Turkey Opener

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Blake Harmon, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Blake Harmon

    Blake Harmon Active Member

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    Anyone else getting out there to put down a tom?
    Hopefully Ill have some luck, went out looking for sheds last weekend and had several talk to me.

    Good luck fellas! :beer1::beer1:

    -Blake
     
  2. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    boom...me
     
  3. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    I'm thinking about it, but haven't heard/seen any birds behind us for awhile now, nor any evidence they've even been in the area. The nice thing is, people usually don't hunt in this area, so any pressure should drive them in. Good luck, gents!
     
  4. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    When I can use my bird dogs to hunt turkeys, I'll hunt turkeys.
    Setting in a bush waiting is just not my game.
     
  5. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    When I start fishing for steelhead is when I'll start hunting turkeys. An addiction is an addiction and I've got several too many now. But good luck with the birds and post photos either way with a good story attached.
     
  6. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    it's the anthills, Gary-not the bush!
     
  7. Loren Jensen

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    Agreed.
     
  8. ribka

    ribka Active Member

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    Just hens and jakes for me.

    Hopefully weather will improve next weeekend
     
  9. Blake Harmon

    Blake Harmon Active Member

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    No luck here. got plenty of time tho!
     
  10. Rick Todd

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    It's been so cold this spring-I'm thinking things will be better in a couple weeks, when I'm heading down to the Klickatat. Alex-I used to hunt the Nahahum Canyon area for turkey before the fire. Also used to hunt the Colockum area out of Wenatchee, both areas kind of close to you! Rick
     
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    I got a Jake up in the Blue Mountains. Probably should have tried to get a Tom, but as its my first spring bird, I'm happy. Oh, and although the beards are tiny, this Jake did have two of them! View attachment 40846 View attachment 40847
     
  12. Rick Todd

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    This early in the season, it can be hard to get the boss tom away from his hens, so I don't mind shooting a jake (they eat pretty good!). Then go back in a couple weeks when the old guy is getting horny, and you might just call him in! Rick
     
  13. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Guess I should wander down to Der Sportsmann and get my tag, just in case...
     
  14. Gary C. Brown

    Gary C. Brown Les Paul Lover

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    Heading out in a week or two. Hoping the weather will warm up some. Although the cool weather will keep the tick's down. Last year the tick's were the worst I had seen in a few years. And although there is a lot of sitting around turkey hunting there also is a bunch of hiking, calling and scouting. I have found some real good sheds while hunting for turkeys. It's all good. Have fun and stay safe is the golden rule.
     
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    Nice mature tom there! Good for you! Rick
     
  17. Josh Smestad

    Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

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    I don't hunt but I was hiking over in the teannaways and heard turkeys several times on the trail up to yellow mountain. Let me know if you need GPS coordinates. ;)
     
  18. Top in my class

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    but sitting in a float tube on a lake some times for hours and hours waiting for a fish is your game?? lol
     
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    First day:

    Jon gets his bird at 6:19
    Dad gets his bird at 12:30

    Second day:

    Had one locked up just over this knoll got disinterested and walked off...tried to pursue, but couldn't get close.
    Put a bird to bed no more than 400 yards from our camp.

    Third day:

    Jon and Dad surrendered to the warmth or their sleeping bags...went out alone to chase the bird we put to bed. Got within 100 yards or so of the roost, he flew down and landed on the other side of a deep ravine, however, he stayed put and begged for the 'sugar' he thought I was to come his way. Needless to say he got more than what he was looking for...2 ounces of #6 at 1300fps more! Gave my thanks, grabbed my gear on the other side of the ravine and hiked back to camp all by 6:30. Only to find Jon and Dad sound asleep...couldn't believe they didn't wake up to my shot 400 yards away or so! View attachment 40914 View attachment 40913 View attachment 40915
     
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    I've got my second tag still...if you're serious I'll take you up on those coords!
     

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