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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2018, 08:00:00 PM »
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2018, 07:53:42 AM »
Should be a good day of hunting today. Clearing up and the toms were gobbling their heads off this morning.

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2018, 10:03:11 AM »
Congrats on the great looking birds! And good luck to those not yet tagged out!


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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2018, 06:40:17 AM »
nice birds, cant wait to get out there. Any ticks????

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2018, 12:47:47 PM »
Anyone seeing turkeys up in the clockum area?

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2018, 03:44:13 PM »
Is it just me or does Turkey season usually open on Saturday ?
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2018, 03:53:43 PM »
Is it just me or does Turkey season usually open on Saturday ?
It always opens on the 15th doesn't matter what day it falls on
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2018, 05:16:56 PM »
Is there any reason why it's always the 15th? Seems like starting it on the 14th would benefit a lot of people.
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2018, 05:26:45 PM »
Is there any reason why it's always the 15th? Seems like starting it on the 14th would benefit a lot of people.

Remember, the calendar days change each year, next year it would have to be the 13th to open on a Saturday, each year it would have to change. I think it's simpler to have fixed dates.  :dunno:
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2018, 06:16:31 PM »
Fixed day is perfect since you get a month and a half to hunt. When I used to hunt the NE corner my favorite years were when the season opens in the middle of the week, a lot less people.


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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2018, 07:23:24 PM »
Is there any reason why it's always the 15th? Seems like starting it on the 14th would benefit a lot of people.

Remember, the calendar days change each year, next year it would have to be the 13th to open on a Saturday, each year it would have to change. I think it's simpler to have fixed dates.  :dunno:

I get that. I'm just curious if there is any science or anything behind April 15th opener? Does it help with making sure hens are breeding with tons beforehand? I'd rather it open earlier and close earlier just my .02.
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2018, 05:25:55 AM »
Is there any reason why it's always the 15th? Seems like starting it on the 14th would benefit a lot of people.

Remember, the calendar days change each year, next year it would have to be the 13th to open on a Saturday, each year it would have to change. I think it's simpler to have fixed dates.  :dunno:

I get that. I'm just curious if there is any science or anything behind April 15th opener? Does it help with making sure hens are breeding with tons beforehand? I'd rather it open earlier and close earlier just my .02.

I don't know WDFW's specific reasoning. I can tell you that a lot of the birds in the NE group up on private land in the valleys in big flocks all winter, especially where landowners feed them or where they are sustained by cattle feeding operations. Some years most of the birds are still mostly on private land any earlier, just in the last week birds have began roaming a lot more and I'm increasingly seeing them on public land areas. Additionally many areas are not accessible until snow melts and mud firms up, there are many areas I have not been able to get into scouting yet. I would not be surprised if land agencies are concerned about road damage even with season opening on the 15th. As you mentioned I also think it might be so birds have a little time to court before being hunted.  :dunno:
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2018, 07:25:54 AM »
Long season, look low, high later.  Chains are a pain and might cause more damage than the birds already do.

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2018, 06:35:03 PM »
How’d ya guys do GH?


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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2018, 07:43:58 PM »
How’d ya guys do GH?

  My buddy killed one after climbing two ridges and staking a bird with 11 hens. He would gobble but not leave the hens.
It rained the first three days.
I got a glimpse on a Tom but no shot.
Called another into about 60yards on a tree line with a pot call. He came in silent.

Heard of about 12 taken out of  folks that where camped around us.


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