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Outdoors: Gobble Gobble Gobble

Milk River Gobblers set out to educate, promote turkey hunting in the Havre area

 

September 27, 2018

Colin Thompson

A pair of wild turkey hens stay close together last month near Beaver Creek Park. Turkeys have become a prominent part of the game bird population in the Havre area, and the new club, Milk River Gobblers has formed to educate and promote wild turkeys, hunting and habitat.

There was a time in our area that, wild turkeys weren't seen. And when there was a sighting, it was a big deal, and almost hard to be believed. And hunting wild turkeys? That was a foreign concept.

Now though, turkeys are thriving in the Havre area, especially in the Bear Paw Mountains, and thanks to the Milk River Gobblers, more and more people can now learn not only about turkeys, but about the sport of turkey hunting.

Jeff Dibblee helped start Milk River Gobblers. He says that a group of local turkey enthusiasts had been associated with the National Wild Turkey Federation, but, wanting...



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