collapse
Advertise on Hunting-Washington Experience A Successful Turkey Hunt With Bearpaw Outfitters

Author Topic: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey  (Read 6186 times)

Offline HoofsandWings

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 1278
  • Location: Kitsap
  • Relic of the past
Gathering is easy. Hunting is a challenge.
WSF, WCA, RMEF, Rooster Booster, NWTF, NRA

Offline jackelope

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 37337
  • Location: Duvall, WA
  • Groups: WSB RMGA NRA RMEF BHA
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 04:13:33 PM »
Happens every year. People wonder why some say stalking turkeys is a bad idea. I know 2 people who got shot at the same time back in NY turkey hunting, and as much as I hate to say it, I know an old guy who shot another hunter one year. That guy never hunted again because he couldn't stand the fact that he made a mistake and shot someone. 
Fortunately everyone was ok after a little healing.
:fire.:

" In today's instant gratification society, more and more pressure revolves around success and the measurement of one's prowess as a hunter by inches on a score chart or field photos produced on social media. Don't fall into the trap. Hunting is-and always will be- about the hunt, the adventure, the views, and time spent with close friends and family. " Ryan Hatfield

My posts, opinions and statements do not represent those of this forum

Offline Rainier10

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 7054
  • Location: Over the edge
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 04:26:04 PM »
Wow.  There was a thread on here last year about a guy in this state getting shot during turkey season.  Be careful out there.  Know your target and what lies beyond.  One of the most important rules to follow when hunting anything.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of HuntWa or the site owner.

Offline idaho guy

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 832
  • Location: hayden
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 04:56:23 PM »
how about not using a turkey fan as face camo? sounds like that's what they were doing? also a bad idea!

Offline GrampasGuns

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2012
  • Posts: 447
  • Location: Redmond, WA
  • Groups: WWA, DU, RGS, NWTF
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 10:34:24 PM »
how about not using a turkey fan as face camo? sounds like that's what they were doing? also a bad idea!
This is not logic. Nothing supercedes our duty as hunters to be 100% sure of our target.Nothing. A man holding a fan does not look like a gobbler. Not even a little if the offender took the time to be certain.

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk


Offline bowhunterforever

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 7973
  • Location: Lincoln, Co
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 11:01:47 PM »
how about not using a turkey fan as face camo? sounds like that's what they were doing? also a bad idea!
This is not logic. Nothing supercedes our duty as hunters to be 100% sure of our target.Nothing. A man holding a fan does not look like a gobbler. Not even a little if the offender took the time to be certain.
 :yeah:
Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
You sure you know how to skin griz pilgram

Offline Dan-o

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 8940
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 05:09:16 AM »
how about not using a turkey fan as face camo? sounds like that's what they were doing? also a bad idea!
This is not logic. Nothing supercedes our duty as hunters to be 100% sure of our target.Nothing. A man holding a fan does not look like a gobbler. Not even a little if the offender took the time to be certain.

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

You'd like to think so, but it's still a risk if you're going to do it.

Personally, I don't think it's a good idea to do it on public property.

Kind of like I should be able to leave my keys in the ignition.   I should be able to do it, but it's a bad idea.

My  :twocents:
Member:   Yakstrakgutp (or whatever we are)
I love the BFRO!!!
I wonder how many people will touch their nose to their screen trying to read this...

Offline pianoman9701

  • Mushroom Man
  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 27306
  • Location: Vancouver USA
  • NRA Life, MH, WFW, CCRKBA, NAGR, RMEF, WSB
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2017, 06:38:04 AM »
how about not using a turkey fan as face camo? sounds like that's what they were doing? also a bad idea!
This is not logic. Nothing supercedes our duty as hunters to be 100% sure of our target.Nothing. A man holding a fan does not look like a gobbler. Not even a little if the offender took the time to be certain.

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

Using a turkey fan in front of your face while in camo is tantamount to not looking both ways before you cross the street just because you, as a pedestrian, have the right of way and shouldn't have to. If you get hit by a car, it is indeed the driver's fault. That doesn't make you any less dead or disabled. Yes, the shooter should've been sure of his target and what lay beyond it. That doesn't make this victim any less shot. We have a responsibility to keep ourselves safe, as well as not shooting others.
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens based on the actions of criminals and madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of criminals and madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman

Offline cbond3318

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 2456
  • Location: Idaho
  • Groups: BHA
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2017, 06:41:15 AM »
Sometimes, every once in a while... the dumb runs too deep.  :twocents:
“I don’t know man, he’s in a really nast.....” “

“Boom!”

Offline ctwiggs1

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 2368
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2017, 07:08:52 AM »
how about not using a turkey fan as face camo? sounds like that's what they were doing? also a bad idea!
This is not logic. Nothing supercedes our duty as hunters to be 100% sure of our target.Nothing. A man holding a fan does not look like a gobbler. Not even a little if the offender took the time to be certain.

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
Using a turkey fan in front of your face while in camo is tantamount to not looking both ways before you cross the street just because you, as a pedestrian, have the right of way and shouldn't have to. If you get hit by a car, it is indeed the driver's fault. That doesn't make you any less dead or disabled. Yes, the shooter should've been sure of his target and what lay beyond it. That doesn't make this victim any less shot. We have a responsibility to keep ourselves safe, as well as not shooting others.

