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Merriams ??

Old 03-27-2004, 05:36 AM
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I will be going after my first Merriams this year.We will be hunting Wyoming in the Sundance area.Any advice on what to expect would be great.We will be hunting April 22-25.
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Old 03-27-2004, 05:45 AM
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Be in Shape .
Have loud Locators, and when you get a reply be on the bird asap, as they can move off fast.
The weather is a little better at this time , presure will be a little higher aswell.
GPS's work well for these type areas.
Good Walking boots is a good Plan.
Talk to the Locals and find what info they have on birds , these are some of the nices people in the US...
Good Luck and Take Pic's ! ...BT
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Old 03-27-2004, 06:03 AM
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Thanks BT,We will be meeting my uncle there who has hunted the area before so that should help out.
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Old 03-27-2004, 06:57 AM
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I agree with BT, be prepared to put the boot leather to them.
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:54 PM
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The weather should be good but be prepared for snow. It isn't uncommon that time of year. Waterfproof boots and clothes and bring some warm stuff along. Barred owl calls work good for locating birds, we don't have any owls but the turkeys always talk balk to the hooters. Are you hunting private ground or National Forest?
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Old 03-28-2004, 01:10 PM
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Definitely get in shape. These birds cover some serious ground. Tend to be more vocal than easterns. Be prepared for any kind of weather at that tine of year. Snow(significant amounts) is not unusual that time of year.

Most of all have fun!
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Old 03-28-2004, 09:06 PM
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Thanks for the tips,we will be hunting the national forest.
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Old 03-28-2004, 11:20 PM
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Hey wacker my brother works for the USFS in Sundance. If you like I can get some info for ya for turks in that area. He is out there everyday.
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