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Pickney State Game Area turkey hunt

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Does anyone have any experience turkey hunting on the state land in the Pickney area. If my son or I get drawn that is, it will be his first turkey hunt. I have been told that there is a very good turkey population there from friends who deer hunt on the state land.
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There are birds there and pretty much everywhere in southern Mi now where there is good habitat for them. A lot of public land around here has good turkey habitat. Keep in mind, the hunts on public land in southern MI are the toughest to draw a license. Only about 1 out of 5 applicants will get a license for the first hunts on public land. The late hunts have a higher success rate but the birds on public land get a bit educated to hunters. If you do get a license, don't go out calling birds the weeks before the hunt when scouting. Gaining access to private land is helpful to assure you get a license. Everyone who applies for the private land hunt, ZZ will get a license that covers the first 2 weeks of the season. Good luck in the drawing, I hope your son gets a chance for a close encounter.
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