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The Lion's roar
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 • Posted March 21, 2012

The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, March 13th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 34 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Jim Heath was responsible for the program and Boss Lion Kirby Groves introduced Kory Perlichek who spoke about managing wild turkey roost sites.Korey said that there are three species of turkeys in Texas: the Rio Grande that we have in Mason County; the Eastern; and the Merriam. There is a huntable population of wild turkeys in all states except Alaska.He said that when considering roost sites, the factors to consider are: tree height, canopy cover and degree of brush encroachment. Turkeys need trees around 44 feet tall with a large canopy for a large number of birds. And, they need a clear area around those trees so they can fly up to roost and fly down without getting into too much brush where a predator could be hiding.The program was very interesting and informative.The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, March 20th, at noon at Zavala’s. The program chairman will be Fritz Landers.The Mason Lion’s Club has an ongoing program to recycle used eyeglasses to people who need them. Used eyeglasses may be given to any Lion or left in collection boxes at any of the local banks. Also please contact any Mason Lion if you know of anyone in our community unable to afford appropriate eye care.

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