Deer Hunting Turkeys

Deer Hunting Turkeys

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Growing up and hunting in Michigan throughout the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, there were no wild turkeys to be had. My first encounter with the mighty Thunderchicken was in the Manistee National Forest up in the northeast area of the lower peninsula around 1975.

Trekking mile after mile of wonderful rugged wildground habitat pursuing the elusive Ruff Grouse and Timberdoodles with my amazing Irish Setter birdmasters, we stumbled upon a flock of about 12 Eastern turkey hens one afternoon, and I was rather surprised and delighted to say the least.

A few years after that we could apply for a spring gobbler permit, and my exciting hunting for this magnificent big-game bird was…



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