Just wondering if anyone out there hunts backcountry turkeys. I really enjoy chasing Merriams at 9500' with my bow...makes for some fun Spring outings and Fall excitement when the elk aren't cooperating!
Not really. I've hunted them on day trips from my home in south-central Colorado, and have attempted to hunt them on short backpack trips that always resulted in no birds seen. I would LOVE to backpack in for a few days, kill a bird, and haul him out. Perhaps someday! I've killed a bunch of eastern turkeys, but hardly any Merriams in my home state.
Yea turkey hunting is great. I hunt them in the mountains sometimes. Very few birds. Last year I backpacked into an area. Found a bird. Had him come in behind me and couldn't get drawn at the bird.Sure is fun. But that was my only backcountry encounter of that season.