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Title: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on March 13, 2018, 09:46:32 AM
4th Annual "ICEMAN MEMORIAL"- 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by March 25)

YOUTH WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
1. Fully guided youth turkey hunt donated by Bearpaw Outfitters (value $1250)
https://bearpawoutfitters.com/washington_turkey_hunting.html

2. Braided Turkey Tote from silverdalesauer and his son Ben - Blind Dog Outdoors (value $30)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/577348432/paracord-turkey-tote-by-blind-dog?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Package Currently Valued at $1280 :tup: :tup:
If anyone would like to donate and help sponsor this contest with additional prizes please contact bearpaw!
We will add any other prizes that are donated for this contest.

HUNT DETAILS:
 - bearpaw will send driving directions and additional info for the hunt
 - Hunt Dates will be April 7-8, (the Spring Youth Hunt which is an excellent hunt)
 - Lodging and meals are provided by bearpaw for the parent/guardian and the youth
 - Arrive by 5pm Friday April 6th and stay until Monday morning April 9 if needed
 - At 5:30 PM on Friday there will be target practice to check the shotgun
 - Bearpaw Outfitters can provide certain items for the hunt if needed
 - Bearpaw Outfitters will call the birds when hunting
 - Two bearded turkeys may be taken

CONTEST RULES:
 - Must be under 16 years of age at time of license purchase (WDFW "Youth Hunter" requirement)
 - Any H-W member may enter any youth who meets license requirements and has parent/guardian approval
 - Youth member may enter themself, however they must have parent/guardian approval if selected
 - Hunt dates are April 7-8 for the "2018 Spring Youth Turkey Hunt" or as set by WDFW
 - Winner must arrive at Bearpaw Outfitters in Colville, WA by 5 PM on Friday, Apr 6th
 - Please do not enter the contest if these dates and times are not workable (may need to miss school on Friday)
 - Winner must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult with written approval from legal parent/guardian
 - By allowing participation the Parent/Guardian is agreeing to allow promotional use of any photos/video
 - By participating the youth hunter agrees to post "a follow up story" on the forum
 - Winner must share basic contact information with bearpaw and sponsors donating prizes
 - Contest is open for entries until 11:59 PM, March 25, 2017
 - A H-W member may enter more than one youth, make a separate post for each entry
 - A number generator will be used to get a random 4 digit number
 - The entry with the number closest without going over is the winner
 - If more than one entry has the winning number, the participant who entered first wins
 - Contest entries must include: Youth's first name, age, and a four digit number between 0000-9999
 - EXAMPLE ENTRY:  John / 14 / 0345   

Good Luck To All!

photos from past hunts
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on March 13, 2018, 09:55:12 AM
EXAMPLE ENTRY: 

John / 14 / 0345
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Post by: C-Money on March 13, 2018, 09:55:42 AM
Molly/ 12/  0066
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Post by: D-Rock425 on March 13, 2018, 10:45:36 AM
Emily 10/  0919
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: jackelope on March 13, 2018, 11:28:28 AM
@Widgeondeke

@Whitpirate

@Karl Blanchard

Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: Limhangerslayer on March 13, 2018, 11:49:44 AM
Grace 10/  2007
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Post by: E35alex on March 13, 2018, 11:54:20 AM
Jesse / 9 / 1113
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Post by: Rainier10 on March 13, 2018, 12:01:27 PM
Deleted my entry.  We have plans for that weekend.

Great offer and thanks for doing this again.
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: Whitpirate on March 13, 2018, 12:36:21 PM
Caedyn / 13 / 2350
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Post by: Gringo31 on March 13, 2018, 12:49:51 PM
Great trip, great people, great time!

Good Luck everyone and thanks Dale!
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: idaho guy on March 13, 2018, 12:54:36 PM
tucker/ 15/ 2160
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Post by: SkookumHntr on March 13, 2018, 12:57:22 PM
Abagail/11/1024
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Post by: seaduckhunter on March 13, 2018, 01:08:03 PM
Taylor/14/5779
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Post by: bigjohn98591 on March 13, 2018, 03:21:29 PM
Cindy 11/0314
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Post by: Wanttohuntmore on March 13, 2018, 04:00:15 PM
 Gavin / 13 / 6882
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Post by: ckr on March 13, 2018, 04:24:11 PM
Ty  /  13 /  4857
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Post by: Stein on March 13, 2018, 04:40:43 PM
Jason/9/7300
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Post by: biggfish on March 13, 2018, 05:47:09 PM
This would be great but my niece dragged her feet on the final test online and looks like I can't get her a field test until August.

