EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Turkey hunters across the U.S. are flocking to the newly improved 2017 NWTF Gobble Map app. National Wild Turkey Federation’s “turkey hunter toolkit” app is made possible, completely free of charge on both Android and Apple devices, thanks to contributions from leading turkey hunting brands, including Federal Premium Ammunition, Flextone, Avian-X, Yamaha Outdoors and Cabela’s.
Users of the NWTF Gobble Map will find a variety of features focused on getting the information they need to have a better day in the field, including reports of turkey activity in their area, public land maps, harvest reports and more. Plus, hunters can now score their bird, receive push notifications for areas they might hunt and view trends on an interactive heat map.
“NWTF Gobble Map was designed with privacy in mind, so hunters can be assured no one will know their locations,” said Doug Saunders, chief marketing and strategy officer for the National Wild Turkey Federation. “And with the help of the expert biologists at the NWTF, Gobble Map has become a must-have addition to any turkey hunter’s phone.”
Tens of thousands of hunters throughout the country already are putting NWTF Gobble Map to good use. Troy Telin of Aberdeen, South Dakota says NWTF Gobble Map has helped him find new areas to hunt and has even helped him choose which days to take off work.
“There aren’t many turkeys around Aberdeen, so as a traveling turkey hunter, I’ve found it really helpful to know when birds are heating up around where I hunt. Last year I shot a turkey on a piece of public ground I found using Gobble Map. This year I’m keeping an eye on what guys are saying so I can time my hunt a little better,” said Telin.
“Hunters play the biggest role in conservation efforts across this country through purchasing licenses, firearms and ammunition,” said Saunders. “These days, a hunter may only have limited time to prepare for and plan a hunt. We want to ensure they have the greatest opportunity for an enjoyable time in the woods, so they continue to carry on our hunting heritage.”
NWTF Gobble Map was created by Powderhook, the app builder working to solve some of the outdoor industry’s most important challenges.
To view or download NWTF Gobble Map, click here.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.5 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers, professional staff and committed partners, the NWTF has facilitated the investment of $488 million in wildlife conservation and the preservation of North America’s hunting heritage. The NWTF has improved more than 17 million acres of wildlife habitat and introduce 100,000 people to the outdoors each year. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to raise $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.