. What is the intent behind various research projects that you carry on? Speaker2: Yes, since the late seventies, 1978, 1979, we awarded our first research grant just under $23,000 to support some research in Virginia and West Virginia. Since that time, since the late seventies. NWTF has allocated just over eight and a half million dollars of NWTF funding to conduct research on wild Turkey. So it spans from very basic information, nesting, chronology, breeding chronology. And then honestly, it's now expanded across borders. We've done research in Mexico, we've done research in Canada, Central America. We're a facilitator of research. Speaker1: Often in conjunction with wildlife agencies.