UW Madison – Learn to hunt turkey March 23-25, 2012
Sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
We had a fantastic LTH event this weekend. Eighteen hunters killed five turkeys on Saturday! At least that’s my current count – let me know if I’m missing any. The enthusiasm was obvious. I was very impressed with the strong interest in harvesting local, free range protein. How do we grow this niche?
The classroom event on Friday was highlighted by the food. Kate Golden generously smoked turkey breast and venison chops for us and Todd Schaller grilled duck breast and venison chops on site. The food was absolutely incredible! I think it got everyonefired up to head out and turkey hunt. Many thanks to Kate and Todd!
The range training went smoothly thanks to Ray Anderson bringing all those targets so we could get through all our shooters efficiently. Thanks also to Bill Torhorst for allowing us to shoot on his property. The weather held…at least it didn’t rain. It was foggy and cloudy on Saturday morning, but by noon, when we met at Indian Lake County Park, there were five dead toms. I think nearly everyone saw turkeys and heard them for sure.
Our sincerest thanks to all the mentors who gave their time to maintain the hunting heritage. Thanks to Gander Mountain of Madison for the discounts on the ammo and equipment. Thank you to Oregon Sports Club for allowing us to use the facility.
I encourage you all to visit www.huntersnetwork.org. Help us improve the site and gain more views.
Please feel free to share your story and your impressions and experiences with me and at the Hunters Network FB page (if you like); http://www.facebook.com/huntersnetwork. Hopefully we can build this community of hunting for sustainability and reach to more interested locovores. I am hoping to put together an article to generate more interest in this event so your story will help individualize the article.
Finally, if anyone needs leads on Hunter Education certification, or a mentor to hunt with this spring, please let me know. If you have any questions, please ask.
Thank you everyone,
Hunting and Shooting Sport Coordinator
Bureau of Law Enforcement
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources