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.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...