Another Farewell – Don Minier

Another Farewell – Don Minier

This 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.

Welcome to the Southwest Michigan Longbeards

Earlier this year we received an inquiry on our web site asking if there was a MWTHA chapter in the southwest corner of Michigan. We replied that one had not been established there yet. Several messages passed back and forth. Eventually telephone contact was made with Adam Stump of Stevensville who asked what was required to establish a chapter?

An Open Letter to Director Keith Creagh and Michigan DNR Commissioners

An Open Letter to Director Keith Creagh and Michigan DNR Commissioners

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.