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Post by: blacktail14478 on March 13, 2018, 06:25:40 PM
Cody/13/0824
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Post by: jasnyder on March 13, 2018, 07:34:15 PM
Parker / 10 / 5712
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Post by: 6haase6 on March 13, 2018, 07:37:26 PM
Corbyn 11 6635
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Post by: CaNINE on March 13, 2018, 09:02:49 PM
Maddy / 15 / 1313
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Post by: 180-GRAIN on March 13, 2018, 09:36:44 PM
Cody / 14 / 1123
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Post by: 180-GRAIN on March 13, 2018, 09:38:06 PM
Carter/ 14 / 5020
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Post by: Pinetar on March 13, 2018, 09:45:45 PM
Abi/13/2828
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Post by: gmc.refr on March 14, 2018, 09:37:21 AM
Kai'ler - 11 Years Old - 2176
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Post by: tlbradford on March 14, 2018, 11:26:42 AM
Italia / 11 / 3316
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: Widgeondeke on March 14, 2018, 01:48:45 PM
@Widgeondeke

@Whitpirate

@Karl Blanchard
thanks, but the date doesn't work for the family. we will be visited the older kids college the 7th
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: Yakirack on March 14, 2018, 02:29:38 PM
Parker / 15 / 7235
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Post by: Yakirack on March 14, 2018, 02:30:44 PM
Austin / 13 / 3605
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Post by: Major Caruncles on March 14, 2018, 10:36:06 PM
Kelton/ 14/ 7305
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Post by: h2ofowlr on March 16, 2018, 08:38:39 AM
Hunter / 14 / 3700
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Post by: h2ofowlr on March 16, 2018, 08:39:05 AM
Parker / 12 / 8001
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Post by: jnordwell on March 16, 2018, 04:49:55 PM
Annika/14/0666
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Post by: jnordwell on March 16, 2018, 04:50:43 PM
Xander/11/5625
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Post by: brunjos83 on March 18, 2018, 08:48:38 PM
Tristan/11/3333
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Post by: brunjos83 on March 18, 2018, 08:49:32 PM
Alexei/13/6666
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Post by: brunjos83 on March 18, 2018, 08:50:20 PM
Aidan/15/5000
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Post by: shadowless_nite on March 25, 2018, 01:05:21 AM
Lilliauna /11 /3429
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Post by: bearpaw on March 25, 2018, 09:58:34 AM
This is the last day to enter!
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Post by: fire*guy on March 25, 2018, 10:22:29 AM
Beau / 15 / 1931
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Post by: Aburger on March 25, 2018, 11:37:41 AM
corbin /8/1207
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Post by: SpurInSpokane on March 25, 2018, 01:25:34 PM
Simon/10/8701
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Post by: RodriguezClan on March 25, 2018, 08:35:02 PM
Georgy-11-1250
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Post by: bearhunter99 on March 25, 2018, 08:44:06 PM
Shyann/10/7,381
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Post by: bearhunter99 on March 25, 2018, 08:46:01 PM
Shaelyn/13/6,784
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Post by: skipjack on March 25, 2018, 10:12:16 PM
Brandon/14/8705
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on March 26, 2018, 12:29:00 AM
Contest is closed, we'll draw a winner asap!
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on March 26, 2018, 02:02:54 AM
The winning number is 5183!
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on March 26, 2018, 02:16:32 AM
Would a few members please check this too? I think this is the closest entry without exceeding the random number?

Quote
180-GRAIN
Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 09:38:06 PM

Carter/ 14 / 5020


Quote
HUNT DETAILS:
 - bearpaw will send driving directions and additional info for the hunt
 - Hunt Dates will be April 7-8, (the Spring Youth Hunt which is an excellent hunt)
 - Lodging and meals are provided by bearpaw for the parent/guardian and the youth
 - Arrive by 5pm Friday April 6th and stay until Monday morning April 9 if needed
 - At 5:30 PM on Friday there will be target practice to check the shotgun
 - Bearpaw Outfitters can provide certain items for the hunt if needed
 - Bearpaw Outfitters will call the birds when hunting
 - Two bearded turkeys may be taken

