Michigan law states “From the fee collected for each wild turkey hunting license and application for a license the following amounts shall be used for scientific research, biological survey work on wild turkeys and wild turkey management in this state: $9.50-Resident wild turkey license; $50.00-Nonresident license; $1.00-Senior license and $3.00 wild turkey application.
The Pere Marquette Chapter will be holding the 27th annual Turkey Hunters Rendezvous and State Calling Championships On Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the high school at Baldwin. The doors open at 8:00AM
Our chapter’s winter feeding program has been in full force since January 1, with more people needing help showing up at both barns than we’ve seen in years-due to the winter we’re having, no doubt. At this point, we are hoping our funds hold out until winter breaks, and we’re praying that’s early.
In the March 2006 issue of Michigan Turkey Tracks we published an article on the demise of the Pigeon River Country State Forest, located in the northeastern portion of the lower peninsula. This 105,000 acre forest is one of the most unique found anywhere on this planet. 65 percent of the forest land was purchased with hunter and angler dollars. About 22 percent was obtained through tax reversion.
We hope that everyone had a successful fall season, whether chasing kee-kee runs and yelps, monster bucks, fast flying or running small game or those tasty fillets. As always, it is not the kill that counts but the enjoyment we experience from the pursuit and the beautiful surroundings.