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Winter is Time for Sound Science PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Maturen   
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00

This past winter (2013-2014) was one of the most severe in many years. Temperatures remained below freezing for several months, with deep snow depth and high winds. It was truly a very brutal winter especially on those species of wildlife that did not migrate or hibernate.

Several MWTHA chapters were purchasing and distributing shelled corn to thousands of Wild Turkeys. We did our best to get the word out that there was support available for turkey flocks, realizing at the same time that any turkeys that could not find a food source would not survive.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 17:16
An Open Letter to Director Keith Creagh and Michigan DNR Commissioners PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00

EDITORS NOTE: The following article was written by John Gunnell of Rockford and has been recently published in The North Woods Call. The letter was sent to those people listed in the article. It is appearing in Michigan Turkey Tracks with his permission.

Reading about the observing the results of ethical work being done by thousands of Michigan outdoor users outside the DNR is heartening. Unfortunately well intentioned efforts from within today’s department are compromised before the fact due to its tainted reputation of condoning laws and practices that cast suspicion on even rudimentary matters.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 13:12
Turkey Tails: Did You Ever - How does the DNR think? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ole Sarge   
Monday, 30 September 2013 00:00

Did you ever wonder how the DNR thinks? They make Rules and Regulations on wild whims and guessing. Adult Hunters have to count antler points to make sure we don’t shoot an illegal Buck. Last year I had a seven point buck go by me at 30 yards, but I couldn’t count the points as his ears covered the small rack.

Where the money isn't going PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Maturen   
Sunday, 26 September 2010 00:00

Wasted MoneyThe Wild Turkey Fund was established in 1977 from revenue derived from the sale of a special turkey hunting license. It is restricted to be used for scientific research, biological survey work on Wild Turkeys and turkey management.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2011 11:32
Don't eat the wild turkeys PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Maturen   
Sunday, 01 March 2009 00:00

The headlines from an Associated Press 9/7/04 article read "Dioxin Taints State Game Along The Tittabawassee River." Upon reading the article it was learned that the state had issued a health advisory warning not to consume deer, Wild Turkey or squirrel harvested in or near at least 22 miles of the flood plain below Midland due to Dioxin poisoning from Dow Chemical. Fish consumption advisories had already been issued for the Tittabawassee River, Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay. This was the first time that an

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2009 23:03

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