Outdoor News in Brief

Sportsman club fish fry

BALDWIN — The Lake County Sportsman Club has a fish fry 6-8 p.m. Friday at the VFW Hall, north of Baldwin along M-37. It’s a fund-raising event for the club and features a complete dinner, door prizes and a 50-50 drawing.

Sponsors have included Verdun Funeral Home, Wenger Insurance, Ace Hardware and Natahka North and South.

Also set is the Lake County ORV Outdoor Expo  Aug. 14-16 at the Baldwin Airport. There will be obstacle courses, a mud run pit and a radio-controlled jet air show. The obstacle course and mud pit open at 8 a.m. while the jet rallies open at 9 a.m. Overflow camping will be available along with free ORV classes to the youngsters and a youth archery shoot.

A blessing of the ORVs is set for Sunday afternoon.

The event is being hosted by the sportsman club, the area Chamber of Commerce and the Lake County Radio Flyers Association.

Turkey hunt licenses

BIG RAPIDS — The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters who haven’t bought a license yet that spring turkey licenses are still available.

Spring turkey hunters may purchase a Hunt 234 license throughout the entire spring turkey season (through May 31), the DNR notes, and have the option to purchase a leftover license for units where licenses are still available. For a list of available licenses, go to www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.

“Michigan has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation for turkey harvest on an annual basis by the National Wild Turkey Federation,” Al Stewart, DNR upland game bird specialist, said in a statement. “The DNR’s goal for the spring turkey season is to maximize hunting opportunities and maintain satisfactory hunting experiences. Over the years, Michigan has consistently exceeded turkey hunter satisfaction goals.”