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04-16-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 605
Posted By KitsapCaller

Hunting Washington: My experience

Just returned from two days in Eastern Washington north of Spokane.

Opening day I knew where there were roosting and set-up about 50 yards away on the edge of the field. At 6am they came off the...
04-07-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By KitsapCaller

Andy Kaiser makes a very nice call at...

Andy Kaiser makes a very nice call at http://www.kaiserkalls.com

Maybe a little pricey at $60, but his calls are sweet.
04-05-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By KitsapCaller

Congrats to you and your daughter.

Congrats to you and your daughter.
04-05-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By KitsapCaller

Egg-laying phase: Any tactics or suggestions?

I called my fish and game biologist who stated our hunting season in Washington state is timed after peak breeding and by opening day the hens are usually laying one egg a day.

I suspect were in...
04-05-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By KitsapCaller

Thanks for the confirmation. I thought it would...

Thanks for the confirmation. I thought it would be okay.
04-05-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By KitsapCaller

Patience: How do you combat tired butt?

In past turkey hunts I've noticed that while my mind is telling me to be patient, sit tight, wait it out, my butt is telling me it's sore and tired and wants to get up.

That's with my strut seat...
04-05-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By KitsapCaller

I was planning on setting it up the day before...

I was planning on setting it up the day before when the birds are clearly away from the area. Then, very quietly climb into it on opening day well before daybreak while it is still dark.
04-04-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By KitsapCaller

Pop-up blind question

I have an Ameristep Doghouse pop-up blind and was wondering....If I set this thing up the evening before opening day, could it spook the birds?

Thanks in advance.
04-04-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By KitsapCaller

What kind of wood? Looks like zebrawood?

What kind of wood? Looks like zebrawood?
04-04-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By KitsapCaller

Patterning: Remington 870 Super Mag

Shotgun: 870 Super Mag
Shell: Federal Mag Shok, 3", #6, 2 oz shot
Choke: Remington extra full
Result: 21 pellets in kill zone
04-04-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By KitsapCaller

Ridge Runner nailed it...Scotchbrite works...

Ridge Runner nailed it...Scotchbrite works wonders.
04-01-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By KitsapCaller

I usually slip in before daylight and let them do...

I usually slip in before daylight and let them do what turkeys always do and that is give away their location without ever have to use a call once. Gobblers will sound off from the roost without any...
03-31-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By KitsapCaller

Crows are everywhere in the area I hunt so a crow...

Crows are everywhere in the area I hunt so a crow call is worthless. I'm tempted to toss mine in the garbage because they never work because turkeys hear them all the time.

I'm a bit...
03-31-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By KitsapCaller

Landowners: Stewardship and gratuities

This may sound a bit corny and I don't know if this gets discussed often, but something I always do for my landowners is try to leave the land better than I found it. If I find some litter along the...
03-31-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,630
Posted By KitsapCaller

I live in Washington State. Email:...

I live in Washington State. Email: [email protected]
03-31-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By KitsapCaller

There has to be some accountability for this...

There has to be some accountability for this stupid mistake. Sorry, it can't go completely unpunished.
03-30-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By KitsapCaller

Sunrise is at 6am so I will be in the woods by...

Sunrise is at 6am so I will be in the woods by 5am while it's still dark. I'm not too worried about getting in too close to the roost because Merriams will close the distance and come; just gotta...
03-30-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By KitsapCaller

Your hunting accomodations: Home? Cabin? Tent? or Motel?

Just curious where everyone is staying during their hunting season?

My hunting location is a six hour drive or about 350 miles.

The night before opening day I'm going to stay in a cheap motel...
03-29-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By KitsapCaller

Turning in poachers is simply the right thing to...

Turning in poachers is simply the right thing to do for the image of the hunting community, for the future of the species, and ethically. But did you know you could be rewarded up to $500 by the...
03-29-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By KitsapCaller

Thanks guys...I think I will try to quietly slip...

Thanks guys...I think I will try to quietly slip in at around dusk and sit and listen and only move if I need to in order to pinpoint the roost site.

My experience over the weekend is that...
03-29-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By KitsapCaller

Proper decoy placement/facing

Can someone tell me the recommended placement/direction facing for decoys?

For one hen?
For one hen and one jake?

Thanks!
03-29-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By KitsapCaller

Because my hunting location is a 6 hour drive...

Because my hunting location is a 6 hour drive away, I only got to scout for a weekend. I only got to observe them for one day.
03-29-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By KitsapCaller

Set-up problem: Can you help?

Okay, I went scouting this weekend and secured a property holding lots of birds.

I got up early and pinpointed the roost site. Heard a lot of gobbling from the roost in the early a.m hours.
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04-24-2005, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Should I hang up my shotgun?

To answer some of the questions asked on some of the post....yes, I have had turkeys respond to my calling, I have even put my son on a bird even before I've had a shot, but his bird did not present...
04-24-2005, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By KitsapCaller

Should I hang up my shotgun?

First let me say that this is not intended as a whine because NOBODY LIKES A WHINER.. including me! I would merely like to get everyones honest and maybe even brutal opinion on something....

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04-13-2005, 08:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,714
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Team 2 Backwoods Strutters....Let's Roll....

