SPRING TURKEY 3 DAY GUIDED $1,250.00 per hunter 1 bird
SEMI GUIDED 3 DAY HUNT $850.00 per hunter 1 bird
*2 Bird hunts also available
Ask about our fall "Hen Only" hunts!
Hunt on private land properties ranging from 20-3,500 acres on the outskirts of Colville,WA- better known as the "Wild Turkey Capital". The habitat the North East provides with thick timber for cover and lush grass/alfalfa fields ensures highly populated areas of wild turkeys. We provide the ground blinds or ground cover and decoys and our guides do the calling unless you choose to. The past 9 years we have been at a 100% shot opportunity within 3 days of hunting. Expect your shots to be within 10-35 yards. We set our decoys 10 yards from the blind- so be ready for some serious in your face action!
With months of scouting and preparation, we feel confident you will have your opportunity! So choose your weapon- whether it's archery, shot gun or a muzzle loader and "Let's go Hunting"
Since 1960, three subspecies of wild turkey have been introduced in Washington: the Merriam’s, the Rio Grande and the Eastern. Currently, the Merriam’s subspecies occupies portions of Ferry, Klickitat, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Stevens, Spokane, Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas and Yakima counties. Rio Grande turkeys can be found in Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Lincoln, Walla Walla and Whitman counties. Turkeys of the Eastern subspecies can be found west of the Cascades in Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties. (WDFW website) West side turkeys are the planted subspecies Easterns. Eastern Turkeys tail feathers are tipped in brown and the body feathers are tipped in black. They are metallic looking as the feathers have an iridescence about them. Blue Mountain area turkeys are the planted subspecies Rio Grande. Rio Grandes have light brown lined tail feathers and lower back feathers. Most all other Eastern Washington area turkeys are the planted subspecies Merriam. Merriam turkeys have white lined tail feathers and lower back feathers. Ponderosa Pine nuts are the number one winter food source for turkeys in Eastern Washington as reported by WDFW Game Status and Trends Report in 2006. Washington State WDFW reported a total harvest of an estimated 6400 turkeys.
Average beard length of a turkey is around 8-9 inches. They don't get much longer because
the Toms end up stepping on them or catching them on underbrush.
10+ inch beards are very unusual.
Turkeys are like all game birds and need to collect gravel to help digest their food.
It is not uncommon to see turkeys spending a lot of morning hours in the middle of a logging road.
Some hens grow beards and this is the reason the seasons are set as bearded or non-bearded
rather than hen or tom.
Gobbling can happen at all times of the year. However, active toms will begin the
heaviest gobbling from early April through early June.
A mature tom will have 18 tail feathers.
A turkey's head can change color. From white, to blue, to full red.
Red headed birds typically mean that the bird is in a fighting mood.
Blue and white can mean they are ready to breed.