Hunt Merriam's Turkey near Colville, in Stevens County, the turkey capital of Washington. Game & Fish Magazine's Northeast Washington Gobblers, says: "Northeast Washington is home to a burgeoning population of Merriam's turkeys -- and that may be an understatement. This isn't easy country at all. But if you know what you're doing, where to go and where to hunt, you'll have some of the best turkey hunting of your life, in some of the best country you've ever experienced."
Bearpaw Outfitters most successful turkey hunt includes: Lodging, meals, guide, private land access, hunt for 2 birds, and game care by guides. Cost per person.
Bearpaw Outfitters more affordable turkey hunt includes: Lodging, meals, guide, private land access, hunt for 1 bird, and game care by guides. Cost per person.
Include: Lodging, meals, a game cleaning area, DIY Map, and daily advice where to hunt. **The "DIY Map" provides waypoints to 4 proven public land hunting areas.
5-Day Unguided $1050
**DIY Map Only...$395
Purchase a Small Game License and turkey tag(s) in advance online or buy them when you arrive in Colville at Walmart or Clark's Allsports. There's no drawing or quotas to worry about.
Regulations - Licenses
NR 3-Day Lic & 1 Tag $112.50
NR 3-Day Lic & 2 Tags $179.00
NR Youth Lic & 2 Tags $30.00
Spring general turkey season runs April 15 to May 31 for two gobblers or bearded birds. Fall season runs Sept 1 to Dec 31 for up to 4 birds (but no more than two bearded birds may be taken).
The "Youth Only" season is April 1-7. Youth hunters must have proof of hunter-ed or a defferal and be under age 16 when they buy their license. Guided Hunts include guiding, lodging, and meals for a parent or guardian and the youth hunter.
NE Washington's is a beautiful area, the mountains and valleys have evergreen forests, agricultural crop lands, and cattle ranching operations which together support a huge turkey population.
Bearpaw Outfitters turkey hunts are highly successful, two bird hunts usually run 150% to 200% success, one bird hunts usually run 90% to 100% success. See Hunt Reviews by past hunters.
Bearpaw Outfitters have guided hundreds of successful turkey hunts and are by far the most experienced and successful turkey guides in Washington with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating.
Include a rustic sleeping cabin, indoor bathrooms, and meals served in the lodge. Enjoy an early continental breakfast, return mid day for lunch or take a sack lunch, and dinner is served in the afternoon or evening.
Several hunting methods are effective including hunting in blinds near trails and feeding areas, running and gunning for gobblers, spotting and stalking toms, and roosting birds to go after in the morning.
Guides will skin, clean, and package your meat or if desired you can donate meat to the camp. Your trophies can be delivered to a local taxidermist or frozen to transport home to your preferred taxidermy.
Bearpaw Outfitters are 3 miles from Colville, Washington (driving directions will be sent after you book your hunt). If using an airline fly to Spokane, Washington and rent a car, it's less than a 2 hour drive.
Shotguns, muzzleloading shotguns, crossbows, and bows are legal weapons (shotguns must have magazine plugs). Extra-full choke tubes are needed and TSS is the best shotgun ammo. See Turkey Regulations.
These turkey hunts are suitable for anyone, various hunting methods are effective, even hunters with extreme physical limitations can be accomodated, the guides will modify your hunt as needed.
April can vary from cold with frosty nights to warm days, May can vary from cool mornings and evenings to fairly warm days. Bring a variety of clothing, boots, gloves, hat, and rain gear. Be sure and check the Weather Forecast before leaving.
After getting their bird(s) many hunters leave but you may want to experience other activities before leaving. The countryside is beautiful, it's fun to go sight seeing, or you may want to go trout fishing, or go varmint or predator hunting.
Items Not Included: Hunters must provide their own personal gear, sleeping bag, license and tag fees, 7.6% sales tax, gratuities for the guides, travel costs before and after the hunt, taxidermy, shipping fees, and anything not listed as included.
The Bearpaw Team will insure you have a fun and exciting Washington Merriam's Turkey hunt!
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