Do you hunt backcountry turkeys?

Bowhuntr64

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2012
Messages
905
Location
Des Moines, Iowa
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!
 

Sawtooth

Junior Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2012
Messages
19
Location
Near Canon City, CO
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.
 

Rick Seymour

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2012
Messages
427
Location
Western Colorado
I have to walk in over two miles usually.......unless they answer my Owl hooting prior. Then about the 3rd week the forest service opens the road and I go as far as the snow allows.
 
B

bearguide

Guest
with spring time coming i love to read about turkeys and bear
 

justin davis

Moderator
Joined
Feb 24, 2012
Messages
3,000
Location
Colorado
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.
 
Top