Here’s hoping that you barbecued up a spring gobbler for your 4th of July celebration-some of us enjoyed success this spring, and some of us found far less gobbling, far fewer birds, and much tougher hunting in the aftermath of the record cold northern Michigan winter of 2013-2014.
Earlier this year we received an inquiry on our web site asking if there was a MWTHA chapter in the southwest corner of Michigan. We replied that one had not been established there yet. Several messages passed back and forth. Eventually telephone contact was made with Adam Stump of Stevensville who asked what was required to establish a chapter?
All of Area J saw more than 2 feet of snow on the level for more than five months last winter, accompanied by weeks of temperatures that never rose above 10 degrees, with more than a few nights of 25 below.
For many years I can be found in the woods before first light during April and May. I just love to witness the sight and sounds as darkness fades to first light. Each morning I walk at least one half to one mile. By the end of May, for an old guy, I am in pretty good shape.
A very sincere THANK YOU to our members who once again were responsible for another very successful Wild Turkey Hunters Rendezvous this past March. It take a cooperative effort by all involved. Another THANK YOU for those of you who attended and contributed to our organization.
How do you measure success in the turkey woods of Michigan? For some; it’s the view down the top of the 12 gauge locked on to the brilliant red head of a Boss Gobbler at 25 yards. Others, just as happy to put a tender young Tom on the table.