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Paradise Lost - Yet Another Update PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Maturen   
Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Pigeon River County State ForestThe Pigeon River Country State Forest located in the northeastern portion of the lower peninsula is truly a very unique, publicly owned forest. Those who founded the Pigeon had a vision that it would remain as the last truly wild place in the lower peninsula of Michigan the BIG WILD. For over a decade the BIG WILD has been severely compromised by special interest groups and this is unacceptable to us.

Another Farewell - Don Minier PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Don MinierThis past March fellow member and great supporter Don Minier of East Leroy (Battle Creek area) passed away. Don was one of a very few who knew how to call up a gobbler during the very first days of turkey hunting. His reputation was well known among the rest of us would be turkey hunters. Don’s parents owned a restaurant north of Reed City in Osceola County and in the early days Don turkey hunted in this area. Each year he came to the Wild Turkey Hunters Rendezvous. If you attended our event Don met you at the door and was happy to collect your entrance fee.

A Michigan DNR Reinvented - Part 2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Gunnell   
Wednesday, 30 September 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third article by John Gunnall that has appeared in Michigan Turkey Tracks. (CONTINUED...)

At least monthly the Michigan DNR has published a column entitled “Cuffs and Collars” describing its actions taken against persons committing illegal acts in each of ten separate regions making up our state. Regulations being violated by those who have no regrets and take no responsibility for obeying rules have always been the primary justification for having DNR enforcement officers.

Well Deserved Recognition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Maturen   
Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Robert "Bob" JacobsonRobert “Bob” Jacobson of Roscommon and his wife Sheila are long time members of MWTHA. Bob is the president of the Michigan Conservation Foundation. Over many years the two organizations have joined forces to deal with many conservation issues. I know of no other person who is more dedicated to Michigan’s natural resources than Bob.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was written in May 2015 -  Bob passed away on June 14, 2015. He will be missed.

He and Sheila live on a lake in the middle of 18 square miles of private managed forests. If anyone had reason not to care about the public lands and waters of our state it would be them.

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

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.

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