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Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:10:02 PM »
Well the opener is upon us.  Heading to the Turkey Capital next week.

What’s the on the ground conditions?
Bird numbers?
Spread out,flocked up?

Snow conditions?

What ya got?
« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 06:46:14 PM by ghosthunter »
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Re: Turkey opener court down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 05:53:17 PM »
I had to spend the last week on the Westside but heading back to the east side Friday. As of 10 days ago, birds were still pretty much in their winter flocks with a few starting to stray a bit.  Toms we’re starting to strut a fair amount but weren’t in the full mate mode yet.  Flocks seemed to be in good shape and I think wintered quite well. Still a pretty good amount of snow from about 2000’ up and haven’t seen any birds up higher at all.  Roads will be there normal early spring shape but no major washouts and closures like we had last year. Things can change fairly quick this time of year and I could probably give a better report after I get home this weekend.  Probably run into a few youth hunters this weekend and I’ll see what they have to say. Im in the Hunters area, don’t know where you’re heading

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 06:48:26 PM »
Heading over to Little Penn area.

Maybe driving through Hunter on the way.
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 06:51:26 PM »
I hunt a friend's land. 

He texted me today that turkey sex was happening on his yard.   
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 06:54:20 PM »
Nice
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 07:06:27 PM »
Turks were getting after it in the Teanaway today.

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 08:56:18 PM »
Whack a Tom GH! Aim small miss small!


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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 09:15:56 PM »
Still flocked up but strutting, gobbling and humping. The opener should be prime

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 09:40:46 PM »
Whack a Tom GH! Aim small miss small!

My lack of turkey hunting success is legendary. I call it turkey camping.
My buddy though last year killed the two Tom above with one shot.


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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 11:04:41 AM »
Weather for this weekends youth hunt looks to be wet and cold in the NE.  :twocents:
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2018, 11:19:36 AM »
My brother and I are headed up towards Colville.
Some private land that's produced nicely over the years.
I expect some snow, hopefully not too much!

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2018, 11:37:29 AM »
I've been scouting in the mornings, most are still flocked up, some birds are starting to break off and wander, I saw two toms this morning roaming alone. Still a lot of snow as soon as you start going up, but it's leaving fast and we are supposed to get a bunch of rain over the next several days, that will open up some more roads. Not many roads have been accessed yet.
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2018, 11:58:44 AM »
Rain doesn't bother me too bad but the wind forecast for the weekend isn't getting me too excited  :bash:
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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2018, 12:17:13 PM »
Heard gobbles in Medical Lake yesterday

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Re: Turkey opener count down, what’s the scoop?
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2018, 04:44:17 PM »
Still flocked up but strutting, gobbling and humping. The opener should be prime

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