Reed City principal enjoys hunting paradise

REED CITY – Tim Webster is a busy man these days.

Not only is Webster the Reed City Middle School principal, but he’s also currently coaching the Coyote junior varsity girls basketball team and assisting varsity skipper Brian Koopman.

But when time allows, Webster enjoys getting in some hunting activity.

He’s been at Reed City Middle School 15 years and lives in the area. He skipped deer hunting on opening day.

“I used to be an avid bow hunter and I used to partridge hunt a little bit with my labrador I had 20 years ago,” Webster said. “My kids talked me into getting a new dog. So I thought I’d start with the waterfowl thing. This is the first time I haven’t deer hunted.”

But Webster stayed busy with the waterfowl hunting game.

“It’s pretty good,” he said. “It’s not like going to Saskatchewan. I talk to somebody the other day who went there. He said you see more ducks hunting in a day there than you see in a lifetime here.”

Watching the dog work is usually a major source of pleasure for hunters. Webster is no different.

Webster will do some fishing in Big Star Lake for bass and occasionally fishes the river.

“I think it’s a good area, you can usually find something to chase around,” Webster said. “There’s quite a few deer, there’s some ducks.”

Webster recalls shooting an 8-point buck locally, which ranks as among his top hunting highlights.

It seems that Webster is among many coaches and administrators who enjoy hunting and fishing.

“It’s just to be out, be outside, you have nothing on your mind,” Webster said. “I’ve had some wonderful hunts when I didn’t even shoot anything. We have quite a few (students) that will bring in pictures. I’ll see a bunch of pictures this week from kids. I’ll see some during the youth season. I had some middle school kids who shot some nice bucks.”

Webster and Koopman the last few years during Christmas break have gone pheasant hunting to South Dakota.

“Oh my goodness they’ve got pheasants out there like we’ve got mosquitoes in the summer time,” Webster said. “They’re all over the place.”