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Turkey scouting help
« on: March 01, 2018, 08:16:45 AM »
My name is Tim, Iím a newbie to this site and hunting in wa. I decided to give turkey hunting a try. Iíve never done it before and have taken the advice of ďstart scouting nowĒ. I live on the Westside and plan on chasing the eastern around. Iíve been out wondering through some forest areas and have heard toms gobble first thing in the morning, but am unable to locate any turkey sign. I havenít been using any calls, just enjoying my alone time in the woods. Does anyone have any tips on finding those birds or is just hearing them gobble in the distance good enough for right now? By the way, that is the first time I have ever heard a turkey gobble in the wild and it was awesome!!! I think Iím hooked!
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Re: Turkey scouting help
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 08:28:14 AM »
The Westside Easterns are elusive.  I think you need to find the roost without spooking them, mark  the spot on your map or gps and then go back sneaky quite when hunting them and set up an ambush after they fly down

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Re: Turkey scouting help
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 08:56:46 AM »
If you around April 7th  and want to take a little drive come on over the Black Diamond Gun Club http://www.blackdiamondgunclub.org/ at 4pm.  I will be putting on a turkey hunting clinic with some help from other people.  Maybe I can help you out some.
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Re: Turkey scouting help
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 09:46:52 AM »
Thats the fun part of scouting.
Now that you know an area they are in, learn it.
Those birds hit the ground and start feeding.
Toms will be fighting and the hens will be watching, so they will be active.
No hens on nests yet, so just keep trying to pinpoint their location.
Dont pressure them, but it is OK to try to get a visual and try to pattern them.
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Re: Turkey scouting help
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 11:10:59 AM »
If you around April 7th  and want to take a little drive come on over the Black Diamond Gun Club http://www.blackdiamondgunclub.org/ at 4pm.  I will be putting on a turkey hunting clinic with some help from other people.  Maybe I can help you out some.

Do I need to sign up for that class or is just first come first serve deal?
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Re: Turkey scouting help
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 11:39:10 AM »
Thank you for the tips so far. Iíll be out there hiking around this weekend trying to locate them.
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Re: Turkey scouting help
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 12:45:03 PM »
If you around April 7th  and want to take a little drive come on over the Black Diamond Gun Club http://www.blackdiamondgunclub.org/ at 4pm.  I will be putting on a turkey hunting clinic with some help from other people.  Maybe I can help you out some.

Do I need to sign up for that class or is just first come first serve deal?
Right now it is just show up.  We can accommodate a lot of people.
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Re: Turkey scouting help
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 01:48:56 PM »
Welcome to the site. I'm not that far away from you. I'm no expert but have been hunting turkeys for 15 years. Send me a PM. I'd be happy to talk sometime and share some pointers.
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Re: Turkey scouting help
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2018, 07:30:08 AM »
If you around April 7th  and want to take a little drive come on over the Black Diamond Gun Club http://www.blackdiamondgunclub.org/ at 4pm.  I will be putting on a turkey hunting clinic with some help from other people.  Maybe I can help you out some.

Do I need to sign up for that class or is just first come first serve deal?
Right now it is just show up.  We can accommodate a lot of people.
Iíll plan on showing up, look forward to it.
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Re: Turkey scouting help
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 05:22:01 PM »
Shootin straight with the profile name! Good luck! Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Turkey scouting help
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2018, 08:11:15 AM »
Just wanted to give a big thank you to CaNINE for taking the time to give me some pointers, to Russ for the great turkey class that I attended last week and everyone else that has posted info about the west side phantoms.
 Iíve put in just under 100 miles hiking public land this spring and have loved every minute. Iíve heard a few toms gobble, found droppings on a few occasions, but havenít seen a turkey yet. Seen bear, cougar and plenty of deer. The best part of spending all this time outside is, I havenít seen a single person. All the peace and serenity of nature is good for the soul.
  Wish all of you the best of luck and a safe hunting season.!
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