Stories tagged: turkey hunting
Sat., June 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Simple ways to cook wild turkey
I admire wild game chefs and I eat their food with great delight. But sometime simple is the way to go at our house. Accompany the meal with a good …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Spring sprouts with changes hikers can relish
On Monday, back in Spokane after a week in a foreign country, I headed into the lowland forests just out of town to exercise the dog and see what had …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Tips for turkey hunting shared by Washington expert
Bagging a gobbler in the spring turkey seasons that open April 15 in Idaho and Washington is a mini version of bowhunting for elk. A turkey hunter who scouts out …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Matt Liere: Two spring certainties – taxes and turkey season
I’m not quite sure how it happened, but I think I might be in trouble. This was supposed to have been my year of redemption.
Wed., April 20, 2016
Alan Liere: A Simple Request
It’s raining, and in the distance, black clouds scud low and ominous over the top of Mt. Spokane. My mood is as dark as the sky. I should be wandering …
Thu., June 4, 2015
Matt Liere: Taunts continue despite paying dues on turkey hunt
This year’s spring turkey season ended just as every other had for the last several years – with a bang – save for one slight difference: no turkey. I missed …
Thu., May 21, 2015
Alan Liere: Turkey hunting tests patience
It has been my experience that turkey hunting is somewhat akin to trick or treating when I was a kid – even when you dress up nice and do and …
Thu., April 16, 2015
In brief: Extreme Huntress in hot water
North Idaho’s famed Extreme Huntress from Bonner County is in hot water on charges of violating hunting permit regulations while she was vying for a national TV crown. Amanda Rochelle …
Thu., April 16, 2015
Landers: Turkey hunter sometimes eats crow
I had a rafter of wild turkeys scoped out late Tuesday afternoon just 12 hours before the opening of the spring gobbler hunting season. The situation was right out of …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Wild turkey schnitzel: A satisfying hunt deserves savory tastes
Most turkey hunters would probably agree the sport satisfies nearly all the five senses – the smell of pine and dew in the early morning, the throaty gobble of a …
Thu., May 8, 2014
Rich Landers: Turkey hunting technique tests ethics, risks safety
An old technique of hiding behind a gobbler decoy to stalk wild turkeys is being revived – much to the dismay of hunter safety educators. Native Americans, for example, camouflaged …
Thu., April 3, 2014
Turkey hunt helps create ‘very special day’ for father, son
Pull the plug on the Xbox. Call in sick to the soccer coach. One of the best one-on-one, quality-time, family bond-building opportunities of the year is coming up for hunters.
Thu., April 11, 2013
Blast and cast all in a day
A spring cast-and-blast trip might spell the ultimate weekend for the all-around sportsman, combining wild turkey hunting with the best time of year to catch trout in the region’s lakes. …
Sun., March 31, 2013
Out & About: Time to talk turkey
OUTHUNT – Toms are gobbling and hunters are talking turkey around the region as the wild-turkey mating season blooms. Turkey hunting kicks off with youth-only seasons for hunters under 16 …
Sun., April 1, 2012, 6:24 a.m.
Average Joe offers tips on bagging gobbler
Even though wild turkeys parade down some Spokane streets and poop on the decks of suburban homes, a spring gobbler is a wily and thrilling challenge to hunt. I don’t …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2012
Idaho continues debate on allowing guided hunting for waterfowl, turkeys
Idaho officials have wrestled for years with proposals that would allow guided hunting for waterfowl and turkeys. In 1988, the interested parties – including the Idaho Department of Fish and …
Sun., Dec. 25, 2011, 7:02 a.m.
Outdoor Writing Contest winner: Frozen Turkey
I clearly remember that bone-chilling Saturday morning in the blind. The heat of a long hike made me welcome the cold at first, but within 5 minutes, I felt as …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2011
Family’s holiday feast includes birds bagged by father, son
Marc Divens gently nudged his drowsing son, 13-year-old Adam, as the eastern sky lightened. “The turkeys are awake,” he said. “Hear them?”
Sun., June 19, 2011
Father’s Day came early for sportsman
Two girls in Pend Oreille County gave their father an early Father’s Day gift. They took him hunting.
Sun., April 10, 2011
Hunters need repertoire for calling turkeys
With the general spring gobbler hunting season opening Friday in Washington and Idaho, here are some timely tips on talking turkey from Matt Van Cise of Pennsylvania, a 2008 National …
Sun., Feb. 20, 2011
Report spots national hunting, fishing trends
The ebb and flow of hunting and fishing is detailed in a recently released federal report on statistics for those outdoor sports. For example: • The number of turkey hunters …
Thu., May 6, 2010
Turkey hunts have drawn a crowd
Either this has been my best wild turkey hunting season, or it’s been a bust. I went into the season on a note higher than a hot hen’s yelp. A …