The MI Chapter has been busy this spring with planning and hosting some great events. On April 30th they hosted Field Trauma and Triage Clinic for Bird Dogs at Jay’s Sporting Goods. Over 30 participants showed for this event where they learned proper care and handling for their field companions. This was followed by a great social experience at the Mountain Town Station Restaurant and Brewpub.
The MI folks also hosted their annual U.P. Turkey Camp at Island View Resort. Island View Resort sponsored the event where families and pets were all welcome. Bonfires, beverages, stories, and wild game dinners were all part of the experience! We had 20 adults, 5 kids and 12 dogs. Jeff and Christine Lipple started the week out with a double. Ryan Cavanaugh got a turkey with only 20 minutes of shooting lights left Friday night. Jack Schiefelbein went on his first ever turkey hunt and got his first Turkey Sunday morning at first light. Aaron Yaklin was already tagged out, so his family participated in the Jeep the Mac and in group trail rides on Drummond Island. Billy Otto, Scott Eggeman and his family all spent the weekend on the water catching fish.
Success in the woods, water and trails!
The 2nd Annual Boardman River Clean-up took place on May 21st near Traverse City, MI. This great event has yielded once again a great effort by the chapter, members, and local community leaving this section of river in much better shape than they found it!
The MI Total Archery Challenge June 10-12 at Crystal Mountain, MI/ Stormcloud Brewing Company
Compton Traditional Archery Hunting Rendezvous June 17-19th at Berrien Springs, MI.
Planning for the Chapter Rendezvous in August!