collapse
Enter by February 22 Experience A Successful Turkey Hunt With Bearpaw Outfitters

Author Topic: Started your preseason preparations?  (Read 1020 times)

Offline CraigK

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Everett
Started your preseason preparations?
« on: February 24, 2017, 03:54:39 AM »
Who else has started their preseason preparations?  I started back in December by securing two new private properties to hunt that I know holds birds.  It's always good to do it early away from the season when it may become more competitive with other hunters vying for property.
Then, I got my decoys out and gave them a beautiful touch-up paint job.  They even look better than they did when I bought them 20 years ago.  How about you?  Have you started?  What have you done?

Offline cougforester

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2016
  • Posts: 233
  • Location: Tacoma, WA
  • Groups: DU, RMEF
Re: Started your preseason preparations?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 06:48:24 AM »
Client I just did some work for offered to let me hunt her land! 140 acres that has Eastern's on it on the west side! Hopefully will whack my first one this year.

Offline Gobble Doc

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 2035
  • Location: Snohomish, WA
Re: Started your preseason preparations?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 10:04:16 PM »
Who else has started their preseason preparations?  I started back in December by securing two new private properties to hunt that I know holds birds.  It's always good to do it early away from the season when it may become more competitive with other hunters vying for property.
Then, I got my decoys out and gave them a beautiful touch-up paint job.  They even look better than they did when I bought them 20 years ago.  How about you?  Have you started?  What have you done?

I found a new storage bin for my decoys last week.  :chuckle:  Oh, also found an old dried up mouth call sitting on the work bench and gave it a rinse. Time to start digging through the stuff. Locating some private land sounds like  a good idea and it will pay off for you. I've been hunting mainly public the last couple of years and the birds have been quiet by the time I've managed to finally get out later in the season. Looks like I'll be missing the opener again this year. 

Offline turkeydancer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 1751
  • Location: Gig Harbor, Wa
Re: Started your preseason preparations?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 09:43:03 AM »
I retire this week and was looking forward to the opener that I've missed the last 2 years due to the J.O.B.   But then the wife says she wants to go to Indiana to see the son, 5 (of the 12) grandkids, and the 4 great grandkids when she is off work.   :bdid:

I will go after returning, but not the opener.   :yike:

Please leave me some birds guys !      :dunno:

Offline Machias

  • Trapper
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 14491
  • Location: Cheney, WA
Re: Started your preseason preparations?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 12:48:28 PM »
There will be a bird or two left.  :)  Have a safe trip!
Fred Moyer


History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Offline CaNINE

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 378
  • Location: Gig Harbor
Re: Started your preseason preparations?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 11:44:24 AM »
I'm working with my mouth calls and getting tuned up for the youth season.

Offline CraigK

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Everett
Re: Started your preseason preparations?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 05:24:17 AM »
Got a three pack of mouth calls and keeping one in the truck to tune up while I'm driving.  Good way to use that down time at red lights!

Offline Karl Blanchard

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 4322
  • Location: Selah, WA
  • Jonathan_S hunting apparel prostaff
Re: Started your preseason preparations?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2017, 07:15:04 AM »
Ehhh.  I hunt public ground and seldom do I pack or even deploy a decoy so not much to prep for.  Walk until you strike a bird.  Set up smart.  Kill bird.  Walk back.  Eat blizzard :chuckle:

Seriously though it is time for the darn snow to go away so I can get into my area and look around.  I don't scout at all except the weekend before youth season so I can locate some birds for my youth hunters.  They are 15 and it will be their last season for youth.  Fun to see them developed as woodsman.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn these men.  Rather, we should thank god that such men lived.  -General George S. Patton

Aaron's Profile:  http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;u=2875
Aaron's Posts:  http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=2875
Aaron's Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/aaron.blanchard.94

Offline Deer slayer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 700
  • Location: Goldendale, Wa
Re: Started your preseason preparations?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2017, 02:36:28 PM »
BLR you should come to our banquet if you are going to be in town. Bring the kids.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

Offline buckcanyonlodge

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 1160
  • Location: Gifford, Lake Roosevelt, Wa.
    • Buck Canyon Lodge
Re: Started your preseason preparations?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2017, 03:18:18 PM »
Make sure and pack your snow shoes unless something changes drastically.
Providing a select few deer , bear , and turkey hunts  with meals and lodging provided.  Stevens County is right in the heart of the best hunting and fishing in the Northeast corner of the state . . Our Lodge is also a great place for your family reunion, summer vacation  509-722-3949  www.buckcanyon.net
Call me for your REAL ESTATE needs in the Tri-County area. Hunting/Recreational or retirement properties. Westergard Real Estate Kettle Falls