Michigan is one of the top states in the nation for turkey hunting, with hunters there having good harvests. Last year’s hunters enjoyed a 38 percent hunting success rate statewide, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources predicts that the 2013 spring season, which opened April 22, will continue the trend of quality hunts and high success rates.
“We had a reasonably mild winter, so we’re anticipating a similar number of birds as we had last year,” said Al Stewart, DNR turkey specialist. “Spring turkey hunting is one of the best hunts to introduce a new hunter to hunting. Taking someone into the woods in darkness and watching the world come alive is an adventure in itself.”