I got a tom with a 5 inch thick beard on sunday morning. WAs a tom but smaller probably a 2 to 3 year bird big beatiful full fan went into strut at 40 yards. I will get picks and deatails up when photos get developed
sweet Good job My pic didnt turn out that good., BUt it was sunday morning 21 pounds 6 inch beard Rio called him in and blasted him on public land towards the blue mTS.
KNow opener day i was hunting in western washington around my house for easterns Saw heard and started calling in a gobbler but hefollowed a hen he was with in a diff direction 70 Yards away. Good luck and have fun all!
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....