I agree, our state is broken into several hunts with different quotas because some areas of the state have low populations of birds compared to others. Areas of the Northern lower are some that have poor populations. There are good populations up there, but mostly near the agricultural areas.
The application deal then OTC to the public is bs and is definitely something that irks me when it comes to our spring hunt. That needs to be remedied for sure....Either have a draw or dont. I personally would prefer that it stays a draw so that it doesnt turn into Nov. 15 in the spring so public land hunters can enjoy a high quality hunt.
Good luck to you and your son. I hope he gets a tom with a 12" beard! No matter what, i bet he has a riot...its tought to beat a morning in the spring woods.
...sorry you didnt draw your first hunt bud.
The 234 hunt is good for any lands open to hunting except public land in the classified ZZ unit if i read things correctly.
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-15 ... --,00.html