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I had some fun over the last 5 days
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:06:42 PM »
So I got to do something really cool over the last 5 days.  Some of you know that I am involved as volunteer for the NWTF.  I am a local chapter president and now the state chapter president.  I got the change to go to the 42 annual NWTF National Convention in Nashville, TN.  I had a blast and learned alot.  Got to meet some cool guys you may recognize.  I a great time and it was all about our mission of Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt.  Those two birds are record birds.  Top is multiple beards and the bottom one has really long spurs.  Got to walk our state flag to the front of the stage Thursday night
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 04:08:38 PM »
Looks like you had a good time :tup:
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 04:19:24 PM »
Yeah, but how much fun could it actually have been with no turkey blood on your hands...?   :chuckle:

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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 04:50:36 PM »
Awesome! Looks like a blast!
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 04:56:57 PM »
Turkey hunting looks fun, especially the calling !!

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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 05:08:16 PM »
I went to some of the competitions.  Those people know how to call. These are all the 2018 calling champs for all the different classes

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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 07:18:50 PM »
What a trip. Looks like a blast.
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2018, 07:23:35 PM »
Nice
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 07:30:59 PM »
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 07:32:17 PM »
Did you get to see any of the duck call competition? Isaw some entries and it had to be good.

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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2018, 07:35:30 PM »
Did you get to see any of the duck call competition? Isaw some entries and it had to be good.
Joking right?  Turkey calling contest you mean?  Yes I did pretty awesome. I have some videos on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Lake-Washington-NWTF-Chapter-206436306365/

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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2018, 08:24:15 PM »
Very cool Russ.  I hadn't thought about turkey hunting here until I was hunting out north of Spokane a couple season's ago.  I notched my first tag in the fall that year in WA.  Killed 25 in Missouri way back in the day but never thought about turkey hunting here.  It is good here.
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2018, 05:58:59 PM »
Just looking at this gets me all bucked up for spring. Love watching those call champions. I can't come close to them but my calling, and the number of birds I call in, have improved leaps and bounds trying to mimic them. Thanks for sharing your trip. 
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2018, 06:04:53 PM »
Glad you got to do that.  I went to a couple when I was in Wyoming, a great time! 
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2018, 07:19:29 PM »
I too went to several years ago.  David Blanton was much younger back then and Michael was a wee youngster packing a heavy camera for Bill Jordan on Realtree Outdoors.  Geez that was 20 plus years ago.  Time flies I guess.
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2018, 08:47:17 PM »
That's way cool! :tup:
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2018, 09:11:53 PM »
Looks like a fun one.
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2018, 09:26:16 PM »
I've meet the Bogger Bottom boys at the ShotShow nice guys and very friendly. Especially T-bone he was a hoot to talk to.
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Re: I had some fun over the last 5 days
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2018, 09:17:04 PM »
Looks like a fun time was had I know a few guys that were there at the show. One day I will get there!


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