Washington Turkey Hunting
Merriam’s Turkey hunting is
extremely good in NE Washington. Guided turkey
hunters average 300%+ shooting opportunity and
has the most birds of any county in Washington
and some of the highest turkey densities in the U.S.
An amazing 75% of all turkeys taken in the state
of Washington are taken in NEWashington where Bearpaw Outfitters have
operated for 35 years.
from nearly every state have turkey hunted with
Bearpaw Outfitters. Bearpaw Outfitters have
proven themselves as Washington’s most
successful turkey guides by guiding more
successful turkey hunts than any other
Washington turkey guides.
Bearpaw Outfitters hunt the best mountain
hotspots and they lease thousands of acres of
the best private ranches for turkey hunting.
Guided and unguided hunts are offered, turkey
licenses are sold over the counter, and hunters
of any age can buy licenses in Washington.
Spring or Fall, Private Land Access, Guided
If no shot opportunity choose a 50% refund
or a return hunt for half price!
Type of Hunt - Cost Each
Guided 2x1 or Unguided, Private or Public Land, Meals,
5 Days / 6
Nights - Cost Each
Guided (no guarantee)...$1950
Unguided Turkey Hunts
Spring or Fall, Private Land or Public Land,
Directions, Meals, Lodging
We Tell You Where To Hunt On Your Own, Not
Day / Night - Each
3 Day Private...$750
2 Day Private...$650
3 Day Public....$450
This is a custom marked map showing
some of my favorite spots to turkey hunt on
public land. You'll save many days and
hundreds in fuel trying to find the birds. This is for the map only and does
not include any other services.
Turkey calling and using
hunting blinds at feeding areas and strutting
zones account for most birds taken. The guides
spend so much time in these hunting areas; they
know the areas that birds are frequenting every
day. That’s the real secret to high success
Best Hunting Times
Usually April 15
to April 25 and about May 8 to May 18 are
probably the best times. The whole season is
usually pretty good, except the last week of
May, that is usually the toughest turkey
Most mature Merriam’s Turkeys average about 16
to 19 pounds, most beards are 7 to 10 inches, and
most spurs are ½” to 1”. The largest Merriam's
we have taken weighed 24 pounds, had an 11 1/4 inch
beard, and had 1 7/8 inch spurs.
Merriam’s subspecies are not as large as
the Eastern subspecies, the Merriam’s fantastic
compliment any trophy room.
Bearded hens are fairly
common and Bearpaw Outfitters do allow bearded hens
to be taken if desired for an unusual mount. Bearded hens taken
in the past have had beards from 3 to 8 inches.
Shot opportunity on
turkey hunts usually averages over 300% and kill
success usually averages about 130%. Shooting
distances vary from 5 to 50 yards.
Pattern your shotgun in advance to determine
your maximum effective range.
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Private Ranches: These properties range
in size from 30 acres to 2500 acres and offer
excellent turkey hunting. These properties are
perfect for hunters with the patience to sit and
watch feeding and strutting areas.
Mountain Hunts: Hunts are conducted in
proven mountain locations where there
are good numbers of birds. These hunts usually
require more hiking and are better
suited to hunters who like to cover ground.
Youth Season: Open April 7-8
Spring General: Open April 15 to
May 31 for
Early Fall Turkey:
Late Sept or early October for 2 beardless
Late Fall Turkey:
Late November and early Dec for 1 either-sex
Lodge & Cabin:
Located only 10 to 60 minutes from most
hunting areas and includes meals in the dining room, pool table
in the den, indoor bathrooms, bunk beds in the cabins,
and a lighted game
cleaning area with water faucet. Groups of
up to 16 can be accommodated.
Motel “Town Hunts”:
Motels are only 10 to 60 minutes from most of
hunting areas. Guided hunters are picked up and
returned to their room each day. Unguided
hunters are given hunting advice and a marked
map to hunt areas. Budget about $60 per day.
What’s Not Included
licenses, gratuities, and any other items not
listed as being included. Bring your personal
gear, and a sleeping bag for the bed.
available over the counter for hunters of any age. Youth
hunters are half price (even non-residents) and
first time hunters do not need Hunter Ed to
purchase licenses. Other hunters need Hunter Ed
if born after Jan 1, 1972.
Both services are
available locally for a fee, or you may choose
to transport your trophy and carcass home. Meat
processing is usually done in a day or two.
Contact Us Today
Call Dale or Tara at
(509) 684-6294 to ask questions or to book a
hunt. Use the
to send a deposit by postal mail.
Sign up for the
Wild Update Newsletter to
receive updated hunting info and reminders of licensing
look forward to meeting and hunting with you."
Dale, Tara, & The Staff
Another Successful Day
At Bearpaw Outfitters