The Traverse Bay Chapter of the Michigan Wild Turkey Hunters Association winter survival wild turkey feeding program will begin distribution of shelled corn on December 19, 2009 from 9 a.m. until noon at Gruler’s Feed Supply on US 31 south of Charlevoix and at Ellsworth Farmer’s Exchange in Gaylord.
Distribution will take place every other Saturday at the same time at these locations after December 19 until spring snow melt or an exhaustion of chapter feeding funds, whichever occurs first.
The Traverse Bay Chapter of the MWTHA adopted a stretch of highway M-66 between County Road 620 and Bundy Hill Road in Antrim County. This is a known wild turkey area where there are several feeding locations.
Our first pick up was in September, our next is in April 2010 prior to the start of the 2010 wild turkey season, and we hope everyone will come out to join us and let travelers on M-66 know that MWTHA cares about our environment! If you’re interested in participating in the spring cleanup, please contact Linda Gallagher.
Read more to see the road location on a Google map!
Here’s hoping that you barbecued up a spring gobbler for your 4th of July celebration-some of us enjoyed success this spring, and some of us didn’t.
All the odds were against us last winter-a long, snowy, cold winter that started early, and a ban on deer feeding, which subsequently had many people in the north country afraid to even put out a birdfeeder for fear of being ticketed or even arrested for feeding deer.
Our spring workshop held at the Northland Sportsmans Club in early April was not as successful as it has been in past years, undoubtedly due to a very poor economy with many people out of work in this area, but the Traverse Bay Chapter did raise enough money, primarily through our annual raffle, to put us in good shape for this winter with the current amount of wild turkeys in Area J much lower than in previous years. Our first chapter meeting to plan next year’s feeding program will probably be held in October
Everyone is invited to the Traverse Bay Chapter of MWTHA’s annual Spring Wild Turkey Hunters Workshop this Saturday, April 4, in Gaylord MI at the Northland Sportsmans Club.
Our area wildlife biologist will be there and would be a good person to talk to regarding the names and contact information of landowners in that area who feel the birds are a problem for them. In fact, you may even meet landowners in that area, not to mention the people who fed birds all this past winter in that area.