March 2009 – Issue 28

Impact that we have on others

I received an interesting phone call from Duane Wenzel, retired DNR biologist now living at Crystal Falls in the Upper Peninsula. He stated that during one of the earlier spring turkey seasons in the Baldwin district, he was fortunate to have hunted with two local turkey hunting experts. He related how these two guys were amazing at calling up gobblers. He said that he killed a big gobbler that day. It remained as one of

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March 2009 Update

It’s already been a long, long winter for our wild turkeys and I don’t have to tell you that it’s only half over.

With deep snows since the middle of November in many areas of northern Michigan, and bitter cold (down to -22 one memorable night) in January, with the ban on feeding deer which has many people afraid to

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Blood money

In the August 2008 issue of Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Michigan-Out-Of-Doors magazine, a glossy color page appeared that extended special thanks to their Backyard Barbecue sponsors. Among six Gold Level sponsors were Dow Chemical Company and Consumers Energy.

Both the state and Pere Marquette chapters of MWTHA are affiliate members of MUCC. In April, 2005 a resolution was passed by MUCC’s Board of Directors that addressed the ecological disaster caused by dioxin/furan within the

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Ghost Turkey

There’s a spot on the wall of my cabin I have reserved for a beautiful white-tipped Merriam fan. It begins to look like I’m going to have to paint it on!

My first expedition was in the year two thousand. It was on a ranch near Valentine, Nebraska, along the Niobrara River, a land of steep valleys and rocky cliffs. There were turkeys there alright, but hunting

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