Turkey season is here! Do you have the gear for success tucked away in your turkey vest? If not, we’re here to help. Here’s a look at some of the top turkey tools you should have in your turkey vest this spring to tip the odds for success in your favor.
Don’t leave home without your calls. It’s pretty much a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many hunters head to the woods without their turkey calling gear. Calling is a large part of the game when it comes to chasing turkeys. Don’t leave home without them!
Calls come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. Popular calls include the box calls, slate call, mouth diaphragm, tube calls, and wingbone calls. The box call is the easiest, while the mouth call can be among the toughest to master. Just be sure to have the call you’re most comfortable within your vest every time you head to the woods.
Mask and Gloves
A turkey’s eyesight is second to none. They will pick you out in a hurry if you’re not wearing a mask and gloves to cover your shiny face. Make sure you have camo gloves and a mask to help you go undetected. And carrying extras isn’t a bad idea either.
A compact saw or snips will allow you to carve out your spot when setting up on a turkey in the woods. You can trim the brush and briars to make sure you have the best possible spot to sit and wait out a turkey, as well as trim brush quick and easy to make a natural ground blind in the woods.
One of the single greatest tools to benefit your time in the turkey woods during warm-weather hunts just might be a Thermacell. It can be a lifesaver if you’re hunting where mosquitoes call home. It provides a 15x15 zone of mosquito-free protection. It can honestly make the difference in an enjoyable hunt and absolute misery.
Check out the turkey vest dump video below for a closer look at some of the tools to keep in your vest…
Depending on where I’m hunting, I may or may not carry full-size decoys to the woods with me. But I always like to have some type of collapsible decoy tucked away in my vest. From time to time I will find myself in a pinch where I wish I would have brought a decoy. Sometimes all it takes to get a bird’s attention is a flash of a decoy. Make sure you have something you can put in the game when the situation arises.
One of the greatest tools to help you navigate the ground you’re hunting, as well as discovering new opportunities, is a mapping app for your phone. Apps like HuntStand and onX will open a whole new world to how you hunt, scout, and gain more access to hunting property. The technology built into these apps is impressive. They are a must-have for turkeys hunters each spring.
This one is self-explanatory. You don’t think you need it until you need it. Don’t leave home without it!
What about you? What are the turkey tools you won’t leave home without? Be sure to give us a shout and let us know what you think. Have a great season – be safe – and shoot straight.