Sochocki catching up on hunting and fishing

Mark Sochocki (left)
Mark Sochocki (left)

BIG RAPIDS – It was a busy spring of watching baseball for Mark Sochocki.

But the Evart resident, who is director of the Big Rapids Housing Commission, has been able to get in his necessary dosage of hunting and fishing

Sochocki is an avid Great Lakes fisherman, who also has sons playing Evart baseball and was busy watching the Wildcats during the spring.

“I went over to Saginaw Bay twice this weekend walleye fishing,” he said, during an interview three weeks ago. “It was really good. We went on the east side out of Sebewaing. Fishing has been really good lately.

“And I shot a turkey Monday morning (May 27) just down the road from our (Evart) farm on the neighbors’ property. It was a big bird. It’s been tough. I didn’t hunt much because of baseball games. It seems like we’ve having one every day.”

Sochocki was really impressed with the size of his bird.

“They were really active,” he said. “It came across a 40-acre cornfield. I called for about 15 minutes. It got to where I could shoot at it.”

The turkey season ended on May 31.