Any birds taken for Team 2 yet? My season starts this Friday, Apr 15th.
04-02-2005, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Team 2 Info

I'm in Everett, Washington but I'll be hunting for Merriams in Northeast Washington State north of Spokane. I'm optimistic that I'll have a good season.
03-30-2005, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Turkeys

Nice post...All of them are beautiful in their own right....I feel very fortunate to have three of those right here in Washington State.
03-30-2005, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Which Shotgun and Gage for Turkey Hunting?

Well..there's a lot of ways you could go....If you're on a budget the Mossberg 835 has proven to be a popular pump-action shotgun for many turkey hunters at around $239. So is the Remington 870 (3")...
03-24-2005, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,408
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: won't shock gobble

How 'bout a duck call, elk bugle, or goose honker?
03-20-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,714
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Team 2 Backwoods Strutters....Let's Roll....

Welcome to Team #2 Bluegunner!

I went scouting on 3/19 on a cold, windy, rainy, and blustery day. I think it affected the birds as they were a no show. :( Talked to both of my landowners. ...
03-19-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: cutting open turkey loads

I once saw the contents of a Hevi-Shot load that steered me away from 'em. The pellets were not very symetrical and had some jagged points on them that I would think could potentially tear up a...
03-19-2005, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,153
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: What is Turkey Hunting!

A great poem...especially like the spiritual aspect of the poem. For some of us it is spiritual.
03-19-2005, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: girls...

Do these mean anything to you? "Is it time to go yet?" or how about "Oooohhh! Look at the pretty turkeys"! (screaming with arms flailing in the air while you're calling them in) or "I need to...
03-17-2005, 08:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,714
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Team 2 Backwoods Strutters....Let's Roll....

I'll be carrying a Remington 870 SuperMag equipped with a Remchoke Super Full choketube and a Mossberg 835 with an undertaker as my backup. I'll pack them with 3" #6's Federal Mag Shok's.

My...
03-17-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Patterning target - Your opinions please?

I'm not trying to stir the pot or anything but I have to side with wooddust on this subject. I don't think most shots are going to occur at 40 yds. That is nearly half the distance of a football...
03-13-2005, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Patterning target - Your opinions please?

Got the problem resolved I believe...try again.
03-13-2005, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By KitsapCaller

Patterning target - Your opinions please?

I hope this works....Please give me your opinion on my pattern. Please excuse the "hot pink" highlighting for the pellets. It's the only way to get them to show up.

The target was shot with...
03-12-2005, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By KitsapCaller

Help! Breeding starting too early?

Hope you can offer some tips....In Washington State where cold weather usually hangs on until at least April or May has been experiencing unusually warm weather that is very Spring-like in February...
Forum: West
03-11-2005, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,502
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Toms are starting to Gobble !

Man, with the unseasonablly warm weather we've been having in Washington State, I've been concerned about the season coming before it even starts!

DocE and Wayne...are the Toms gobbling hard?
03-11-2005, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Who uses the two way webbed strut seat?

Together the seat pad and webbed strut seat allows me to sit in the field for much longer periods. Mine cost $20 and it was the best $20 I've spent so far. I wouldn't leave the truck without it!
03-11-2005, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Team 2-Backwood Strutters-hows it goin?

My season doesn't start until April 15th so I'm working on preparation. Got a new cherry wood box call from ebay for a mere 15 bucks and some Tru-glo sights for my 835. I'm going to the range on...
03-08-2005, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Kaiser Kalls?

I own one of Andy's double-sided slate/glass zebrawood friction calls. One word comes to mind....lethal. This call is my go-to and man does it sound sweet. He finished it off with gobbler prints...
03-06-2005, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,698
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: How often should you sandpaper crystal calls, striker?

I think if you continue to sand in one direction you'll be just fine....I just purchased the Primos Power Crystal to add to my double-sided Andy Kaiser Zebrawood glass/slate call. I think I've got a...
03-05-2005, 09:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,714
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Team 2 Backwoods Strutters....Let's Roll....

No, I didn't serve on the Abraham Lincoln. I actually served nine years in the Air Force but I am proud of all of our military. And even though the friendly inter-service rivalries exist, I'm proud...
03-04-2005, 07:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,714
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Team 2 Backwoods Strutters....Let's Roll....

We still haven't heard from wacker and tky 1187...Wonder where they are?

Okay...I thought it would be cool if we all told everyone a little more about ourselves:

My name is Craig. I'm...
03-01-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,464
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: In search of a decent slate or crystal call...any suggestions?

A good commerically made call is the Primos Power Crystal....will really reach out there and get'em to gobble. I think it's standard issue and a must have. Just bought one myself and love it. I...
03-01-2005, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: your average hunting day

Try to roost a bird, go back to camp, have dinner, check my gear and get it ready, sit around the campfire and tell stories, have a beer or two, go to bed, get up and hunt all day...repeat.
03-01-2005, 09:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,714
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Team 2 Backwoods Strutters....Let's Roll....

How about the team motto: "Second to None" Do you guys like it? I took a chance and added it to my banner/signature. I'll delete it if we don't adopt it. See below...

BTW...awesome team! ...
03-01-2005, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By KitsapCaller

RE: Unsuccessful Turkey Hunter

Spatrat is correct...turkey hunting is extremely addictive and a risk to your health. The symptoms are excessive calling, loss of sleep (going to the roost at 4 am), daydreaming (during off-season),...
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