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WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« on: February 27, 2017, 11:09:21 AM »
I just received an email from WDFW about upcoming turkey hunting clinics.  There are 5 sessions coming up.  I'd suspect these clinics are for people who have not turkey hunted.
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/huntered/clinics/

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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 12:03:51 PM »
There's some good information here as well: http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01803/wdfw01803.pdf
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 12:27:10 PM »
There's some good information here as well: http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01803/wdfw01803.pdf

funny thing bob, just read the link you provided, in unethical section of the pamphlet, they say shooting on ground is considered unethical. Not really applicable to turkey pamphlet... :rolleyes:
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 12:41:16 PM »
There will be more to come.  I am committed to one in Marysville on March 30th, and one possibly in Black Diamond.  Also I heard the some in the south sound to.  If you get a chance to get into a clinic with Rich Mann.  Great guy with a ton of information.  Loves to teach.
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 12:47:19 PM »
There's some good information here as well: http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01803/wdfw01803.pdf

funny thing bob, just read the link you provided, in unethical section of the pamphlet, they say shooting on ground is considered unethical. Not really applicable to turkey pamphlet... :rolleyes:
Yeah.

Just remember that it's also unethical while hunting turkeys to be "Shooting a deer or elk at 1000 yards." (I think that's referring only to your shotgun or crossbow. ;) )

Copy and paste. :chuckle:
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 01:15:02 PM »
I'm going to the one down here in Vancouver. Taught by Ken and Nancy Keller. I've only been hunting turkey one season about 15 years ago and got some answers to my hen clucks, but no eyes on birds. Haven't gone since. Hopefully this will give me some new information.
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 10:12:16 AM »
I have done clinics for over a decade at Cabelas in Olympia & Tulalip, Sportsman's Warehouse/Wholesale Sports in Silverdale, GI Joes in Federal Way, Puyallup & Lakewood, and various other sportsmen's venues in the Puget Sound region ... except the last 2 years when I was just buried at work.  Bass Pro even asked me last year, but I was unable (J.O.B. again). 

Russ McDonald and Rich Mann will both do a great job. I know both and their passion for turkey hunting and the NWTF.

Since I will be retired in less than 2-1/2 days, I wouldn't mind doing some clinics again myself.  They are very informative and can do nothing but give you a better chance of being successful .... I was taught the hard way by the wild turkeys since decent clinics were not available when I started turkey hunting, or just not informative, or put on by outfitters than were more interested in selling a hunt rather than educating new hunters. 

Go if able ... it will help you with the learning curve.  :tup:

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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 12:08:11 PM »
Everett clinic is up on the website.
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 12:26:32 PM »
Any info on clinics in the Tri-cities ?

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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 01:53:52 PM »
Any info on clinics in the Tri-cities ?
I know there was one last month in the area that the NWTF regional director did at Sportsmans Warehouse.  I don't know of any that the WDFW is putting on.  It would be on their website which the link is posted.  They are adding more as they come.  Get in contact with the local NWTF chapter there.  I will look it up for you
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 02:02:38 PM »
Eric Reed
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Would be your local NWTF chapter contact for the Tri Cities area.
Here is a link to events in WA http://www.nwtf.org/events
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2017, 06:52:48 AM »
went to nwft.com and did not see anything for Washington.

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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2017, 06:58:02 AM »
went to nwft.com and did not see anything for Washington.
For clinics.  We are actually teaming up with WDFW for the clinics http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/huntered/clinics/ also on NWTF.org http://www.nwtf.org/events
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2017, 12:06:28 PM »
Any info on clinics in the Tri-cities ?

Tri-Cities Chapter is having a spring seminar April 7th from 6pm-7:30pm at the Sportsmans Warehouse in Kennewick.
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2017, 09:19:18 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2017, 01:43:16 PM »
More updates.  Keep an eye on the WDFW site there is a clinic at the Black Diamond gun club on April 2nd just don't know the time yet.  I am also doing 2 seminars at Bass Pro.  At 1 and 3.
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 08:32:58 AM »
When are the seminars at Bass Pro Russ, thanks for your time

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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 08:46:49 AM »
Also interested inn bass pro classes
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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2017, 08:59:58 AM »
I'm sure there is some good info,but what's so hard about walking a quarter mile, call, intell you run into some turkeys get a response, then call and wait ,or spot n stalk,or both.there the secret for everybody now get a tag and go kill one.

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Re: WDFW Clinics for Turkey
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2017, 11:17:36 AM »
On April 1 and 1 pm and 3 pm
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