CONTEST RULES:
 - Must be under 16 years of age at time of license purchase (WDFW "Youth Hunter" requirement)
 - Any H-W member may enter any youth who meets license requirements and has parent/guardian approval
 - Youth member may enter themself, however they must have parent/guardian approval if selected
 - Hunt dates are April 7-8 for the "2018 Spring Youth Turkey Hunt" or as set by WDFW
 - Winner must arrive at Bearpaw Outfitters in Colville, WA by 5 PM on Friday, Apr 6th
 - Please do not enter the contest if these dates and times are not workable (may need to miss school on Friday)
 - Winner must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult with written approval from legal parent/guardian
 - By allowing participation the Parent/Guardian is agreeing to allow promotional use of any photos/video
 - By participating the youth hunter agrees to post "a follow up story" on the forum
 - Winner must share basic contact information with bearpaw and sponsors donating prizes
 - Contest is open for entries until 11:59 PM, March 25, 2017
 - A H-W member may enter more than one youth, make a separate post for each entry
 - A number generator will be used to get a random 4 digit number
 - The entry with the number closest without going over is the winner
 - If more than one entry has the winning number, the participant who entered first wins
 - Contest entries must include: Youth's first name, age, and a four digit number between 0000-9999
 - EXAMPLE ENTRY:  John / 14 / 0345   
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: E35alex on March 26, 2018, 05:24:10 AM
I guess its CONGRATS to "Carter/ 14 / 5020"  :tup:

Have a blast!
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: Duckgtr on March 26, 2018, 06:40:52 AM
Would a few members please check this too? I think this is the closest entry without exceeding the random number?

Quote
180-GRAIN
Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 09:38:06 PM

Carter/ 14 / 5020


Quote
HUNT DETAILS:
 - bearpaw will send driving directions and additional info for the hunt
 - Hunt Dates will be April 7-8, (the Spring Youth Hunt which is an excellent hunt)
 - Lodging and meals are provided by bearpaw for the parent/guardian and the youth
 - Arrive by 5pm Friday April 6th and stay until Monday morning April 9 if needed
 - At 5:30 PM on Friday there will be target practice to check the shotgun
 - Bearpaw Outfitters can provide certain items for the hunt if needed
 - Bearpaw Outfitters will call the birds when hunting
 - Two bearded turkeys may be taken

CONTEST RULES:
 - Must be under 16 years of age at time of license purchase (WDFW "Youth Hunter" requirement)
 - Any H-W member may enter any youth who meets license requirements and has parent/guardian approval
 - Youth member may enter themself, however they must have parent/guardian approval if selected
 - Hunt dates are April 7-8 for the "2018 Spring Youth Turkey Hunt" or as set by WDFW
 - Winner must arrive at Bearpaw Outfitters in Colville, WA by 5 PM on Friday, Apr 6th
 - Please do not enter the contest if these dates and times are not workable (may need to miss school on Friday)
 - Winner must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult with written approval from legal parent/guardian
 - By allowing participation the Parent/Guardian is agreeing to allow promotional use of any photos/video
 - By participating the youth hunter agrees to post "a follow up story" on the forum
 - Winner must share basic contact information with bearpaw and sponsors donating prizes
 - Contest is open for entries until 11:59 PM, March 25, 2017
 - A H-W member may enter more than one youth, make a separate post for each entry
 - A number generator will be used to get a random 4 digit number
 - The entry with the number closest without going over is the winner
 - If more than one entry has the winning number, the participant who entered first wins
 - Contest entries must include: Youth's first name, age, and a four digit number between 0000-9999
 - EXAMPLE ENTRY:  John / 14 / 0345   

yup that's it.
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: Rainier10 on March 26, 2018, 10:58:30 AM
Carter/ 14 / 5020
This looks like the "closest without going over".  It is even closer than the guys that did go over.
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on March 26, 2018, 11:02:03 AM
Thanks guys, I'll notify the winner.  :tup:

180-GRAIN
Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 09:38:06 PM

Carter/ 14 / 5020
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: tlbradford on March 26, 2018, 12:13:27 PM
Congrats 190-Grain and Carter.

And a huge thanks and recognition to Bearpaw and the sponsors who put his on and make it an amazing experience for the kids.  I can't wait to see the success photos and hear the stories.
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: asmith on March 26, 2018, 09:08:21 PM


Congratulations 180-grain and Carter.  Have a great trip and experience!
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST CLOSED WINNER ANNOUNCED
Post by: Rainier10 on March 27, 2018, 07:03:48 AM
Contest is closed.

180_Grain won with an entry for Carter.

