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Turkey Hunting 101: The Gear You Need to Get a Gobbler

We’ve put together a list of turkey hunting gear that will help you be successful and comfortable while you’re out chasing gobblers.

Few things are more exciting than the approach of spring turkey hunting. For many hunters, it marks the end of a long winter and a much-needed return to the field. Often, spring turkey is one of the first hunts for youth hunters and one of the most accessible hunts for aging sportsmen.

And it’s fun! Male turkeys are the most active in the spring, gobbling, strutting, and trying to chase down mates for the year.

Though spring turkey hunting is a favorite of most, all this gear works equally great for fall turkey season. And much of it is crossover gear that will work double-time for other hunts.

If we’re being honest, you don’t need much to bring home a bird for your freezer. People have been doing it for generations in nothing but jeans and a flannel while toting an old 12-gauge.

In short: With the increased availability of modern turkey hunting gear, we wanted to give you our take on items that will help you be successful while hunting wild turkeys.

Continue reading the complete article on turkey hunting gear, written by Rachelle Schrute here

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May 19, 2022

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