Listen: Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent with turkey call, podcast

Michael Vincent

 

Michael Vincent talks turkey for our Thanksgiving podcast. Here, he sounds a turkey call he made himself. He shares memories of hunting all the way back to his boyhood on his grandparents’ farm on Pleasant Valley Road in Knox. There, he hunted on the land for food which they ate. He also shot woodchucks for safety on the farm, preventing holes that could blow tractor tires or break legs. He was proud of the woodchucks he shot, and hung them on the fence stakes to show off. A city visitor saw them and offered Vincent 25 cents for every woodchuck he shot and cleaned. Vincent lives now in Berne and has been a member of the Berne Conservation Club since his youth. The club was founded in 1932 and is in need of new members. Vincent talks of the camaraderie that club members have with each other and with members of other gun clubs against whom they compete at trap or skeet shooting. He shares trophies he’s won and also tells of a famous Berne native, Captain Adam Henry Bogardus, who became a world wing-shot champion and traveled with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

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