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***FINAL UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« on: December 23, 2013, 09:30:22 AM »
 :hello:
I have been asked to once again do a wild turkey hunting clinic at Cabelas-Tulalip on Feb 22nd @ 1- 3 pm.
 (Note: original they had asked for Feb 15th, but then realized they had a conflict that day).

There will be a second clinic during their Great Outdoor days on Sat March 15th from noon to 2 pm, with a 3 to 4 pm clinic on After the Harvest - Prepping Your Turkey. There will also be a clinic on Sun March 16th from 2pm to 3pm that will cover turkey hunting tactics/techniques only.


FREE PRESENTATION
Wild Turkey Hunting
TIPS & TACTICS PRESENTED BY AL PRANTE
1:00pm—3:00pm
Saturday, February 22
State and local turkey calling contest champion, Al Prante will share with you his tips and techniques for a successful spring turkey hunting season. Learn about hunting seasons, bag limits, & species distribution. Weapons, clothing, and gear, scouting, decoys, blinds and much more.
Pre-registration is required by calling 360-474-4880.
***UPDATE***

Additional Clinics at Cabelas - Tulalip as follows:
Sat Mar 15th @ noon to 2pm  - Complete Turkey Hunting Clinic same as above
Sat Mar 15th @ 3 pm to 4 pm - Turkey Preparation - What to do after the Harvest
Sun Mar 16th @ 2 pm to 3 pm - Turkey Hunting Techniques

« Last Edit: February 18, 2014, 08:33:38 AM by turkeydancer »

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 09:47:34 AM »
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Slap some bacon on a biscut and lets go, were burrnin daylight!

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 05:01:00 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up!  I hope to make one of your clinics before I go to the big roost in the sky.   :chuckle:

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 08:03:19 AM »
Might be my last year driving up to Cabelas-Tulalip  ... getting to old to fight the traffic in the I-5 corridor from Gig Harbor.  Been doing these seminars for over a decade, so it's probably time for a younger man/woman to pick up the torch.   :dunno:

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 09:00:31 AM »
This is a great time for some of you guys to come and meet some of the members and absorb some of Turkey Dancers knowledge on turkey hunting ...You should really try to make it ... :tup:

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 01:42:43 PM »
Is there a cost for it?  Or just show up and learn? 


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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 10:06:07 PM »
Cabelas has always been a show up and have fun deal. No charge  :tup:. Turkeydancer does a great clinic, he will answer questions you did not even know you had. I have known him a long time and been fortunate enough to hunt with him a number of times. If he is talking about hanging up the clinic deal  :yike: I would recommend you go and listen for a couple hours....it can only help you.

Al, you are one of those guys that cannot be thanked enough for what you have done for turkey hunting in our state. Chapter President for 10 years or so, State committee member and officer, dozens of clinics, lots of first time hunters....the list goes on. Thank you for what you do and have done, I KNOW I, nor my kids would not be turkey hunters if not for you and a few other key guys  ;). Thank you Al, and wishing you and the family well this new year!

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 07:41:52 PM »
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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 09:50:22 PM »
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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 10:18:28 PM »
Very cool.

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 08:20:25 AM »
I've attached the pdf flyer below ... should be able to click on the paperclipped pdf beow for the info.

There is no cost (ie - free other than your time), but Cabela's requests pre-registration by calling 360-474-4880 (Katie Sanford is the event coordinator).  I think that is so they know that they can seat everyone wishing to come (once had 106+ people show up and they had only set out 28 chairs). More info also can be found by visiting www.cabelas.com/tulalip and going to their in store events page for Feb 22nd.

Thanks BH45, BirdGuy, & Tom Tamer for your kind words ---- wishing you and yours a great New Years. May your mocassins make happy tracks in many snows.  It has been my pleasure to do these, and meet outstanding outdoorsmen like you guys.

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 09:09:09 AM »
I have not had a chance to hunt turkeys yet but this clinic seems like just the thing to get me started.  Thank you for putting this on!

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 09:19:26 AM »
No problem ... was glad to start doing these clinics ... they weren't available when I started turkey hunting, but the turkeys (with a brain the size of a walnut) did educate me several times :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: 

Hopefully we can help you guys avoid the same "lessons learned" that I was taught (all the hard way of course) and improve your chances for not only a fun, but also a successful hunt.

