EVART - It's been an unusual spring but Evart outdoorsman Mark Sochocki has had success with hunting and fishing.

Sochocki, executive director of the Big Rapids Housing Commission, said he's done on "a little bit of fishing and a little bit of turkey hunting, but not a whole lot. I took a boat over to Ludington last week and we did really well on lake trout and caught some nice kings too."

Fishing has been successful, depending on where you can go and when you can go.

"I shot a nice gobbler last Friday (May 16)," Sochocki said, "it was on the neighbor's property where I had permission to hunt."

Sochocki said Pheasants Forever won't have a banquet this year. He's chairman of the event which brings around 300 people each spring.

"We don't know how we can ask people to come to a big event when there's so much unknown with this whole thing," he said. "We'll bypass it for 2020 and see what 2021 brings."