Everyone needs to do their part to keep what’s left of the wild turkey resource in northern lower Michigan going. If you see wild turkeys out there this winter, find out who’s feeding them and offer to help by buying a bag or two of corn or donating a few dollars.
A comparative handful of people have had a major impact on the restoration of Wild Turkeys and the quality hunting that we enjoy today. Their dedication to our magnificent Wild Turkeys has never been acknowledged by the DNR.
I’m kind of new as MWTHA members go only in since around 2008, but I’ve noticed that the large national pro-outdoors groups present in this fine state don’t always seem to have the pure best interest of Michigan’s conservation at heart.
Actions recently taken by both the Pere Marquette Chapter and MWTHA include attending an all day Wild Turkey decision making workshop at MSU, State Forest Compartment reviews for multiple counties, and donating funds to purchase an upgraded Wild Turkey decoy for use by DNR conservation officers.
New evidence indicates that chronic wasting disease will inevitably, if not having already arrived, be transmitted to our Michigan Upper Peninsula deer herd. Baited deer do not care about boundary lines between states like Michigan and Wisconsin.
A serious problem was found when in December 1982, 30 dead Canada Geese were found on a golf course in Oakland County that died from the use of Zinc Phosphide, a deadly poison used for rodent control.