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Offline crmmarsh

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Still looking for the first bird
« on: May 12, 2017, 04:06:33 PM »
Hello fellow WA hunters.

After trying to turkeys for the last 4 years, my brother and I still have yet to nab a Tom (and not for lack of trying, we are really good and finding hens though, ha!) We will be going out next weekend to camp/hunt in the Klickitat area near Goldendale and would love any tips or public areas to check out. We have tried public lands up near Colville/Spokane for the last few seasons and come home empty handed so we figured we would give the Klickitat a try.

Thanks very much your tips/advice.

Best,

Chris

Offline Jimmer

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Re: Still looking for the first bird
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 05:28:46 PM »
I would stick with the Spokane/Colville plan.. can't get any better than that. If you're having problems in those areas, other options are not going to be any better.

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Re: Still looking for the first bird
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 05:57:48 PM »
I'd keep grinding in the NE. Definitely your best chance.  Maybe mix things up and head to a different area than you have already been hunting or try adjusting your approach. Sometimes changing things a little bit can change the outcome too. Good luck, hope you get it done!
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Re: Still looking for the first bird
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 01:47:20 AM »
Good luck, it will happen probably this weekend

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Re: Still looking for the first bird
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 07:51:42 AM »
Toms are still henned up in the mornings but around 11 am the hens are gone. :tup:

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Re: Still looking for the first bird
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 01:48:31 PM »
Not ideal weather in klickitat county today but we got it done and my buddy got his first bird 9 1/2 inch beard and 3/4 inch spurs.
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Re: Still looking for the first bird
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 06:01:54 PM »
Been out klickatat/golden dale since Thursday night scouting for birds for a friend.   We didn't even find a bird on public land.  I only seen 6 birds totally in 2 full days being out in the woods


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Re: Still looking for the first bird
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 09:43:27 PM »
Start working on your land ownership skills. It's not easy for everyone, but you will make some good friends and really increase your opportunities.

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Re: Still looking for the first bird
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2017, 06:10:53 PM »
I agree with others, colville area is great, 9 years now, we tag out every year. Try other areas by colville, this year we had to find other areas too, but once we found them it was on.

 

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