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Offline Ziptie

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West side Turkey area?
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:41:26 AM »
I am looking for some starting point for west side turkey.  I have been doing well on the east side but would love to be able to get a west side bird too.  Can anybody point me in a direction?  Any west side guides?  PM's work if needed. 
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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 12:26:20 PM »
I would love to know as well. As far as I've read, the birds are mostly on private land. If there is public land with turkeys, I'd love to know about it. PMs work for me also.  :)

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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 12:30:08 PM »
Heck, I'm in.
Tell me where to kill them easterners on the west side!
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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 12:34:01 PM »
Heck, I'm in.
Tell me where to kill them easterners on the west side!

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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 12:37:12 PM »
Anybody that knows a westside public land spot that's holds turkeys will not tell you if they're smart.  They are the unicorn of the turkey world.  Just have to go down and put your not on the ground!  Good luck.

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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 01:11:28 PM »
 :yeah:
Years and miles to find birds, then WH closes gates and charges for access.
Few scattered flocks, and already getting pressure from locals.
Only way to find them is get out and search...
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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 01:27:58 PM »
Heck, I'm in.
Tell me where to kill them easterners on the west side!

I'll go with you!

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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 01:32:02 PM »
My best spot got so well known the game warden was there opening day.
Along with several other hunters.
Seems if there is a flock, it is not a secret to those that put in the time.
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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018, 01:44:36 PM »
I must be in the wrong spots. I havenít seen another hunter on public land all spring, but I heard some phantoms.  :dunno:
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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2018, 02:02:04 PM »
Only reason I seen them is because we were AT the birds, one hunter in a blind, one hunter on the road.
Flock is 16+ birds, 3 adult toms, 4 jakes, and 9-10+ hens..
Other than that, game warden and 3 trucks at gate.
Got the place all to ourselves for youth season.
I do have other areas, but trying to get my 12 year old daughter a bird.
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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2018, 02:33:13 PM »
good luck man, turkey hunting with kids is so much fun! 
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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2018, 06:21:24 PM »
Yeah good luck. I didnít really expect anyone to reveal this information. Too few birds on the west side. Go east, young man! 🤣


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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2018, 07:37:27 PM »
I actually am surprised at how many really are out here.
I hear from non-hunting customers about seeing them, then go look around.

Just because they are not easy, fewer people hunt them.
 Look at the distribution map, and scout in February- March.

I find feathers more than droppings, as they take longer to decompose.
Then it just takes time in the area before first light to hear them.
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Re: West side Turkey area?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2018, 09:51:00 PM »
Had a spot in Capital Forest that had birds, every time I went in there some a-hole had driven around the gate or through the gate that happened to be open for workers but not "public access".  They are there, you just have to get lucky and find a place that doesn't have a bunch of jerks around it.   :bash:

I did harvest a tom back in 95, 96 on DNR land, Lincoln Creek area.  I think that year only 17 were taken in Western WA.

 

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