Regarding ND; what is wrong with taking a bird in the fall? Does the NWTF US Slam only allow spring birds?
I know some fellow turkey hunters who have taken jobs in ND. It started for them due to job loss then because ND has an oil boom going there are all kinds of companies hiring, paying big moving bonuses followed by high income and paid living arrangements. So if they can stay frugal and their job lasts 5 years they'll be millionaires. ND has no income tax so they became ND residents and now love all the great hunting. Quick access to Canada, MT,SD and much closer to ID and WA. Maybe, your lady would like all those things, except for the last one.
hootnscoot wrote:wouldn't it be nice for one of those 'life' achievements as a hunter to have your name in the NWTF record books saying that you are one of a select few truly dedicated turkey addicts that have harvested a bird in every state?.......C'mon, don't lie, it would be kinda neat, wouldn't it?
Honestly, for me - No. Not because I oppose any of this record keeping stuff, rather it is a personal thing related to my personality type, in that, I do not like what it does to me. That is why you'll not find any of my "book" turkey or deer in the book. But at the same time I look in the book to see what others are doing. Yeah, I know, silly me.
But, in roughly a half century of hunting I have never discarded a license, tag or registration receipt, they are nestled away in large brown envelopes awaiting... something? You should seen my wife's face when she discovered them, asked what I was saving this junk for as she dumped one out. Wouldn't know my marriage license was laying on the top of that heap. But that is another story for another forum.