Paradise Lost: Spring 2008 Update

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. 

Bon Voyage Robby

As these years roll by we have lost some of our pioneers in the restoration of Wild Turkeys in Michigan. These are the people who gave of their time, personal funds and resources to give those first Wild Turkeys a foothold, that has turned out to be beyond our wildest expectations.

September 2007 Update

For most of us this past spring, it was a pretty good season, thanks to slightly higher numbers of birds in many areas of the north. We work hard every day to see that.
 
But although conditions have been excellent for the hatch, we’re hearing reports of hens running with toms into mid-July, hens with one poult, and groups of hens with no poults at all. Predation is an obvious problem all over the state.