Tools make tasks easier and smarter. Turkey hunting will be more comfortable and successful if you are loaded up with the proper gear.
Here are some items that you may want to add to your Turkey Tackle Box!
Seat Cushion Turkey hunting is about being patient. Once you think the gobbler is coming, you must sit still. The spot you pick is usually against a log or tree. The area may have a cactus, sharp rocks or could be muddy. Place a lightweight foam seat pad on the ground before you sit. Your butt may still get sore, but the pad will allow you sit still longer.
Hand Pruners Carry a pair of hand pruners to clear out a quick shooting lane or to make some camo in front of you. Stick a few branches around your stand to hide your silhouette. Pruners are also handy if you need to cut a path through thicker timber or thickets.
Binocs Seeing further allows you to locate other hunters and distant turkeys. Once you see a gobbler in the distance, you can plan your stalk and close in. If other hunters are encroaching on you, you know where to not go.
Practiced Calls Use the calls that you are the most comfortable with. A diaphragm call is great if you can use it. It allows you to call without moving. Box, scratch, and shaker calls require 2 hands. Even calls that attach to your gun barrel require movement. Big Gobblers get big by being smart. Their vision is impeccable. Some calls are better than others on wet or dry days.
Be Organized Things happen fast when calling in a Gobbler. If you need to look for your calls, facemask, gloves, or… you will be wasting time and potentially missing an opportunity. Wear a Turkey vest or set up that allows you to be ready!
Hunt hard, hunt harder!
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