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Offline Tbob

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Headed out for my first hunt.
« on: April 26, 2021, 07:45:29 PM »
Hey yíall,
    Well Iím headed out on my first official turkey hunt tomorrow. Iíve got two full days to hunt. I saw a few turkeys about an hour and a half from my place in seattle a few weeks back (just over the pass) and was thinking about going back to that spot, but Iíve heard the NE corner of the state is where itís at. Iíve never been up that way and have never hunted turkeys.. would yíall head to a spot you saw a few turkey last week or would it be worth my time making the 5 hour drive to try and get on some birds. Iíll be hunting with my bow so I know my chances are already slim. Iím also new to calling so again, chances seem a little slim, but Iím going anyway. If yíall had two days would you head to the NE corner for best chances at, at least seeing some birds to hunt?

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Re: Headed out for my first hunt.
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2021, 08:25:22 PM »
My opinion:   If you want a pleasant hunt, you might try for the close birds.    If you really want to get a bird or two, drive past a couple turkeys (that are likely on private land) and make the trek to the NE corner where the big numbers are.

I've hunted the sparsely populated areas enough to just hop in the truck and drive to the NE.

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https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/02209/wdfw02209.pdf

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Re: Headed out for my first hunt.
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2021, 08:58:43 PM »
Hey Dan-O thanks for the info... that made for an easy decision. Less that 1% harvest in the area I was in. I think Iíll take the long drive.

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Re: Headed out for my first hunt.
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2021, 09:22:16 PM »
Right on.

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Re: Headed out for my first hunt.
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2021, 10:34:10 PM »
I hit central washington for the opener this year for the first time trying to cut down travel. Felt like everyone else had the same idea. After three days of stomping around seeing hunters everywhere and few turkey I can say a few hours on the road are easier on the knees then 5 to 10 miles a day on the boots. It sucks but you have a better chance in the NE new then anywhere else. Good luck!
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Re: Headed out for my first hunt.
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2021, 10:03:29 AM »
Yeah man, I felt the same way. I went out for a day in that area closer to home and didnít see a thing. No wildlife at all so Iím sure all the tromping around by everyone wasnít helping.
    Well, looks like Iím headed out in about an hour with a few spots marked on my Onx and weíll just see what happens. Iíll report back when I get back. Going to make it easy and mobile and just crash in the back of the truck.

 


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