Traverse Bay Notes Spring 2013

Traverse Bay Chapter of MWTHA began very limited winter feed distribution in Gaylord, Ellsworth and Charlevoix in early February when snow levels averaged a foot or more in Michigan’s north country.

Unlike previous years, with very little fund raising in the last two years, funds are very limited, so strict restrictions limiting the program to those attempting to feed 30 or more birds on limited or low incomes were set.

March 2013 Update

Although, thankfully, the winter of 2012-2013 held off until just a few weeks ago, we do have a winter in most of northern Michigan, with some areas as of early February buried with up to two feet of snow.

Because of that, although funds are very limited for some chapters, winter supplemental feeding programs have started to help our northern wild turkeys survive the deep snows. Many private property owners are helping us with this effort, as well as feeding on their own, out of their own pockets, for which we are very grateful.

Another Farewell

Our sad farewells are becoming too frequent. This time it is Don Ingle and his wife Jean. During the early morning hours of March 8, 2012 Don’s house in Baldwin caught fire and both he and Jean died in it.

Don was a prolific outdoors writer and a member of the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association. He received many awards and honors for his writing. Don wrote for a number of publications and each year Don made sure that the Turkey Hunters Rendezvous received a lot of publicity.

Did You Ever?

Did you ever make a simple or silly mistake, or forget something while going hunting, etc? Cleaning your gun, checking your shells, taking your license and wearing the right clothes? These things never happen to us, always to some one else. During the excitement of the hunt things can be overlooked.

When going turkey hunting it happened to me.

Thanks to Our Members

A very special THANK YOU to our members who were responsible for making the complex Wild Turkey Hunters Rendezvous run so smoothly. Without you there would be no Rendezvous. Another very special THANK YOU goes out to the crew from the Brighton area for their terrific...

Pere Marquette Chapter Fall 2012 Update

The following contains activity by both the Pere Marquette Chapter and the state chapter. The P.M. Chapter meeting was held on 12/22/12. A number of issues were discussed and resolved. Planning was done for the pending expos and the Rendezvous. Attended the MUCC District 13 meeting on 1/15/12 at Cadillac. Several issues of interest to us were discussed including an update on S.B. 412.