Funds are very short this winter after a disappointing spring workshop last spring, so how long we will be able to feed what appears to be pretty good numbers, except in the portions of Area J where the infamous winter of 2008/2009 hit hardest, remains to be seen.

And so far, with very deep snow levels of more than two feet as of January 25, and extremely cold weather, with the temperatures going as low as -25 or more on the morning of January 23, it looks like it could be a very difficult winter.

We are all hoping for a very early spring.

Speaking of spring, we are considering ideas for spring fund raisers other than our traditional workshop. We will still have our annual raffle, but a dinner or some sort of banquet may also be in the cards, as well as possibly a summer golf outing.

After a successful first year, we’ll also be continuing our MDOT Adopt A Highway trash pick-ups of a two mile stretch of northern Michigan wild turkey country on M-66 in Antrim County. Our spring, 2011 pick up is set for Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Great exposure for us turkey hunters and a great cause. If you are interested in helping out for just an hour or so, please contact Linda Gallagher at this link.

We will keep everyone posted on our new Facebook page, look us up by doing a search for “Traverse Bay Chapter-Michigan Wild Turkey Hunters Association”, as well as on the MWTHA website.

Anyone with questions about our programs or any upcoming events is encouraged to call one of the following members of the Traverse Bay Chapter of MWTHA: Frank Hersha, President, or Rick Riley.

MWTHA Website
Pere Marquette Chapter - Spring 2011 Update