Turkey Hunting Gear Essentials
Check out our ultimate guide to turkey hunting gear
When it comes to gear, turkey hunting can be as minimal or maximal as you choose. Many of the early, fabled turkey hunters needed little more than basic camo, a call or two, and a shotgun. Today, a lot of turkey hunters don habitat-specific camo, shoulder turkey-specific shotguns, and set ultra-realistic decoys. Depending on who you ask, what constitutes a necessary piece of turkey hunting gear will vary wildly. Ultimately, the gear you need depends on your hunting strategy. If you prefer waiting a tom out, you might not mind lugging a ton of equipment into the woods. But if you plan to run and gun, packing light is the way to go.
Regardless of your approach, I’ve compiled a list of turkey hunting gear (some necessary, some luxury) that can make your time in the woods more efficient, enjoyable, and, hopefully, more successful. I’ll cover everything you’ll need or want this turkey season, including:
- Turkey Ammo
- Turkey Choke
- Turkey Calls
- Turkey Vest
- Red Dot Sight
- Insect repellant
- Ground Blind
- Turkey Hunting Boots
- Miscellaneous Gear
Continue reading the full list of Turkey Hunting Gear Essentials, written by Adam Moore here.
January 9, 2023
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Fresh drinking water is essential. This water filtration system ensures you will never run out as long as there is a nearby natural water source. It can filter out bacteria, protozoa and microplastics.
Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.
But Sawyer was way ahead of me — 15 years ahead, to be precise. In 2008, the brand started its Clean Water for All initiative, which provides Sawyer filters to developing countries around the world. And the company spends 90% of its profits funding it.