What We Do

The Michigan Wild Turkey Hunters Association works to promote the wise conservation of and future success of the Wild Turkey of Michigan. We invite you to become involved in taking a role in improving the habitat for this majestic bird so that all can enjoy.

State Chapter Newsletter – January 2019

Hello to all and Happy New Year! As the current president of the MWTHA State Chapter, I will try and send out a newsletter of sorts from time to time when I think there are issues to be addressed, updated, or when the membership would like clarification on something....

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Come to the 22nd Annual Turkey Hunter’s Banquet

The North-Central Michigan Chapter of the Michigan Wild Turkey Hunters Association is holding their annual banquet on March 2, 2019. Come for raffles, guns, door prizes, unique items. There will be live and silent auctions, free games for kids. Families welcome!

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Let Them Eat Cake

This is the ninth article by John Gunnall that has appeared in Michigan Turkey Tracks. John is a retired school educator who has served as Superintendent of Schools for the Mattawan, Detour-Drummond Island, Crystal Falls, Hale and Banger school districts. Many others...

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Final Pere Marquette Chapter Update

Final Pere Marquette Chapter Update

After 35 years of existence, the Pere Marquette Chapter will no longer exist. Quite simply no one has stepped forward to maintain our chapter. I wish a very sincere Thank You to those of you who stepped forward to make the operation of our chapter possible.

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A very sincere thank you

The Secretary/Treasurer of the state chapter is the glue that holds our organization together. It is not an easy task to keep track of membership and dues, paying necessary bills such as printing Turkey Tracks twice a year. There are reports that must be sent to both...

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Previous Issue

Two Trout Streams Died and No One Cares

Two Trout Streams Died and No One Cares

In the fall of 2000, we became aware that the foreign-based Nestlé Corporation announced that they wanted to pump water from two springs in Osceola and Mecosta counties, in addition from wells they would establish. Little did I know that would be the beginning of the end.

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Of Deer and Rattlesnakes

The Baldwin-Luther Swamp is a large swamp complex in Lake County and is part of the Pere Marquette State Forest. It is a major winter deer yarding area. Sometime around the 1960s and 1970s area Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) wildlife biologists...

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Popular Articles

Where the money isn’t going

Where the money isn’t going

The 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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Don’t eat the wild turkeys

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

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