Turkey Hunting Tips

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Oroville, WA 98844, USA

A new Cabela’s store opened in Marysville, WA. We are planning a trip to complete our shopping list for this year’s spring turkey hunt! Turkeys have excellent eyesight. I’ve warned hunters in our party to dress in camo fro head to toe. The best camouflage for the Okanogan Highlands area is the Realtree ™ pattern.

TURKEY 101 IN THE OKANOGAN
·        Always exhibit good sportsman-like conduct – If there are other hunters pursuing a bird, back off.
·        Patience!
·        Scout and research your hunting area. If you know where gobblers roost, calling them will be very easy.
·        Be familiar with turkey prints and their droppings. Hen droppings are usually looped or spiral in shape. They are small with a main stem of 5/16 inch or less. Male droppings are mostly “J” in shape or are fairly straight. Jake droppings are larger with a diameter of about 3/8 inch. Adult gobblers are about ½ inch in size. The Merriam’s subspecies roam the woods of the Okanogan.
·        Although turkeys are smart, they do not have much of a memory. Consider going back to the same area in a few days.
·        Turkey flocks are very predictable. They roam they same areas and are quite mobile. It is practical to hunt the whole day.
·        Master your shotgun and stay within your comfort range. You have a higher chance of success and less chances of shooting the wrong bird.
·        Turkeys do not like bad weather. Consider taking a break when the weather is bad. Turkeys will usually take cover then.
·        Use a turkey call and scratch leaves to entice turkeys. Use your call wisely and mix up your calls to imitate hens. Too many may cause your turkey to “lock up.” Use calls to entice, not to spook. Start with soft calls so you don’t spook turkeys that maybe close in range.

Come and enjoy hunting in Washington State with Okanogan Highlands Outfitters. We have trained guides that will assist you in capturing your turkey or your trophy deer this year! 

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