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Misinformed? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Maturen   
Monday, 23 March 2015

hate the dnr“You are not reading THAT are you? Whoever writes that hates the DNR.” - that's what I heard when I attended the DNR Natural Resources Commission meeting at Cadillac on October 9, 2014. The winter of 2013-2014 was especially brutal and the DNR acknowledged a huge loss of Wild Turkeys in the Upper and Northern Lower Peninsulas. Regardless of the fact of a declining turkey population and huge losses a fall hunting season, in which hens are a target, was authorized both in the Upper and areas within the Northern Lower Peninsulas.

A Nation of Sheep Revisited PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Gunnell   
Monday, 23 March 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was written by John Gunnell of Rockford, following his article that appeared in the September 2014 issue of Michigan Turkey Tracks. We welcome articles regarding our members and non members alike. All articles will be published as written in a professional manner.

money politicsIf you are often disappointed like I am by the homogenized storyline of many media people pertaining to outdoor matters, you may have interest in reading further. Outdoor writers seem fast disappearing that still exercise self-discernment by rendering their views much beyond the storyline they are fed.

Turkey Tails: Did You Ever - How Hunting Evolved PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ole Sarge   
Monday, 23 March 2015

Did you ever wonder how and why hunting evolved etc.? When hunting started it was for food and furs. They needed to eat and keep warm in the winters. Then the hunters were feeding the railroaders while the skins were shipped overseas to Europe. When you got a reputation as a good hunter people thought you were MACHO.

Of Hares and Turkeys PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Maturen   
Monday, 23 March 2015

The October 9, 2014 issue of Michigan Outdoor News reported on a study conducted by Michigan State University on the disappearing Snowshoe Hare population throughout northern Michigan. The Study costing $118,709 was commissioned by our Michigan DNR using Pittman-Robertson funds. They looked at 134 sites statewide and found that 49 percent of the historic lower peninsula sites and 27 percent of the upper Peninsula sites do not have hares anymore.

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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