 :yeah:

I agree with all of it - only shoot what you know you should be shooting, and don't set yourself up to get shot.  If you expect everyone else out there to be as smart as you, you'll be very disappointed when reality hits in the form of some magnum turkey load.

Offline jackelope

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 37337
  • Location: Duvall, WA
  • Groups: WSB RMGA NRA RMEF BHA
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2017, 07:25:30 AM »
It is dumb to put oneself in that position in the first place. It is also dumb to theoretically shoot a turkey in the ass...let's face it...the guy who shot the turkey fan in front of the other guy's face was, in his mind, shooting a turkey in the ass.  Who's more dumber? It's a coin toss.

.02$
:fire.:

" In today's instant gratification society, more and more pressure revolves around success and the measurement of one's prowess as a hunter by inches on a score chart or field photos produced on social media. Don't fall into the trap. Hunting is-and always will be- about the hunt, the adventure, the views, and time spent with close friends and family. " Ryan Hatfield

My posts, opinions and statements do not represent those of this forum

Offline Duckgtr

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 236
  • Location: Rainier
  • Active Duty USMC
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2017, 07:51:52 AM »
It is dumb to put oneself in that position in the first place. It is also dumb to theoretically shoot a turkey in the ass...let's face it...the guy who shot the turkey fan in front of the other guy's face was, in his mind, shooting a turkey in the ass.  Who's more dumber? It's a coin toss.

.02$
:yeah:

Offline h2ofowlr

  • CHOKED UP TIGHT
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 8104
  • Location: In the "Blind"! Go Cougs!
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2017, 07:58:52 AM »
Turkey hunting is the most dangerous of the hunting sports.  I know when I used to help teach hunter ed, it always had the highest rate of mistaken for game incidences reported across the nation.  You have guys either set up for turkeys or stalking them in full camo with decoys.  Be safe and know your intended target.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2017, 09:10:04 AM by h2ofowlr »
Cut em!
It's not the shells!  It's the shooter!

Offline jackelope

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 37337
  • Location: Duvall, WA
  • Groups: WSB RMGA NRA RMEF BHA
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2017, 08:47:10 AM »
Turkey hunting is the most dangerous of the hunting sports.  I know when I used to help teach hunter ed, it always had the highest rate of mistaken for game incidences reported across the nation.  You have guys either set up for turkeys or stalking them in full camo with decoys.  Be safe so and know your intended target.

Exactly. One invisible/full camo'd guy making turkey noises with fake turkeys set up 20 yards in front of him with another guy stalking the turkey noises. Come over a rise and see turkey making noise, shoot other guy in the face.
:fire.:

" In today's instant gratification society, more and more pressure revolves around success and the measurement of one's prowess as a hunter by inches on a score chart or field photos produced on social media. Don't fall into the trap. Hunting is-and always will be- about the hunt, the adventure, the views, and time spent with close friends and family. " Ryan Hatfield

My posts, opinions and statements do not represent those of this forum

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 29437
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2017, 09:05:57 AM »
Just to make sure everyone is safe out there!

Learn all you need to know about turkey hunting and how to decoy right here:
https://www.amazon.com/Outdoors-T-K-Mike-Turkey-Huntin/dp/B000U8MTJW/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_200_bs_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1EFZH56HMH294BZ8C7KG

some of what you will learn...
list=PLrxSwgx1VgLcO5Eqa-hjMEudem_YmXcSR
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://trophymaps.com "Do-It-Yourself" Hunting Maps" 
http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided, Semi-Guided, Unguided, and Drop Camp Hunts in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington. Hunts with tags available (no draw) spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf!

 

* Recent Topics

Dogs in the woods when it’s hot out by ghosthunter
[Today at 04:13:14 PM]


Lincoln Peak Goat Tag by shanevg
[Today at 03:51:51 PM]


New Boat FINALLY! by TVHunts
[Today at 03:50:13 PM]


Washington Pronghorn *update, fawns* by 280ackley
[Today at 03:47:36 PM]


Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county by wolfbait
[Today at 03:40:26 PM]


300 RUM brass by TVHunts
[Today at 03:37:56 PM]


WTS Tikka T3 Superlite by tgray
[Today at 03:32:03 PM]


WTS 9,600 watt generator **price drop** by cavanaughcowboy
[Today at 03:15:25 PM]


Alaska troll caught kings and coho HuntWa group buy by poopooheaddad
[Today at 02:32:02 PM]


Leftover multi-season tags by Mallardmasher
[Today at 02:01:15 PM]


Hornady ELD-X???? by BigGoonTuna
[Today at 01:54:19 PM]


Kuiu Icon Pro 3200 by jdb
[Today at 01:37:14 PM]


FS: Spot Hogg Hogg Father by X-Force
[Today at 01:35:16 PM]


Serious DIY elk hunters for all western states by hoytxl2009
[Today at 01:31:10 PM]


Best Blacktail Trail Cam? by smithkl42
[Today at 01:30:50 PM]


WTS - Mallard decoys by Mfowl
[Today at 01:30:11 PM]


Idaho OIL by RB
[Today at 12:18:04 PM]


WTS- Kenmore Over the Range Microwave NIB by TVHunts
[Today at 12:15:41 PM]


Colockum Quality Archery by Rainier10
[Today at 11:28:26 AM]


Can Mexican gray wolves survive in Mexico? Ranchers, advocates square off in fam by CAMPMEAT
[Today at 11:27:19 AM]