Cool, I guess. I don't even know where that is offhand.
Just a point for me, gonna head out west or try to sneak behind a "wellness center"compound, ie cult. Dunno yet, need to do some more scouting.
Better stay up wind then! They might be 'medicating' in their 'wellness center'!!
James M. John SWA is southeast of Trinidad. You actually have to access it from Raton, NM and through the Lake Dorathy SWA. NO ROADS! It is apparently a ~4mi hike to get to the property and at least a couple more to where the birds are! ...I suppose I do need the excersise!!!
Holy crap. That's nuts. At least it ain't something the size of an elk to drag out.
I found the access point where the Forest Service touches the wellness center and one of their church members had mentioned to one of my buddies about all the turkeys they had, but I've cruised by a few times and found nothing in their little hippy gardens. I haven't hiked it yet, but I guess it's almost time for that.
That's a long walk to hunt a turkey. My friends think I'm crazy if I walk a mile to hunt a bird. But sometimes that's what it takes to hunt unmolested birds. You get the birds to yourself and you get to spend more time in the beautiful outdoors. Good luck to you and remember to post pics/story of that big gobbler you kill .
If you're like me and use a plastic tote to store your gear in then you might want to read further. When plastic totes are manufactured they are typically shipped with the lid on. This makes the inside of the tote smell like the plastic it's made of. To remove the plastic smell from the tote I use baking soda. I open the baking soda up and leave the box in the tote with the lid on for about a month to remove the plastic smell. I tried just leaving the lid off but I was still able to smell...