NWFT reschedules local banquet

REED CITY -- Reed City's Evan Traynor is anxious to see how successful his turkey hunting skills can be this month.

His permit is for the current third season.

"I have seen people who I know that are on Facebook and have been successful," he said. "Most of the people I know have the last season so I can't report on that too much yet."

Traynor is president of the Crossroads Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation which was scheduled to have its banquet this spring in Hersey.

"We rescheduled it to July 25," Traynor said. "I pushed it way out because I anticipated they would extend the Stay at Home order. It's later than what we typically wanted. Our plan is to still have our banquet once this is lifted and we're able to do it. We had to do it before Aug. 1, the date when other banquets rolling into the next year start.

"We had a gap in there so I'm hoping to push it as far out as I could. I'm hoping July 25 works. If it gets later than that, we'll have to reevaluate what we're going to do. We have everything ready to go. Once things are lifted, we'll try to get as many done as we can."