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The Gear You Need for the Ultimate Wall-Tent Turkey Camp

There's nothing like spending a week hunting spring turkeys out of a wall-tent camp with your buds. Here's all the gear you need to pull it off

Wouldn’t it be cool if you got a bunch of buds together and hunted turkeys out of a wall-tent camp? Actually, let me answer that for you. Yes, it would be very cool, and I know because I’ve done it a bunch, and it’s always a blast.

Of course, you could just set up individual pup tents and do things that way. I’ve done that too, and it’s fun. But it’s a lot more fun when you have a big, comfortable communal area, where you can cook and eat and play cards and hang out and b.s. together all in one spot.

So, let’s assume you want to go all out and make this the ultimate wall-tent turkey camp for your crew. You can split the costs between you, or you can buy only the essentials for this spring, and fancy it up a little each year. Either way, here’s the gear you want, written by Dave Hurteau.


June 1, 2023

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Dave Hurteau

Dave Hurteau is the Executive Editor of Field & Stream. He took the position of assistant editor at Field & Stream in 1994, and has been with the brand ever since. His first job was to work on F&S’s 100th anniversary issue, and in 2020, he helped spearhead the 125th. In that span, he’s worked with many of the magazine’s greats, from Gene Hill and Bob Brister to Bill Heavey, and David E. Petzal.

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