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First-Time Turkey Hunters: This Is the Basic Gear You Need

You don't need a lot of expensive gear to start hunting turkeys. A few essential items can help you pursue those gobblers without spending too much money.

Beginning a new hobby or sport like hunting can be a daunting task. With so many different pieces of gear to choose from, it can be difficult to decide what's necessary and what's not. Not to mention the financial implications of investing in the right equipment. The sheer amount of money it takes (or appears to take) to get started hunting can turn off a would-be avid hunter faster than a deer can disappear into the forest. While deer hunting may attract many new enthusiasts, turkey hunting is an excellent place for those new to the hunting space to get started without breaking the bank.

To successfully hunt wild turkeys, you only need a few key pieces of equipment. Must-have items include a hunting license, a turkey tag, and any other documents required by the state you are hunting in. Additionally, you will need a shotgun (or bow), ammunition, camouflage clothing, a comfortable pair of boots, and a turkey call. Although not essential, a blind, decoys, a turkey vest, insect repellent, and a turkey chair can be useful in improving your hunting experience. These are the basic items you need to hunt turkeys. Still not sure what to get for that first turkey hunt? Here’s a list of gear to help get you started.

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October 4, 2023

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