Archive for Merriam's wild turkey

Quest for 450: Quest Complete!

Before dawn of their third day hunting in Wyoming (Who said these Merriam’s were a shoo-in?), Mike and his cameraman and outfitter were all in place in a blind they had built the day before from limbs and leaves. When they left the spot the night before, they heard a roosted bird gobbling between 150 and 200 yards away.

June 11, 2012

Quest for 450: One More Left To Go!

With only one more bird to go in Mike Pentecost’s quest to take 450 turkeys before he turns 50 on May 29, the hunter, along with his cameraman Terry Sullivan and outfitter Brad Greba of Whitetail Creek Outfitters, left Montana and crossed back into Wyoming where Brad’s operation is based.

June 01, 2012

Quest for 450: Return to Big Sky

Using the knowledge of the terrain and where the birds flew down after roosting from his failed hunt the day before, Mike Pentecost returns to the scene of the crime with the intention of starting at the road bed first where the birds had strutted around.

May 31, 2012

Quest for 450: The Search for 449

After a fun, long road trip, Mike Pentecost and Terry Sullivan arrive in Hulett, Wyo., and meet up with Brad Greba of Whitetail Creek Outfitters. On this trip, Mike was going for his final two birds with which to wrap up his quest for 450 turkeys harvested before he turns 50 and planned to hunt both Montana and Wyoming. The decision is quickly made to hit Montana first, so they drop their gear and head out to buy a license and give it a try.

May 31, 2012