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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Basin & Range Outdoors was created to share the adventures experienced by two brothers in the American West. From the highest alpine terrains to the lowest sonoran deserts we will chronicle the pain and triumph that accompanies all of our outdoor pursuits.

There will be no high-fence hunts, no fly fishing lodges, no streamside caviar and wine breaks. Instead, you can expect cold nights sleeping in the dirt, flat tires on old trucks, and big dreams realized on small budgets. With Basin & Range Outdoors you will find useful reviews of hunting and fly fishing products, techniques, locations, and a general review of our outdoor expeditions on public land.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

WA Turkey

(by Tate Bare)
I was lucky enough to get this Merriam's a few weeks ago on my quest for the Grand Slam of turkey.  Washington state has three sub-species of wild turkey: Merriam, Rio Grande, and Eastern. Check out the National Wild Turkey Federation for breakdowns of the different Slams. 

For all of you die-hard turkey hunters check out this video of Sadler McGraw.  Sadler is a World Champion and makes a very convincing argument for the use of friction calls.
Also check out this great article:  Turkey caller Sadler McGraw Living Up to the Hype