Wild turkey event set for Saturday

BALDWIN — For the 30th season, the Pere Marquette chapter of the Michigan Wild Turkey Hunter’s Association will be having its annual rendevouz on Saturday at Baldwin High School.

“The whole purpose is the funds we raise this year,” said chapter president Jim Maturen, “is what we set aside for next winter. When conditions get rough for turkeys, we’ll start allocating corn out to people supporting the turkey. This year, we fed over 2,800 birds.”

The doors open at 8 a.m. In the high school and programs start at 9 a.m.

Department of Natural Resources wildlife chief Russ Mason will be guest speaker. He’s set to speak between 10 and 11 a.m.

Silent raffles are set for the day. Different classes on hunting turkeys will be offered. Lunch is served at noon. The state turkey calling championships are set for 1 p.m. With junior and senior classes.

Around 3 p.m., activities focus to the Baldwin FW with a turkey shoot followed by a turkey supper and gun raffles.