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2014, 11:48:00 PM »
Was a great seminar last year Al might be showing up with the wife again in Marysville. Just a few more months to go before season starts can't wait!


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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2014, 12:23:22 AM »
Tag. I wanna learn to hunt turkeys!

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2014, 06:45:50 AM »
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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2014, 06:58:37 AM »
Was a great seminar last year Al might be showing up with the wife again in Marysville. Just a few more months to go before season starts can't wait!


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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2014, 06:59:23 AM »
:yeah:  :yeah:  :yeah:  :yeah:
Maybe you can try and show up this time  :dunno: :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2014, 09:41:46 AM »
TT you going to try and make it up to Marysville this year?


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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2014, 09:44:29 AM »
I can't borrow a call this year JB? Are they going to do another contest this year? I might bring one in if they're going to have another one.


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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2014, 10:34:08 AM »
 :dunno: Don't know if Katie is planning another calling contest, but I would assume she will ...

May need to bring my calls if JB isn't going to let us beat him with his own calls.  :chuckle:  :chuckle:

Looking forward to being there, but never the drive thru the I-5 corridor.  :bash:

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2014, 10:43:27 AM »
 :chuckle: :chuckle: not sure I am up to making myself look like an idiot and a turkey with hiccups  ;)

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2014, 10:40:53 PM »
Will there be anything similar in the Lacey Cabelas? I'm not certain I can make one that far north...

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2014, 10:05:41 AM »
Haven't been contacted by their new event coordinator, even though I have done them there for years.  Last year they cancelled in February due to event coordinator having grandfather dying.  She had Kittitas Guide do a clinic at Spring Outdoors day when I was already booked at Tulalip.   One problem is that she tends to wait until the last minute and .... surprise!   I would assume that they will have a clinic ... but would assume it may be the guide service again.    :twocents:

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2014, 06:59:41 PM »
Sounds awesome, I just registered!

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Re: ***UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2014, 02:14:18 PM »
See the original post which was updated with the latest additional seminars .....  :tup:

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Re: ***UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2014, 08:57:15 AM »
just called to register for my son and i to go
and the lady didnt have a clue what i was talking about she said just show and maybe there will be a seat,i hope so,
considering were driving up from olyimpia for this,unless you got another number to call  :dunno:

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Re: ***UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2014, 03:33:09 PM »
I called Tulalip today and signed up. I am really getting excited!  :chuckle:

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Re: Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2014, 10:03:05 AM »
Might be my last year driving up to Cabelas-Tulalip  ... getting to old to fight the traffic in the I-5 corridor from Gig Harbor.  Been doing these seminars for over a decade, so it's probably time for a younger man/woman to pick up the torch.   :dunno:
Drive up to Kingston and take the ferry. That is how I go. See if Cabelas will pick up the ferry tab.
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Re: ***UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2014, 10:13:49 AM »
Registered.  I look forward to learning from you!
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Re: ***UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2014, 01:48:51 PM »
I'm in!  Ready for some lessons!


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Re: ***UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2014, 08:37:32 PM »
See y'all there can't wait! Should be a great seminar yet again been chasin thunder chickens for 12 yrs or so but always good to learn more, even tho these birds will teach you more than anyone can. See you soon Al


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Re: ***FINAL UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2014, 08:37:23 AM »
Did a final update (see original post) after e-mails with Katie this weekend.  Looking forward to providing what assistance I can and meeting many new faces ....  :tup:

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Re: ***FINAL UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2014, 02:52:38 PM »
I just signed up as well. Can't wait  :)

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Re: ***FINAL UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2014, 08:44:34 PM »
My wife and I attended and what a great seminar for first time turkey hunters like us.  Thank you Al for the excellent presentation.

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Re: ***FINAL UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2014, 07:18:56 AM »
FireBrew63: 

Thanks -  See you are a neighbor ... I live just off of 302 on 144th Ave KPN (across the street from Doyles Pond/Lake of the Woods) ... small world.  Good luck out there ...

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Re: ***FINAL UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2014, 09:24:17 AM »
I PLAN TO BE THERE AT ONE OF THEM :tup:
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Re: ***FINAL UPDATE***Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2014, 09:32:44 AM »
Me and the boy will be there the 15th- he is really excited! Thanks- BubbaD
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