As always, the state turkey calling contest was very competitive, and this year was no exception. The event was held at the 2011 MWTHA Wild Turkey Hunters Rendezvous in Baldwin, MI on March 26. Pere Marquette chapter president, Jim Maturen, awarded trophies to all participants in the Junior and Senior divisions. Click Read More below to see the list of winners, and many more photos.
JUNIOR CONTEST WINNERS
The Traverse Bay Chapter of the MWTHA is presenting a Turkey Hunters Workshop on Saturday, April 3, 2010 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM. The event will include demonstrations on various aspects of turkey hunting: calling, set-ups, decoys, shotgun patterning, DNR Law Division- review rules & regs, etc.
The featured speaker will be DNRE Wildlife Division Chief Russ Mason Ph.D.. His work experiences span across federal and state wildlife agencies in both the eastern and western United States. He is a hunter, trapper, and fisherman with a special love of waterfowl and upland birds. His family hunts and fishes as well, and he started his kids on the trapline and in duck blinds before they could walk. His last job before coming to Michigan eighteen months ago was as the Game Chief for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. To this day,
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.