By: Bears Butt


Things are starting to come together quickly for the youth turkey hunt.  Still a lot of gathering of items needed at the camp, but with the crew available, we will giterdun!

12 extremely excited kids are out there all pumped up and ready for their chance at a dream hunt of a lifetime and it’s up to us to provide as much comfort and pleasure that we can in it for them.  The camp itself is filling out to be a great environment for this hunt.  The food plans are laid out for a super two weekends of great eating.  The guides are going over and over their respective roles and you know dang well the kids and their fathers are practicing with the shotguns and gathering their gear up as I am typing.

As the weekend draws to an end tomorrow evening, the kids and their fathers should have all the shotguns patterned and the kids will have been shown a hundred videos of how turkey hunting is done.  What they don’t know yet is how the guides for this hunt are going to go about getting them close enough for that shot.  Every hunt is different and every situation has a million outcomes that can come from it.  We saw that last year.

As for me, to say I’m excited is an understatement.  I wish I could take my sleeping bag and pillow down to the Weasels and put it in the trailer and get the rest of my gear down there as well.  I have pulled the turkey decoys out of their hiding places twice already today alone!  I’ve looked over my calls and even made some hen turkey noises on them just to make sure they still work…and I’m not even a guide!  I have camp duties!

Firewood, camp stoves, propane, BBQ grills, water, coolers, tents and cots, tables, garbage cans and liners and EZ-Ups….that’s MY job!  Why am I worried about turkey decoys and calls for?

This is going to be one very long week.

Bears Butt

April 20, 2013

Written on April 20th, 2013 , Hunting/Fishing/Trapping Stories

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    Wapiti commented

    Think your excited, how did MaPaw’s make out while you were gone.


    April 20, 2013 at 10:47 pm
      Bears Butt commented

      He was a happy dog when we picked him up. I think he was in a trauma state of mind for all of Saturday.

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