A dozen years ago a well known turkey hunter and conservationist appeared on television. He talked of turkeys, turkey hunters and turkey conservation. His presentation is worth repeating regardless of the year.
“Turkey hunting is a solitary sport pitting the skills and woodsmanship of the hunter against the quickest and wariest of all game animals, the Wild Turkey. As sportsmen we owe it to others and the Wild
We have lost another dedicated MWTHA member. This past July Gordon “Gordy” Katz of rural Barryton died. He was diagnosed in June with cancer and a month later he died. He has been a long time dedicated member.
Gordy believed very deeply in our winter survival program throughout the 13 county Area K and reached into his pocket for extra cash to help fund it.
The demise of the Pigeon River Country State Forest and our efforts to restore it to being one of the most unique forests found on this small planet has been a 3 year effort.
Until the recent additional purchase 65 percent of the Pigeon was purchased using hunter and angler dollars. It now totals 118,000 acres. Uncontrolled recreation was destroying the wild character of the Pigeon, among them horses, mountain bikes and snowmobiles. The BIG WILD had become the BIG DUDE RANCH.
We hope that everyone had a very successful spring gobbler season, whether or not you put turkey nuggets into the freezer. What challenging hunting where the adversary wins most of the time.
Our 27th Wild Turkey Hunters Rendezvous was once again a resounding success. A personal round of applause goes to all of our members who dedicated the day to make the event so successful. Of course, the event would be nothing without the great turnout and support of the turkey hunters.
There is a contagious disease that is rapidly spreading among our fellow hunters and anglers. It is also running rampant among so called “outdoor enthusiasts”. There is a scientific name for it. It is called Apathy, Ignorance and Self Interest or AISI. The more that one tries to preserve at least a piece of our hunting heritage for our grandchildren and their grandchildren it becomes more apparent how wide spread this disease has become.