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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2018, 06:02:56 PM »
Bachelor groups have split and things are in full swing.  These guys have found hens since this picture a couple of weeks ago

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2018, 10:36:22 PM »
  I see turkeys everyday in Medical Lake, WA where I work as a Juvenile Corrections Officer. The gobblers were hanging in a large group of about 20-25, now they are split in groups of 2-3 Toms. They are strutting and a small amount of breeding going on as well. I haven't seen any Toms fighting yet,  though I have seen a few chase others off. These birds are not ever hunted but are wild birds. It's located right by Eastern State Hospital. I guarantee you some of these birds would be damn close to state records in size.
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2018, 01:09:52 PM »
Bachelor groups have split and things are in full swing.  These guys have found hens since this picture a couple of weeks ago

Cool pic nwwanderer! Love seeing those red heads and pretty colors combined together.  :drool:
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2018, 02:08:22 PM »
Quite a few of the bigger flocks are breaking into smaller flocks and I'm seeing lone toms and twos and threes out looking for love, they are starting to cover more ground now.
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2018, 09:07:30 AM »
I've seen them in a winter groups still about 2 weeks ago so I'm glad to hear others are starting to see them splitting up. sounds like the opener is going to be great timing this year! :IBCOOL:

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2018, 09:47:09 AM »
From 2 days ago. There were 12 gobblers in the flock and now there are only 7 . Splitting for sure.
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2018, 10:11:56 AM »
2 days ago downtown Spokane between the river and  WSU/EWU building big Tom strutting down the sidewalk....not kidding. All by himself, I think he was seeing his reflection in the glass of the buildings because he was a strutting fool.  No need for the coasties to head to Stevens Co, they can stay and the Davenport walk down a few blocks after brunch and get a long beard

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2018, 11:11:32 AM »
Watch your little ones, those town birds are a problem

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2018, 12:24:33 PM »
Well, youth hunt around here is pretty much a bust. Cold, heavy rain and the birds didn’t even come off the roost till nearly 7:00 am.  Not a fun day to be out in the woods.  Took a drive around and saw a fair amount of birds, but frankly most were still in large groups not looking very happy. Saw one bunch of at least 50,  all hens.  Saw a few splinter groups but they’re a ways away from completely breaking away from their winter groups. Didn’t really try calling but got very little response from the usual honk on the truck horn. Think we need a few sunny days to get them going.  Still patchy snow uphigher and actually hit a snow squall when I went up.  Side roads are very nasty today and the off/on rain forecast for the week not sure they’ll improve much for the opener. Kinda think I might wait at least another week to drive over and hunt in the NE as the weather forecast at this time doesn’t look all that great for things to improve.

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2018, 01:59:02 PM »
If the weather breaks get your kids out there.

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2018, 02:09:53 PM »
We hunted in the rain this morning, birds were pretty quiet but I called in some toms that gobbled a few times. The rain finally stopped, I think the evening hunt will be more enjoyable and birds should be more vocal this evening. Tomorrow is supposed to be a nicer day.
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2018, 02:50:47 PM »
We got into them at daybreak but gave us the slip and never relocated them.  Back on the main gravel road on our way out we almost ran over a flock.

We’ll try again tonight as soon as we get the clothes dry.


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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2018, 06:15:27 PM »
Here are a couple from this morning. They attacked the tom decoy until we did the 1...2...3...shoot!! Pretty happy sons & dads
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2018, 06:36:44 PM »
Nice job kids! That’s what it’s all about right there!


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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2018, 07:40:59 PM »
Nice work.  Congrats!👍


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