Sometimes luck is with you. That was the case opening weekend of turkey season for me in Idaho. I am rarely in Northern Sections of my own state and decided that I could not miss opening day of turkey hunting no matter were I was.
That said, the populations of the thunder chickens in the northern stretches of Idaho are much greater than the southern half. I was in Couer d’Alene for the Western States American Culinary Federation annual meeting. It is an idyllic setting.
I made my way over to Post Falls, thanks to the father of a good friend named Sara, and found some public land to hunt. Rolled in the night before, heard a gobble and strolled out. Shot a tom the next morning with my fellow chef friend Jason Jones, Sous Chef at Bella Aquila in Eagle Idaho. The tom is the best turkey, trophy wise, that I have ever taken.
The next morning I was three hours south and hunting with my cousin in law Wally from IDA GLOW Antlers. He put me on a quartet of jakes; one of them filled tag number two.
I have two recipes up on the site for turkey as well. Check them out, I will have more soon.
This past year was, by far, the best turkey season I have ever had, tagged out in two days. I took some pics while I was out and hope you all enjoy!