Daugherty Hill WA is one of the top public hunting spots for turkey hunting. The habitat is perfect for turkeys and turkey hunters. Located between Hwy 20 and Brownsville, you need a pass to hunt during the first part of the season, but don’t let that stop you from hunting in the later part of the season.
The best hunting is over the hill from the entrance near Dry Creek that runs out of Collins Reservoir. I’ve always found that spring turkey action is best near running water, but not too close. You’ve got to be able to hear.
There are two units added since my last hunt at Daugherty Hill, the Darby Unit and the Donovan Hill Unit. Check out the maps at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region2/daughertyhill.html. This entire area is perfect turkey habitat so I wouldn’t be surprised if a gobbler showed up anywhere on these DFG properties.
I’ve always at least heard gobblers on my Daugherty Hill hunts. Granted I haven’t been there for about ten years, so you might want to get some updated info. However, I’ve found that good spots are good spots. I’ve bagged a couple gobblers there.