SPRING WILD TURKEY HUNTS Private land-only licenses are good for the April 18-May 1 Hunt 0301, that includes the majority of the lower portion of the Lower Peninsula, mapped out as Hunt Unit ZZ in the 2011 Michigan Wild Turkey Hunting Digest. The Guaranteed Hunt Period, Hunt No. 234 is statewide and runs May 2-May 31. It is valid for all open areas with the exception of public lands in the southern Lower Peninsula. Hunters interested in the Guaranteed Hunt can purchase a license from Jan. 1-May 1 with no application fee charged. Anyone not successful in the drawing for Hunt 234 after May 1 may also purchase a license. Drawing results were released March 1 at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.
APRIL 30 2011 Pheasants Forever Genesee County Chapter spring seed distribution for habitat planting at For-Mar Nature Preserve in conjunction with the Genesee Conservation District Tree Sale beginning at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Details: Jay at 810-635-7988, Pat at 810-695-5169 or www.geneseecountypf.com
MAY 1 Goodrich High School Swine Flu Shoot. Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club, Irish Rd. Details: www.gbhuntsmans.com
MAY 7 3rd 2011 Rimfire Match/Pistol Match. Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club, Irish Rd. Details: www.gbhuntsmans.com
MAY 7 Bald Mountain Recreation Area Rustic Cabin Open House and Cookout. To preview the rustic cabin experience, visit Bald Mountain Recreation Area during its Rustic Cabin Cookout and Open House from 1 to 4 p.m.
MAY 7 Bowling Pin Shoot and Cowboy Fun Shoot. Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Pins at 50 feet, shotguns allowed, birdshot only. $5 members, $10 non-members. Details: www.lapeersportsmens.org.
Bowling Pin Shoot. Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. $5 members, $10 non-members. Details: www.lapeersportsmens.org.
MAY 21 Hunter Safety Class. Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club, Irish Rd. Details: www.gbhuntsmans.com
MAY 21 2011 Pheasants Forever Genesee County Chapter spring seed distribution for habitat planting for the general public at the Gander Mountain Store in Flint. 9 a.m.- noon. Details: Jay at 810-635-7988, Pat at 810-695-5169 or www.geneseecountypf.com
MAY 21 Handgun Steel Fun Shoot. Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. 9:30 a.m. start. $5 per run for members, $10 per run non-members. Details: 810-895-8259.
MAY 28-29 Great Lakes Match #14. Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. at the rifle range. Details: www.lapeersportsmens.org
JULY 17 Annual Flint Olympics American Round. Flint Bowmen. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., kids and adults welcome. Details: www.flintbowmen.com
JULY 23-24 3-D Shoot. Flint Bowmen. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Open to the public. 50 percent of proceeds benefit the Catch A Dream Foundation. $5 members, $8 non-members. $1 discount for MUCC or Michigan Bowhunter members. Details: www.flintbowmen.com
ONGOING Hunter Education 2011. Class sign up is the first Monday of every Month at 6 p.m. (no early signups). First class starts on sign up day at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Limited class size is 50. Donation of $7 requested. Class dates April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23; June No Classes; July 5, 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22; Sept. 6, 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 21. Details: Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club 810- 724-6579. 72-hour fishing license. Available for residents and non-residents for $21, $9 for senior residents. Valid for all species. Details: www.michigan.gov/fishing