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Location: Idaho
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Idaho youth turkey hunt

I took my 11 year old nephew out for the youth turkey hunt on sat 4/8. When we left the truck it was pouring rain, but this was not going to stop him from going, he was pumped up tp go. I should take a step back and mention that last year the toms got the best of us. He still had a blast though.
Anyway on our first set up we get a response way off. So we relocate and set up again under some trees to hide a bit from the rain. On the first set of yelps,
we get three birds to respond. As we are sitting there I can see the excitement building with each response we get. Finally one flies down. We can see him up on the ridge and I can tell it is a jake> I ask him if he wants to try for that bird or look for a bigger one. I know the answer before he even responds. So I go back to working this bird and he is putting on a bit of a show.
Finally he commits and starts working his way down the ridge towards us. My nephew is really starting to shake now. I tell him to just relax, the bird has a long way to come. No sooner than I said that, he takes off flying right at us. He lands just over the ridge from us, and I tell him to get that gun ready. No sooner than he had it up on his knee, we could see his head peeking up over the hill. I tell him to wait for a clear shot, then when he is ready to take him. As they say, the rest is history.
I have never been more excited about a turkey hunt than that one. None of my birds I have harvested even come close. If you guys have an opportunity to take a kid out, do it. You won't regret a sigle minute of it. I have made a hunting partner for life.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Idaho youth turkey hunt

Awsome! Thumbs up
Wow thats some great country too.
My daughter is going to try to get her first turkey on Saturday during our states youth hunt.

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Location: Washington's Back Country
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Idaho youth turkey hunt

Awsome country..where abouts in Idaho were you?? Gr8 looking bird too...glad to see ppl getting out into some of the rougher ground... Thumbs up

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Location: NE Kansas
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Idaho youth turkey hunt

That's GREAT Yes Always good to see people taking the new generation out to enjoy the finer points in life. GOOD JOB!

That's a great picture.

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Location: Idaho
Joined: 01/24/2006
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Idaho youth turkey hunt

Thank you for the great coments, We were in S.W. Idaho.

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Location: Boise
Joined: 04/15/2006
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Idaho youth turkey hunt

Great Job guys...what part of sw Idaho were you in. we have been up by Idaho City Centerville and seen very little this year...lots of snow still.

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