Mike Joyner, Veteran turkey hunter for 22+ years. He began deer hunting with a bow, and small game back in 1985. It wasn’t until he heard the massive gobbling of a flock of gobblers disrupted and scattered by incoming deer hunters one very cold morning during late deer season that gave cause to pursue the wiley wild turkey.
The following year- May 1993 was his first season, and he never looked back. Since then, Mike has pursued his favorite game bird in 14 states, achieving two wild turkey grand slams, and a top twenty NWTF scoring gobbler in his home state of NY.
That experience resulted in 9 years of volunteer service to the New York State of the National Wild Turkey Federation as a board member in 2005, is also serving as it’s President from 2000 to 2004.
Becoming a member of New York State Outdoor Writers Association (NYSOWA) Mike currently serves on the board of directors as president.
Mike publishes his works through Joyner Outdoor Media a publishing company that he founded in 2006. Joyner Outdoor Media provides publishing resources including marketing materials, press releases, and website development.
Mike also writes a Multisports Blog (triathlons, cycling, running, swimming) blog: “Syracuse Ironman 70.3 and Other Ironman Journey's” syracuseironman.wordpress.comThe follow book projects are in various stages of competition:
Mike continues his craft and spends his quality time in his turkey woods sanctuary at his log home in McGraw, New York, where he lives with his wife Lee.