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Offline Big Scott

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Eastern WA Solo Hunt
« on: April 20, 2017, 11:26:01 AM »
I did my first solo turkey hunt last weekend. Having only killed a hen previously by chance in the fall, and not knowing a damn thing about turkey hunting, I was prepared for a weekend long bust. Friday night I went to the spot I had been scouting for 3 weeks, only to find that some other folks had already setup there. I made the best of it Sat morning but the forest was silent. Ended up going to Plan B, Woodward Meadows in Colville Nat Forest, and it was a bust. Managed to get my truck stuck so bad I had to hike down the mountain to a guy sawing up firewood and have him pull me out, in trade I would help him load a cord into the bed of his truck.
Morning of day 2, I went to the Rustlers Gulch Wildlife unit, and struck out there. I went in on the west side, and all the Gobblers were on the east.  About 9am I packed up, ran into a Game Warden on my way out, and he gave me a solid piece of knowledge, "Sometimes with turkey, not knowing anything can be a blessing". Drove to the east side and prepared for my long hike in, and at random, a tom went screaming by me while only a half mile in. Calls in my vest, decoys on my back, and I ended up not needing any of them. I'll take the freebie. 15 yards.
Amazingly, he was 21lbs. 8 inch main beard, 4.5 2nd, 3.5 3rd, 5/8 and 3/4 spurs. Not a bad 1st tom.
I'm going to try and fill my 2nd tag this weekend, and hopefully I can call one in.









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Re: Eastern WA Solo Hunt
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 11:29:04 AM »
Well done.  :tup:
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Re: Eastern WA Solo Hunt
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 11:37:21 AM »
Congrats on a fine bird!!

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Re: Eastern WA Solo Hunt
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 01:46:18 PM »
Nice solid bird..


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Re: Eastern WA Solo Hunt
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 02:38:51 PM »
Congrats gotter done  :tup:

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Re: Eastern WA Solo Hunt
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 03:18:09 PM »
Good work on your first gobbler.
It's addicting!

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Re: Eastern WA Solo Hunt
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 09:02:03 PM »
Good story, good job, great looking bird... :tup:

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Re: Eastern WA Solo Hunt
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 09:09:16 PM »
Well played. It's better to be lucky than good

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Re: Eastern WA Solo Hunt
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 09:30:35 PM »
Nice job :tup:
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Re: Eastern WA Solo Hunt
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2017, 01:45:16 PM »
Dandy first bird! :tup:
Slap some bacon on a biscut and lets go, were burrnin daylight!

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Re: Eastern WA Solo Hunt
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2017, 08:59:42 PM »
Haha! Great story. Congrats!

 

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