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Other Hunting => Turkey Hunting => Topic started by: jennabug on August 10, 2017, 10:30:22 AM

Title: Upcoming Turkey Clinics and Mentored Hunts
Post by: jennabug on August 10, 2017, 10:30:22 AM
In case you missed it, WDFW is advertising a couple of turkey hunting clinics this weekend at the Union Gap (Yakima) Cabelas. Rich Mann is going to be teaching the class. He's a great guy to talk to about getting started turkey hunting, and the history of the WA flocks.
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/huntered/clinics/
Pre-registration is not required.

Also, Aaron Garcia with the WDFW is the mentored hunt coordinator. If you or someone you know would like to sign up for a mentored hunt, his contact info is on the same link. They also do mentored hunts for other species.

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Title: Re: Upcoming Turkey Clinics and Mentored Hunts
Post by: Elektrojunge on October 09, 2017, 10:54:29 PM
I signed up for a mentored hunt and Aaron was great in coordinating dates. My mentor Chris did a great job and I had an awesome experience.

I'd totally recommend the mentored hunting program for 1st time or inexperienced hunters!
Title: Re: Upcoming Turkey Clinics and Mentored Hunts
Post by: jennabug on October 10, 2017, 05:29:00 AM
I signed up for a mentored hunt and Aaron was great in coordinating dates. My mentor Chris did a great job and I had an awesome experience.

I'd totally recommend the mentored hunting program for 1st time or inexperienced hunters!

I'm really glad to hear this! Thanks for sharing your experience. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Turkey Clinics and Mentored Hunts
Post by: aaronwyle on October 11, 2017, 11:31:03 AM
So far this year we have had over 60 people sign up for the mentored hunts, I have gotten most of them out with different mentors.  I took out 8 myself and we were able to harvest 7 birds.  It has been really fun and rewarding.  I will be setting up Spring mentored hunts soon.  Next year First Hunt Foundation will be doing deer mentoring for youths and waterfowl hunts.

I really have to thank the network of mentors and private landowners that are helping out, without them I couldn't make any of this happen.