September 2007 – Issue 25
This past winter the northern chapters of MWTHA purchased and distributed 224,000 pounds of shelled corn throughout a large portion of the northern lower peninsula. We are continuing what we are dedicated to, the survival of our Wild Turkey flocks during the severe portion of each winter.
As this is being written in mid July, after months of study and talk House Bill 4624 that will increase hunting license fees and Senate Bill 406 that will increase fishing license fees have been introduced in the legislature.
The fee schedule is complex but as an example a resident turkey license will increase by increment
Our wish is that each and everyone had a successful turkey hunt this past spring whether or not you outsmarted that old gobbler. There is no other experience like being in the woods and fields at the first crack of daylight to experience the outdoors world awaking. Think of the anticipation as a nearby gobbler greeting the morning light.
Our chapter continues to progress as a local leader in conservation issues and the promotion of hunting. This past winter 56,000 pounds of shelled corn was distributed to ensure survival and to deal with nuisance complaints, which can threaten the survival of flocks. Our normal range,