NWTF members attend state convention

BIG RAPIDS — Members of the National Wild Turkey Federation who attended the state convention at the Holiday Inn, Big Rapids, included some who were from the Crossroads’ chapter based out of Reed City.

Evan Traynor, a leader of the chapter, was among the attendees. His chapter is having its banquet around 5:30 p.m. on April 27 at the Eagles Nest at Eagle Village.

“It’s going very good,” Traynor said at the state convention. “We will start up after this event and have our committee meetings and get things going.”

The focus is on the dinner and also youth activities. The chapter usually sponsors a JAKES event for youngsters at the Reed City Sportsman Club in early June.

April’s Crossroads chapter banquet will be the sixth one for the chapter.

“As for members that come to the dinner, we probably have from 125 to 130,” he said “We get them from Reed City, Hersey and Evart and probably get some from Big Rapids.”

In this area, the turkey population “seems to be pretty good,” Traynor said. “While driving, there’s a lot of turkeys I see. They said (at the convention) overall they think it’s down a little bit. It depends on the area of the state you’re in.

 

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with Herald Review as well as the Pioneer and The Lake County Star. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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