Baldwin hunter celebrates his 70th season
BALDWIN -- It was a unique 70th year of hunting for Baldwin's Jim Warren.
This was the word from Warren's grandson, Tyler Clugston, also an active hunter and fisherman.
"This year was a pretty special deer season for grandpa (Jim Warren)," Clugston said. "For the first time since the early 2000's he's tagged out. In late October, he shot a nice 6-point with his crossbow and then notched his second tag on a heavy framed 7-point on the last day of rifle season with his Winchester .308.
"We've had that particular deer on trail camera for the past few years and figured it to be 4 1/2 years old, a nice mature Lake County buck.
"On the last day of muzzleloader season he took an old doe to fill out his private land doe tag, wrapping up the 2019 season."
For Clugston and Warren, it was a fun season.
"Usually I do most of the hunting and harvesting during deer season," Clugston said. "But it was special for me to see grandpa have such an amazing season. This year marked his 70th year of hunting and he added three more trophies to a very very long list of impressive Michigan Whitetail harvests.
"Now we're just waiting for the ice to thicken up so we can get after some bluegills."