I thought I'd post one last update on this since the turkey hunt has ended.
I took the 12 year old out for one last weekend. In short we had a good weekend. We went out and did quite a bit of hiking to see if we could figure out what elevation/area the birds were hanging out at. I got out the crow and owl calls along with the turkey calls but we never saw a bird all weekend. We saw some elk and deer and along with some beuatiful country. I noticed the daughter was getting more and more inquisitive about her surroundings and I was all too happy to teach her what ever she was willing to absorb about the outdoors.
In short it was a good weekend but the 2010 Utah general turkey hunt ended without a bird for the daughter or myself. Next year we'll put in for a limited entry tag and make another run at it.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...