Congrats to the winner and thanks to the sponsors for donating.
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on March 27, 2018, 08:21:18 AM
Due to a change in their schedule this week Carter can't go. So it appears the next closest guess is:

Aidan/15/5000

Would a couple members please verify this is correct before I notify the winner?
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: asmith on March 27, 2018, 08:36:21 AM
Due to a change in their schedule this week Carter can't go. So it appears the next closest guess is:

Aidan/15/5000

Would a couple members please verify this is correct before I notify the winner?

Looks correct to me.

A new congratulations to brunjos83 and Aidan!
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: Rainier10 on March 27, 2018, 09:42:35 AM
Due to a change in their schedule this week Carter can't go. So it appears the next closest guess is:

Aidan/15/5000

Would a couple members please verify this is correct before I notify the winner?

Looks correct to me.

A new congratulations to brunjos83 and Aidan!
:yeah:
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on March 27, 2018, 05:51:45 PM
I sent a message to @brunjos83
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: tlbradford on March 28, 2018, 12:24:07 PM
If you need a spot, they were strutting alongside the I-90 Sullivan exit this morning.  Always cracks me up when I see them there.
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on April 07, 2018, 12:42:22 PM
Aiden had some success this morning, I'll share a photo but I'll let Aiden tell his story.
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: gaddy on April 07, 2018, 12:47:18 PM
Awsome ! waiting for the story. Is this the first youth bird posted ?
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: asmith on April 07, 2018, 01:11:06 PM
 :tup: Nice one
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on April 07, 2018, 01:21:15 PM
I will mention, this is Aidan's first hunting trip where he is the hunter!
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: tlbradford on April 07, 2018, 01:27:17 PM
Way to go Aidan!  It was raining cats and dogs out there.  We wimped out after a few hours. 
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: huntnfmly on April 07, 2018, 01:44:23 PM
Very cool congrats
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on April 07, 2018, 01:46:49 PM
Aidan and Kayla with their dads.
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: Stein on April 07, 2018, 02:51:25 PM
Very cool!


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Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: cem3434 on April 07, 2018, 03:04:19 PM
Congrats to the young hunter.
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: Pinetar on April 07, 2018, 03:08:05 PM
Congrats Aidan!!
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: Gringo31 on April 09, 2018, 09:21:27 AM
Awesome
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: bearpaw on April 09, 2018, 10:29:23 AM
It was a pleasure meeting Aidan and his dad Josh, Aidan said he is going to write up his story, in spite of the nasty rainy weather it was a fun weekend.
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: ctwiggs1 on April 09, 2018, 11:09:42 AM
I think these posts are honestly my favorite every year.  Hearing about kids getting an AWESOME entrance into hunting by a stellar guide - doesn't get any better.

Really appreciate you doing this Dale!  I'll be entering my kids in a few years :tup:
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: brunjos83 on April 23, 2018, 08:29:47 AM
From Aidan: I apologize for posting my story so late.
   My experience at Bearpaw Outfitters was amazing. I really enjoyed hunting with Daniel (my guide). He was very patient and gave me lots of tips and advice.
   On our first day out there, we drove out to some private property and got set up in a blind. We saw a big group of jakes and one tom passing right in front of the blind. The tom was tailing way behind the rest of the group. I really wanted to take the shot at one of the bearded jakes but we decided to wait for a tom. The tom was just out of sight and we wanted to see if it would come any closer. So we waited and let the jakes pass. Then we saw the tom again after about thirty minutes. It was alone and walking around a big pile of dead brush. It finally came around right into my line of fire. So I put it in my sights and fired right above it's head. The turkey died almost instantly. It was huge and gorgeous! The beard was about nine inches long.
   I did not have as much luck the second day.  We had been following a group of turkeys for about thirty minutes and found them going up a hill we went to intercept them in the trees. As they were coming up, we saw several toms but most of them were in the middle of the group, we did not want to risk shooting the hens or any other birds. So we waited until we saw the last turkey of the group and it happend to be a tom. I pulled the trigger and nothing happend. It turns out that the safety was not all the way off. I shifted and made a crackling noise and got the tom running away. I had missed my shot.
   Bearpaw outfitters takes very good care of their clients. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also provide very comfy beds and pillows. The cabins are very neatly kept and the bathroom sink has hot water along with the shower.
   I loved the experience at Bearpaw Outfitters. And I want to hunt with them again.
Title: Re: 4th Annual - 2018 YOUTH TURKEY HUNT CONTEST (enter by Mar 25)
Post by: Rainier10 on April 23, 2018, 08:48:19 AM
Congrats Aidan and thanks for the great write up.  I have hunted with Daniel and he is a blast to hunt with.